Sign up lists for our Spring productions will be posted in the theatre office by January 13, 2018. Synopses and cast breakdowns will also be available at that time. Questions – email michele.miner@pomona.edu.

Marisol is available in the Theatre Office as of December 1, 2017.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream can be found online or any library.

Office Hours are Monday - Friday 8:30 – 4:30.

Sign up in the theatre office for a specific audition time for each play (as of January 13, 2018).


Marisol

Sea and Sun, the literal translation; a shortened form of Mari de la Soledad (Mary of the Solitude).  Marisol wonders: Is this the end of humanity or the beginning of a new world order? It sounds like the question of our time. In Jose Rivera’s forward-looking play, humans are distressed and divided, the forests are burning, and finally, the moon disappears. All hell breaks loose in 26-year old Marisol Perez’ hometown of New York City:  Everyone is now homeless, class divisions are leveled, and violence abounds. How will Marisol survive?  Marisol has always had a Guardian Angel? Where is she? Yes, in this volatile world, even the angels are at war!

Performances are March 1 - 4
Auditions – Allen Theatre
Friday, January 19 from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturday, January 20 from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Callbacks – Allen Theatre
Sunday, January 21 at 1 p.m.

Audition Requirements

Please bring a 1 minute monologue (comedic or dramatic) to the first audition. It should reflect your best self. Callbacks consist of improvisations and reading from the script.  Actors should be comfortable with movement/ dance, and also comfortable singing a cappella, both on-key and off-key.

Bring a photo of yourself with your name on it.  

Marisol Character Breakdown

Actor 1: Marisol - Puerto Rican woman, Professional, 26

Actor 2: June, Marisol's friend - Irish-American, 36, 2nd Voice

Actor/Dancer 3: Angel - guardian angel for Marisol, a young Black woman, a burnt out and embattled angel

Actor 4: 1st Voice, Woman With Furs, homeless person

Actor/Dancer 5: Subway announcer, homeless person

Actor 6: Man w/ Golf Club, Man w/ Scar Tissue, Man w/ Ice Cream, Lenny

Actor/Dancer 7: 3rd Voice, Radio Voice, homeless person


A Midsummer Night's Dream

Watch the folly unfold as mischievous sprites and ardent lovers cross paths on a midsummer night in this gender-bending, hip-hop infused production of Shakespeare’s enchanting comedy.

Performances are April 5 – 8

Auditions 
Friday, January 19 from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.  (Seaver Theatre)
Saturday, January 20 from 12:00pm – 1:30pm  Hip Hop/Free Style Dance only   (These dance auditions will take place in the Lower Studio of the Dance Department located behind Frank Dining Hall.)
Saturday, January 20 from 1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Seaver Theatre)

Callbacks – Seaver Theatre
Sunday, January 21 at 1 p.m.

Audition Requirements

  • Prepare a 1-2-minute Shakespearean or classical monologue.
  • Bring a photograph of yourself with name on it.

This is a gender flexible production of Midsummer.

In addition to other gender switched roles, Hermia will become Hermio and Demetrius will become Demetria.  (The role of Helena is not available.)

Seeking Diverse Cast
Also seeking Hip Hop dancers
Please contact
Carolyn.Ratteray@pomona.edu if you are a
Graffiti artist/muralist/tagger 

A Midsummer Night's Dream Character Breakdown

Theseus, Duke of Athens
Powerful presence. He has recently won a war against the Amazons, and to reward himself for his victory, he is going to marry their queen Hippolyta, whether she likes it or not. 

Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons
Powerful presence. Having been defeated in battle by Theseus, she is now betrothed to him. 

Lysander(ra), a noble youth in love with Hermio(a).  Open gender.

Demetria, a young lover
Having wooed Helena (cis female) and won her heart, she shifts her attentions to Hermio who will have none of her, but whose father favors her.

Hermio, a young lover
He is Egeus’ son. In love with Lysander (cis male), he refuses to marry Demetria despite the threat of death for his refusal.

Egeus, Father of Hermio and a courtier at Theseus’ court.
Extremely displeased that his son refuses to marry Demetria.

Philostrate, Theseus’ Master of Revels

Oberon, Ruler of the Fairies
Proud, angry, and vengeful, s/he/they quarrel with Titania for the sake of a changeling boy, and on being refused, decides to humiliate her/him/them into obedience. Open gender

Titania, Ruler of the Fairies
Her/his/their quarrel with Oberon disturbs nature, but in memory of her/his/their votaress they still refuse to give up the boy who is at the quarrel’s root. Open gender

Puck
An amoral prankster of a spirit. Oberon’s jester, s/he/they delight in practical jokes, transforming Bottom and making them the object of Titania’s love. Open gender

The Fierce Fairy Crew of Oberon and Titania
Hip hop/dance crew experience necessary, please note singer/composer experience as well.
Approx. 6-10 fairy roles available including:
Peaseblossom, Cobweb, Moth, Mustardseed, 1st, 2nd, 3rd fairies

Quince, a carpenter and director
With an ardent if not bumbling passion for theatre, s/he/they organize some fellow workers into preparing a play s/h/they have written to present to Theseus and Hippolyta on their wedding day. Open gender

Bottom, the weaver
Bottom is a take-charge sort of person and a great stage ham who wishes to play all the parts s/he/they can in Quince’s play. Open gender

Flute, the bellows-mender
A young person whose facial hair is only just beginning to grow. Their voice may be unbroken. 

Snout, the tinker
An actor cast as Pyramus’ father and the Wall in Quince’s play. Open gender.

Snug, the joiner
Not the most quick-witted of persons. They are cast as the lion to avoid having to learn lines. Open gender.

Starveling, the tailor
Another actor playing moonshine in Quince’s play.  Open gender.