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!

Important Information and Sign-Up Instructions: 

* Auditions are by appointment on June 9 or 11 at The Academy of Children’s Theatre, 213 Wellsian Way, Richland); please fill out the sign-up genius form linked HERE (click) for your audition time.  If needed, callbacks will be held at ACT on the evening of June 12th.
* Auditioners are expected to 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. Callback sides will be given at the time of auditions. 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
* Please fill out the audition form liked HERE (click) with important information about you! There will also be a paper copy available at auditions.
*Show dates are September 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, and/or 15th, with tech rehearsals September 3-5. 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; casting decisions will be made by June 14th. There will be a brief hiatus for learning the text. In July, rehearsals will be 2 weekday evenings a week. In August, rehearsals will increase to 3 weekday evenings a week.
* If you need any assistance with this form or the process, please contact our Producing Artistic Director, Cyndi Kimmel, at

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)