FALL ’16 PRODUCTION OPEN AUDITIONS & CREW INTERVIEWS for MACBETH by William Shakespeare
A limited number of scripts are now available for checkout in Brookens Library, at the front desk. Just ask for the UIS Theatre Macbeth Script Check Out sheet and a script will be loaned to you. Please return your checked out script within 24 hours, so that other actors can also have a turn to look at the exact edition of the play we’ll be using.
Guest Director: Bill Kincaid
Guest Fight Choreographer: D.C. Wright
Guest Costume Designer: Katie Eickhoff
Scenic Designer: Dathan Powell
Monday, August 29 & Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Crew interviews – 6pm
Auditions – 7pm
Studio Theatre, Level 1, Public Affairs Center (PAC), UIS
Callback Auditions slated for Wednesday, August 31, 2016 @ 7pm, Studio Theater
Roles available for 10 women, 21 men, 3 boys, and 5 which could be played by men or women. Some flexibility and/or doubling likely.
*Please Note: The roles of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth will be played by theatre faculty members Eric Thibodeaux-Thompson and Missy Thibodeaux-Thompson, respectively. All other roles are available.
Available Crew positions include: stage management team, costumes, props, set construction, lighting, sound, running crew, dramaturg assistant, etc.
- Friday, October 28th through Sunday, October 30th AND
- Thursday, November 3rd through Sunday, November 6th, 2016
- 7:30pm each evening; except for the TWO Sundays – October 30th & November 6th – both at 2:00pm
- Studio Theatre, Level 1, PAC, UIS
THE STORY and CHARACTERS:
(10W, 21M, 3Boys, 5W or M, with some flexibility/doubling)
In honor of Shakespeare and in observance of the 400th anniversary year since his death, UIS Theatre is proud to produce this faculty/student/guest artist/community members showcase production of MACBETH. MACBETH is one of the world’s most famous plays, with an aura of mystique and superstition surrounding even its title. The story explores the dark side of ambition, as the royal couple climb to power and then struggle to maintain it. Ghosts, witches, murder, suicide, guilt, prophecy, and the supernatural power of fate hang over the play, conveyed to the audience in some of Shakespeare’s most memorable language.
Seward, Earl of Northumberland
Son to Macduff
Doctor of Physic
Those Interested in Working Backstage
Those interested in working backstage (stage managers, props crew, sound research, costumes, dresser, running crew) are asked to attend one night of crew interviews at 6:00pm, fill out a crew application, and indicate area of interest backstage. The production team will take a few moments to meet with you to discuss your area of interest.
Please fill out an audition form when you arrive prior to 7:00pm. Auditions will consist of “cold readings” from the script. Be prepared to make some bold choices, take some risks, and have fun! Prepared monologues and resumes are appreciated, but are NOT required.
UIS Theatre invites all theatre artists to audition for roles or apply for offstage work in one of our upcoming productions.
Currently enrolled UIS students are given primary consideration in casting roles and backstage assignments, as well as in determining each production.