Auditions

Montgomery Playhouse is back in action and holding auditions for a zoom production of A Midsummer’s Night Dream by William Shakespeare, directed by Kira Simmons! 
 
Rehearsals will be scheduled from August 4th through September 2nd according to the cast’s conflicts with performances on Friday, September 3rd at 7:00 p.m. Saturday, September 4th at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, September 5th at 2:00 p.m.
 
For auditions, we are requesting a video submission of any classical monologue or sonnet. For those interested, please email kiramsimmons@gmail.com by August 2nd at 11:59 p.m. with your video submission, headshot, resume, role preference (if any!) and a list of any conflicts you may have up to the 29th of August.
 
We as a company aim to create a safe rehearsal environment for all, and highly encourage anyone and everyone who wishes to audition (including any BIPOC individuals and members of the LGBTQ+ community)!
 
NOTE: All roles are available for all actors regardless of gender (or lack thereof!). Our intention is to play upon the constructs of gender and sexuality in this production, and therefore are approaching the casting of this production with that in mind.
 
Character Descriptions (double casting is to be determined):
 
Athenians
 
Theseus- The Duke of Athens, has recently won a war against the Amazons, and to reward
himself for his victory is going to marry their queen Hippolyta, whether she likes it or not.
Egeus- A courtier at Theseus’s court and his master of revels.
Philostrate- Theseus’s Master of the Revels. The Duke sends him to encourage everybody in
Athens to celebrate his wedding and have a festive time during the four days
leading up to the ceremony.
Hippolyta- Queen of the Amazons. Having been defeated in battle by Theseus, she is now
betrothed to him.
Lysander- A young man of Athens, of good family and fortune.
Demetrius- Not the most admirable of young men. Having wooed Helena and won her heart,
he shifts his attentions to Hermia, who will have none of him, but whose father favors him.
Hermia- Egeus’s daughter. In love with Lysander, she refuses to marry Demetrius despite
the threat of death for her refusal.
Helena- A young lady of Athens. She was wooed by Demetrius and remains in love with him.
 
Rude Mechanicals/Roadies
 
Peter Quince- A carpenter with literary pretensions who organizes some fellow workers into
preparing a play he has written to present to Theseus and Hippolyta on their
wedding day (in which he presents the Prologue).
Nick Bottom- The weaver, a take-charge sort of fellow, and a great stage ham who wishes to
play all the parts he can in Quince’s play.
Francis Flute- A bellows-mender, a young man whose facial hair is only just beginning to grow.
Tom Snout- A tinker cast as Pyramus’s father and the Wall in Quince’s play.
Snug- The joiner is not the most quick-witted of fellows, and is therefore cast as the lion
to avoid his having to learn lines.
Robin Starveling- This tailor portrays Moonshine in Quince’s play.
 
The Fairies
 
Oberon- King of Fairies. Proud, angry, and vengeful, he quarrels with Titania for the sake
of a changeling boy, and on being refused decides to humiliate her into
obedience.
Titania- Queen of Fairies. Her quarrel with Oberon disturbs nature, but she still refuses to
give up the boy who is at the quarrel’s root.
Puck- Also known as Robin Goodfellow, is an amoral prankster of a spirit. Oberon’s
jester, he delights in practical jokes, transforming Bottom for a lark and making
him the object of Titania’s love.
Peasebottom- A fairy of Titania’s court. Commanded by Titania, it is one of the ones to attend on
Bottom.
Cobweb- A fairy of Titania’s court. Commanded by Titania, it is one of the ones to attend on
Bottom.
Moth- A fairy of Titania’s court. Commanded by Titania, it is one of the ones to attend on
Bottom.
Mustardseed- A fairy of Titania’s court. Commanded by Titania, it is one of the ones to attend on
Bottom.
Dustbunny- One of Titania’s backups.
Floss- One of Titania’s backups.
Lint- One of Titania’s backups.