We are currently casting for Shakespeare am Rhein - Romeo and Juliet, to be directed by Michael Schäfer, and to be performed outdoors at the beautiful Kaiserpfalz ruins in Kaiserswerth in June, 2022.
"If we look around the world, we unfortunately can still find historical and learned hatred between two parties everywhere. Despite this, we continue to hope that the useless sacrifices of this timeless prejudice will eventually be recognised. We advocate for and hold on to the idea that one day it may be triumphed. In this respect, ROMEO & JULIET continues to remain a relevant story and one that can serve as a blueprint for countless conflicts throughout time, not only globally and socially, but also within our personal lives.
Our performance of ROMEO & JULIET will tell the love story of two young women. The Kaiserpfalz Ruins are the ideal venue for this story, bringing its own history to the stage; evoking memories and depicting how the play’s theme of hate under the threat of love, has created physical alterations to the space. The audience will sit enraptured within the calm, powerful atmosphere of the ruins, to enjoy a unique summer evening."
The following roles are open for casting:
Romeo: Female. Age range: 25-35.
Juliet: Female. Age range: 20-33.
We are looking for actresses from all backgrounds and nationalities. Accents and dialects are absolutely fine, but fluency and the ability to perform in the English language is especially important. Professional training and experience in performing Shakespeare is preferred.
Although we are currently applying for funding for the project, if we don't meet the required target to offer our performers a set fee, we will work on a profit-share basis, splitting all profit from ticket sales (after expenses have been covered) between the cast and creatives. Depending on the corona regulations by June, we wish to seat a maximum of 250 persons outside. If social distancing is required, this number will be halved. It is important to consider all of this before submitting an audition.
The current performance dates for the project are 11th-22nd June 2022, with rehearsals beginning mid April 2022, with a total of 13 performances (including matinees).
If you would like to be considered for a role in this project, we ask that you please send us a self-tape audition to firstname.lastname@example.org, performing a Shakespeare monologue of your choice, in English, no longer than 2 minutes long. Closing date for applications: 31st January 2022.
Thank you for your interest in this project.