Thursday, May 26, 2022

Circle Players to hold auditions for "A Midsummer Night's Dream"


Circle Players will perform William Shakespeare’s classic comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream this August, outdoors in Dunellen’s Washington Memorial Park, to benefit for the Dunellen Arts Council.

Auditions will be held by appointment only.* 

WHEN: Sunday, June 5, 7:30pm – 9:30pm; Monday, June 6, 7:30pm – 9:30pm. CALLBACKS: Tuesday, June 7, 7:30pm – 9:30pm – if needed, by invitation only
Columbia Park Senior Center at 200 Orange Street, Dunellen (click for map)

*Interested auditioners must visit to schedule an audition time slot and complete an audition form.

PERFORMANCE DATES: August 12 and 13, 2002, @ 8pm

Director Kirk White seeks actors of all ages to cast the following roles. Some actors will likely be double cast. 

The director asks auditioners to prepare a short comedic Shakespearean monologue, but materials to audition with will also be provided for auditioners if necessary. Younger children need not prepare a monologue.

Circle Players is committed to diversity and inclusion and, as such, looks to cast performers of all races and ethnicities, gender identities, sexualities and abilities to audition.  We also acknowledge that some roles we list fall on the gender binary, but invite all performers, including those who identify as transgender and non-binary, to audition for the roles they most identify with. 


THESEUS, Duke of Athens
HIPPOLYTA, Queen of the Amazons, betrothed to Theseus
EGEUS, Father to Hermia
PHILOSTRATE, Master of the Revels to Theseus
LYSANDER, in love with Hermia
DEMETRIUS, in love with Hermia
HERMIA, Daughter to Egeus, in love with Lysander
HELENA, in love with Demetrius
QUINCE, a Carpenter
SNUG, a Joiner
BOTTOM, a Weaver
FLUTE, a Bellows-mender
SNOUT, a Tinker
OBERON, King of the Fairies
TITANIA, Queen of the Fairies
PUCK, or Robin Goodfellow

Other Fairies attending on their King and Queen
Attendants on Theseus and Hippolyta

Questions about the play or roles can be directed to