Casting for "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
COMPANY: The Juneberry Collective. Lillian Wooten White and Katy Early, Co-Directors; Ridgewood, Queens.
PRODUCTION DESCRIPTION: Fairy quarrels rock heaven and hearts while amateur dramatists and lovesick youths stumble through the woods. Helenus pursues his love Demetrius, who is crushing on Helenus's best friend Hermia, who just eloped with Lysander to escape her father’s threat of death. Meanwhile, the Fairy King's efforts to restore his relationship induce the Fairy Queen to fall for a dramatist-turned-donkey. The plots converge as lovers, spirits and artists redefine the nature of a happy union.
For the second summer in a row, we will be rehearsing and performing in the backyard of a Ridgewood apartment! We are looking for nonunion actors who are excited about this play and the prospect of working with fellow emerging artists in a nontraditional space.
Nonunion & Unpaid
REHEARSAL AND PRODUCTION DATES: First table read on May 25th, but rehearsals will pick up in earnest on June 3rd. Production dates: June 29th at 7pm and June 30th at 2pm and 7pm with an invited dress rehearsal on June 28th at 7pm.
KEY DETAILS: Please submit a headshot and resume firstname.lastname@example.org to be considered for an audition. We are asking for a 1-2 minute monologue, and would prefer to see Shakespeare!
AUDITIONS: May 19, 2018: 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
A.R.T./New York - South Oxford Space (Brooklyn), 138 S. Oxford Street, Brooklyn, NY - Studio B, Brooklyn, NY 11217
May 20, 2018: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
A.R.T./New York - Spaces @ 520, 520 Eighth Avenue, 3rd Floor, Studio D, Manhattan, NY 10018
Please contact email@example.com for more information, or see our listing on backstage.
**The roles of Titania/Hippolyta, Hermia, and Helenus have already been cast.**
Puck - Oberon's right-hand; a fairy who is able to move seamlessly between worlds. Seeking differently abled actors. Unfortunately, the space is not wheelchair accessible. All ethnicities, all genders.
Oberon/Theseus - Oberon and Theseus will be double cast. Oberon is the King of the Fairies, and Titania's partner, while Theseus is the Duke of Athens and engaged to Hippolyta. All ethnicities, seeking a cis-male actor.
Nick Bottom - One of the mechanicals chosen to perform in a play for Theseus's marriage celebration. A leader in the group. Puck, doing Oberon's bidding, transforms Bottom into an ass, and Bottom ends up in Titania's bed in donkey form! When Bottom ultimately comes out of a transmogrified state, Bottom performs for the Athenian court as Pyramus with great confidence and flare. Particularly interested in female comedians. All ethnicities.
Demetrius - A young man of Athens, initially in love with Hermia and ultimately in love with Helenus! All ethnicities, seeking male actors.
Lysander - A young man of Athens, in love with Hermia. Lysander cannot marry her openly because her father, wishes her to wed Demetrius; when Lysander and Hermia run away into the forest, Lysander becomes the victim of misapplied magic and wakes up in love with Helenus. All ethnicities, seeking male actors.
Peter Quince/Fairy - A carpenter and the nominal leader of the craftsmen’s attempt to put on a play for Theseus’s marriage celebration. Double cast as a fairy. We are looking for folks with strong comedic chops for The Mechanicals! All ethnicities, all genders.
Francis Flute/Fairy - The bellows-mender chosen to play Thisbe in the craftsmen’s play for Theseus’s marriage celebration. Double cast as a fairy. We are looking for folks with strong comedic chops for The Mechanicals! All ethnicities, all genders.
Tom Snout/Fairy - The tinker who ends up playing the part of Wall in the play for Theseus and Hippolyta's wedding celebration. We are looking for folks with strong comedic chops for The Mechanicals! All ethnicities, all genders.
Snug/Fairy - The joiner chosen to play the lion in the craftsmen’s play for Theseus’ marriage celebration. We are looking for folks with strong comedic chops for The Mechanicals! All ethnicities, all genders.
Egeus - Hermia’s father. Strong-willed patriarch who threatens his daughter with death or a nunnery should she go against his wishes to marry Demetrius.