Auditions

Midsummer Poster  

Announcing auditions for our summer production of William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. We are looking for actors 8 years old to adult.

Sat., June 14, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Callbacks by invitation:
   Sun., June 15, 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Auditions are by appointment only.
Contact Producer Cameron Williams:
producer@pickwickplayers.net

Participation in our productions is always free!  When e-mailing, give the following:

  • Name
  • Age or age range
  • Preferred audition time
  • Phone number
  • E-mail address
  • Roles in which you are interested
Auditions and rehearsals:
 
Carlton Oaks School
  9353 Wethersfield Road
  Santee 92071
Performances:
  Off Broadway Live
  9490 Cuyamaca Street
  Santee 92071

Auditions will be monologues provided by the director in advance.  If possible, please bring a resume and headshot/recent photo.   

Rehearsals will take place at Carlton Oaks School in Santee beginning mid June, Mondays through Thursdays 6:30-9:00 p.m. and occasional Saturdays 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.  Performances will take place at Off Broadway Live, August 22-31.  A Midsummer Night’s Dream will be directed by Jennie Gray Connard and produced by Cameron Williams.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream deals with the universal theme of love and its complications.  The plot focuses on three parallel stories: the trials and experiences of two sets of lovers camping in a magical forest, the world of the Fairy King and Queen, and a group of rough craftsmen attempting to stage a production of “Pyramus and Thisby” for the wedding of the Duke of Athens.Hermia is in love with Lysander, but her father wants her to marry Demetrius. To escape the arranged marriage, she and Lysander elope into the woods. Demetrius follows them, and he is pursued by Helena, who nurses an unrequited passion for him. A love quadrangle develops among the young lovers when mischievous fairy, Puck plays Cupid.Meanwhile, a group of amateur actors rehearses a badly-written play in the woods, and soon all find their lives changed by the doings of Oberon and Titania, the warring king and queen of the fairies.Magic, action, love and humor are the ingredients for this unforgettable spell.

ROLES AVAILABLE:

The Athenians (Adult Actors):

  Theseus – Duke of Athens
  Hippolyta – Queen of the Amazons, betrothed to Theseus
  Philostrate – Master of the Revels
  Egeus – father of Hermia

The Lovers (15 to 25 years old):

  Hermia – daughter of Egeus, in love with Lysander
  Helena – in love with Demetrius
  Lysander – in love with Hermia at first but later loves Helena but then goes back to Hermia
  Demetrius – in love with Hermia at first but later loves Helena

The Fairies (8 to 18 years old):

  Oberon – Titania’s husband and King of the Fairies
  Titania – Oberon’s wife and Queen of the Fairies
  Robin Goodfellow/Puck – servant to Oberon
  Peaseblossom – fairy servant to Titania
  Cobweb – fairy servant to Titania
  Moth – fairy servant to Titania
  Mustardseed – fairy servant to Titania
  (additional fairies may be added)

The Mechanicals (Adults and Youth 8 to 18, gender open)

  Peter Quince – carpenter, director of their play
  Nick Bottom – weaver, their leading actor
  Francis Flute – bellows-mender, another leading actor
  Robin Starveling – tailor, plays Man in the Moon
  Tom Snout – tinker, plays The Wall
  Snug – joiner, plays The Lion