Audition Information

Romeo & Juliet

Welcome to the audition information page for Point Break Drama’s 2018  Adult & Teen production of Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet.

 

Please read all information on this page thoroughly before applying.

 

Point Break Drama Theatre company expects the highest level of commitment and dedication to the work, and people interested in excellence need only apply.

Do not book an audition time if you want to gain experience only ,or if you know you are unavailable. We appreciate everyone’s time and effort , we expect the same in return.

Participants will be expected to make every effort to attend all rehearsals. Actors and parents (if actors under 18), must consider the commitment carefully. Core dates and rehearsal days are at the bottom of this page. A detailed rehearsal schedule for first few weeks, will be released after the play is cast, so all participants will understand their responsibilities.

This is a non-for profit Production, however in order to cover the costs of paying professional directors & choreographers, there is a fee involved for the duration of the production of just $360 per participant.  This fee does not cover the costs associated with the production. These will be met by Point Break Drama. Any profit made from ticket sales will be put into future productions.

Point Break Drama’s 2018 production of Romeo & Juliet, will be an exciting contemporary adaptation of the play, set on the northern beaches exploiting 21st century youth culture, incorporating modern technology all to the backdrop of the beautiful northern beaches, featuring an adult & Teen cast!

The timeless story of ill-fated love set to the back-drop of age old hatred between Montague and Capulet, will be bought vividly to life by Point Break Drama Co-Founder Paul Winchester & Shakespeare specialist, Blair Cutting. This is a unique opportunity for participants to work with, and be guided & mentored by Industry professionals.

Synopsis

Two rival northern beaches families are locked in a seemingly – endless feud, the surfie Montagues against the wealthy and powerful suits – the Capulets. Can Romeo and Juliet’s love overcome the cycle of violence that threatens to engulf  their families? A thoroughly – modern take on a classic tale of love and loss – with many laughs along the way.

 

Key Details of Production
  • Performance / tech week will be Tues 30th October – Sat 10th November
  • Rehearsals will be held regularly on Thurs nights (6.30pm-10pm) & Saturday’s from (2pm- 6pm). Starting Thurs August 16th.
  • Extra full day rehearsals to be held on Saturdays. See bottom of this page for details
  • Fee to be involved is $360. (To be paid before rehearsals commence. Direct deposit or Cash only)
  • A free copy of script will be given to each participant.
Audition details

All auditions will take place on Saturday August 4th 2018 at the Point Break Drama studio (28 Fisher Rd Dee Why).  Applicants will need to keep the day free. To audition please follow the following process carefully:

  1. Read the play ( Available online ‘ No Fear Shakespeare”)
  2. Choose a role or roles you would like to audition for.
  3. Click Here for Character Breakdown.
  4. Prepare a 1- 2min monologue from either Romeo & Juliet, or from another of Shakespeare’s Tragedies.
  5. Be familiar with scenes involving your character as you may be asked to cold-read.
  6. Email us at info@pointbreakdrama.com.au with a request for an audition time indicating name, age, contact info, basic performance experience( 4 lines max), singing & Dancing capabilities and the name part or parts you would like to audition for.
  7. Please No CV’s at this stage.
  8. Please note applicants under 18 must have parental authorization to audition. A parent or guardian must request an audition time.
  9. Audition request Deadline is August 3rd (Note: pending availability).
  10. Keep entire day of Saturday 4th August free. After initial audition you may be asked to return later in the day to read with another actor.
  11. Anyone can audition but roles will be given to the best applicants.
  12. Auditioning is free –  however do not request an audition time to gain audition experience, if you know you are unavailable for the production..
  13. Applicants must arrive 15 mins prior to audition time to fill out information form.
  14. Bring a Head shot & CV to the audition only. DO NOT EMAIL.
Audition Tips
  • Choose a character or characters from the breakdown provided that is close to your age.
  • Audition for the role of your choosing, but be familiar with other characters in the play.
  • Audition monologues should be short ( 1- 2 mins max)
  • Try to show an emotional journey and the character your auditioning for in your monologue presentation.
  • Understand every word and phrase that you utter. This is one of the keys to performing Shakespeare.
  • Get some tips on performing Shakespeare from sites like http://www.stagemilk.com/how-to-act-shakespeare/
  • Go to the Enotes page “strategies for understanding Shakespearean language”
  • Read thoroughly the character breakdown before preparing.

 

Tech / Dress Rehearsal week

Wed 31st October – Monday 5th  November (NOTE: No rehearsal on Thursday 1st Nov & Sunday 4th Nov)

Crew Only: Tues 30th Oct 6pm-10pm.(Stage, lights, windows)

Dress  Rehearsals ( all Cast/crew):

Wed 31st Oct 6 -10pm

Fri 2nd Nov 6pm-10pm

Sat 3rd Nov 2pm-10pm

Mon 5th Nov Final Dress Run 6pm-10pm

Performances

7.30pm showtime

1 x Saturday Matinee at 2pm

6.00pm Call-time for Cast

Tuesday 6th Nov Opening night

Wednesday 7th Nov

Thursday 8th Nov

Friday 9th Nov

Saturday 10th Nov – 2pm Matinee

Saturday 10th Nov – 7.30pm Closing Night

 1st read through – whole cast

Thur 16th August 6pm-10pm

Performers will be asked for measurements, to fill out Photo / Performance forms & Performance agreements

Regular Rehearsal Times

All Cast will need to keep Thursday evenings & Saturdays Arvo /early evenings free for Rehearsals, although not all cast will be required for the entire rehearsal period.

To commence Thursday 16th August

Thursdays – 6.30pm – 10pm

Saturdays – 2pm – 6pm.

Exceptions are the Saturdays listed below

Full Day Rehearsals

Key Saturday Rehearsals – Whole Cast Required

Sat 15th Sept 9am-5pm

Sat 20th Oct 9am-5pm

Sat 27th Oct 9am-5pm (Dress run)

Sat 3rd Nov  2pm – 10pm (Dress / Tech run)

 

These Saturdays will be used for:

Character study/work, Fight Choreography, Music/choreography, Scene Work & Running of entire play.