Audition Notice: LiveArtDC Presents “R+J: Star-Cross’d Death Match”

LiveArtDC Presents “R+J: Star-Cross’d Death Match

Adapted and Created by Ben Charles & Lori Wolter Hudson and Originally Produced by Three Day Hangover in NYC.

Directed by Sara Bickler

LiveArtDC is accepting audition submissions from men and women aged 21-40 years old (the play is in a bar, actors must be 21 or older to audition) who have a strong Shakespeare background, but love breaking the rules.  Please come prepared with a classical Shakespeare monologue and either the same or another monologue with an urban or modern twist (no need to have the second monologue memorized).

There will be 10 performances taking place at the DC Reynolds Bar in the Petworth neighborhood of DC, July 10-27th during the Capital Fringe Festival, with the possibility of extension.

Auditions will take place on Saturday, March 1st from 10am-1pm, please submit your headshot and resume and audition time preferences to  Callbacks will be held if necessary on Sunday, March 2nd.  Rehearsals will begin in April.

There will be a $100 stipend plus a percentage of the net.

From Broadway World:

R+J: Star-Cross’d Death Match is a highly immersive production of Romeo & Juliet that places the audience right in the middle of Shakespeare’s most famous family feud. When two households break from ancient grudge to new mutiny, spectators must pick a side in the fight! Young love clashes with quick tempers and there will be consequences for actors and audiences alike! Watch your back and fall in love in an evening of rivalry, romance and really awesome drink specials.”

LiveArtDC (rhymes with “Give Art DC”) is a company of artists who believe in the power of collaboration to create engaging stories for the theatre. Comprised of writers, actors, directors and dramaturgs and other art lovers, LiveArtDC is focused on the process of story and character development; no project is guided by a production deadline. Since we do not have the constraints of seasons or spaces, we have the freedom to play and explore, and allow the work to emerge when it’s ready. Our inaugural production, the critically acclaimed “I <3 Hummels,” was incubated over three years before it was presented at the 2012 Capital Fringe.  LiveArtDC Presents is designed to give collaboratively devised works across the country an opportunity to launch their projects in a similarly creative environment.

Three Day Hangover is a New York City theater company that produces fresh, unexpected, immersive joyful productions of classic plays in bars.  We tell great stories and celebrate some of the most beautiful language in the world.  We meet our audiences on their turf.  We want our audiences to have a beer and relax.  Then we want them to lean forward and get swept up in a story told in a way they’ve never seen before.  Three Day Hangover was founded in 2013 by Beth Gardiner, David Hudson and Lori Wolter Hudson.  For more information, and to keep up to date on #boozyshakespeare, visit


Heather Whitpan
Co-Artistic Director/Founder

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