Shakespeare Royal Oak Announces Auditions for 2022 Season
Outdoor Theatre Festival set for Royal Oak's
Starr Jaycee Park July 18 - August 7
Youth Education Programs Return
SRO Teen Ensemble: July 18-29
KidsAct!: August 1-5
Romeo and Juliet
July 28 - August 7
Auditions scheduled for March 26-27
ROYAL OAK, MI (March 21, 2022) Shakespeare Royal Oak has announced auditions this month for its 2022 Season in Royal Oak’s Starr Jaycee Park. Now in its 22nd year, Michigan's largest annual outdoor professional theatre festival will feature Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet July 28 – August 7 alongside outdoor Youth Education Programs for elementary through high school students.
In person and online auditions for Romeo and Juliet are set for March 26-27, while registration for Shakespeare Royal Oak’s youth education programs will begin online April 1.
Romeo & Juliet, July 28 - August 7
Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet will return to Shakespeare Royal Oak July 28-August 7. In this professional outdoor production, Romeo and Juliet are survivors of climate crisis and war. Where there once was government, warring factions fight for control of Verona. Yet in this bleak world Juliet discovers love, and dreams of a better life with Romeo. Together they defy the stars; daring to love - and creating beauty in a world where none was promised.
This timely take and professional production will be directed by Stephanie Buck with combat design by Michael Brian Ogden. Auditions are March 26-27 at St. John Episcopal Church in Royal Oak located at 26998 Woodward, Royal Oak MI 48067.
Actors interested in auditioning should visit shakespeareroyaloak.com
and complete an online request for an audition time slot. Actors can select whether their audition will be in - person or virtual.
Shakespeare Royal Oak is committed to diversity and equality in all casting and hiring. The company invites and encourages artists of all races, backgrounds, and cultures to audition and apply; it supports non-traditional casting; and is committed to consider all roles for all artists.
Tickets for Romeo & Juliet
will go on sale in June at shakespeareroyaloak.com
Youth Education Programs: July 18 – August 6
In addition to its main stage production, Shakespeare Royal Oak’s youth education programs, SRO Teen Ensemble
will begin accepting registrations Friday, April 1st at Shakespeareroyaloak.com or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
The SRO Teen Ensemble for high school students will run July 18-29 with public performances of As You Like It July 31, August 1 and 2.
KidsAct! for students entering grades 1-8 will run in the park August 1-5 with a public performance on Saturday, August 6.
Shakespeare Royal Oak will follow the most up to date health and safety procedures established by industry professionals, health experts, and local & state officials for its rehearsals, education programs, and performances.
About Shakespeare Royal Oak
Since 2001 Water Works Theatre Company, Inc., a non-profit 501(c)(3) company, has presented Shakespeare Royal Oak and other award-winning productions. Shakespeare Royal Oak enhances the quality of life in its community by offering Michigan's premier outdoor professional Shakespeare event in Royal Oak's Starr Jaycee Park. The company provides a place to call home for local professional actors, designers, directors, teachers, and other artists in a dynamic collaboration with skilled volunteers and other community supporters. More information including how to support Shakespeare Royal Oak is available at: www.shakespeareroyaloak.com