Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
UA Theatre Arts Main Stage Production


November 27  |  7-9pm

November 28  |  7-9pm

Please show up at the beginning of one of the audition times above, no appointment necessary.

Callbacks are November 29  |  7-9pm

WHERE: Studio 194, Guzzetta Hall

The University of Akron School of Dance, Theatre, and Arts Administration is looking for actors, musicians, and dancers to audition for the Spring Theatre Mainstage production of Romeo and Juliet, written by William Shakespeare and directed by Terence Cranendonk. A timeless classic, this romantic tragedy follows the story of two star-crossed lovers and their feuding families in one of the most famous and widely performed plays of all time.


Peter Brook said, “I can take any empty space and call it a bare stage. A man walks across this empty space whilst someone else is watching him, and this is all that is needed for an act of theatre to be engaged.” Someone doing something in a space, someone watching. For your audition, prepare your own “act of theatre,” your own theatrical event: Do something. In a space (Studio 194). I’ll be watching. Include something spoken. Use your imagination. Surprise me. Feel free to utilize any and all of your performative talents—musical, athletic, gymnastical, magical, whatever you’ve got—work from your strengths. No more than two minutes long, please. Also come prepared to write down all your schedule conflicts from Dec. 1, 2017, through March 21, 2018.

Full-time rehearsals will begin January 22, 2018. Performance dates will be March 8-11, 15-17, and 21. The cast will also be asked to meet a few times in December 2017 and to memorize lines before full-time rehearsals begin. Auditions are open to students and community members. If you are cast, expect to rehearse Monday through Friday evenings for 3 to 4 hours.

There will be no reserved time slots, so be prepared to stay for the entire block of time. For more information, email or call (330) 972-7895.