William Shakespeare

ROMEO AND JULIET

brown brick building with green plants

ABOUT THE PROJECT

The play will be in the form of a street musical. Therefore it will premiere in the spring of 2023. It will be repeated in Slovenian cities, as well as in cities outside of Slovenia. With the show, we want to present ourselves at major theater festivals throughout Europe, as well as in the USA.

We invite theater houses, associations and freelance artists from all over the former Yugoslavia to participate, as the Montagues will be Slovenian-speaking and the Capulets Serbian-Croatian-speaking. Proposals for co-production are welcome.

CASTING

  • ESCALUS, Prince of Verona - a mature man of larger stature; voice - bass or baritone

  • PARIS, a young Count, kinsman to the Prince - handsome, chiseled figure, up to 35 years old; must speak Serbo-Croatian and English

  • MONTAGUE, heads of two houses at variance with each other - over 35 years old with a strong stage presence; musical ear for rock and jazz; must speak Slovenian and English

  • CAPULET, heads of two houses at variance with each other - over 35 years old with a strong stage presence; musical ear for rock and jazz; must speak Serbo-Croatian and English

  • ROMEO, son to Montague - up to 25 years old, but looks younger; excellent musical ear for rock and jazz; must speak Slovenian and English

  • MERCUTIO, kinsman to the Prince and friend to Romeo - up to 30 years old, striking; musical ear for rock; must speak Slovenian and English

  • BENVOLIO, nephew to Montague, and friend to Romeo - up to 30 years; musical ear for rock; trust speak Slovenian and English

  • TYBALT, nephew to Lady Capulet - up to 35 years old, quick-tempered; musical ear for jazz; must speak Serbo-Croatian and English

  • FRIAR LAURANCE, FRIAR JOHN, Franciscans - musical ear for jazz-rock mix; must speak Slovenian, (broken) Serbo-Croatian and (broken) English

  • BALTHASAR, servant to Romeo - musical ear for rock; must speak Slovenian and (broken) English

  • SAMPSON, GREGORY, servants to Capulet - up to 35 years old, brawler; musical ear for jazz; the application is in Serbo-Croatian and (broken) English

  • PETER, servant to Juliet’s nurse - age does not matter; must speak Serbo-Croatian

  • ABRAM, servant to Montague - age Doesn't Matter; must speak Slovenian

  • LADY MONTAGUE, wife to Montague - over 35 years old with strong stage presence; musical ear for jazz; must speak Slovenian

  • LADY CAPULET, wife to Capulet - over 35 with strong stage presence; musical ear for jazz; must speak Serbo-Croatian

  • JULIET, daughter to Capulet - up to 25 years old, but looks younger; excellent musical ear for jazz and rock; must speak Serbo-Croatian and English

  • NURSE to Juliet - musical ear for jazz-rock mix; must speak Serbo-Croatian, (broken) Slovenian and (broken) English

If you fit any of the roles described above, please send us your resume, headshot and a link to your demo reel (if you have one). Additionally, record a short presentation video and send it as an attachment. Our e-mail address is SNGkranj@gmail.com. The application deadline is August 31, 2022 at the latest, although we will start meeting potential candidates before then - so hurry up.