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Maricopa Community Theatre to host auditions -- August 9-15
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
MARICOPA, AZ. — Maricopa Community Theatre is proud to announce auditions for their upcoming show, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” a play by William Shakespeare.
“Believed to have been written between 1590 and 1596, it portrays the events surrounding the marriage of the Duke of Athens, Theseus, and the Queen of the Amazons, Hippolyta. These include the adventures of four young Athenian lovers and a group of six amateur actors, who are controlled and manipulated by the fairies who inhabit the forest in which most of the play is set. The play is one of Shakespeare's most popular works for the stage and is widely performed across the world” (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Midsummer_Night's_Dream).
Auditions dates and times are:
- Bottom -- a weaver
- Cobweb -- a fairy
- Demetrius -- in love with Hermia
- Egeus -- father to Hermia
- Flute -- a bellows-mender
- Helena -- in love with Demetrius
- Hermia -- daughter to Egeus, in love with Lysander
- Hippolyta -- queen of the Amazons, betrothed to Theseus
- Lysander -- in love with Hermia
- Moth -- a fairy
- Mustardseed -- a fairy
- Oberon -- king of the fairies
- Peaseblossom -- a fairy
- Philostrate -- master of the revels to Theseus
- Puck -- or Robin Goodfellow
- Quince -- a carpenter
- Snout -- a tinker
- Snug -- a joiner
- Starveling -- a tailor
- Theseus -- Duke of Athens
- Titania -- queen of the fairies
Callbacks will be held on August 16 from 6:00 to 9:00 P.M.
- August 9 -- 6:00 to to 9:00 P.M.
- August 10 -- 6:00 to 10:00 P.M.
- August 11 -- 4:00 to 7:00 P.M.
- August 15 -- 6:00 to 9:00 P.M.
You must book an audition time. Auditions are booked in 15-minute increments. Please e-mail email@example.com to schedule an audition time. Location for Auditions and Callbacks will be confirmed once you schedule an audition time.
To Audition, you will be required to present a one-minute Shakespearean monologue, comedic preferred, and be prepared to read from the script. Please refrain from using anything from "A Midsummer Night's Dream" as an audition piece. We are looking for 11 men, 7 women, 4 that can be cast either male or female, as well as extras.
Ages high school and up are welcome to audition for this production.
Rehearsals begin August 20. The first two weeks of rehearsals will cover dramaturgy of the play and will cover one act each day. You will be required to attend if your character is in the act. After that, we will move into blocking rehearsals that will take place on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Performances will be in October, including
performances at our sister theatre, BlackBox Theatre in Casa Grande.
Directed by Carrie Vargas.
Assistant Director: Paul Matthew Ortega.
Dramaturg: Danielle Crosbie.
Stage Manager: Mandi Ware
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Auditions for William Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" will be held August 9-15.