Jackson County Community Theatre
~~~Romeo and Juliet ~~~
AUDITION NOTICE: ROMEO AND JULIET
Synopsis: Throughout time, there has never been a love story more told, more romantic, and more tragic than that of Juliet and Romeo. But wait, there’s a twist. Our production will be set in modern day New Orleans during Mardi Gras! Join us as we tame the ultimate beast—Shakespeare!
Romeo—youthful male, impulsive rebel, just wants to be loved in return.
Juliet—youthful female, a good girl who wants to please her parents.
Benvolio—youthful male, peacemaker, cousin and friend to Romeo.
Mercutio—youthful male, loves to hear the sound of his own voice, friend of Romeo and kinsman to the prince. This role will require some crossdressing.
Tybalt—youthful male, loves to stir up trouble, cousin to Juliet.
Lord Capulet—mature male, loving father to Juliet.
Lady Capulet—mature female, self-centered, mother to Juliet.
Nurse—mature female, offers comic relief, Juliet’s confidant.
Friar Laurence—mature male, Romeo’s confidant.
Prince Escalus—mature male, leader of Verona.
Paris—youthful male, every parent’s dream, Juliet’s suitor.
Montague—mature male, father to Romeo.
Lady Montague—mature female, mother to Romeo.
Chorus—several people with a mix of males and females to play a variety of roles including servants, citizens, watchmen, etc.
*We reserve the right to use gender blind casting. For example, the prince could easily become a female role.
Directors: Matt Nieman and Katherine Stahl met over twenty years ago when Katherine was a member in Matt’s first youth group. They never would have guessed that they’d be directing a play together in 2017. Isn’t life fun? They both love Shakespeare, and they’re eager to bring Romeo and Juliet to the JCCT stage in this creative, original production. Matt is the Director of Youth Ministry at Immanuel Lutheran Church, and Katherine is an English teacher at Columbus North High School. They both serve on the board at JCCT. Please feel free to contact them with questions! You may e-mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org