Audition Information for The Girls of Miami: Our 2024 Free Shakespeare in the Park Production

THE RUDE MECHANICALS and the Director, Katie Clark, thank you for auditioning for our 2024 Free Shakespeare in the Parks Production!

We want the audition process to be an exciting growth and learning experience. Please don’t hesitate to contact Producing Artistic Director, Cyndi Kimmel, at with questions!

Sign-Up Instructions: 

Auditions are BY APPOINTMENT on June 9 or 11 at The Academy of Children’s Theatre, 213 Wellsian Way, Richland).
1. Please open the sign-up genius form linked HERE (click here for the sign-up sheet) to choose your audition appointment time. 
2 Prepare a brief (1-2 minute) monologue from one of Shakespeare’s works. Please keep in mind that this is a comedy when choosing a monologue to perform. ***** If you have difficulty finding or choosing a monologue please feel free to reach out to the director Katie Clark at or Artistic Director Cyndi Kimmel at Cyndi will be available for monologue coaching on June 6.*****
3. Please fill out the audition form linked HERE (click here for the form) .

Important Information

Performances are 6:30pm on September 6, 7, 13, 14, with tech rehearsals in Richland on the evenings of September 1-5. Please hold these entire days while performance times are being finalized with venues in Walla Walla, Prosser, Pasco, and Richland. A reiumbursement for transportation expense is available to our performers.
Our first rehearsal is on June 17th in the evening; In June and July, rehearsals will be Tuesday and Wednesday evenings. In August, rehearsals will be Monday-Thursday evenings. All rehearsals will be in Richland on a major bus route.

About the Show

It’s 2005 and our protagonists are setting off from the Miami club scene to Ibiza to learn the art of party promotion from The Duke, owner of a world famous hotel and nightclub. In a world of heat, passion and parties, relationships are tested, rivalries are created, and lessons are learned the hard (but fun) way. Our Girls of Miami and their love interests find out how leaving behind the societal expectations of gender can lead to loves lost and found, true friendship, and more than a few laughs. 

Characters (some characters may be doubled)

VALENTINA, a savvy, determined and iconic party girl

PROTEUS, twee manic pixie dream girl

SILVIO, hyper masculine beloved of Valentina

JULIO, “nice guy” beloved of Proteus

THE DUKE, powerful nightclub owner, father and boss of Sylvio 

LUCIO, best friend and assistant to Julio 

ANTONIO, Proteus’ boss

THURIO, uptight rival to Valentina

EGLAMOUR, bartender and friend to Silvio

SPEED, Valentina’s assistant and friend- non-gendered

LAUNCE, the like to Proteus – non-gendered

PANTHINO, Servant to Antonio- non-gendered

OUTLAWS, a mix (partygoers)