9315 State Ave. #J • Marysville, WA 98270 • (360) 322-7402
Red Curtain announces auditions for an original Shakespeare adaptation, "A MidWinter Night's Dream," written by Alex DeRoest and directed by Eric Bischoff. The production will run four weekends, Dec 1-23, 2023 at the Red Curtain Arts Center (9315 State Ave #J, Marysville, WA). Auditions will be held in-person Sept 26 and 27 from 6:00-9:00pm, with callbacks TBD.
This show offers roles for teens and kids, as well as adults. Young children may audition, but they must be competent readers to be consider for the cast.
In medieval Icenia, two young couples run away to a magical, wintery forest where they encounter fairies, gnomes, a prankster and feuding winter royals. Magic, tricks, music, mayhem and romance ensues, all ending with a celebration of the winter holiday.
Actors should reserve an audition time slot at signupgenius. For auditions, please bring a short speech from a play by Shakespeare or one of his contemporaries, preferably less than one minute in length. It can be memorized or read. Expect to read the piece two or three times during the audition. If you are unable to find a short speech, selections will be available at the audition table.
Please submit your headshot and resume to email@example.com, and make sure your name is in the file name. Call (360) 322-7402 with questions.
CHARACTER BREAKDOWN: Please note that genders and ages listed represent the characters, not necessarily the actors who play them. Red Curtain promotes non-traditional casting, with a focus on equity, diversity, and inclusion.
Citizens of Icenia:
Carolea - Female Identifying 15 to 30 – in love with Nectarean Natalia - Female Identifying 15 to 30 - in love with Ambrosius, who hates her
Nectarean - Male Identifying ages 15 to 30 - In love with Carolea but her father won’t let them marry
Ambrosius - Male Identifying ages 15 to 30 - In love with Carolea with her father’s permission to marry her
Collius - Carolea’s Father - Male Identifying, 40 - 70
Merlin – A Druid - Male Identifying, 40-70
Nick Bottom - Male Identifying, 15 - 40
Peter Quince - Any Gender, 20 - 40
Francis Flute - Any Gender, Any Age
Tom Snout - Any Gender, Any Age
Snug - Any Gender, Any Age
Robin Starveling - Any Gender, Any Age
Inhabitants of the Magic Forest
The Holly King - Male Identifying 30-60 – King of the Winter Forest
The Oak King - Male Identifying 30-70
Hypernia - Female Identifying 30-60 – Queen of the Winter Forest
Jack Horner - Any Gender, Any Age - A very mischievous spirit
Spirits Attending Hypernia
Frostblossom, a faerie – Any Gender, Age under 15
Graupel, a gnome – Any Gender, Age under 15
Flake, a faerie – Any Gender, Age under 15
Mistletoe, a faerie – Any Gender, Age under 15