Auditions for May 2019 TEEN-ISH THEATER WORKSHOP

Live Arts Teen-ish Theater Workshop presents
William Shakespeare’s A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

Directed by Claire Chandler

From a specially adapted condensed version for 90-minute performance by John Holdren

Open to Auditioners Ages 10 to 13

  • Audition Dates: Sunday, Feb. 24, from 2pm to 4pm OR Monday, Feb. 25, 5:30pm to 7:30pm
  • PLEASE FILL OUT THIS FORM TO RESERVE YOUR AUDITION SLOT
  • Rehearsals Begin: Starting Sunday, March 3, Sunday afternoons from 2pm to 4pm, and Tuesday afternoons from 5pm to 6:45pm, total 3.45 hours a week for 9 weeks in Rehearsal Z, 1108 Forest Street.
  • Tech Week rehearsals: Sunday, May 5, 1pm to 5pm; Monday, May 6, 5pm to 7pm; and Tuesday, May 7, 5pm to 8:30pm in the Gibson Theater.

VITAL INFO

PERFORMANCES: Preview Wednesday, May 8 at 7:30pm
Performances Thursday, May 9 and Friday, May 10 at 7:30pm

LOCATION: Performances take place in THE GIBSON THEATER at Live Arts, 123 East Water Street; the corner of 2nd SE and Water off the Downtown Mall

REHEARSALS: Starting Sunday, March 3, Sunday afternoons from 2pm to 4pm and Tuesday afternoons from 5pm to 6:45pm, total 3.45 hours a week for 9 weeks in Rehearsal Z (1108 Forest Street). Tech Week rehearsals Sunday, May 5, 1pm to 5pm; Monday, May 6, 5pm to 7pm; and Tuesday, May 7, 5pm to 8:30pm.

AUDITION SLOTS: Sunday, Feb. 24, from 2pm to 4pm, or Monday, Feb. 25, 5:30pm to 7:30pm in Rehearsal A (4th floor, 123 E. Water St.) Please fill out this form to reserve your audition slot: https://goo.gl/forms/TwnbjISKJ1KVLc1s2

WHAT WILL YOU DO AT THE AUDITION? We will play some games and there will be cold readings from the script. Wear comfortable clothing that allows for freedom of movement.

CONFLICTS? At auditions, you will be asked to write down your schedule and any known conflicts for the rehearsal and performance period. Bring your calendars, please!

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE PLAY:
One of Shakespeare’s funniest comedies, A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a whirl of romantic mix-ups and mischievous magic. This specially adapted condensed version is perfect for actors aged 10 to 13, and the relatively small rehearsal time commitment is designed to make this experience accessible and low stress for busy kids.

CAST BREAKDOWN
We encourage everyone to audition and participate. It will be most fun and truthful if we have a nice mix of actors of different backgrounds, ages, and ethnicities.

NOTE FROM THE DIRECTOR: I extend an invitation to all teenish type kiddos aged 10-13 to audition, whether they’re Shakespeare pros or have never heard of the guy in tights. No previous theater experience required, only an open imagination and a willingness to have fun! Please email Miller at miller@livearts for more details and with any questions. –Claire Chandler