A Midsummer Night’s Dream

The Gallery Players, Brooklyn’s Premiere Off-Off Broadway theater, announces auditions for its upcoming equity showcase production (approval pending) of A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare. Director, Laura Livingston. Producer, Dominic Cuskern/The Gallery Players. Equity and Non-equity. No pay.   The play runs July 15-August 2nd. Rehearsals start June 14th and will be in the evening and on weekends.

Audition dates:

Sunday, May 24th and Tuesday May 26th from 7-9PM (sign up begins at 6:30PM)

Prepare a one-minute verse monologue from any Shakespeare play.

 Seeking: Hermia, 18-21, in love with Lysander; Helena, 18-21, in love with Demetrius; Lysander 20-28, in love with Hermia; Demetrius, 20-28, also in love with Hermia; Theseus, 40-60, Duke of Athens; Hyppolyta, 25-45, Queen of the Amazons; Egeus, 50-65, father to Hermia; Oberon, King of the Fairies; Titania; Queen of the Fairies; Puck, helper to Oberon; The four fairies: Peaseblossom, Cobweb, Moth and Mustardseed. Bottom, a weaver; Quince, a carpenter; Snug, a joiner; Flute. A bellows-mender; Snout, a tinker; Pholostrate, 40-60, master of the revels.

 All ethnicities are encouraged to audition. Auditions will be held at The Gallery Players, 199 14th St. Brooklyn between 4th and 5th Aves. Take the R to 9th St. or the F or G to 4th Ave. in Brooklyn.   The “R” can be accessed at the Pacific/Atlantic station in Brooklyn which is served by the 2,3,4,5,N,B,D and Q trains from Manhattan. Equity/Non-Equity. No Pay. 

2014-15 Season Staffing Opportunities

The Gallery Players, Brooklyn’s premier, award-winning Off-Off Broadway theater, is seeking Designers and Staff for their 48th Season which includes: next to normal (Sept 13-Oct 5), Proof (Oct 25-Nov 9), Jerry’s Girls (Dec 6-Dec 21), Run For Your Wife Jan17-Feb 1), The Baker’s Wife (Mar 7-Mar 29), Evita (Apr 25-May 17) and the 18th Annual Black Box New Play Festival (May 28-June 21). We are seeking talented and resourceful Designers for Set, Costumes, Lighting, Props and Sound. We are also accepting resumes from capable Producers, Assoc. Producers, Stage Managers and Asst. Stage Managers for all shows. Interested Designers must be capable of executing their design with help from a volunteer staff and Gallery’s resources. There is a small stipend for all positions. Send materials ASAP to designstaff@galleryplayers.com.

We are seeking enthusiastic, hard-working, talented, self-starting people who are willing and able to work in an Off-Off Broadway setting. The Gallery Players operates under the Equity NYC Showcase code.

Producers will be expected to supervise a production from the choosing of a director through opening night, making sure that each show meets our high standards and comes in within budget.

Designers: Though Gallery does have Volunteers to help with everything from building and hanging to ushering and concessions, it is ultimately the designer’s job to make sure the design is executed.

Stage Managers and Assistant Stage Managers can be either Equity or Non-Equity.

Please indicate which shows particularly interest you.

The Peanut Gallery 2015


Taught by professional theater artists the PEANUT GALLERY is devoted to  musical theater, personal expression and self confidence. Children will learn the basics of singing and dancing, as well as what it means to participate and contribute to a group. Over the week they will create and perform their own original show with songs from Broadway Musicals!

With the guidance of the talented instructors, and through story-telling, theater games, art projects and performance, kids will not only have fun but will increase their own expressiveness and self-confidence.


Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 2:00pm

July 20-24 (Entering Grades1-4)
July 27-31 (Entering Grades 1-4)


*Please drop off your child no earlier than 8:30am, and pick up no later than 2:15pm.



End of session performance times to be announced.

Bring your own lunch. Water will be provided.

Registration price: $325/Add Extended Day (Monday-Thursday) $425

Price is for one week of classes.


Pay the Peanut Gallery registration fee by credit card on-line by clicking here.

After paying on-line, please e-mail peanuts@galleryplayers.com the following registration information. You must include all of the following information in your e-mail:

Child’s name
Grade in Fall 2015
Parent name
Street address including city/state/zip
E-mail address
Which week(s) you are registering for

You may also mail us a printed registration form (click the link). Print out the form, complete it (please note on the form if you paid on-line), and send to: The Gallery Players, ATTN: The Peanut Gallery, 199 14th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11215. To pay by check, print and mail the form with your check.


Seeking House Managers

House Manager positions available

The House Manager oversees all audience-related tasks, including the operation of the box office and concession stand by volunteer ushers and the opening and closing of the house, as well as processes cash intake and evening reports. Needed for performances only, plus training. Performances are Thu-Sat at 8pm and Sunday at 3pm. (The last two Saturdays of each production have 2pm and 8pm perfs.) Looking for an individual who can commit to a minimum of 4 performances. Small stipend pay available.

If interested please e-mail letter of interest and/or resume with HOUSE MANAGER in the subject line to volunteer@galleryplayers.com.

Volunteer at The Gallery Players

Be a part of The Gallery Players by volunteering! With 8 productions every season, there’s a lot that you can help with, and there are some great benefits. Here’s what we need:

  • Set Building/Painting Volunteers (previous experience not required; lunch provided)
  • Box Office Volunteers (free show admission included)
  • Concessions Volunteers (free show admission included)
  • Raffle and Mailing List Sign-Up Volunteers (free show admission included)
  • Audition Monitors (free Thursday show admission included)
  • Postcard distribution Volunteers (free Thursday show admission included)

To inquire about any of these Volunteers positions, please e-mail volunteer(at)galleryplayers.com.