Upcoming Auditions for:
A Midsummer Night's Dream
by William Shakespeare
Directed by Frank Williams
Asst. Directed by Cara Liander
Choreographed by Melissa West
Saturday, June 18; Sunday, June 19;
Saturday, June 25; Sunday, June 26
3:00pm at High Rock Park Amphitheater in the Greenbelt, free to the public.
A special performance will take place at LUMEN FESTIVAL 2016 on the night of June 25, starting at 7:00pm.
Auditions will be held:
Friday, April 1 from 7 to 10pm in Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Building G, Rm 201.
Saturday, April 2 from 1 to 3pm, also at Snug Harbor, Room 203.
Callbacks will follow on April 2 from 3:30 to 6:00pm.
ALL ROLES ARE OPEN
Please prepare a short monologue from the play, or other Shakespeare’s works.
Memorized is preferred, but rather have you on book than not there at all if interested
***We are looking for performers with the ability to HULA HOOP in a music festival style for fairies in Titania’s entourage. If you can hoop, please prepare a demonstration. In addition, if interested in auditioning for fairy roles, we are looking for performers who can dance/move well***
Theseus: The Duke of Athens, has recently won a war against the Amazons, and to reward himself for his victory is going to marry their queen Hippolyta, whether she likes it or not.
Egeus: a courtier at Theseus’s court and the overbearing father of Hermia.
Philostrate: Theseus’s Master of the Revels. The Duke sends him to encourage everybody in Athens to celebrate his wedding and have a festive time during the four days leading up to the ceremony.
Hippolyta: Queen of the Amazons. Having been defeated in battle by Theseus, she is now betrothed to him.
Lysander: a young man of Athens, of good family and fortune.
Demetrius: Not the most admirable of young men. Having wooed Helena and won her heart, he shifts his attentions to Hermia, who will have none of him, but whose father favors him.
Hermia: Egeus’s daughter. In love with Lysander, she refuses to marry Demetrius despite the threat of death for her refusal.
Helena: A young lady of Athens. She was wooed by Demetrius and remains obsessively, even masochistically in love with him.
The Rude Mechanicals
Peter Quince: A carpenter with literary pretensions who organizes some fellow workers into preparing a play he has written to present to Theseus and Hippolyta on their wedding day (in which he presents the Prologue).
Nick Bottom: The weaver, a take-charge sort of fellow, and a great stage ham who wishes to play all the parts he can in Quince’s play.
Francis Flute: A bellows-mender, a young man whose facial hair is only just beginning to grow. His voice may be unbroken.
Tom Snout: A tinker cast as Pyramus’s father and the Wall in Quince’s play.
Snug: The joiner is not the most quick-witted of fellows, and is therefore cast as the lion to avoid his having to learn lines.
Robin Starveling: This tailor portrays Moonshine in Quince’s play.
Oberon: King of Fairies. Proud, angry, and vengeful, he quarrels with Titania for the sake of a changeling boy, and on being refused decides to humiliate her into obedience.
Titania: Queen of Fairies. Her quarrel with Oberon disturbs nature, but in memory of her votaress, she still refuses to give up the boy who is at the quarrel’s root.
Puck: Also known as Robin Goodfellow, is an amoral prankster of a spirit. Oberon’s jester, he delights in practical jokes, transforming Bottom for a lark and making him the object of Titania’s love.
A Fairy, Peasebottom, Cobweb, Mote, Mustardseed: Fairies of Titania’s court.