Upcoming Auditions: Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Bard in the Burbs, an up & coming Shakespearean-focused theater company in the Western Suburbs, is holding auditions for Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, directed by Sean Ogren. There are 3 roles available, described below. Please note: these are non-equity auditions with no pay.
Auditions will be held Sunday, March 5th from 4-9pm at Stacey De & Co, located at 1946 University Lane, Lisle, IL 60532. All those interested should contact the director at email@example.com to reserve an audition slot. Auditioners should prepare a one-minute Shakespearean monologue of their choosing. Additional audition materials will be provided upon scheduling. A rehearsal schedule is being determined and will be discussed at auditions.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream will have 6 performances from May 5th through May 14th with the following schedule:
Friday/Saturday, May 5 & 6 @ 8pm
Sunday, May 7 @ 7pm
Saturday, May 13 @ 5pm AND 8pm
Sunday, May 14 (Mother’s Day) @ 7pm
Like auditions, all performances & rehearsals will take place at Stacey De & Co, located at 1946 University Lane, Lisle, IL 60532.
Please do not hesitate to contact director Sean Ogren with questions about the show or auditions. More information can be found online at www.bardintheburbs.com.
Character descriptions for available roles:
Oberon/Theseus – Oberon is The King of Fairies. He is proud, angry, vengeful, and currently in a long-running quarrel with Titania, his queen. / Theseus is The Duke of Athens who has recently won a war against the Amazons and is marrying their queen, Hippolyta. He is a leader of strength, wit, understanding, and great passion. The actor will portray both roles.
Peter Quince – A carpenter who has written a play and gathered his fellow workers together to rehearse and present it before Duke Theseus and Hippolyta on their wedding day. He is arguably a better carpenter than he is a playwright, director, or actor. All ages and genders welcome.
Mustardseed – One of Titania’s train of faeries. Along with doing whatever Titania requires, Mustardseed is playful, lusty, and full of attitude. All ages and genders welcome.