Directed by Sarah Gazdowicz and Tyler Rosati
SPRING SHAKESPEARE 2018
Romeo & Juliet by William Shakespeare
Performances May 17-25, 2018 at Greater Boston Stage Company and surrounding venues
BATTLE THE BARD!
Our love for Shakespeare both theatrically and educationally knows no bounds. Our program this year will focus on two equally important aspects:
Romeo and Juliet will do whatever it takes to be with each other, no matter the consequences. The classic tale of two star-crossed lovers gets a dynamic re-imagining as The Young Company looks to make the love of Shakespeare accessible and exciting for actors and audiences alike.
This audition-based program for students in grades 4–12 develops skills in text analysis, storytelling, and stage combat, and culminates in performances on Greater Boston Stage Company’s stage and at local libraries. Anyone can audition, and free workshops prepare seasoned actors and newbies alike!
Spring Shakespeare Tuition: $395
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Director of Education
Education and Artistic Associate
Romeo and Juliet Calendar
AUDITION SIGN UPS
February 27 & 28
March 6 & 7
Begin the week of March 19
AUDITION REGISTRATION: Starting Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Registration for auditions will begin at 10:30am on Tuesday, February 13, 2018. To audition for an audition slot and the audition workshops, call the Education office at 781-279-7885 x104. You may register anytime Monday through Friday, 10:30am to 5:30pm.
AUDITION WORKSHOPS: Tuesday, February 27 and Wednesday February 28, 2018, 6:00-8:00pm (OPTIONAL)
We offer free optional audition workshops a week before Spring Shakespeare auditions are held. In these workshops, our Spring Shakespeare creative team provides audition materials, a quick introduction to performing Shakespeare’s text, and audition practices to help actors prepare to show their best selves. Priority for a spot in these workshops will be given to new students.
AUDITIONS: Tuesday, March 6 and Wednesday, March 7, 2018
During auditions, students will be seen by the creative team of Romeo and Juliet, which is comprised of the Director and the Co-Director/Stage Manager. Each audition is a 10-minute private slot in which the student is asked to perform a 1-minute long Shakespearean monologue. It is strongly encouraged that the monologue be memorized. Students should come to the audition in clothes comfortable enough to move in as the creative team may give adjustments that involve movement.
CALLBACKS: Thursday, March 8, 2018
Students will be notified as to whether or not they should attend callbacks once all initial auditions are complete. Callbacks are a time for the creative team to gather information they may not have gathered at auditions. All callback sides will be given at callbacks. If you do not receive a callback, you may still receive a role.
CASTING: Friday, March 9, 2018
In casting, we take several things into account:
1. Information we’ve gathered during auditions and callbacks.
2. The technical requirements of each role.
3. The learning goals for each actor (how this young performer can grow).
4. Rehearsal and performance conflicts.*
5. Attitude towards staff, fellow actors, and the space.
At the end of the casting process, we place students in whichever role best suits the artistic and educational needs of the program and the student. We are looking to cast students for whom we can provide adequate and extensive challenges.
Please note: Not every student who auditions will be cast. Also, roles will not be double-cast.
*Conflicts: Please bring ALL conflicts to your audition day. A student’s conflicts will play a role in their ability to be a part of a cast. Small conflicts may be honored, at the discretion of the creative teams, but any additional conflicts presented after casting may result in dismissal from the show.
REGISTRATION: Friday, March 9, 2018.
Students who are cast will have until 5:00pm on Friday, March 9, 2018 to accept their role and pay the tuition in full or request financial aid.