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A Midsummer Night’s Dream auditions

Rosalind Faires directs a 4-actor adaptation for our 10th annual “Penfold in the Park” in Round Rock.

About the Play

A Midsummer Night’s Dream
By William Shakespeare
Directed and adapted by Rosalind Faires

In this most beloved of Shakespeare’s comedies, Lysandra loves Hermia, Hermia loves Lysandra, Demetrius loves Hermia, Helenus loves Demetrius, and no one loves Helenus (poor Helenus). When the members of this tangled love quadrangle lose themselves in a magical forest one midsummer evening, a band of mischievous fairies playing loose with a certain love potion catapult the romance, confusion and fun to an enchanted new level! Add a pair of warring fairy courts, a donkey head and a troupe of enthusiastically inept actors – then place all 21 roles in the capable hands of 4 virtuosic actors – and you’ll be howling along with the characters, “Lord, what fools these mortals be!”

About the Schedule

Rehearsals begin at the end of August and will be scheduled around actors’ availability. Performances run September 29 – October 16, 2022 on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 7:30pm. Rehearsals and performances will be at the Round Rock Amphitheater, 301 W Bagdad Ave, Round Rock, TX 78664.

About the Roles

ACTOR 1: Lysandra (f), Philostrate, Titania, Quince, Mustardseed
ACTOR 2: Hermia (f), Hippolyta, Puck, Snout, Snug, Starveling, Cobweb
ACTOR 3: Helenus (m), Theseus, Bottom, Mote
ACTOR 4: Demetrius (m), Egeus, Oberon, Flute, Peaseblossom

Penfold Theatre is seeking performers who read as 25 to 40 years old of all genders, body types, and racial identities. Must be comfortable rehearsing and performing outdoors. All cast members will receive a stipend of $600.

About Auditions

Auditions will be held on Monday, June 6th between 6pm and 10pm at the Austin Cinemaker Space, 2200 Tillery St, Austin, TX 78723. Complete this online form to request a 5 minute audition time. Actors will be asked to perform a 1 minute comedic monologue from a Shakespearean play. Please bring a copy of your headshot and resume.

If you would like to audition but you are not available on June 6th, please complete the online form. We will notify you directly if there are other opportunities to audition.

Callbacks are tentatively scheduled for June 18th and/or 19th. A more detailed callback schedule will be set after the first round of auditions.

We are accepting audition requests through June 6th. If you receive an error message, please contact us directly at to schedule your audition. Thanks!