Midsummer Auditions

It’s time again: time for Auditions. A Midsummer Night’s Dream is being directed by Julie Schroeder, ACT’s Program and Education Coordinator, who is also the director of our award-winning Troupe and Troupers ensemble groups! We are encouraging everyone 13 and up to come out and audition.

"Are you sure That we are awake? It seems to me That yet we sleep, we dream." Act 4 scene 1

It’s time to reserve your audition slot! Auditions for A Midsummer Night’s Dream will be Nov 18 & 19 from 5:30-7:30p at ACT, 213 Wellsian Way, Richland.

The Details: Midsummer Night’s Dream Auditions

  • When? 5:30-7:30p, Monday Nov 18 & Tue Nov 19
  • Where? ACT, 213 Wellsian Way, Richland
  • Show Dates? Jan 24, 25, 31, Feb 1, 2014
  • School Shows? Jan 23, please tell your teachers!

Since auditions are coming up. Here are a few tips for auditioning for A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

How to Audition

  • Make an audition appointment.
  • Prepare a 60-90 second long monologue.
  • Make friends with The Play.
  • Fill out an audition form.
  • Arrive Prepared.
  • Have fun!
  • Make an audition appointment.

  • The first and easiest thing to check off your audition list: make the appointment. Please contact us in the ACT office and we’ll get you set up and answer any questions you may have. If you are leaving a message we’ll need to know your name (spelling helps!), age or school year, phone number, and email.

  • Prepare a 60-90 second long monologue.

  • Think of your monologue as your chance to perform for the best audience ever: a bunch of like-minded theatre folks, other actors, and a director who’s hoping to see your inner brilliance shine! Your monologue doesn’t need to be Shakespeare. Director Julie Schroeder said “I hope you’ll bring a monologue that you like and feel confident with. I want to see your best acting ability. We’ll spend time learning to read Shakespeare in rehearsal.”

    Your monologue should be memorized to the point that you can say it while doing something else — like jumping jacks or washing the dishes. Directors like to see brave character choices and confident preparation.

  • Make friends with The Play.

  • Read the play. Read a summary. Know who the characters are and what they want. Read the play again. And again. The more preparation you do before auditions, the better you’ll be able to answer any questions the director might ask or make choices in your cold reading. Becoming familiar with the play will plant the seeds for a good rehearsal and help you determine if there are any parts you want to play or would be uncomfortable playing.

  • Fill out an audition form.

  • Bring an audition form with you so you can feel more relaxed the day of your audition.

  • Arrive Prepared.

  • Acting is action! Dress comfortably in closed-toe shoes so you can show us your moves! Get plenty of rest the day before your audition and warm-up before you arrive. Being prepared begins when you sign up for your audition slot and it makes the day of your audition much more enjoyable!

  • Have fun!
  • Acting is one of the best things in the world! Okay, we may be a little bit biased in that regard, but we hope you enjoy your performance and your audition. Auditions are a chance to perform the words that you choose for an audience of people that are rooting for you! You’ve done the work you need to do, and whether you get cast or not you’ve just taken a brave step in the life of an actor!

Best wishes to all of you and “break legs!”

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