Auditions: Ill Met by Moonlight

An adaptation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, by William Shakespeare, directed by Joshua Engel.

Auditions will be Monday and Tuesday, May 1 and 2, 8-10 PM at the Greenbelt Arts Center. Auditions will consist of provided sides (PDF); monologues are welcome but not required. Headshots and resumes also welcome but not required. You may attend either audition day. Callbacks will be 8-10PM Thursday May 4. Actors may be cast without being called back.

The Rude Mechanicals practice race-conscious casting. All roles are open. All ages, genders, races, religions, ethnicities, and abilities welcome. A diverse cast is desired.

Rehearsals will be 8-10PM weeknights to-be-determined.

Performances will be August 25-September 9 at 8 PM, with Sunday matinees at 2 PM

Rehearsals will be masked. Audience members must be masked for performances, but actor will not.

Description: Inspired by Tolkien and Susanna Clarke, we’re putting on a darker version of Midsummer. The woods of Athens are a Perilous Realm, where people go in and come back changed… or not at all.

This production utilizes black lights and fluorescent body paint to achieve a variety of effects. Modern accents are used, but a familiarity with Shakespearean language is helpful. This production will be movement-heavy and body-forward (though still PG-rated). If you have any concerns, email

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