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Auditions (Calgary): Riverona – Full Circle Theatre/Common Ground Festival

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Auditions (Calgary): Riverona – Full Circle Theatre/Common Ground Festival

If a tv show were a play…
If Romeo and Juliet were Riverdale
If all the actors were basically the same age, regardless of if they were playing an adult or a teenager…

As a part of Common Ground Festival, Full Circle Theatre is pleased to announce auditions for Riverona Ep. 1: Two Households. Come join us for auditions on Sunday, April 2 (12:10-4:30pm) at the Central Library.

A high concept and hilarious retelling of Act One of Romeo and Juliet, this brand-new script has been described as Riverdale meets Wet Hot American Summer meets… well, Shakespeare.

Performance Dates: June 24 and 28, The Pumphouse Theatres
Time Commitment: Varies, based on role size (the rehearsal schedule will be designed based cast availability)

Audition Information: No prep required – come ready to do a cold read! All the details can be found on our Google Form.
Please submit using this form:

We are looking for passionate, fun actors of any age range to play the following roles (remember, it’s a teen drama… all the actors are 30 IRL anyway! Age ranges are the character’s age, not your age):

  • Lady Capulet (F, 40-50): Juliet’s mom. Constantly drunk. Schemer after a relaxing life. Maybe a murderer. Definitely a murderer.
  • Nurse (F, 30-40): Sweet lady with love in her heart for all the students and grown adults she has to take care of. Overworked. Numerous jobs.
  • Rosaline (F, 30-40): Sexy, hardhearted and experienced woman out for her own ends, leaving broken hearts and empty wallets in her wake.
  • Benvolio (Any, 16-18): Sweet as pie. Tightly wound. Follows Mercutio and Romeo around wherever they lead. Virginal and innocent. In love with Romeo
  • Mercutio (Any, Indeterminate): Pansexual, hedonistic masterpiece. Probably a vampire. Here for a good time.
  • Paris (M, 18-20): A ken doll. So handsome that no one has ever told him to shut up. Vacant and drifting through life on easy street. Very boring, but very hot — to everyone except Juliet. Prone to reciting wikipedia articles instead of having a personality.
  • Montague (M, 40-50): Romeo’s dad. Championship fencing coach. A man’s man with wild, erratic mood swings. Disappointed in his weakling of a son.
  • Balthazar (Any, 16-18): The school busybody. Extremely nosy suckup. Is always everywhere taking notes, but for whom? No, seriously. No one wants them.
  • Sampson (Any, 16-18): Capulet lackey. Dating Gregory. Super bro-y and always ready for a fight.
  • Gregory (Any, 16-18): Capulet lackey. Dating Sampson. Also super bro-y and also always ready for a fight.
  • Peter (Any, 20-30): Professional Capulet lackey. Anxious. An actual character in the original script. We did not make him up.
  • Capulet (M, too old): Juliet’s decrepit dad, *speaks only in mumbles* that often need to be translated by those around him. As old as dust, and very, VERY, VERYYYY rich. Will probably drop dead at any second, which is a real problem.

If there are any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us:

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