A Midsummer Night's Dream
The audition does not require an appointment but if you would prefer to book a time, please contact director, Darcy J. Knopp at firstname.lastname@example.org. Actors wishing to audition without an appointment are asked to arrive at the Douglas Recreation Centre – 20550 Douglas Crescent – on Sunday, March 10 at 12:30 p.m. or on Monday, March 11 at 7:30 p.m. to hear an outline of the production, performance expectations, rehearsal commitments, and to complete the audition form.
Callbacks will be announced, if necessary.
Everyone auditioning will be asked to do a cold read from the script and will be given time to prepare with a scene partner. Some will be asked to read for specific roles. DO NOT send digital headshots or resumes. Bring a printed hardcopy headshot and resume to the audition to be turned in with the audition form.
We are looking for a cast of 15-16 actors. Some actors may play multiple roles. We are also looking for a few actors with a background in dance and movement. We are looking for the best actor to play the role, not necessarily a particular gender. We encourage actors of all backgrounds to audition.
Theseus- He is the ruler of Athens a war hero returned to lead his city in the political realm. He is the coolest guy in the city and he is about to tie the knot. He is as popular as a modern-day George Clooney and is somewhat uncomfortable with the complicated duties of being the head of state.
Hyppolita- She is a warrior princess promised to Theseus. She is used to being the centre of attention and she maybe not be as enthusiastic about the big wedding day, and perhaps not 100% sold on her intended groom.
Philostrate- Theseus’ over-worked but extremely loyal aide. The boss is a better celebrity than he is a ruler, good thing Philostrate can keep the political parts of the machine running smooth.
Egeus- A firm supporter of Theseus during his war days he enjoys an influential position in Theseus’s court. He has come to demand judgement over the arranged marriage that his daughter is refusing. He is a bit of a high-strung chap and a stickler for the rules.
Lysander – An affable Athenian youth who is head over heels for Hermia. Despite his state being equal or better than his rival, Lysander is not the man Egeus wants as a son-in-law.
Demetrius- Not a bad guy, though his reputation of being a bit of a “player” shadows him. Not to worry, he has struck a deal with Egeus to marry Hermia. Now if only Theseus would give his royal “okay” life would be perfect. Oh yeah, there is also the problem of stalker ex-girlfriend.
Nepala (first Fairy)- Titania’s messenger fairy who gets caught in the middle of the royal fairy feud.
Other Fairies include Moth, Cobweb, Peaseblossom and Mustard seed
Bottom- A weaver by day, Bottom is the most interesting person in the world according to Bottom
Quince- The poor soul tasked with directing these oddball mechanicals in a play for the Theseus’ wedding
Flute- A simple bellows mender who yearns to be a wandering night, but gets stuck with the role in drag.
Other mechanicals include Snug, Snout, and Starveling