Audition for "A Midsummer Night's Dream" on Sept. 7
August 24, 2021
The Falcon's Eye Theatre at Folsom Lake College calls for FLC students and actors from the community to audition for its fall production of William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream on Tuesday, September 7, 2021 from 6:30 to 9:30 pm. All skill levels are encouraged to audition.
About the Production
On a midsummer's night, four young lovers find themselves wrapped in the dream-like arms of an enchanted forest where sprites lurk and fairies rule. The course of true love is anything but smooth, and games of fantasy, love, and dreams ensue in Shakespeare’s most beguiling comedy. This production will be performed from Stage One of the Harris Center, streamed live online to audiences at home. There is a possibility that a small physical audience will be able to attend the performances as well.
Open monologue auditions will be conducted in person on Tuesday, September 7 from 6:30 to 9:30 pm, by appointment only. Sign-up for an audition time.
Note: Actors who have previously performed for Falcon's Eye Theatre should fill out the form to RSVP to attend callbacks on Wednesday, September 8.
Audition check-in will be in the Drama Lab (PAC-1170) at the Harris Center for the Arts on the Main Folsom campus (view map). Auditioners MUST wear a mask while indoors on campus.
What to Prepare
You MUST prepare a monologue that is approximately 90 seconds long from any play. This monologue should best portray the actor's strengths and may be of any genre. The monologue must be memorized.
It is requested that auditioners email a full-sized photo headshot and resume of acting experience, if available, prior to the audition to: firstname.lastname@example.org, but this is not required.
Callback auditions will be held on Wednesday, September 8 by invitation only. Your callback time could be anytime between 6:30 to 9:30 pm. Callbacks will consist of cold readings from the text. Therefore, it is recommended that auditioners be familiar with the story of A Midsummer Night’s Dream before auditioning.
Auditioners MUST wear a mask while indoors on campus.
Those selected for casting MUST show proof of full vaccination by October 1, 2021. For more information about Folsom Lake College’s vaccine requirement, go to the Vaccine webpage.
Rehearsals will be from September 13 through October 27, 2021. Typically, rehearsals will be from 6:30 to 10:00 pm Monday through Thursday, and one weekend afternoon every week. Additional rehearsals might include weekdays and/or weekend days/nights. Minor conflicts with these dates are permissible. Be prepared to provide your complete calendar of availability at the first audition.
Tech/Dress Rehearsals are October 28 through November 4, 2021.
Performances are November 5 through 21, 2021. The performance calendar will include Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoons (subject to change). These dates are not optional; attendance is required. School excusals are available for conflicts with classes. Tickets coming soon.
Folsom Lake College's theatre arts program provides a broad foundation in various aspects of theatre including history, diversity, and production.