Are you ready to start Dreaming?

Last chance to individuals audition for music, dance and acting places! If you want to join the performance team click here to sign up for the auditions! Thursday Jan 31 at SERC in Bangor for music and movement. Saturday Feb 2 at Studio 1A in Bangor for acting. Groups who would like to participate can still get in touch… And anyone interested in the rest (make-up, hair, costume, sound lighting, set building, props making and more should just get in touch using the form at the bottom of this page.

The Project Schedule

Sept to December 2018 - Groups and individuals can try free taster workshops with the arts professionals working on the show (workshops on singing, dance, acting, craft and storytelling are available).  Just get in touch to find out more.

Big DREAM Weekend - December 1 & 2, 2018 - Help explore the script working on movement, music, acting or just giving your opinion! Click here for more info and to sign up. (10-5 Saturady and Sunday at Movilla High School in Newtownards).

The Friendly Audition Experience - December 8 2018 - Friendly auditions so we can find out about you and get you placed in the area that interests you (at Movilla High School in Newtownards). We will be holding group auditions for actors, movers/dancers, and singer/musicians at different times on the 8th. Sign up for auditions HERE. There will likely be a second audition in the North of the Borough in January - watch this space.

Rehearsal - February to March, 2019 - Meet once a week for eight weeks to rehearse like a pro in music, dance, acting, or to use your craft skills to make set decorations.

Free Workshops Are Still On Offer - January to March, 2018 - Work with one of our skilled intercultural facilitators to explore how marriage is celebrated in your culture and work out how to add your culture's skills to the production.

Big Volunteer Info Sessions - February 23rd, 2019 - Want to volunteer for set, costume, make up, hair, tech or front of house work on the Midsummer Night's Dream?  Attend one of these sessions. Location TBC but we'll probably do one in Bangor and one in Newtownards

Second Big DREAM Weekend - March 9th & 10th, 2019 - Free intensive team building creativity days - a chance for everyone working on the show to come together. Want to know more? Let us know you're interested. Location TBC but we'll probably do one in Bangor and one in Newtownards.

March Creativity Month Showcases - March 25th to 31st - We showcase key bits of the community song, dance and more at locations across the Borough… libraries? Shopping Centres? Historic sites? Get in touch if you’d like to propose a performance at your location.

Professionals and Community Rehearse Together - April 2019 - The professional actors arrive from across Ireland and the world to start rehearsal.  Community participants enjoy various opportunities to rehearse with them as the show comes together.

Tech and Dress Rehearsal - April 28th, 29th, 30th, May 1st - The challenging tasking of seeing it all come together, on-stage, back-stage, front of house and more…

Performances - May 2nd to 5th - A Midsummer Night's Dream, our DREAM Project is created across five performances.

Look out for news with our hashtag #ANDdream.  You can get a feel for things by watching this short video about our similary 2016 production of Shakespeare's Tempest.

People from Ards and North Down and across Northern Ireland are invited to get involved as actors, dancers, singers both choir and soloists, in costume, set, props building, hair and makeup, in front-of-house and more.  To find out more about how to get involved in this project please get in touch (you must be over 18 to sign up, but parents, guardians and group leaders are welcome to enquire on behalf of young people).

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