Romeo and Juliet
by Wimberley Players

Jun. 10 - Jun. 26

In the 1960s amidst turbulent unrest, counterculture, civil rights movements, and political divisiveness, two teens from rival upper-class families unexpectedly find each other.  But is love enough to conquer all?


Auditions for Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

 

Company/Venue:   The Wimberley Players, Wimberley Playhouse, 450 Old Kyle Rd., Wimberley, Texas, 78676

 

The Wimberley Players are committed to casting productions based on the highest level of talent regardless of race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexuality, body-type or age. Everyone who is dedicated to creating amazing theatre is encouraged to audition with The Wimberley Players. Due to the rise in COVID 19 cases in the Wimberley area, all actors and crew members must show proof of vaccination before rehearsals begin.

 

Directed by:     Trish Rigdon, Managing Artistic Director

 

Audition Dates:   IN PERSON by appointment on Saturday, June 25 and Sunday June 26, 7 – 10 pm at Wimberley Playhouse, 450 Old Kyle Rd., Wimberley, Texas, 78676

                            VIDEO audition accepted until Sunday, June 26, 5:00 pm

 

Callbacks:                 In person by appointment as needed.

 

Appointment Link: Please fill out the form using this link and you will be contacted to set up an appointment time and provided information about how to prepare for the audition.

 

Production Dates: September 16 – October 9, 2022 (12 performances), Fridays and Saturdays 7:30 pm (6:00 actor call), and Sundays 2:30 pm (1:00 actor call)

 

Rehearsals:              Weeknights 7 – 10 pm July 18 – September 9

 

Tech Rehearsals:    Saturday, September 10 and Sunday, September 11 (full day)

 

Dress Rehearsals:  Tuesday, September 13 – Thursday, September 15, 6 – 10:30 pm

 

Characters:     

Prince Escalus and others

Count Paris and others

Mercutio

Lord Capulet

Lady Capulet

Juliet Capulet

Tybalt

Nurse

Peter (or Pennye) and others

Sampson and others

Gregory and others

Lord Montague and others

Lady Montague and others

Romeo Montague

Benvolio

Friar Laurence

 

About the Director: Trish Rigdon joined the Wimberley Players in May 2021 as Managing Artistic Director after previously directing Dracula: The Radio Play, War of the Worlds: The Panic Broadcast, and It Had to Be You.  She also directed the 2021 Players production of Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol. Her experience as a Producer, Director, Lighting Designer, Costume Designer, Professor, and Educational Administrator spans over 25 years. Other theatre credits include productions seen on the West End, London, National US tours, UK tours, and US regional theatres. After working with Peter Hall for the Ahmanson production of Romeo and Juliet in 2000, Rigdon joined the Peter Hall Company in the UK in 2003 for four seasons as Associate Director, Associate Producer, and Costume Designer.  While with the Peter Hall Company she worked with several members of the Royal Shakespeare Company to help them ‘brush up their technique’ and taught other actors how to speak Shakespeare’s text. Previous theatre and academic positions include Director of Theatre for Rice University, Executive Director of Houston Cinema Arts Society, and Institutional Program Chair of Media Arts at The Art Institute of Houston. Rigdon holds a BA in Fine Arts from University of Saint Thomas and an MFA in Theatre from University of Houston. She is also a Costume Design member of USA829