Broadway 2021: A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Auditions

A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Audition Date and Times: July 26th and July 27th
Time: 6:00 – 8:00pm
Callback July 28th, 6:00 – 8:00pm

Friday, October 8th @ 10:00AM
Friday, October 8th @ 8:00PM
Saturday, October 9th @ 2:00PM
Saturday, October 9th @ 8:00PM
Sunday, October 10th @ 3:00PM

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OBSP Audition_Paperwork Midsummer

Synopsis: Lysander loves Hermia, and Hermia loves Lysander. Helena loves Demetrius; Demetrius used to love Helena but now loves Hermia. Egeus, Hermia’s father, prefers Demetrius as a suitor, and enlists the aid of Theseus, the Duke of Athens, to enforce his wishes upon his daughter. According to Athenian law, Hermia is given four days to choose between Demetrius, life in a nunnery, or a death sentence. Hermia, ever defiant, chooses to escape with Lysander into the surrounding forest. And then things get really complicated.

Description of Roles

PUCK: Female or male, any ethnicity or race. Oberon’s jester. A mischievous, enchanting fairy who enjoys toying with mortals. Must have strong skills with comedy and language, high-spirited, a little wicked, and confident physicality.

PHILOSTRATE: Female or male, any ethnicity or race. Efficient, effective, assistant to Theseus. Supremely diplomatic. Must have strong skills with comedy and language, high-spirited, a little wicked, and confident physicality.

EGEUS: Female or male, any ethnicity or race. Hermia’s parent. An old-fashioned, insensitive, and protective guardian. Must have strong skills with comedy and language, high-spirited, a little wicked, and confident physicality.

TITANIA / HIPPOLYTA: Female, any ethnicity or race. TITANIA: Queen of the fairies and wife to Oberon. A fierce, charming, loyal, obstinate leader with complete agency over her desires and needs. HIPPOLYTA: Queen of the Amazons and bride to Theseus. A powerful, compassionate, and intuitive authority figure. Must have excellent facilities with language and strong physicality.

OBERON: / THESEUS: Male, any ethnicity or race. OBERON: King of the fairies and husband to Titania. A mercurial, cunning, and vengeful leader who wants when he wants it. THESEUS: Duke of Athens and groom to Hippolyta. Heroic, authoritative, intellectual, and wholly undone by his love for Hippolyta. Must have excellent facilities with language and strong physicality.

HERMIA: Female, any ethnicity or race. Beloved of Lysander and Demetrius, but only in love with Lysander. A strong-willed, impetuous, athletic, and kind-hearted young woman. Must have strong comedic language and physical comedy skills.

HELENA: Female, any ethnicity or race. Hermia’s devoted and jealous best friend. A romantic with sharp wit and physical insecurity. Must have strong comedic language and physical comedy skills. Clowning ability or experience is a plus.

LYSANDER: Male, any ethnicity or race. An endearing, facile, and impulsive young lover who runs away with Hermia. Must have strong comedic language and physical comedy skills. Ability to play guitar is a plus.

DEMETRIUS: Male, any ethnicity. Beloved of Helena, but in love with Hermia. A witty, smooth, and arrogant young Athenian accustomed to getting exactly what he wants. Must have strong comedic language and physical comedy skills.

PETER QUINCE: Female or male, any ethnicity or race. The nominal leader and amateur playwright for the craftspeople attempting to present a play in celebration of Theseus’ wedding. Must have strong comedic language and physical comedy skills.

BOTTOM: Female or male, any ethnicity or race. An over-confident, light-hearted weaver chosen to play Pyramus the play in celebrating Theseus and Hippolyta’s wedding. Must have strong comedic language and physical comedy skills.

FLUTE/FAIRY/MUSICIAN: Male, any ethnicity or race: FLUTE: a soft-spoken, thoughtful craftsman chosen to play the female ingenue in the play in celebrating Theseus and Hippolyta’s wedding. FAIRY: a servant to Titania. Must have strong comedic language and physical comedy skills, as well as vocal or instrumental music ability.

SNUG/FAIRY/MUSICIAN: Female, any ethnicity or race. SNUG: a sweet and gullible craftswoman chosen to play The Lion in the play celebrating Theseus and Hippolyta’s wedding. FAIRY: a servant to Titania. Must have strong comedic language and physical comedy skills, as well as vocal or instrumental music ability.

STARVELING/FAIRY/MUSICIAN: Female or male, any ethnicity or race. STARVELING: a simple craftsperson chosen to play Moonshine in the play celebrating Theseus and Hippolyta’s wedding. FAIRY: a servant to Titania. Must have strong comedic language and physical comedy skills, as well as vocal or instrumental music ability.

SNOUT/FAIRY/MUSICIAN: Female or male, any ethnicity or race. SNOUT: The tinker chosen to play Pyramus’s father in the craftsmen’s play for Theseus’s marriage celebration. He ends up playing the part of Wall, dividing the two lovers. FAIRY: a servant to Titania. Must have strong comedic language and physical comedy skills, as well as vocal or instrumental music ability.

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