Romeo and Juliet 

July 15-30 of 2016 Rochester, NY


WallByrd is thrilled to be joining forces with the Rochester Community Players for their 2016 Summer Highland Bowl performance of Romeo and Juliet- breathing a new life into one of Shakespeare's most memorable plays, and the world's most immortal love stories. 


Iconic the world over, this year we look to bring Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet to Rochester audiences with a visual twist befitting the scale of our tale, and our venue.  Drawing heavily from some of the greatest visual storytellers of our time, we took inspiration from the works of Yoshitaka Amano, Naoko Takeuchi, and Hayao Miyazaki to create a world as rich and textured as the poet's pen.  Mixing an illustrative, video-game aesthetic with a punk-pop sound, this production will be an energetic and vibrant rendition of this classic story.

Romeo and Juliet @ the Highland Bowl was named "Best Local Theater Production of 2016 (at a Community Space)" in the Best of Rochester Award.

Romeo and Juliet @ the Highland Bowl was named "Best Local Theater Production of 2016 (at a Community Space)" in the Best of Rochester Award.

I’ve seen Shakespeare performed in the Stratfords of England and Ontario, and this production outshined most.
— Dresden Engle, Dresden Public Relations Inc.


Download a free virtual program ebook and learn more fun facts about Shakespeare, our show, the creative team, and meet the actors who bring this world to life.

Production Team

Direction & Design - Virginia Monte

Production Stage Management - Kate Duprey

Fight Direction - Alec Barbour

Choreography - Anne Wilcox

Vocal Direction - Megan Dobbertin Barbour

Dramaturgy - Scott O'Neil

Lighting Design - Todd Kelmar

Sound Engineer - Ken Dauer

Deck Chief - AnneMarie Giannandrea

Technical Direction - Kelly Flegel


William Alden - Cassandra Buscemi - Eddie Coomber - Carl Del Buono - Bailey Desanto - Abby DeVuyst - Shawn Gray - Alma Haddock - Andy Head - Greg Ludek - Tyler Lucero - Lauren MacDonough - Margaret Mayer - Jaimi Miller - Charlotte Moon - Jackson Mosher - Chris Peterkin - Omen Sade - Kiefer Schenk - Jessamyn Slon - Claire Terilli - Katie Lou Thomas - Trisha Zeller


Get your Swag On-

Whether you wear your love of Shakespeare with open pride, or if you just want to take a piece of the show home with you, be sure to snag a shirt, tote bag, mug, or notebook and help show your support for an amazing production.  More merchandise is being added, so feel free to check back soon.


Inside the Production

From Page to Stage-

We are taking a page out of the Cosplay handbook and, just like the text itself, we are transforming what is on paper into a living, breathing performance that is visually stunning from start to finish.

In Development 

At the Highland Bowl

Out on the Town

Check us out as we talk with Mark Gruba on WROC-TV » Here

Great write up in the Democrat and Chronicle's  Arts and Entertainment section » Here

Producer Carl Girard and director Virginia Monte on the Justin Rielly Show, WAYO 104.3FM » Here

Tech Week