OBU Theatre Auditions


New Works Festival
Performance: Friday, September 14 at 7:30 pm
Auditions: Friday, August 24 at 7:00 pm
Sarkeys Black Box Theater

  • The New Works Festival is an evening of 10-minute plays written by OBU students. These plays are presented in "workshop" format.
  • Script cuttings will be provided to those auditioning. No other preparation is needed!
  • Sign up to audition on the Theatre Call Board in Sarkeys Telecommunication Center.


A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare
Auditions: Tuesday, August 28
Craig-Dorland Theatre, Shawnee Hall 

All Majors, OBU community, and Shawnee community are welcome!

*   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   TENTATIVE Schedule   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *

6:00-7:30 p.m.     Dance call
7:30-9:30 p.m.     Prepare a 1-minute classical, comedic monologue; or one will be provided.
Callbacks to follow.


  • Sign-up sheets will be posted on the Theatre Callboard outside the Black Box Theater in Sarkeys. 
  • Performance Dates: November 1, 3 and 4; and 8-11.
  • While not a musical, this production will have song and dance.
  • Rehearsals will start on Tuesday, September 4. We will generally rehearse Sunday-Thursday evenings, from about 6:30-10:30.
  • The script can be found for free online—just do a search!
  • Questions? Please contact Matt Caron at matthew.caron@okbu.edu
Cast Breakdown:
The Court-

THESEUS, Duke of Athens, hero from Greek mythology. Projects confidence, authority and power.  Eager to be married to Hippolyta.

HIPPOLYTA, Warrior Queen of the Amazons, betrothed to Theseus. Represents a rational sense of love.

EGEUS, Hermia’s father, a respected nobleman in Theseus’ court; domineering and somewhat overbearing.

PHILOSTRATE, Theseus’ Master of the revels, has no appreciation for ridiculous things.

Lords and attendants to Theseus and Hippolyta

The Lovers-

HERMIA, Egeus’ daughter, in love with Lysander; childhood friend of Helena, charming, strong willed and independent; shorter than Helena.

LYSANDER, loved by Hermia, young nobleman; believes love conquers all obstacles.

DEMETRIUS, suitor of Hermia, young nobleman; once acted as if he loved Helena, but no longer does; fanciful, romantic and irrational.

HELENA, in love with Demetrius; self-pitying, fierce and fiery in her love for Demetrius; taller than Hermia.

The Fairies-

OBERON, King of the Fairies, at odds with his wife, Titania. Capable of great emotion.

TITANIA, Queen of the Fairies, at odds with Oberon. Capable of great devotion.

PUCK, or Robin Goodfellow; a mischievous fairy who delights playing tricks—enjoys mayhem, mischief and irresponsibility.


Other fairies attending on Oberon and Titania

The Rustics-

PETER QUINCE, a carpenter; nominal leader of the rustics. Extremely patient. Plays Prologue in the interlude

NICK BOTTOM, a weaver; full of advice and self-confidence, frequently misuses language. Good natured and full of life.  Plays Pyramus in the interlude

FRANCIS FLUTE, a bellows-mender, idolizes Bottom. Plays Thisbe in the interlude.

TOM SNOUT, a tinker; plays Wall in the interlude

SNUG, a joiner; Somewhat dimwitted, plays Lion in the interlude

ROBIN STARVELING, a tailor; very shy, plays Moonshine in the interlude 

Note: A LOT has been written about these characters over the past 400+ years, so feel free to do some additional research to learn more about them!