Their names suggest their trades: Peter Quince is a carpenter (quines are blocks used in building); Bottom the weaver: bottom is a sort of bobbin for winding yarn; Snug the joiner; Flute for fluted bellows in an organ; Snout suggests the spout of a kettle, which a tinker would mend; and tailors were notoriously skinny, so Starveling.
Obviously a group of English workingmen, not real of course but comically imagined.
Inexperienced but enthusiastic amateur actors.
Are they in fact inventing theater for themselves, the way children would?
They may be as unsophisticated about theater as Theseus is sophisticated.
But are their concerns in fact the basic problems of putting on a play, funny mainly because we have already solved them?