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Auditions

Written by: William Shakespeare​

Directed by: Vance Johnson

Initial Audition Date: Sunday, September 11 by appointment only. 

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Callbacks: Sunday, September 18 (1pm-3pm)

Audition and Callback Location: Auditions and callbacks will take place at MATCH (Midtown Arts and Theater Center Houston), located at 3400 Main St. Houston, TX 77002.

Virtual Auditions: While in-person callbacks are necessary, The Garden Theatre will allow initial auditions to take place online if desired. For video submissions, please perform a one to two minute comedic Shakespearean monologue. Video submissions are due no later than 11:59pm on Friday, September 10. Please upload your video to Youtube as unlisted. The following form will ask for your link. To submit your video, please click here.

Ages: 18+

Audition Requirements: Please prepare a one to two minute comedic Shakespearean monologue. Please bring a copy of your headshot and resume. Please be prepared to provide any rehearsal conflicts you may have. Conflicts on performance dates are not permitted if cast. 

Health and Safety: In order to create the safest environment possible, The Garden Theatre is requiring all cast members to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Proof of vaccination will be required at the time of call-backs. Masks will be required for all rehearsals until tech week. 

Performance Dates: January 20-29, 2023 (10 performances; Call time is one hour before each performance.)

                                 

Friday, January 20: 8pm

Saturday, January 21: 2pm

Saturday, January 21: 8pm

Sunday, January 22: 2pm

Sunday, January 22: 7:30pm

Thursday, January 26: 7:30pm

Friday, January 27: 8pm

Saturday, January 28: 2pm

Saturday, January 28: 8pm

Sunday, January 29: 2pm

Performance Venue: MATCH- Matchbox 1

First Day of Rehearsal: Wednesday, December 14, 2023

Rehearsal Schedule: Please note that you may not be called to all rehearsals. Rehearsals will not be held December 24 or December 31. 

Monday-Thursday: 7pm-10pm

Saturday: 10am-4pm (With a 45 minute lunch break)

Tech Week: Tech will be held in the theatre January 16-19 from 6pm-11pm. 

Rehearsal Location: All rehearsals will be held inside the 610 loop.

 

Compensation: This is a non-union production. Each performer will receive a stipend. 

                                      

Synopsis: In one of the most famous of literary love quadrangles, A Midsummer Night’s Dream tells the tale of Hermia, Demetrius, Lysander, and Helena; four misguided lovers whose journey into the woods lands them in even more trouble, as members of the fairy kingdom decide to use them as veritable pawns in their own love games. Against the backdrop of the wedding of Duke Theseus and Hippolyta, and the fiery battle of wills between the Fairy King and Queen, Oberon and Titania, the four lovers are challenged by magic and trickery to finally work out what love is all about.

Casting: The Garden Theatre is committed to bringing Houston (the most diverse city in the country) to our stage. It is written into the by-laws of our organization that we do not discriminate against age, sex, race, color, nationality, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or disability. We encourage all who are interested to audition. 

Available Roles

Actor 1: Theseus: Duke of Athens; Oberon: King of the Fairies

Actor 2: Egeus: Father of Hermia; Quince: A carpenter

Actor 3: Lysander: In love with Hermia

Actor 4: Demetrius: Suitor to Hermia

Actor 5: Philostrate: Master of the Revels; Puck: a mischievous sprite with magical powers

Actor 6: Bottom: A weaver

Actor 7: Flute; A bellows mender; Cobweb: A servant to Titania

Actor 8: Snout: A tinker; First Fairy, Peaseblossom: Servants to Titania

Actor 9: Snug: A joiner; Second Fairy, Moth: Servamts to Titania

Actor 10: Starveling: A tailor;  Mustardseed: A servant to Titania

Actor 11: Helena: In love with Demetrius

Actor 12: Hermia: daughter of Egeus, in love with Lysander

Actor 13: Hippolyta: Queen of the Amazons, betrothed to Theseus; Titania: Queen of the Fairies

Questions: For further questions about auditions, please email Founding Artistic Director, Logan Vaden, at logan@thegardentheatre.org.