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Casting Call for Romeo and Juliet

Written by William Shakespeare
Directed by Patrick Briggs
Performed outdoors at the Ojos y Manos Amphitheater
In the Santa Fe Botanical Gardens

Audition Dates (by appointment):

Saturday, March 9 • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Sunday, March 10 • 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Callbacks (by invitation only):
Sunday, March 10 • 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Audition Location:

Santa Fe Prep Theater
1101 Camino de la Cruz Blanca
Santa Fe, NM 87505

In Attendance: 

Director: Patrick Briggs

Assistant Director: Kelly Kiernan
Dramaturg: John Andrews

Production Dates:

Rehearsal • May 1 – 31

Performances • June 1 – 9

Every evening with two shows on Sunday, June 9 

(Dark Monday, June 3)

Pay: $500

Auditions by appointment. To secure an audition slot, please send an email to with your preferred time and date. Auditioners will be asked to present a Shakespeare monologue, two minutes or less. More info will be sent after you schedule an appointment. Actors without an appointment will be seen as time permits.

Play Synopsis:

Set in Verona against the backdrop of a long feud between the Montague and Capulet families. This feud causes tragic results for the main characters in the play, Romeo and Juliet. The events contrast hatred and revenge with love and a secret marriage, forcing the young star-crossed lovers to grow up quickly and die tragically in despair.

Character Breakdown (some roles will be double cast):
Romeo – (late teens to early 20s) Son to Montague
Juliet – (late teens to early 20s) Daughter to Capulet
Chorus – (any age) An enigma
Escalus – (late 20s to 60s) Prince of Verona
Paris – (20 to 40) Kinsman to the prince, courting Juliet
Montague – (40 to 60) Father to Romeo
Capulet – (40 to 60) Father to Juliet
Mercutio – (20 – 30) Kinsman to the prince and friend to Romeo
Benvolio – (late teens to mid 20s) Nephew to Montague and friend to Romeo
Tybalt – (20s to 30s) Nephew to Lady Capulet
Friar Lawrence – (30s to 60s) A Franciscan, friend to Romeo
Sampson – (20s) Servant to Capulet
Gregory – (20s) Servant to Capulet
Peter – (20s) Servant to Juliet’s nurse
Abram – (20s) Servant to Montague
Balthasar – (20s) Servant to Romeo
An Apothecary – (any age)
Lady Capulet – (30s to 50s) Juliet’s Mother
Nurse – (30s to 50s)