A Midsummer Night's Dream (NDSF 2021)

- (part of a series)

Location: Irish Green, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center (View on map )

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The Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival’s Professional Company returned in August 2021 with a stunning new staging of Shakespeare’s immortal comedy/fantasy A Midsummer Night’s Dream, directed by Tlaloc Rivas. 

Lost in an enchanted wood, two young couples fall madly in and out of love, while fairies watch their every move and a knockabout acting troupe prepares for an all-important performance before royalty. One of Shakespeare’s most popular and accessible works, A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a charming and vibrant evening of theatre.

A Midsummer Night's Dream was performed August 12-29, 2021, in a socially distanced outdoor performance on the Irish Green, outside of the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center. Mandated health & safety protocols were observed for the duration of the Festival.


  • Peaseblossom/Peter Quince: Jonathan Allsop
  • Lysander: Jacob Chan
  • Mote/Francis Flute: James Cullinane
  • Helena: Teagan Earley
  • Nick Bottom: Jason Goff*
  • Cobweb/Robin Starveling: Shianne Harrison
  • Mustardseed/Tom Snout: Kevin Hauger
  • Hippolytus/Titania: Susaan Jamshidi*
  • Theseus/Oberon: Cameron Knight*
  • Demetrius: Gabe Krut
  • Egeus: Laurisa LeSure
  • Puck: Sarah Scanlon*
  • Hermia: Jordan Taylor
  • 1st Fairy/Snug the Joiner: Kendra Turner

* This artist appears through the courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.


  • Director: Tlaloc Rivas+
  • Stage Manager: Kathy Reynolds*
  • Scenic Designer: Marcus Stephens^
  • Lighting Designer: Mextly Couzin
  • Technical Director: Ken Cole
  • Production Manager/Sound Designer: Jennifer Kazmierczak
  • Costume Designer: Lynn Holbrook
  • Composer: Scotty Arnold
  • Properties Master: Michaela Duffy
  • Choreographer: Laurisa LeSure
  • Ryan Family Producing Artistic Director: Grant Mudge

+ The director is a member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, a national theatrical labor union.
* This artist appears through the courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.
^ This individual is a member of the United Scenic Artists, Local 829, a union of designers and artists in the entertainment industry.



The Music of Midsummer, With Scotty Arnold: 


"No" is a Gift: Intimacy Direction & More, With Sarah Scanlon:


It's Easier Than You Think: Acting, Directing, and Teaching Shakespeare, With Cameron Knight:



  • Thursday, August 12, 7:30pm (Preview)
  • Friday, August 13, 7:30pm
  • Saturday, August 14, 7:30pm
  • Sunday, August 15, 7:30pm
  • Tuesday, August 17, 7:30pm
  • Wednesday, August 18, 7:30pm
  • Thursday, August 19, 7:30pm
  • Friday, August 20, 7:30pm
  • Saturday, August 21, 7:30pm
  • Sunday, August 22, 7:30pm
  • Tuesday, August 24, 7:30pm
  • Wednesday, August 25, 7:30pm
  • Thursday, August 26, 7:30pm
  • Friday, August 27, 7:30pm
  • Saturday, August 28, 7:30pm
  • Sunday, August 29, 7:30pm