Overview

Pay Rate: $600/week minimum
Audition Date and Time: Submission Due by November 20, 2020 at 5:00 pm
Contact Person Email: info@nebraskarep.org

A Midsummer Night’s Dream:  Non-Equity Call
First in-person rehearsal: Tuesday, March 2, 2021
Opening: Friday, April 2, 2021
Closing: Sunday, April 11, 2021
This production will be performed for a limited in-person audience and synchronously online with a previously recorded performance.

All guest artists will be paid a stipend and be housed while in residence and reimbursed for travel.

We are unable to offer AEA contracts for this production.

All production activities will strictly adhere to UNL Covid-19 safety/health policies and guidelines.

Theseus/Oberon (to be shared by same actor)  (Age Range:  30-45/Actor of Color)

Theseus:  the conquering warrior; the patriarch; the man who orders and controls the industrial world; but he is also harboring an organic energy like Oberon’s and has all of Oberon’s natural impulses; he truly loves Hippolyta; he wants to move from war to mirth and laughter; but he has to learn how to be a leader and lover who can be gentle and find forgiveness rather than to judge and control his dukedom.

Oberon:  connected to the animal/spirit world; organic, connected to nature, animal energy; moves from uncompromising agent for change to gentle and playful partner; powerful organic attraction to Titania; physically attractive and powerful.

Hippolyta/Titania (to be shared by same actor)  (Age Range:  30-45/Actor of Color)

Hippolyta:  a warrior, she harbors an organic energy like Titania’s and has all of Titania’s natural impulses.  Naturally drawn to and attracted to Theseus, she struggles to understand his choices and how she can find a way to accept him.  They both must learn to compromise and find forgiveness and acceptance.

Titania:  connected to the animal/spirit world; organic; connected to nature; desire to name things in order to understand them and to get Oberon to understand; moves from uncompromising protector to gentle and playful partner; powerful organic attraction to Oberon; physically attractive and powerful.

Initial Audition:  

Shakespeare Monologue (1-2 minutes) and Sides (below) for the role you’re auditioning for.

Submit a video submission here: https://www.unl.edu/prodmgr/video-submissions-non-equity-auditions-midsummer-nights-dream

(Deadline for video submission: Friday, November 20 @ 5:00 p.m.)
Call Back Sides:
Theseus:  V.i.2-23 (“More strange than true. . . .”) https://www.unl.edu/prodmgr/Auditions/Midsummer/Theseus.pdf

Titania:  II.i.99-120 (“The fold stands empty . . .”) https://www.unl.edu/prodmgr/Auditions/Midsummer/Titania.pdf

Oberon IV.i.47-76 (“Welcome, good Robin…”) https://www.unl.edu/prodmgr/Auditions/Midsummer/Oberon_4_1_47_76.pdf

Character Type/Restrictions:

Theseus/Oberon (to be shared by same actor)  (Age Range:  30-45/Actor of Color)

Hippolyta/Titania (to be shared by same actor)  (Age Range:  30-45/Actor of Color)