Auditions for 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'

The Triton College Performing Arts Department is holding auditions for William Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" from 7 to 9:30 p.m. from Tuesday through Thursday, Feb. 19-21, with callbacks scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 23. The auditions are open to the Triton community as well as community members.

Director Amy Fenton is hoping to cast a wide range of performers, including a number of singers and actors with movement experience. All ethnicities are encouraged to audition. Those who audition should prepare two contrasting monologues - one contemporary and one classical - and prepare 16-32 bars of any song to sing a cappella, as well as bring a photo or headshot and a resume of their performance experience.

Actors are expected to be available for seven performances from May 3-12, 2013.

"A Midsummer Night's Dream" is one of Shakespeare's most beloved comedies and is widely performed across the world. Magic, love spells, and a mysterious forest creates the setting for a marvelous mix-up of desire and enchantment, merriment and farce. Four young lovers flee the law by running to the forest outside Athens, where they become entangled in a feud between the King and Queen of the Fairies. Also in the forest, a band of Athenian tradesmen and would-be actors rehearse a play for the forthcoming wedding of the Duke of Athens and his bride, the Queen of the Amazons. "A Midsummer Night's Dream" weaves comedy together with a poetic vision of the relationship between art and life, dreams and the waking world, and the light and dark sides of love.

To schedule an audition appointment or for more information, contact Amy Fenton at afenton1@triton.edu.