Harrisburg Shakespeare Company Announces Auditions for “Romeo and Juliet”

Harrisburg Shakespeare Company will hold open auditions for this year’s Free Shakespeare in the Park production of Romeo and Juliet on the following dates:

Wednesday, April 4 from 7 – 9 p.m.
Friday, April 6 from 7 – 9 p.m.
OUT-OF-AREA ACTORS: Saturday, April 7 from 11 – 12:30 a.m.

Callbacks will take place on Saturday, April 7 at 1:30 p.m.  Actors should keep their schedules clear on Sunday in case they are needed for callbacks.

Auditioners must call the theatre at 238-4111 for an audition appointment.  No walk-ins will be accepted.

Auditions will be held at Gamut Classic Theatre, 3rd Floor, Strawberry Square, downtown Harrisburg.

AUDITION INFO:  Actors are required to present a memorized classical monologue one to two minutes in length. Actors should be familiar with the play and should come to auditions with an idea of the role(s) for which they would like to be considered. Bring a resume of your work and a headshot/photo. If you have any questions, please call the theatre at 717-238-4111.

*If you are unavailable during our audition times and are still interested in auditioning, we will accept a video or DVD audition. Video tapes and DVDs must be received by April 6 and will not be returned.

REHEARSALS:   HSC rehearsals are held weekday evenings and weekend afternoons and evenings with no rehearsals on Mondays.  Not everyone is called for every rehearsal. There will be some daytime rehearsals for those with daytime availability.

PERFORMANCES: Romeo and Juliet will be performed at Levitt Pavilion in Reservoir Park in Harrisburg. Performances are June 1, 2, 6 – 9 and 13 – 16 at 7:30 p.m.

Technicians/Designers should make an interview appointment. Please send a resume of theatre-related work experience as well as a sample of your work, if applicable (i.e. a lighting design, sample production book, photos of craftwork, etc.) to: HSC, 605 Strawberry Square, Harrisburg, PA 17101.

Volunteers and novices can help with the production by calling the theatre at 717-238-4111.

Harrisburg Shakespeare Company is part of Gamut Theatre Group, a professional non-equity theatre company. Most technical and acting positions are paid, with some internship and apprenticeship opportunities available. Size of payment varies greatly depending on size of role or duties.

There is a limited amount of accommodation available for out-of-area cast and crew.