Audition Location: First Universalist Church and Society of Barnard, 6211 Rt 12
Performance Dates: June 26-July 5
Performance Location: Outdoors at Feast & Field
Role, voice and text workshop weekend: April 18 & 19
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.
Auditions will be cold readings from the script, solo and in groups. Please arrive at 7pm.
No specific preparation or appointments required.
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
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.