Monday, August 20, 2012

Romeo and Juliet Auditions Set for September 4th at Folsom Lake College

Auditions for the Falcon’s Eye Theatre production of William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet will be held at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 4, in the Drama Lab (PAC-1170) of the Three Stages Performing Arts Center on the campus of Folsom Lake College, 10 College Parkway, Folsom. One-dollar parking permits are available at kiosks found throughout the parking lots.

Those auditioning must prepare a monologue that is no more than 90-seconds-long from any play written by William Shakespeare. Monologues from published or unpublished teleplays, screenplays, novels, essays, song lyrics, etc., are not acceptable. The prepared monologue should best portray the actor's strengths and can be of any genre, but must be from a play written for the stage by William Shakespeare. Monologues must be memorized.

  • Auditions will be held on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Auditioners are requested to bring an 8-by-10-inch head shot, and a resume of acting experience, if available.
  • Callbacks are set for 6:30 p.m. Sept. 5 and 6.

Auditioners who are called back will also be asked to perform cold readings from the text. Therefore, it is recommended that all those who try out be familiar with the play Romeo and Juliet before auditioning. Auditions and callbacks are expected to run until approximately 10 p.m. Sept. 4th through 6th.

Evening and weekend afternoon rehearsals are tentatively scheduled to begin Sept. 17, and continue through Nov. 1, 2012. Please note - while minor conflicts with these dates is permissible, significant conflicts cannot be afforded.

The Falcon’s Eye Theatre production of Romeo and Juliet will expose the contemporary relevance of Shakespeare’s masterpiece by taking a modern and audacious approach to the tragic tale of young, star-crossed lovers separated by their feuding families, and the blind anger and ignorance of the adult world surrounding them.

Romeo and Juliet, directed by Folsom Lake College faculty member David Harris, will be presented Nov. 2 through 18, with performances at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays. Additional performances will be given at 2 p.m. Nov. 3, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 8, and 10 a.m. Nov. 9 and 16.

Performances will be held at Stage 2: City Studio Theater in the Three Stages Performing Arts Center, Folsom Lake College.

For additional information, please call the Falcon’s Eye Theatre hotline at (916) 608-6800, or go online at

Blog Post information and picture courtesy of  Falcon's Eye Theatre.

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