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Saratoga Shakespeare Company Casting Notice

Cyrano de Bergerac and  Romeo and Juliet


The Saratoga Shakespeare Company of Saratoga Springs, NY, is casting two summer productions: Rostand’s Cyrano de Bergerac, directed by William Finlay, and Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, directed by David Girard. The company is celebrating its sixteenth summer season of free outdoor theater in beautiful Congress Park in downtown Saratoga Springs, NY.

Rehearsals begin on Monday, July 4th, 2016 for Cyrano, and performances of Cyrano are scheduled for July 19th – July 30th.  Rehearsals begin on Wednesday, July 20th for Romeo & Juliet, and performance of Romeo and Juliet are scheduled for August 2nd – August 7th.

Auditions are scheduled for Saturday, March 26th from 9:30 am – 4:30 pm, on the Skidmore College campus in Saratoga Springs, NY, in the Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theatre (JKB) rehearsal studio (2nd Fl). Skidmore College is located at 815 N. Broadway, Saratoga Springs NY, 12866. Both production directors and the SSC Artistic director will be at the auditions.  For an audition appointment, please contact Linda Bertrand or 518-306-5931 (If necessary please leave your name and a call back number) and e-mail a current headshot and résumé to

Equity SPT  approval pending.

All roles are open and in several cases, actors will be cast in both productions. We are seeking male and female performers of all ages, genders and ethnicities to perform all roles, and performers of all ethnic and racial backgrounds and gender identification are strongly encouraged to audition.

Actors must move well, be physically fit and have the ability and a felicity to play multiple distinctive characters. Singing, dancing, juggling, stage combat experience, and/or the ability to play an instrument is a plus, but not a requirement.

Please prepare two contrasting Shakespeare monologues, not to exceed 3 minutes. Time permitting, some actors may wish to play a musical instrument, and please bring your headshots and résumés to the auditions.


Cyrano Cast 

—non-age specific—

Cyrano De Bergerac (Male)

Roxanne  (Female)

Christian De Neuvillette  (Male)

Ragueneau (Male)

Comte De Guiche (Male)

Le Bret (Male)

Duenna (Female)

Vicomte De Valvert (Male)

Bellerose (Male/Female)

Montefleury (Male)


Romeo and Juliet Cast

—Seeking an ensemble of 9 actors of all ages, genders, and ethnicities to play all roles—

Chorus/Prince, et al. (Male/Female)

Romeo (Male, 20 – 25)

Juliet (Female, 18 – 25)

Capulet, et al. (Male)

Lady Capulet, et al. (Female)

Paris, et al. (Male/Female)

Mercutio, et al. (Male/Female)

Tybalt, et al. (Male/Female)

Friar/Nurse (Male/Female)