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Production: 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'

Actors and Dancers (Supporting)

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Classical Theatre of Harlem is casting 'A Midsummer Night's Dream.' Prod. states, "This production weaves Harlem’s artistic legacy and other African Diasporic traditions within the...more

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Seeking

Males & Females, ages 20-70, All Ethnicities

Role Description

Actors and Dancers: (Supporting)

Auditions

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Roles

Theseus
Black male 30s-50s. Duke of Harlem. A cross between Adam Clayton Powell and Bumpy Johnson. He has ascended to power in his community by gaining respect on the nefarious streets as well as established himself in the mainstream world of business and politics.

Hippolyta
Black or Latina female 30s-50s; an African/Caribbean woman whose presence is defined by her poise, beauty, and dignity. She wields Theseus’s heart by the strength of her grace and conviction. At one time she was at odds with Theseus and his people because of what she believed they sacrificed in order to participate in American culture. She has been wooed by strength of Theseus’s great character.

Egeus
Black or Latino Male 40’s -60s. First generation working class African/Caribbean man who wants his daughter to marry up in status.

Hermia
Black or Latina female 20s. Second generation African/Caribbean young woman. Bright, intelligent--nature child.

Lysander
Black or Latino male 20’s. Bohemian, Rasta, Hippie, Artistic, Youth—plays a musical instrument.

Demetrius
Any Ethnicity 20’s. Wealthy young professional. Always sharp and in control.

Helena
Any Ethnicity 20’s. Quiet, beautiful, bookish, yet erratic young woman.

Oberon
Black Male 30’s-50s. King of the spirit world. Inspired by the Yoruba Orisha tradition. May have African or Caribbean accent. Must move well.

Titania
Queen of the spirit world. Black or Brown Woman 30-50s. Inspired by the Yoruba Orisha tradition. May have African or Caribbean accent. Must move well.

Puck
Black male 20s-30s. Inspired by the trickster Eshu Elegba. Must move well.

The working class of Harlem
ages ranging 20s-50s (all Ethnicities) Bottoms, Quince, Snout, Flute, Snug, Robin Starveling

Dancers--extensions of Titantia
(Black or Latina women 20s-30’s) 1st Fairy, Cobweb, Peaseblossom, Mote, Mustardseed