Auditions – A Midsummer Night’s Dream


May 02 - 03 2021


Carrollwood Players
4333 Gunn Highway Tampa FL 33618
Carrollwood Players Theatre announces open auditions for A Midsummer Night’s Dream
by William Shakespeare
Adapted and Directed by Cinda Goeken
First performed around 1596, Shakespeare’s comic fantasy, about a group of humans who find themselves bewitched by fairies, is a sly reckoning with love, jealousy and marriage. For centuries, it’s been one of Shakespeare’s most beloved plays.
Discover what happens when Greek lovers and amateur actors get lost in a forest inhabited by naughty, magical creatures.
Enter an enchanting fantasy world as we transform our intimate Black Box Theatre as never seen before. This whimsical full production will delight all ages!
Presented with the support of the Arts Council of Hillsborough County and the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners.
Sunday, May 2, 2021 – 7 p.m. and Monday, May 3, 2021 – 7 p.m.
Auditions will take place in person at Carrollwood Players Theatre
4333 Gunn Highway, Tampa, FL, 33618.
Strict health and safety protocols will be enforced at this audition, including limited attendance, social distancing, and mask enforcement.
You MUST complete the online audition form in advance of the audition date so that we can send you complete audition details and information about health and safety protocols.
These details will be sent approximately 1-2 days prior to the audition.
July 9th – 18th, 2021
Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm, Sundays at 2 pm
Tech Week:
July 5th – 8th, 2021
Must be available for all tech week rehearsals and all performances.
PLEASE LIST ALL POTENTIAL DATE SCHEDULE CONFLICTS ON THE ONLINE AUDITION FORM. Please take care to complete this section in full. Casting decisions and rehearsal schedules are based in part on this information.
There will be up to 20 rehearsals for this production, plus tech week and performances. The exact rehearsal schedule is to be determined, but rehearsals are usually 2-3 weekday nights per week, from approximately 7 pm until 9:30 pm.
There is the possibility of some rehearsals on Saturday mornings or Sunday evenings.
The rehearsal schedule intensifies as opening night draws closer.
Tech week rehearsals often run later into the evening.
No experience necessary. All roles are unpaid. All roles are available.
What to Prepare:
Please prepare a Shakespearean sonnet of your choice (does not need to be memorized).
This is a full Black Box production with memorized lines (not a staged reading.)
Headshots and resumes are encouraged but not required. They may be sent in advance by email to
The performance script has been edited and shortened to include the following non-gender-specific roles, which are open to adult actors of any ethnicity:
Puck, a playful sprite
Hermia, in love with Lysander
Lysander, suitor to Hermia
Helena, in love with Demetrius
Demetrius, suitor to Hermia
Quince, carpenter (amateur actor)
Bottom, weaver (amateur actor)
Flute, bellows-mender (amateur actor)
Snout, pots-and-pans repair person (amateur actor)
Snug, a woodworker (amateur actor)
Oberon, King of the Fairies
Titania, Queen of the Fairies
Questions may be directed to Producer David Fraga by email at

Carrollwood Players


Carrollwood Players

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *