Arts Off Broadway – Audition for Midsummer Nights Dream by Shakespear (Ages 9-26)


San Diego
Casting notice posted on, casting location:
Open Audition for a theatre production of
A Midsummer Nights Dream by Shakespeare
Performances are June 21 – 23, 2012
at the Lyceum Theatre, Horton Plaza in the Gaslamp District, San Diego
Monday, April 9 from 6:15 to 7 and call backs start at 7:15. Also, more auditions on Wednesday, April 11 from 6:15 PM to 7:30 PM and call backs from 7:45 PM to 9 PM. Audition location provided upon interest.

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No Pay. As a non-profit community theatre organization we ask that all performers are members. Basic membership fee Brass level is $25.00. You do not have to be a member to audition and a fee is not required to audition. There is no tuition. Performers must sell 10 performance tickets ($15.00 each)

NOTE: Actors, please ONLY SUBMIT FOR ONE ROLE. We will consider you for all characters. Thank you!

Majority of roles are open to all ages (9- 26) Characters listed below:

The Athenians:
Theseus, Duke of Athens, (Male Authority) Won the heart of Hippolyta after winning the war against her country.
Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons, betrothed of Theseus. Female warrior, tamed by love and rationalization.
Egeus, father of Hermia, forces Hermia to marry Demetrius. Represents the epitome of a stern, uncompromising character that would have his daughter put to death rather than marry a man whom he disapproves of.
Lysander, is in love with Hermia but is considered not to be of proper social “status” by her father. However, he is a romantic and a realist.
Helena, is in love with Demetrius and is thought to be passive. However, she betrays the trust of her friend in her efforts to purse the attention of the man she loves.
Demetrius, is in love with Hermia and Helena at different times of the play. His changing heart reveals that he is romantically irrational and fanciful.
Hermia, is charming, spirited and has a quick temper. She is thought to be a vixen by her father but truly loves Lysander even though her father disapproves.
Philostrate, Master of the Revels for Theseus
Royal Court Ensemble Attendants to the Duke of Athens & Hippolyta
The supernatural characters:
Oberon , King of the Fairies, has magical abilities but his emotions and moods of envy, revenge and anger are deeply mortal.
Titania, Queen of the Fairies and thought to be one of the most lovely women created by Shakespeare. She believes in beauty, pleasantness and adores lovely things.
Puck, a.k.a. Robin Goodfellow, servant to Oberon and the spirit of mischief. He is capable of good deeds, but prefers to play practical jokes.
Titania’s fairy servants (her “train”, who wait on Bottom):
Peaseblossom , fairy
Cobweb fairy
Moth, fairy
Mustardseed, fairy

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