OSU's Bard In The Quad 2015 Presents: A Midsummer Night's Dream

OSU Bard in the Quad Presents:
A Midsummer Night's Dream

August 6-9 and 13-16, 7:30pm


Open auditions for Oregon State University Theatre’s popular summer outdoor event Bard in the Quad will take place May 10 and 11 at 6:00 p.m. on the Withycombe Main Stage (30th and Campus Way, Corvallis), with possible additional call-backs on the 12th.

This summer, Bard in the Quad will present Shakespeare’s beloved romantic comedy, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM. This production will feature live music, dance, as we tell one of the Bard's most popular comedies under the stars! It will be a summer to remember!

Auditions are open to all OSU students, staff, and faculty and all community members and will consist of cold readings and movement exercises. Performance dates for A Midsummer Night’s Dream are August 6-9 and 13-16. Rehearsals will begin with a read through on June 14. Generally, they will be scheduled Sunday-Thursday 5:00-9:00 pm until tech week (August 2-5) when they will shift call time. Tech will begin at 9 am August 1. All cast members must be available to attend all tech rehearsals, performance, and strike for the production. (Certain conflicts can be worked around during the early rehearsal process – please bring your schedule to the audition.)

Casting for a company of 12-14 players. Full text versions of A Midsummer Night’s Dream are available to read on-line or can be found in any Shakespeare anthology.


Titania/Hippolyta (F)
Thereseus/Oberon (M)
Puck/Philistrate (M or F)
Egeus (M)
Hermia (F)
Helena (F)
Demitrius (M)
Lysander (M)
Bottom (M or F)
Snout (M or F)
Snug (M or F)
Quince (M or F)
Flute (M or F)
Starvling (M or F)
Peasblossom, Mote, Mustardseed, Cobweb (M or F - Fairies will also be dance roles)

For more information check out the audition notice online or contact the director Elizabeth Helman at Elizabeth.helman@oregonstate.edu.