Director: Linda Treash
Text & Voice Director: Amy Leavitt
POSTPONED: We have reached the sad but necessary decision to postpone A Midsummer Night’s Dream to 2021! Too much intimacy in this lovely play to make compromises this year.  We look forward to engaging the script in Spring 2021!  Production dates will be late June/early July 2021.  Audition info will be available in Jan/Feb 2021.

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.