A Midsummer Night's Dream
About the Show
Performance Info: Performances will take place in Nathan Tufts Park, Powderhouse Square, Somerville, over three weekends in June/July 2018.
About the Play: A Midsummer Night's Dream is Shakespeare's "sex, drugs, and rock'n'roll" play. Two young couples run away into the woods of Athens and encounter the fairy kingdom. Wacky, magical, mischief and love triangles abound in this canonical work. Actors of color are especially encouraged to audition for this site-specific, outdoor production to take place in the days surrounding the 2018 summer solstice.
General Audition Information
Auditions: Tuesday, March 20 & Wednesday, March 21, by appointment only (slots at 7pm, 8pm, and 9pm).
Please read all the details on the audition information sheet, and fill in the webform at the bottom of this page to make an appointment. You will receive a confirmation email shortly.
If you have additional questions, need to cancel your appointment, or the webform doesn't work for you, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Audition Location: Unity Somerville, 6 William Street, Somerville.
The performance space is not wheelchair-accessible.
Parking on William St is by permit only. General parking is available on College Ave. Please read signs carefully to avoid ticketing.
- Audition Information: For complete audition information, please read through the audition information sheet and audition sides.
- Audition Form: Please fill out both pages of the audition form and bring it with you to auditions. Additional copies will be available at auditions. Head shots and resumes are not requested.
- Audition Materials: Please prepare a 1-minute verse monologue (preferably Shakespeare) and review the audition sides.
- Audition Sides: Before auditioning, please review the audition sides. Please get comfortable with them, as you may be asked to read any of them.
- Calendar: Please bring your calendar to auditions (or fill out the audition form calendar section in advance) so you can list all potential conflicts with rehearsal dates.
Theseus: Duke to Athens
Hippolyta: queen of the Amazons, betrothed to Theseus
Egeus: Father to Hermia
Hermia: daughter to Egeus, in love with Lysander
Lysander: in love with Hermia
Demetrius: also in love with Hermia
Helena: in love with Demetrius
Philostrate: master of the revels to Theseus
Oberon: king of the fairies
Quince: a carpenter
Titania: queen of the fairies
Snug: a joiner
Puck: a fairy
Bottom: a weaver
Peaseblossom: a fairy
Flute: a bellows-mender
Cobweb: a fairy
Snout: a tinker
Moth: a fairy
Starveling: a tailor
Mustardseed: a fairy