Director: Linda Treash
Text & Voice Director: Amy Leavitt
Auditions: March 16 & 17, 7-9pm POSTPONED: We hope to reschedule in April and still be on schedule for rehearsals and performances.  Please email Linda or BarnArts to be on our short list for casting info. 
4/3 Update: We are now hoping for auditions in early May, but still waiting to see. 
Audition Location: First Universalist Church and Society of Barnard, 6211 Rt 12
Performance Dates: June 26-July 5
Performance Location: Outdoors at Feast & Field
Rehearsal Schedule:
Script reading with cast:  TBD
Role, voice and text workshop weekend: April 18 & 19 –  tentative
Regular weekly rehearsals begin May 2 and will include 1-3 evenings and 1 weekend rehearsal

 

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Not about trees and fairies, A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a complex play about love, in all its different shades of meaning.  Love expresses itself in free and theatrical ways by the endless changing of forms, gears and levels. The three groups — the Lovers, the Mechanicals, and the Immortals each arrive at a point of crisis which precipitates into a state of chaos in the woods at night. Order is restored only after each character has undergone some transformation in which lessons have been learned. This is Shakespeare at his most lyrical, in his most perfectly structured play. 
Audition info:

Auditions will be cold readings from the script, solo and in groups. Please arrive at 7pm on one of the audition nights. No specific preparation or appointments required.
Alternative audition dates/circumstances accommodated on request, including video chat auditions.

ROLES

The Lovers

Theseus, Duke of Athens.   Male, 35+

Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons.   Female, 35+

Egeus, father of Hermia.  Male, 35+

Hermia, in love with Lysander.   Female, 20-35

Lysander, in love with Hermia.   Male 20-35

Demetrius, suitor to Hermia, former lover of Helena.  Female 20-35

Helena, in love with Demetrius.  Female 20-35

The Mechanicals – gender and age flexible, except Bottom

Philostrate, Master of the Revels

Peter Quince, a carpenter

Nick Bottom, a weaver.    Male, any age

Tom Snout, a tinker

Snug, a joiner

Robin Starveling, a tailor

The Immortials

Oberon – King of the Fairies.  Male 35+

Titania – Queen of the Fairies.  Female 35+

Puck (Robin Goodfellow) – a mischievous sprite.  Any gender, 16-35

Fairies: Peaseblossom, Cobweb, Moth, Mustardseed and others.  Any gender, mixed ages under 30

Indian changeling – a ward of Titania.   Any gender, under 18

For alternative audition options or general audition questions, please contact the director through BarnArts.