Auditions for “Shakespeare in Hollywood”

Monday, February 26
7:00PM – 9:30PM

Tuesday, February 27
7:00 – 9:30 PM

Click here to sign up for an audition slot.

Auditions for Shakespeare in Hollywood by Ken Ludwig, will be Monday, February 26 from 7:00PM – 9:30PM and Tuesday, February 27 from 7:00 P.M. to 9:30 P.M. Please sign up for a timeslot here.

All roles available. No Equity contracts available for this production. Those planning to attend should click here to sign up for an audition night via Sign-Up Genius.

Please plan to arrive at the scheduled start time so the director is able to have pairing options. Auditions will consist of reading selected script passages. Callbacks will be scheduled as needed. This production runs from April 12 – 27.

For remaining questions, please reach out to the director, Victoria Kirgesner ( ).

Show Synopsis:

It’s 1934, and Shakespeare’s most famous fairies, Oberon and Puck, have magically materialized on the Warner Bros. Hollywood set of Max Reinhardt’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Instantly smitten by the glitz and glamour of show biz, the two are ushered onto the silver screen to play (who else?) themselves.


All roles available.
No Equity contracts are available for this production.
The production staff may double and/or divide some roles.

Oberon (20’s-50’s)
The actual Oberon, King of the Fairies. “Imperious, impatient, and commanding with a childlike temper and a sense of whimsy.”

Puck (18-50)
The actual Puck.

Jack Warner (40’s-50’s)
The head of Warner Studios.

Max Reinhardt (50’s-60’s)
Celebrated theatre director making his first motion picture.

Will Hays (40’s-50’s)
The censor from the League of Decency. Full of bluster and vanity.

Daryl (20’s-30’s)
Warner’s yes man.

Olivia Darnell (20’s-30’s)
The actress who plays Hermia. “She has all the sass, beauty, and natural charm of a heroine from a 1930’s screwball comedy.”

Lydia Lansing (20’s-30’s)
The actress who plays Helena. The producer’s young girlfriend, a somewhat limited Shakespearean actress looking to buck her reputation of being a Hollywood “slut.”

Louella Parsons (30’s-60’s)
The iconic gossip columnist.

Dick Powell (20’s-30’s)
The actor who plays Lysander. This actor may also plays Tarzan and Albert.

James Cagney (30’s-40’s)
The actual James Cagney, the actor who plays Bottom, who in turn plays Pyramus. This actor may also play Groucho and Harry.

Joe E. Brown (40’s-50’s)
Character actor who plays Flute, who in turn plays Thisbe. This actor may also play Cowboy and Sam.

Click here to sign up for an audition slot.


“Ken Ludwig’s Shakespeare in Hollywood” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc.