JCSCTF Production Stage Manager
A Midsummer Night's Dream, directed by Christina Kirk (April, 2021)
Community Non-Equity Call
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.
Egeus: (Age Range: 40-65/Any Ethnicity)
Egeus: the patriarch; needs to maintain his authority; unwilling to compromise or change; deeply passionate in his convictions and convinced he is right; loves Hermia; loves Lysander.
Bottom: (Age Range: 25-55/Any Ethnicity)
Bottom: Weaver: desperate to be the center of attention; to be admired; to be the best one; to be loved; will play Pyramus, “a lover that kills himself most gallant for love”.
Shakespeare Monologue (1-2 minutes)
11:00am - 12:00pm CDT