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AUDITIONS FOR A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

Auditions for
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM
Youth & Teen Production
Directed by Angela Miloro-Hansen (amiloro720@gmail.com)

SHOWS:
June 14-16 (Fri. and Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. 2pm) at Newbury Auditorium (14775 Auburn, Newbury)

REHEARSALS:
Mon.-Thurs. at Restful Lake Clubhouse (off of Rt. 87, Newbury, across from Punderson)
Sundays in Chardon (Chardon Tomorrow, 119 Main Street)
*Not everyone will be called every day until 2 weeks before opening.
*There will be a readthrough on April 14 and rehearsals will begin in full April 22.


AUDITIONS:
Chardon Tomorrow
119 Main Street, Second Floor, Chardon, Ohio 44024
Monday and Tuesday April 8-9
6:30-7:15: Auditions for Fairies (ages 9-13)
7:15-9:00: Auditions for all other roles (ages 13-21)
No appointment necessary. Those auditioning for Fairies please be prepared to stay until 7:30. Those auditioning for all other roles please be prepared to stay until 8:30/9:00.
*Callbacks by invitation only April 10

PLEASE BRING A LIST OF ALL CONFLICTS FOR REHEARSAL DATES (see above).

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS FOR FAIRY ROLES:
Please be prepared to introduce yourself and sing a short song (any genre, not longer than 1 minute) acapella. (Fairies will have a song in the show.) You will also be asked to read lines from Midsummer Act 2 Scene 1 if you’d like a chance to look over that at home first!

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL OTHER ROLES:
Please be prepared to introduce yourself and perform a Shakespeare monologue of your choosing. Monologues should be memorized and no longer than 2 minutes. You will also be asked to read from the script.

AVAILABLE ROLES
PUCK: male or female, all ages eligible to audition for this role.
A mischievous fairy who delights in playing pranks on mortals. Must be outgoing, sly, and move well

NICK BOTTOM: male, ages 14-21
Overconfident, full of advice and self confidence but is rarely right, foolish, arrogant. Comedic.

OBERON: male, ages 14-21
The King of the Fairies. Vengeful, poetic.

TITANIA: female, ages 14-21
The Queen of the Fairies. Stubborn, poetic.

HELENA: female, ages 14-21
Young woman of Athens. Lovesick, rejected, self-pitying. Tends to over-exaggerate. Must be taller than Hermia.

HERMIA: female, ages 14-21
Young woman of Athens. Strong-willed, independent, resolved. Must be shorter than Helena.

DEMETRIUS: male, ages 14-21
Young nobleman of Athens. In love with Hermia, who has no interest in him, but is resolved to marry her.

LYSANDER: male, ages 14-21
Young nobleman of Athens. Believer in true love. Persuades Hermia to elope with him.

THESEUS: male, ages 14-21
Duke of Athens. Exudes confidence, authority, and power. Believes himself to be the cousin of Hercules.

HIPPOLYTA: female, ages 14-21
Queen of the Amazons, soon to be Duchess of Athens. Strong, unfailing.

EGEUS: male, ages 14-21
Respected nobleman. So upset with his daughter Hermia’s choice to marry Lysander that he asks the Duke for the death penalty for her if she goes through with it. Also will play the role of Philostrate.

PETER QUINCE: male or female, ages 14-21
Carpenter and leader of the Mechanicals (craftsmen). Director of the play Pyramus and Thisbe to help celebrate the wedding of the Duke. Comedic.

FRANCIS FLUTE: male, ages 14-21
Bellows-mender, bearded, forced to be play the young girl in Pyramus and Thisbe. Speaks his Thisbe lines in a high, squeaky voice. Comedic.

ROBIN STARVELING: male or female, ages 14-21
Tailor. Plays the role of Moonshine in Pyramus and Thisbe. Comedic.

TOM SNOUT: male or female, ages 14-21
Tinker. Plays the role of the Wall in Pyramus and Thisbe. Comedic.

SNUG: male or female, ages 14-21
Joiner. Plays the role of the Lion in Pyramus and Thisbe. Anxious, comedic

PEASEBLOSSOM: female, ages 9-13
Fairy who attends Titania. Dialogue and song.

MUSTARDSEED: female, ages 9-13
Fairy who attends Titania. Dialogue and song.

MOTE: male, ages 9-13
Fairy who attends Titania. Dialogue and song.

COBWEB: male, ages 9-13.
Fairy who attends Titania. Dialogue and song.

 

 





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