Outdoor Spring Drama Cast

Grace Deskin, Staff Writer

Auditions for Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” were held on December 16 and 17 in the CPAC.

Unlike past productions, students not enrolled in the Drama course were allowed to audition.

According to sophomore Julia Durski, the reason for this change is due to the limited enrollment in the Drama class.

Prospective cast members were asked to perform 2 out of 6 monologues from the play. “It was a bit nerve racking going up and performing gibberish on a sheet of paper you have just seen for the first time,” said Durski.

Junior Serena Sumpter said that she did not audition for a specific role.  “I love acting, whether it’s in a play or not.  It’s a chance to be a completely different person.  I didn’t really care what role I got,” she said.

According to Durski, Donohoe has some unorthodox directing methods.  “I personally think that Mr. Donohoe’s crazy ideas for this play could either make things extraordinary or make things harder than they should be, but either way I’m excited and I have full faith that this play will turn out awesome.  He has this idea for the costume theme of the play to be ‘steampunk,’ and I’m not exactly sure what that means,” she said.

“There will be more than just acting; there will be singing and dancing and it’ll be performed outside!” Durski explained. “Actors will have to project their voices more than they would in an indoor setting.  Also Mother Nature is a crazy, unpredictable lady that may cause some problems.”

“A lot of really talented energetic people auditioned.  I’m excited,” Sumpter explained.

“We definitely have all the talent.  Every cast member is totally solid. It’s a matter of all the other pieces coming together,” Donohoe said.