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Video Auditions for “JULIET AND ROMEO”
Extended through March 6

The UC Davis Department of Theatre and Dance and Catalyst: A Theatre Think Tank are seeking audition videos for the new musical comedy Juliet and Romeo.

A comedic spin on Shakespeare’s classic tale, Juliet and Romeo centers on a second rate author who finds himself in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, and his determination to figure out how to change the ending. 

Juliet and Romeo is co-written by spring 2021 Granada artists Paul Gordon (Tony Award nominee for Jane Eyre) and Curtis Moore (Emmy Award nominee for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel), and co-directed by Professor Mindy Cooper, a Broadway veteran, and alumna Lisa Quoresimo, Ph.D, assistant professor of theatre and dance at Southern Utah University.

Please prepare the requested materials and submit the following.

1. One minute video of a comedic monologue/scene (if a scene: scene partner must be offscreen).

2. One minute video of a song (choose a song in your range showing off your voice to its best advantage)

3. Conflict sheet, listing any and all conflicts, personal or academic (March 29-June). Rehearsals are M-F 5-9pm and Saturdays 10am-3pm PST. 

4. Headshot

Auditions are open to all UC Davis students.

Form with video upload. Link open March 1-6. 

The submission video can be from your phone, nothing fancy. When filming, make sure you have good lighting so we can see you.

Please submit videos, headshot, and audition form/conflict sheet to the link above. Make sure you label all submitted materials with your full name. You can only submit one item at a time, please be patient when uploading your videos. 

For an overview on how to create a video, please view this link and the video on the page. 

Materials can be submitted March 1 through March 6 at midnight.

If asked for a callback, it will be a zoom appointment on Saturday, March 13. It will be a work session with the directors, composers and writers. You will be sent a link for sign up for a slot that works in your schedule. You will be asked to prepare material from the show for this callback. 

Cast breakdown:

Sawyer Bloom C3 – A4: Directing Romeo and Juliet, which he hates, while struggling to get his writing career off of the ground, Cranky and insecure, but witty enough to be likeable.

Romeo: (that Romeo) – wide-eyed and easily swayed

Juliet/Rachel G3 – E5: Juliet (that Juliet) is young and inquisitive, with an extraordinary facility for language. Rachel is a professionally successful adult who is less confident in her dramatic and social skills.

Shakespeare Vocal range TBD – A powerful, magical version of the bard, who is seriously displeased at Bloom’s criticism of R&J

Ensemble including:

Gregory, Sampson, Benvolio, Tybalt, Capulet, Lady Capulet, James Mars, Mercutio, First Watchman, Servant, Officer, R&J Actors 

The production is be streamed June 3-5 at 6 p.m. and is co-produced by Catalyst: A Theatre Think Tank, UC Davis Department of Theatre and Dance, and Southern Utah University with support from the Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts and the Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art. 

The Department of Theatre and Dance is part of the UC Davis College of Letters and Science.

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