Shakespeare in Paradise: Casting Call

Auditions

Shakespeare in Paradise is looking for actors for A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Woman Take Two!

Auditions will be held during the week of July 12, 2010 – specific times, dates, and place to be announced.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Set in Cat Island, Bahamas, 1910

Humans

THESEUS, Commissioner of Cat Island.
EGEUS, Mother to Hermia. Plantation Heir
LYSANDER, Long Islander/Exumian who is looking for Cat Island land. In love with Hermia
DEMETRIUS, Local land owner. In love with Hermia, but also seeking her land.
QUINCE, the Carpenter/Schoolteacher
SNUG, the Joiner/Cabinet-Maker
SNOUT, the Boatbuilder
BOTTOM, the Basket-Maker
FLUTE, the Weaver (and rake & scrape musician)
STARVELING, the Sail Maker
HIPPOLYTA, Carib/Lucayan Queen, engaged to Theseus
HERMIA, Egeus’ daughter, in love with Lysander
HELENA, Hermia’s best friend, daughter of another landowner, in love with Demetrius

Fairies

OBERON, King of the Fairies.
TITANIA, Queen of the Fairies.
PUCK, or ROBIN GOODFELLOW, a Fairy.
PIGEON PEA, Fairy.
COBWEB, Fairy.
MONEY BAT, Fairy.
PEPPERSEED, Fairy.

Others

Quadrille Dancers
Rake & Scrape Musicians

Woman Take Two

The Davies Household
Harold Davies (45) – Black Bahamian businessman
Erma Davies (40) – Harold’s wife
Sonia Davies (16) – Harold and Erma’s daughter
Matilda Bascombe – The Davies’ maid

The Evans Household
Merline Evans (50) – Matilda’s neighbour and friend
Jennifer Evans (10) – Merline’s daughter
Beverly Humes (19) – Merline’s niece
Lionel Joseph (20) – Bahamian-born son of a Haitian immigrant, Beverly’s boyfriend, and Harold’s employee

Others
Young Lady (20s)
Children

SiP will be reading through this year’s interpretation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream every Tuesday between now and then: 7:30 PM at the Hub (Bay & Colebrooke Streets).

Persons wishing to audition are strongly encouraged to attend the readings, where we will be going through the play, discussing the story and the changes, and providing background and context.

Watch this space!

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