Auditions for A Midsummer Night’s Dream to be Held Aug. 25, 27


CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO, Aug. 4, 2003—-Southeast Missouri State University’s Department of Theatre and Dance will hold open auditions for William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” to be held at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 25 and 27 in Rose Theatre.

A mandatory meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Aug. 25. A prepared formal audition will immediately follow the meeting. Those planning to audition should prepare a two-minute (strict limit) monologue from either a classic comedy or romantic work, outside of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”

Dancers as well as actors are encouraged to audition. People of all ages are needed. This will be a formal audition, and those auditioning must dress for a “professional” audition.

A separate, but mandatory, voice and movement audition will be held on Aug. 27, following a 6:30 p.m. meeting. Those auditioning must prepare 16 bars of a song to be preformed without accompaniment, and the movement audition will be held immediately after the meeting. Those auditioning should dress to move for this evening’s more “informal” kind of work.

Those auditioning are invited to consult with Dr. Kenn Stilson, chair of the Department of Theatre and Dance, with questions regarding audition protocol.

These auditions are open; all community members are invited, whether University affiliated or not. For more information, call the Department of Theatre and Dance at (573) 651-2149.