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Shakespeare on the Sound (SOS) is seeking actors for an upcoming summer production of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare.  The show is performed in Pinkey Park outdoors under the stars Tuesday-Sundays. Rowayton, CT is located 47 miles north of NYC in southern Fairfield County, Connecticut. Trains to Rowayton depart from Grand Central Terminal and travel time is 1 hour.

Open call auditions will be held Sunday February 4, 2024 at The Studio for Performing Arts (26 Forest St) in New Canaan, CT.  All those auditioning will sign in upon arrival and will be seen in order of sign in.


  • First Rehearsal: May 20, 2024

  • First Performance: June 12, 2024

  • Closing Performance: June 30, 2024

  • Rehearsals will be in NYC

  • The last week of rehearsal will be in CT at the performance space

  • Generally rehearsals are Tuesday-Saturday from 10:00am-6:00pm and Sunday from 11:00am-3:00pm.

  • SOS will provide an affinity/quiet space during rehearsals and throughout the run of the show


  • Non-Union pay $500 per week.  Transportation via train (Grand Central to Rowayton, CT) is provided once the production moves to CT.

  • AEA LOA reference to LORT.  At this point in time we are still negotiating our letter of agreement with Actors' Equity Association.  Compensation will be competitive and include pension and benefits.  Transportation via train (Grand Central to Rowayton, CT) is provided once the production moves to CT.


Sunday, February, 4, 2024

12pm-6pm - Open Call



The Studio for Performing Arts, 

26 Forest Street, New Canaan, CT

*Holding room and sign is located on the first floor

*Auditions will be held on the second floor



Two contrasting Shakespeare monologues, at least one must be in verse, totaling no more than three minutes,  No Romeo & Juliet monologues or sonnets please


Please bring a headshot and resume. You will be asked to fill out an information form upon arrival


12-6pm—OPEN CALL for Equity and non-Equity actors.  Appointments scheduled on a first come first-serve basis.  All actors will sign in upon arrival.  Regardless of union status actors will be seen in order of the sign in sheet.


A monitor will be present.  This is not an Equity Principal Audition. 

We are not accepting video submissions at this time.



Casting Character Descriptions


FOR ALL: Looking for actors with strong imagination, collaborative spirit, a great sense of play, and experience and fluency with heightened text. This is a 6 person cast, so we are looking for actors that are adept physically and willing to create multiple characters.


Juliet and others as cast (female identifying):

Age: 18-25
Description: Young daughter of the esteemed Capulet family.  Intelligent, passionate, witty, resilient, courageous. Juliet experiences a profound transformation as she navigates the complexities of falling in love in conflict with family loyalty.  Seeking actors able to embody that journey with humor and depth.


Romeo and others as cast (male identifying):

Age: 18-25

Description: A passionate and impulsive young son of the prominent Montague family. Romeo is known for his charming demeanor, quick wit, and intense emotions. A romantic soul, he falls deeply in love with Juliet at first sight. Seeking an actor who can convey both the light-hearted playfulness of youth and the profound intensity of love.


Mercutio and others as cast (male identifying):

Age: 20-30
Description: A charismatic and close friend of Romeo, Mercutio is known for his sharp tongue and party spirit. He brings humor and levity to the story, while also having a darker and more complex side. We seek an actor who can capture Mercutio's dynamic personality with laughter, poignancy, a bit of danger, and possibly a bit of glam.


Tybalt and others as cast (male or non-binary identifying):

Age: 20-30
Description: A fierce and hot-tempered cousin of Juliet, Tybalt is a skilled fighter and loyal to the Capulet family. Dangerous and intense. We are looking for an actor who can embody Tybalt's aggressiveness while conveying the underlying motivations that drive his actions.


Nurse and others as cast (female or non-binary identifying):

Age: 20-30
Description: Juliet's confidante and caretaker, the Nurse is a warm, humorous,  and maternal figure in her life. We seek an actress who can play and balance the Nurse's comedic moments with genuine emotion and convey the depth of her connection to Juliet.


Lady Capulet and others as cast (female identifying):

Age: 20-30 OR 40-60
Description: The head of the Capulet household and a figure of authority and influence. We are seeking actors who can portray that command as well as navigate the complexity of her love for Juliet in conflict with her loyalty to family honor.

Shakespeare on the Sound encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to audition. 

Questions should be directed to Nick Urda, Associate Artistic Director & Director of Education:

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