Confetti Stage announces auditions for its summer production of William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” directed by Max Beyer.
A timeless story of trickery, love triangles, and magic, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” sees four Athenians competing for and swapping affections with one another as they are bewitched by the mischievous fairy Puck. Meanwhile, a group of amateur actors rehearse the play which they are to perform before a wedding. Both groups find themselves in a forest inhabited by fairies who manipulate the humans and are engaged in their own domestic intrigue.
Auditions will be held at the Albany Masonic Temple at 67 Corning Place in Albany on May 15 and 16 at 7 PM. Actors are asked to prepare a short monologue from one of Shakespeare’s other plays. It doesn’t need to be memorized. We will have monologues on hand for those who don’t have one prepared. Actors will also be asked to read sides from the script.
This production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” will be set in an 80’s summer camp (think “Wet Hot American Summer”), and will fittingly be held outdoors at the Shaker Heritage Society on August 5-7 and 11-14. Tech will be held that first week of August and is mandatory for all actors.
Confetti is looking for actors for the following roles. All roles are open to actors of any gender, ethnicity, etc. The Lovers and Rude Mechanicals are primarily in the 18-30 age range.
Theseus—duke of Athens, set to marry Hippolyta. Wealthy and imperious.
Hippolyta—queen of the Amazons, betrothed to Theseus
Philostrate—master of revels to Theseus
Egeus—nobleman of Athens, father to Hermia
Hermia—daughter of Egeus. Supposed to marry Demetrius, but in love with Lysander
Lysander—young man of Athens in love with Hermia
Helena—young woman of Athens, in love with Deme—us
Demetrius—young man of Athens, in love with Hermia but pursued by Helena
Oberon—king of the fairies. Constantly plotting mischief
Titania—queen of the fairies, force of nature.
Robin Goodfellow (“Puck”)—servant of Oberon, perpetrator of mischief
Cobweb, Moth, Mustardseed, Peaseblossom—fairies of the forest
Quince—leader of the acting troupe
Snout, Starveling, Snug, Flute – unwitting members of the troupe
Any questions may be sent to ConfettiStageInc@gmail.com. We hope to see you there!