Audition information

Romeo & Juliet

By: William Shakespeare | Adapted By: Ian Sullivan |Produced By: Long Island Theatre Collective in association with the Cultural Arts Playhouse.                                            

Performs: Cultural Arts Playhouse - Syosset, NY | Directed By: Frank Danko & Ian Sullivan

Long Island Theatre Collective, Inc. (LITC) is a Not For Profit company of artists brought together to bring quality, affordable theatre to the Long Island community. LITC is dedicated to creating cutting-edge adaptations of classic texts, producing original work and enriching the community through theatre. As a collective, we are all LITC: the artists and the audience, the showers and the tellers, the listeners and the supporters.

NYC Auditions: November 1 @ 10am by Appointment Only. Sides will be provided.

Location: Ripley Grier Studios, 520 8th Ave Room 10E

Long Island Auditions: Open Call November 1 @ 7:30pm & November 4 @ 10am. Sides will be provided.

Location: Cultural Arts Playhouse, 170 Michael Drive, Syosset, NY

Headshot & Resume submissions for consideration:

Rehearsal Begin in December - Location TBD

To be performed - February 2,3,4,9,10,11,16,17,18

All performances at Cultural Arts Playhouse. 180 seat theatre located in Syosset, NY. Only 30 miles from Midtown Manhattan and accessible by LIRR

Travel Stipend Provided.

Character Breakdown
All ethnicities, ages, shapes and sizes encouraged to audition

Romeo -  Male 18+,  The son and heir of Montague. A young man of about sixteen, Romeo is handsome, intelligent, and sensitive. Though impulsive and immature, his idealism and passion make give him a universal charm. Must be comfortable performing stage combat.

Juliet -  Female 18+,  The daughter of Capulet and Lady Capulet. A beautiful young woman, naïve and demure, who is ignited with passion  and secrecy upon falling in love with Romeo, the son of her family’s great enemy.

Friar Lawrence - Male 30+, A Franciscan friar, friend to both Romeo and Juliet. Kind but firm, civic-minded, a proponent of moderation, and always ready with a plan. As well as being a Catholic holy man, Friar Lawrence is also an expert in the use of seemingly mystical potions and herbs.

Mercutio - Male 18+, A kinsman to the Prince, and Romeo’s close friend. Mercutio overflows with imagination, wit, and, at times, a strange, biting satire and brooding fervor. Must be comfortable and physically able to perform stage combat.

The Nurse -  Female 30+, Juliet’s nurse, has cared for Juliet her entire life. A vulgar, long-winded, and sentimental character, the Nurse provides comic relief with her frequently inappropriate remarks. The Nurse believes in love.

Tybalt - Male 20+,  A Capulet, Juliet’s cousin on her mother’s side. Vain, fashionable, supremely aware of courtesy and the lack of it, he becomes aggressive, violent, and quick to draw when he feels his pride has been injured. Must be comfortable and physically able to perform stage combat.

Capulet -  Male 30+, The patriarch of the Capulet family, father of Juliet, husband of Lady Capulet, and enemy of Montague. He commands respect both in stature and action.

Lady Capulet - Female 30+,  Juliet’s mother, Capulet’s wife. A vain woman who is an ineffectual mother.

Montague - Male 30+,  Romeo’s father, the patriarch of the Montague clan and bitter enemy of Capulet. At the beginning of the play, he is chiefly concerned about Romeo’s melancholy.

Lady Montague -  Female 30+, Romeo’s mother, Montague’s wife. She dies of grief after Romeo is exiled from Verona.

Paris - Male 20+, A kinsman of the Prince, and the suitor of Juliet most preferred by Capulet. Once Capulet has promised him he can marry Juliet, he behaves very presumptuous toward her, acting as if they are already married. Must be comfortable and physically able to perform stage combat.

Benvolio - Male 18+,  Romeo’s cousin and thoughtful friend, he makes a genuine effort to defuse violence. Must be comfortable and physically able to perform stage combat.

Prince Escalus -  Male 30+, The Prince of Verona. A kinsman of Mercutio and Paris. As the seat of political power in Verona, he is concerned about maintaining the public peace at all costs.

Friar John -  Male 30+, A Franciscan friar charged by Friar Lawrence with taking the news of Juliet’s false death to Romeo in Mantua. Friar John is held up in a quarantined house, and the message never reaches Romeo.

Sampson, Gregory & Peter- Male 18+,  servants of the house of Capulet. Must be comfortable and physically able to perform stage combat.

Balthasar & Abram -  Male 18+ Montague’s servants. Must be comfortable and physically able to perform stage combat.

The Apothecary -  An apothecary in Mantua.