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upcoming Auditions

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

April 24 & 25

Lab Student Theatre Play

“The course of true love never did run smooth” in Shakespeare’s most popular comedy, when a group of hopelessly lovestruck (and lost) teenagers stumble into an ancient enchanted forest. Here, the fairies love to wreak havoc on unsuspecting humans almost as much as they love playing tricks on one another. Add an eccentric rogue spirit and a bumbling troupe of wannabe actors into the mix—and what could possibly go wrong?

LOOKING FOR students in 6th grade and up! (Age 12-18) No previous theatre experience is required. We encourage performers of all ethnicities to audition.

Please review this page for information on how to sign up.

If you have questions or need help with signing up for an audition, call QCT at 217-222-3209 or email Volunteer Coordinator Alison Shafer at

If you have specific questions about the audition process or show, email director Brendan Shea at or call QCT at the number above. We can’t wait to work with you and your student in the audition process!

Production Team

Production Team:
Director | Brendan Shea

Audition Dates

ACTING AUDITIONS: Monday, April 24 and Tuesday, April 25

Available Roles

NOTE: Some actors may portray more than one role.
The cast will not be the size of this list of characters.

Theseus: Duke of Athens
Hippolyta: Queen of the Amazons
Egeus: Hermia’s Father
Philostrate: Servant
Hermia: In love with Lysander
Lysander: In love with Hermia
Helena: In love with Demetrius
Demetrius: In love with Hermia
Nick Bottom: A Weaver
Peter Quince: A Carpenter
Francis Flute: A Bellows-mender
Tom Snout: A Tinker
Robin Starveling: A Tailor
Snug: A Joiner
Oberon: King of the Fairies
Titania: Queen of the Fairies
Puck (aka Robin Goodfellow): Oberon’s attendant
Peaseblossom: Attendant to Titania
Cobweb: Attendant to Titania
Moth: Attendant to Titania
Mustardseed: Attendant to Titania

Important Dates

Public Performances: June 14 – 18, 2023

How to Audition

Here are instructions on what to prepare and how to sign up for an audition:

  1. If you’re 13 or older and have parental permission, create a profile on QCT’s Volunteer webpage at if you have not yet done so.
    • If you already have a QCT volunteer account, you may log in with those credentials and select a volunteer slot.
      • Parents/guardians: We prefer students age 13 and older have their individual accounts. However, you may create the profile in your name. Then, when you sign your student(s) up for auditions, be sure to indicate their name and other details when prompted.
    • Data collected by QCT is on a secure server and not distributed outside of QCT. Individuals under age 13 are not permitted to have their own QCT Volunteer webpage profile and must use a parent/guardian’s account. If you have questions, contact the Box Office at 217-222-3209 or email QCT’s Volunteer Coordinator at
  2. Actors will memorize 10 lines of a Shakespeare monologue; you can choose from a selection of three short monologues on this Auditions page (we’ll also include tips and tricks on acting Shakespeare!). At your audition, will recite the memorized monologue and also read a scene from the script, which you will be given at your audition. This is called a “cold read” and it’s meant to test how well you can dive in, be confident, and try something new with an unfamiliar scene.
  3. You are encouraged to read the entire script before you audition so that you are familiar with the characters and the story. Before your audition, please fill out this online AUDITION FORM, or arrive early to complete a form available at the welcome table. 
  4. Auditions will be held in the QCT Lab Theatre. Please enter through the QCT STAGE DOOR located off Kentucky street. This is the south side of the Oakley-Lindsay Center, and a ramp leads to the door labeled “STAGE DOOR.”

If you have questions about the audition and/or rehearsal processes, feel free to call QCT at 217-222-3209 or email A Midsummer Night’s Dream Director/Head of Education Brendan Shea at

Later audition opportunities

Check back on this page for details on how to register for these upcoming auditions! We typically post the audition information for each show about one month before auditions. Information below is subject to change. If you have questions, please contact QCT at or by phone at 217-222-3209.

THE MUSIC MAN (Main Stage Musical; student & adult roles) – May 14 – 16

CLUE (Main Stage Play; adult acting roles) – July 24 & 25

THE HOBBIT (Main Stage Student Theare Play; student acting roles) – August 27 & 28

PETER PAN (Main Stage Musical; student & adult singing/acting roles) – September 24 & 25

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