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Fall 2022 Semester Production

Cabrillo Theatre Arts proudly announces its FALL 2022 semester (TA29/529) production:

“Romeo and Julieta”- A Día de los Muertos Love Story

Directed by Abel Cornejo

Adapted from William Shakespeare


OPEN AUDITIONS

“Romeo and Julieta”- A Día de los Muertos Love Story

Cabrillo College presents a new bilingual adaptation of Shakespeare’s iconic love story set upon the eve of Día de Los Muertos in romantic Mexico City. Marigolds, sugar skulls and dancing Calaveras abound! A luscious and dark journey of passions ignited amongst fighting families.

This reimagined adaptation is told through the narrator, José Guadalupe Posada, Mexico’s most renowned illustrator known for his “Calaveras” inspiring much of the Día de Los Muertos look.

With colorful costumes, surprising dancing, and innovative blending of Shakespearean storytelling, come enjoy a refreshing deep dive into the greatest love story of all time.

AUDITIONS: Aug. 30, 31, and Sept. 1, 2022

Directed by Abel Cornejo

Adapted from William Shakespeare

October 28- November 13, 2022

Tuesday thru Thursday first week of the semester

6:00-9:00pm.

All students are encouraged to audition.

Bring 90 second monologue. Open and inclusive casting.

Cabrillo Theater Arts, VAPA

6500 Soquel Dr, Aptos, CA 95003

https://www.cabrillo.edu/theatre-arts/

Audition Form: please complete before audition date

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf0qI94Qs9DKyg676faXqFA05Nxmrdhgbktg1meA3-vUcYyVg/viewform?usp=sf_link

CHARACTER LIST

JOSE GUADALUPE POSADA…………The narrator and newspaper graphic illustrator

ROMEO .....................................Son of MONTAGUE

JULIETA....................................Daughter of CAPULETO

BENVOLIO...............................Montague “cousin” of ROMEO - Female

MERCUCIO (MERCUTIO)........Friend of ROMEO

PARIS ....................................WEALTHY LANDOWNER to wed JULIET, related to PRESIDENT DIAZ

TYBALT ..................................CAPULETO cousin of JULIET

Senor CAPULETO ....................Father of JULIETA

Senora CAPULETO........................Mother of JULIETA

NURSE de Julieta...........................Capulet CAPULETO servant to JULIET

PEDRO ...........................................CAPULETO servant to NURSE

Cousin CAPULETO……………………………..at the Party

Senor MONTAGUE........................Father of ROMEO

Senora MONTAGUE....................Mother of ROMEO

Don SCALA /MAYOR .................Mayor of Mexico City

Padre LORENZO........................Franciscan who marries ROMEO & JULIET

Padre JUAN...............................Carries message for FRIAR LAWRENCE

BOTICARIO (APOTHECARY) ..............Sells poison to ROMEO

SANSÓN (SAMPSON)......................CAPULETO Friend

GREGORIO (GREGORY)......................CAPULETO Friend

6-8

VILLAGERS/Dancers

SERVANT


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AUDITIONS!!
How do I audition for the TA29/529 Production?

All students and actors are welcome and encouraged to audition! Inclusive casting.

Tuesday thru Thursday first week of the semester

6:00-9:00pm.

All students are encouraged to audition.

Bring 90 second monologue. Open and inclusive casting.

Cabrillo Theater Arts, VAPA 4150

6500 Soquel Dr, Aptos, CA 95003

https://www.cabrillo.edu/theatre-arts/

Audition Form: please complete before audition date

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf0qI94Qs9DKyg676faXqFA05Nxmrdhgbktg1meA3-vUcYyVg/viewform?usp=sf_linknroll for your choice of 1, 2 or 3 credits. Actors cast in the show must enroll in both classes. TA 529 and 527 are non-credit options.


Skip Epperson, head of the theatre department and TA 27/527 instructor: wmeppers@cabrillo.edu
Abel Cornejo director and TA instructor: abcornej@cabrillo.edu