Tybalt and Mercutio Are Dead

by Lulu Klebanoff

Are you concerned that Romeo and Juliet is too straight? Do you ever wonder why there’s so much sexual tension in Act 3 Scene 1? Do you wish Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead was gayer? You’ve come to the right place.
Swords! Shakespeare! Queer romance! Tybalt and Mercutio Are Dead, a new play by Lulu Klebanoff, explores the titular characters’ hidden romance as it unfolds offstage during Romeo and Juliet. On the outskirts of the most iconic love story of all time, Tybalt and Mercutio grapple with a love so potent and so forbidden it can only end in a tragic duel. They fence. They flirt. They rebel against traditional narratives of love, tragedy, and queerness. And along the way, they find their place in a play that wants them dead.

Auditions are Thursday January 18th, Friday January 19th, Saturday January 20th, and Sunday January 21st. Sign up for a slot using the doodle poll below, or email eloise.klebanoff@yale.edu if none of those slots work. Then prepare a few sides (whichever you like, regardless of gender) and come 5 minutes before your slot ready to perform them.


Thursday and Friday auditions are in WLH 207
Saturday and Sunday auditions are in WLH 012
Contact the Show
at eloise.klebanoff@yale.edu
April 19 at 8:00pm
April 20 at 8:00pm
April 21 at 1:00pm
April 21 at 8:00pm
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Patrons should arrive at the theater 15 minutes before the performance to claim their reservation. At the scheduled performance time, patrons will be let in off of the waitlist based on when they signed up on the YDC website. Patrons with reservations arriving after this time will be treated as if they are at the top of the waitlist. Please see the full policy here.
Production Staff
DirectorLola Hourihane
ProducerZak Rosen
Lighting DesignerTully Goldrick
Master ElectricianCarlos Guanche
Set DesignerPaige Davis
WriterLulu Klebanoff