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Quick Bright Things
Dacha Theatre


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  • Quick Bright Things
  • Dacha Theatre
  • Non-Union Theater
  • Non-Union; Other Union
  • Seattle, WA
  • Project Begins: Sep 30, 2017
  • Project Ends: Dec 17, 2017
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  • Contact Person: Kate Drummond
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Seeking actors, dancers, movers and artists of all backgrounds and disciplines!

“Quick Bright Things” is black-box take on “A Midsummer Night's Dream,” amplifying all the laughter, danger, and magic of Shakespeare's most produced play. By re-imagining the Fairies as the echoes and shadows that inhabit performative spaces - as the unspoken threat behind all theatrical superstitions - the stage itself becomes the space to be invaded. The raucous laughter of the Mechanicals and heartfelt mishaps of the lovers will intertwine with the treacherous magic of the woods to honestly and playfully present Shakespeare’s words.

The rehearsal process will begin on September 27th. Tech will straddle Thanksgiving, with opening night on December 1st. We will run for three weekends.


Character Breakdown / Project Needs
“Quick Bright Things” is an adaptation of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”

We may be doubling multiple parts. People with dance and physical theater backgrounds are encouraged to audition.

All roles are open to people of different races, gender identifications, ages, and experience levels. We are casting all roles. We are excited to work with a diverse ensemble that is ready to make the characters their own.

The Athenians (Experience with Shakespearean verse encouraged):
THESEUS: Duke of Athens
HIPPOLYTA: Queen of the Amazons
EGEUS: Parent to Hermia
PHILOSTRATE: Master of the revels to Theseus
HERMIA: A lover
HELENA: A lover

The Mechanicals (Improv or devising experience encouraged):
BOTTOM: A weaver
QUINCE: A carpenter
FLUTE: A bellows-mender
SNOUT: A tinker
SNUG: A joiner

The Faeries (Strong movement skills encouraged):
TITANIA: Queen of the Fairies.
OBERON: King of the Fairies
ROBIN GOODFELLOW: A “puck,” or hobgoblin, in Oberon’s service
PEASEBLOSSOM, MOTH, COBWEB, MUSTARDSEED: Fairies attending upon Titania.

Ensemble: 3-5 actors to primarily play additional fairies of Oberon’s train. Strong movement skills encouraged.

Audition/Interview Dates:
September 21st, 7PM-9PM; September 23rd, 11AM-1PM AND 2:30PM-4:30PM

Callbacks or second audition/interview?
September 24th

Audition Requirements:
You will be asked to stay for the entire two hours. We will be playing games, doing physical improvisations, and devising. Come prepared to move and play.

We will have callbacks on Sunday 9/24, where we will be working with the text.

Monetary compensation:
This is an unpaid opportunity.

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