STOLEN SHAKESPEARE FALL FESTIVAL, “Merriment and Magic” – Dallas

07/18/2012

Artistic Director
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location: Dallas / Fort Worth TX

Category: Theater

Audition for the STOLEN SHAKESPEARE FALL FESTIVAL, “Merriment and Magic”
Presented by the Stolen Shakespeare Guild
Featuring Shakespeare’s A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM
and Rowley’s THE BIRTH OF MERLIN

All roles are available. Actors and Actresses will be cast in both shows as with a repertory company. May be able to single cast some roles in Merlin but all of Midsummer cast will double in Merlin. Both shows are ensemble.

Performances: The productions will play October 26 – November 11 at the Sanders Theatre in the Fort Worth Community Arts Center.

Audition Times and Information: The auditions will be held at First Christian Church, Irving South 114 West Grauwyler Rd. Irving, TX. 75061. You may e-mail the artistic director at shakespeareguild@aol.com or call 817-988-2058 to arrange a time or ask any questions. If you cannot make the audition date feel free to contact us to see if there are any other available times.
Wednesday, August 1 from 7:00 to 9:00 (Appointment or Walkups)
Friday, August 3 from 7:00 to 8:30 (Appointment only)
Sunday, August 5 from 4:00 – 6:30 (Appointment or Walkups)
Call backs TBA if needed.

Preparation: Auditions will be cold readings from the script. Some sides will be posted on our Facebook Page. Go to our website for the link at www.stolenshakespeareguild.org or just look us up on Facebook. Please bring a head shot and resume.

Rehearsals: The rehearsals will be in Irving. The Rehearsals will move to the Sanders theatre in Fort Worth the week of the production. Rehearsal schedule for a Midsummer Night’s Dream will be Monday – Wednesday nights, 7:00 to 10:00 and The Birth of Merlin will be Saturday morning or afternoon, and Sunday late afternoon and evening 5:00 – 10:00. Tech week the rehearsal schedule will change to all week. Rehearsals will start on Sunday, August 26.

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Jason and Lauren Morgan
October 26—November 10

MALE ROLES:
THESUES, Duke of Athens
PHILOSTRATE, Master of the Revels for Theseus
EGEUS, father of Hermia, wants his daughter to marry Demetrius
LYSANDER, who is deeply in love with Hermia until a potion shifts his affections to Helena, then another potion shifts him back, marries Hermia
DEMETRIUS, strongly in love with Helena before he sees Helena’s friend Hermia; Demetrius falls madly in love with her, but eventually marries Helena.
OBERON, King of the Fairies
PETER QUINCE, carpenter, who leads the troupe and is the Prologue
NICK BOTTOM, weaver; Bottom’s head is turned into a donkey’s head by Puck. He plays Pyramus in the troupe’s production of “Pyramus and Thisbe”.
FRANCIS FLUTE, the bellows-mender who plays Thisbe.
ROBIN STARVELING, the tailor who plays Moonshine.
TOM SNOUT, the tinker who plays Wall.
SNUG, THE JOINER who plays a Lion.

FEMALE ROLES:
HIPPOLYTA, Queen of the Amazons, betrothed of Theseus
HERMIA, in love with Lysander
HELENA, deeply in romantic love with Demetrius
TITANIA, Queen of the Fairies Oberon’s wife
PEASEBLOSSOM, Titania’s fairy servant
COBWEB, Titania’s fairy servant
MOTH, Titania’s fairy servant
MUSTARDSEED, Titania’s fairy servant

MALE OR FEMALE ROLE:
PUCK, a.k.a. Robin Goodfellow, servant to Oberon
VARIOUS: Titania’s fairy servants: Changeling, Nymph, Dwarf, Fawn, and Satyr

THE BIRTH OF MERLIN
“From the Shakespeare Apocrypha”
By William Rowley
Directed by Nathan Autrey
November 2—November 11

MALE ROLES:
AURELIUS, King of Brittain
VORTIGER, King of (Welsh) Brittain
UTER PENDRAGON, the prince, brother to Aurelius
DONOBERT, a nobleman, and father to Constantia and Modestia
THE EARL OF GLOSTER, and father to Edwin
EDOL, EARL OF CHESTER, and general to King Aurelius
CADOR, EARL OF CORNWAL, and suitor to Constantia
EDWIN, SON TO THE EARL OF GLOSTER, and suitor to Modestia
TOCLIO, a noblemen
OSWOLD, noblemen
MERLIN THE PROPHET
ANSELME the hermit,
CLOWN, brother to Joan, mother of Merlin
SIR NICHODEMUS NOTHING, a courtier
THE DEVIL, Father of Merlin
OSTORIUS, THE SAXON GENERAL
OCTA, A SAXON NOBLEMAN

FEMALE ROLES:
PROXIMUS, A SAXON MAGICIAN
A LITTLE ANTICK SPIRIT
ARTESIA, sister to Ostorius, beautiful Saxon Princess,
CONSTANTIA, daughter to Donobert
MODESTIA, daughter to Donobert
JOAN GOE-TOO’T, mother of Merlin
A WAITING-WOMAN to Artesia
LUCINA, queen of the shades
SHADES

Job type:

Stolen Shakespeare

Casting Location: Dallas / Fort Worth TX
Contact email: morganssg@aol.com

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