Inferno Theatre, a physical ensemble theatre based in Berkeley, is seeking actors/actresses for an outdoor production of Shakespeare’s MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, weekends at John Hinkel Park in Berkeley from July 22 to August 13, 2017.

Available roles are: Hippolita, Lysander, Helena, Egeus, Philostrate, Quince, Flute, Snout and Starveling

FAIRIES (must have good singing voices): Peas-Blossom, Cobweb, Moth, Mustard-Seed

Modest stipend, non-AEA production. Looking for performers WHO MOVE WELL and are open to approaching a character in a new way.  Members of ALL ETHNIC GROUPS are encouraged to audition.  Casting will be gender-blind. Looking for performers 18 to 50 years of age. Performers who sing and play a portable stringed instrument are encouraged to audition.

Auditions, and most rehearsals, will be at South Berkeley Community Church, 1802 Fairview St, in Berkeley a 5 minute walk from Ashby BART station. Rehearsals start June 11, will take place 4 – 5 times a week, weekday evenings and Saturdays and Sundays during the day.

The performances will take place Saturdays and Sundays: July 22, 23, 29, 30 August 5, 6, 12, 13 in John Hinkel Park Amphitheatre, with a pickup rehearsal on a weeknight in between performances in Inferno’s South Berkeley space.

This is a special opportunity to work with internationally known director, Giulio Cesare Perrone (bio at end of notice) using physical ensemble techniques.

For an audition appointment, email your headshot and resume by May 30 to infernotheatrecompany@gmail.com. Subject line should read: Midsummer Audition. If you play a stringed instrument, mention that in your email. Please give a first and second choice for date/time of audition: Wednesday, May 31, 6PM-9PM, Saturday, June 3, 2PM-6PM and Sunday, June 4, 2PM-6PM.  Say which role you are auditioning for. Bring a prepared monologue if you are auditioning for a speaking role. If you are auditioning for a fairy role, be prepared to sing unaccompanied.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Jamie Greenblatt

Managing Director

Inferno Theatre

Mr. Perrone's Bio:

Giulio Cesare Perrone is Inferno Theatre’s Producing Artistic Director.  This award winning stage director, set and costume designer, and playwright began his career in Italy before moving to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1995.  He has designed or directed over 200 productions at theatres including the California Shakespeare Festival, San Jose Rep, Opera San Jose, San Diego Rep, the Denver Theatre Center, Arizona Theatre Company, and abroad in Italy, Croatia, Egypt, Hungary and Denmark. Giulio received two prestigious Pew grants in 2000 for his adaptation of PARADISE LOST and 2002 for his adaptation of THE MEMOIRS OF JACQUES CASANOVA. In 2014 he received the first Yuriko Doi Legacy Award.