Audition Update: Two Very Different Midsummer Night’s Dreams

The Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles
The Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles will hold AEA auditions for A Midsummer Night’s Dream Tuesday June 4th from 10:00 – 6:00 pm. Lunch is from 1:00 – 2:00 pm and sign in begins at 9:00 am. Actors should prepare one or two Shakespearean monologues under 3 minutes total. If you sing or play an instrument please be prepared to perform (if it’s portable, and acapella if you sing). No piano or accompanist will be provided. First preview is July 9 and the show runs July 13 – 28. For a complete breakdown of roles available visit www.actorsequity.org. Auditions will take place at The Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles, 1238 West First Street, Los Angeles, CA 90026. www.shakespearecenter.org

Long Beach Playhouse
Long Beach Playhouse is casting A Midsummer Night’s Gay Dream adapted and directed by Sean F. Gray. The production will run July 27 – August 24, Fridays & Saturdays 8pm, Sundays at 2pm. (Thursday and Sunday night shows available for private parties and special events.) Open Call auditions will be held Monday, June 3 and Tuesday June 4 from 7pm – 10pm at Long Beach Playhouse. This is an Equity Waiver production. Union members, as well as non-Union members are welcome to audition. Callbacks are Wednesday, June 5 from 7pm – 10pm. Bring your headshot and resume. Prepare a one minute monologue. Sides from the play will be available at the audition.

In this new adaption of Shakespeare’s classic comedy there’s a twist: Athenian law does not permit gay marriage. Never fear, with the help of the King and Queen of the Fairies, their mischievous servant Puck, and a band of plucky amateur thespians, the fates of two pairs of same-sex lovers take a hilarious course of misplaced affection, and we learn that true love doesn’t necessarily have to be only a dream. Click Here for a breakdown of roles, rehearsal dates and more information.

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