Audition Notice: Midsummer Night's Murder

Director: Jeremy Zeller & Christopher Carlson
Producer: Quang Zeller

Audition Dates & Times: 

**TWO NIGHTS ONLY** Sunday August 18th, Monday August 19th (2019) 7pm.

Audition Location: 

Conejo Players Theatre
351 S. Moorpark Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91361

Performance Dates: 

October 11-13, 2019
Friday at 8pm
Saturday at 2pm & 8pm
Sunday at 2pm

Audition Requirements: 

Everyone is welcome and encouraged to audition! Please wear comfortable attire, as all auditioners will be active during the audition. Audition consists of improv exercises. All those auditioning are encouraged to provide a résumé of their onstage experience when registering for auditions. Please bring a list of all potential conflicts including travel, work, etc. No appointment necessary; “open call” auditions. Non-union, NO PAY.

Plot Summary: 

Midsummer Night’s Murder is an original, sketch-comedy-based Audience Participation Murder Mystery. It’s opening night for a local production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and as the stage manager calls “places,” one of the actors is nowhere to be found, but the show must go on! Before long it’s clear what happened to the missing actor, and now the cast and crew must work together to find a murderer in their ranks, and make sure the show doesn’t miss a beat. The audience will join in to help solve the murder, and even come up on stage to inspect the crime scene at intermission. Can the cast and crew finish the show before there’s another killing, or will this be their final curtain call?

This is a sketch-based show. It is more structured than traditional improv, but there are no scripts or lines to memorize. The show will be built collaboratively by the cast and production team. It will require flexibility and creativity, and a willingness to “yes, and.” Please make sure you understand what you’re getting into. It’s crazy, scary and fun, we hope you’ll join us.

For More Information: 

Jeremy Zeller, director, at jeremy.zeller@gmail.com

Character Breakdown: 

The Conejo Improv Players are looking for up to 4 people to join the company for this production. All are welcome to audition. The best candidates will have some improv experience and be strong character actors. Please read the plot summary below and be familiar with the concept when you arrive.

Open parts are as follows:

Lead Actor (people of all genders, races, and abilities, any age): An actor in a theatre production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Character details to be developed in the rehearsal process.

Supporting Actor (people of all genders, races, and abilities, any age): An actor in a theatre production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Character details to be developed in the rehearsal process.

Stage Crew (people of all genders, races, and abilities, any age): A backstage crew member for a theatre production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Character details to be developed in the rehearsal process.