2018 Anonymous Theatre Audition Information

SHOW: A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare

REHEARSAL PERIOD: Limited one-on-one rehearsals will be scheduled based on actor availability. All conflicts are acceptable as long as you can attend the performance!

PERFORMANCE DATE: Monday, August 13 on Portland Center Stage's main stage

DIRECTOR: Darius Pierce, Elizabeth Young, and Lava Alapai


Actors cast in Anonymous Theatre do not learn the identity of their castmates until they are onstage in front of the audience, and keep their participation in the event a secret. Actors rehearse one-on-one with the director, but do much of the preparation work on their own. 


Shakespeare's most popular comedy, set in an enchanted forest with fairies, sparring lovers and a group of amateur actors who are putting on a play... 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. While a feuding Fairy King and Queen are at war, their paths are crossed by Bottom, Quince and their friends presenting a play within a play. Chief mischief-maker Puck is on-hand to ensure that the course of true love is anything but smooth, and games of fantasy, love and dreams ensue in Shakespeare’s most beguiling comedy.


Friday, May 4, 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm at Oregon Children's Theatre (1939 NE Sandy Blvd, PDX)
Saturday, May 5, 10:00 am - 4:30 pm at the Shoebox Theater (2110 SE 10th Avenue, PDX)
Sunday, May 6, 10:00 am - 6:30 pm at Oregon Children's Theatre (1939 NE Sandy Blvd, PDX)
Monday, May 7, 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm at Oregon Children's Theatre (1939 NE Sandy Blvd, PDX

To schedule an audition please sign up here:

All roles will be cast after the first round of auditions. There will not be callback auditions.


Audition sides can be found by clicking here. In place of a side, you are welcome to prepare any monologue from the show. No need to fully memorize. Please do not limit yourself! Read the side that you like. Read for the part that you like, even if you feel you would not be "traditionally" considered. Auditioners will be called in for five-minute slots. Please prepare one side of your choice. Please do read through all of the sides to get a passing familiarity in case, time permitting, we want to read additional sides. Please feel no need to add a British dialect.


We strive to represent diversity in our productions. All roles are open to any age, gender, race, or ethnicity. Interested actors with disabilities are encouraged to reach out to discuss how we might facilitate your participation. Equity and non-equity encouraged are to audition. Click here for a full list of characters. 


All roles are offered an honorarium ranging from $150 to $250 depending on size of role.


https://www.anonymoustheatre.org/; info@anonymoustheatre.org