A Midsummer Night's Dream


Auditions are Monday, April 29 from 6-10 p.m. at Salisbury House & Gardens

Directed by Taylor Millar

Audition Requirements

Please prepare one or two of the monologues or scenes from the Audition Materials document. For the scenes you will be paired with a reader or another auditioner. You should be familiar with the monologues and scenes but they do not need to be memorized.

A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a romantic comedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written around 1594-1595. The earliest recorded performance took place at King James I’s court in 1604. However, many scholars believe it was first performed in early 1595 as part of a wedding celebration.

William Shakespeare's fantastically funny comedy follows three plotlines filled with mischief and chaos: a romantic entanglement between four lovers who run away to the forest and become bewitched by faeries, a dispute between a faerie king and queen who are manipulated by a rascally fairy named Puck, and the misadventures of a group of amateur actors rehearsing a play in the forest who fall victim to Puck's pranks.


The Character Breakdown: Applies to the play as published and does not take into account any creative decisions or cuts to the text that may be made prior to the start of rehearsals. Smaller roles may be doubled/trebled, and some characters could be combined.

Descriptions of the Characters: These have been kept general to encourage you to try out for roles you may not ordinarily consider yourself for.

Other Notes: All roles are open to actors of any race, sexuality, or ethnicity. Due to the plot details, the gender of some characters is important and indicated next to their name. Otherwise, all roles can be any gender as noted.
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