Theatre; Just Because
Something wicked this way comes!
Come explore the wonders of one of the most renowned tragedies in the history of theatre - William Shakespeare’s Macbeth.
May 23-25, 2019
Keyano Recital Theatre, 8:00 pm
Saturday, March 2 11:00am-6:00pm Auditions
Sunday, March 3 6:00pm - 10:00pm Callbacks
If you are interested in auditioning but unavailable on these audition dates, please contact [email protected].
*all times and dates are subject to change*
Upon registration, auditioners will be provided a collection of material to choose from. They are asked to prepare a sonnet and a selection from the play. It is not necessary to be off-book. Auditioners are welcome to prepare a piece as well, but that is not an obligation.
A brave Scottish general named Macbeth receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth murders King Duncan and takes the Scottish throne for himself. He is then wracked with guilt and paranoia. Forced to commit more and more murders to protect himself from enmity and suspicion, he soon becomes a tyrannical ruler. The bloodbath and consequent civil war swiftly take Macbeth and Lady Macbeth into the realms of madness and death.
In this post-modern exploration of Macbeth, actors will be working with an abridged version of the text. The action of the play is set in a dystopian post-war society - a kingdom that was faced with the brink of total destruction.
A number of roles have been cut and/or amalgamated in working version of the text.
LADY MACDUFF (Nurse)
MACDUFF’S SON (Doctor) - youth
FLEANCE - youth
THE WITCHES (Porter, Sergeant, Murderers)
TOTAL: 13 Actors needed, minimum of two youth
Non-gender specific in all roles. Youths must be over the age of 16 - parent consent is required for any persons under the age of 18.
REHEARSAL / PRODUCTION DATES
The rehearsals will begin with a one day First Read, followed by three days of Table Work. Generally, the rehearsals are Wednesday, Thursday, Friday from 7:00pm until 10:00pm. Saturday tutorials for specific monologue/scene work will be scheduled as needed. Beginning the week of April 17, Saturday rehearsals from 12:00pm to 6:00pm will be introduced. Beginning May 15, rehearsals will begin at 6:00pm. Rehearsal attendance is mandatory if you are scheduled - a schedule will be provided upon casting.
If you are unavailable for specific dates, please provide this information at the audition.
Wednesday, March 13 7:00 -10:00pm (First Read)
March 20-22 7:00pm-10:00pm (Table Work)
March 27-29 7:00pm-10:00pm
April 3-5 7:00pm-10:00pm
April 10-12 7:00pm-10:00pm
April 17-19 7:00pm-10:00pm
April 20 12:00pm - 6:00pm
April 24-26 7:00pm-10:00pm
April 27 12:00pm - 6:00pm
May 1-3 7:00pm-10:00pm
May 4 12:00pm - 6:00pm
May 8-May 10 7:00pm-10:00pm
May 11 12:00pm - 6:00pm
May 15-17 6:00pm-10:00pm
May 18 12:00pm - 6:00pm
May 20-25 - Times TBD (Production Week)
Keyano Theatre & Arts Centre
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