Midsummer - An All-Ages Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream has a long and storied history here at the Bathhouse, from Arne Zaslove's definitive 1950s rock 'n' roll staging to iconic performances from SPT's Youth ensembles. Play a part in the future history in this grand finale of our "Growing Up Midsummer" project! Work with an all-ages cast -- including adult professional actors -- on an easy, fun production of this most delightful of plays, directed by SPT Artistic and Education Director Shana Bestock.

A Midsummer Night's Dream, Summer 2012, photo by Paul Bestock

Rehearsals: May 30th - June 11th -- Saturdays (12pm - 5pm), Sundays (10am - 12pm), and Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays (6pm - 8:30pm).
Tech week: June 14th - 16th (6pm - 8:30pm)
Performances: June 17th (7pm), June 18th (7pm), June 19th (2pm)

Audition Info:

Youths (ages 6 - 18)
To schedule an audition, please email Simon at admin@seattlepublictheater.org, with your name, age, and contact info (including parents/guardians). Auditions will take place on May 8th (10am -12pm) and May 12th (5pm - 8pm). Please include your preferred day in your request.
Rehearsal slots will be assigned on a first come, first serve basis. We will be accepting audition requests until April 24th.

Please prepare a monologue from A Midsummer Night's Dream, any character of your choice. 10-25 lines. If you like to sing, please feel free to bring in a brief acapella song as well.

Adult (over 18)
Adults are also encouraged to audition. They will be scheduled separately from youths. Please email us your headshot and resume, and we will consider you for one of the adult roles.

All actors (youth and adult) who audition and are offered parts will be asked to pay a $300 tuition fee. There is no charge to audition.

A Midsummer Night's Dream, Summer 2005, photo by Paul Bestock

A Midsummer's Nightmare, Winter 2016, photo by Paul Bestock

"Inter-generational programs develop empathy, spark conversations, and allow participants to create new perspectives and forge unexpected friendships. Our Dream is to strengthen SPT's community through mentorship and shared experience of professional theater experiences. The performance project also gives people an opportunity to engage with their own families in new ways as artists and audience, and creates a diverse, inter-generational audience. Choosing a classic play accessible to all ages -- a play filled with youthful shenanigans, mature love, magic, fairies, and clowns -- helps us break down barriers to the arts and Shakespeare, and strengthen community through sharing stories, experiences, and risk-taking." - Shana Bestock