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TAPINTO: Wanted: High School Students for Red Bank’s Two River Theater “Little Shakespeare”

by E. Scott Wingerter

RED BANK, NJ: The Two River Theater has a casting call out to all high school students to submit videos for their education program, A Little Shakespeare.

For the past eight years, more than 140 students from 28 different schools have participated in seven A Little Shakespeare productions: As You Like It, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Pericles, The Merry Wives of Windsor, The Comedy of Errors, Macbeth and Twelfth Night.

The theater is changing things up by adapting to the pandemic with something totally new; Tiny Shakes: Romeo and Juliet, which is being directed by Em Weinstein.

An accomplished writer and director of new plays, films, musicals, and interactive productions, Weinstein said, “I’m so excited to be returning to Two River’s A Little Shakespeare program for this exciting, elaborate, and experimental take on Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.  Over the course of several weeks, the teens and I will tear into this great tragedy and make something entirely our own. This collage will be sure to feature music, acting, filmmaking and the incredible talents of a diverse group of teens from schools all over.”

What are they looking for?  Everything and anything!  Zoom scene reading? Rap battle?  Movement or dance piece?  Animation?  Sure!  This is your chance to be creative!


High school students interested in acting, Shakespeare, filmmaking, design (costumes, props, lighting, sound), editing, stage management, directing, etc.

What to Do

Record a video between 2-3 minutes inspired by a scene or moment from Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.  If you’re interested in acting in the show, please make sure the video includes you speaking a monologue from the show.

Be as creative as you wish!  The video can include music, dance, humor, found footage, drawings, etc.  The main purpose of this video is for us to get to know who you are, so the main task is to be your weird, wonderful self.

Videos must be submitted by March 1, 2021.

To learn more about eligibility and submission guidelines, click HERE.

This could be your big show biz break! Submit your video!