Romeo & Juliet: Ensemble & Understudy Auditions

Nagoya Players is thrilled to announce auditions for our upcoming production of William Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet.


Nagoya Players is seeking actors who would like to be part of the Ensemble Cast, as well as Understudies for our upcoming production of Romeo & Juliet.

Ensemble will be asked to participate in dance routines and/or perform non-speaking roles.

Understudies will be asked to learn speaking roles and to support Principal actors in preparation for the show. In the event a Principal becomes unavailable, Understudies will have the opportunity to take on those roles.

Our current cast for Romeo & Juliet is leaning heavily on female performers, which we love, but we’d really like to encourage more male performers to get involved.


Auditions will be held via ZOOM. Please RSVP via the form on our website. Auditions typically take about 20 minutes. Audition materials will be provided beforehand.

Romeo & Juliet is scheduled to take stage September 28-29, 2024. Weekly rehearsals will be in-person at Uchiyama Community Center in Imaike on Sundays. The show will be directed by Ana Valdes Lim.


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    Romeo and Juliet is one of William Shakespeare’s most famous plays. The original story was set in the Italian city of Verona and revolved around the passionate love between two young members of feuding noble families, the Montagues and the Capulets. Themes of love, fate, youth, and destruction are presented for the audience with both humor and heartbreak.

    In this new adaptation, we will keep in place the love, romance, and tragedy while at the same time incorporate elements of music and dance. Show Director, Ana Valdes Lim, has carefully re-envisioned the script for modern audiences with faster pacing and visual appeal. The show will be performed in Shakespearean English with modern set and costume.