Join us for auditions on May 6th at Ladies Fitness and Health Club from 12-2.
Be prepared with a 1-2 min Shakespearean monologue (25-50 lines). Monologues can come from any of Shakespeare’s works and should be delivered in a standard American accent. We will also be doing cold reads of select scenes, so if there’s a character you would prefer, think about how you would play that character (mannerisms, vocalization, etc.)
Our production of a Midsummer Night’s Dream will be heavily influenced by Shakespeare’s Sonnet 147, which pictures a love as a kind of disease. You may want to take this into account when preparing your monologues
A synopsis of the play can be found in many places on the internet.
- Theseus: Duke of Athens, soon to be married to Hippolyta, recent conqueror of the Amazons.
- Hippolyta: Queen of the Amazons, soon to be married to Theseus.
- Egeus: Father of Hermia, crotchety old man who refuses to let his daughter marry who she wants.
- Lysander: Suitor to Hermia, loved by Hermia, not the most upstanding guy in the world.
- Demetrius: Suitor to Hermia, Approved by her father, perhaps a little boring more boring than Hermia would like.
- Hermia: Young woman of Athens, in love with Lysander, fierce and short.
- Helena: Young woman of Athens, In love with Demetrius, taller than Hermia.
THE INCOMPETENT PLAYERS
- Peter Quince: A carpenter, playwright and director of Pyramus and Thisbe
- Nick Bottom: A weaver, actor, full of himself.
- Francis Flute: A bellows mender, actor.
- Tom Snout: A tinker, actor.
- Snug: A joiner, actor.
- Robin Starveling: A tailor, actor.
- Oberon: King of the fairies, feuding with Titania
- Titania: Queen of the fairies, feuding with Oberon
- Puck: Manservant to Oberon, mischievous.
- Peaseblossom: Fairy.
- Cobweb: Fairy.
- Moth: Fairy.
- Mustardseed: Fairy.
Various attendants to Theseus and Hippolyta.
Rehearsals will be Monday and Wednesday evenings, with occasional Saturdays. The performances will be the first weekend in August -- the 4th and 5th. (This production is ACT I's summer show.)