Auditions

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.

Performance dates:

  • 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.

Macbeth Characters

Duncan, King of Scotland

Malcolm

Donalbain

Macbeth

Lady Macbeth

Lady Macduff

Banquo

Macduff

Lennox

Rosse

Menteth

Angus

Cathness

Fleance

Seward, Earl of Northumberland

Young Siward

Seyton

Son to Macduff

English Doctor

Doctor of Physic

Sergeant

Porter

Old Man

First Murderer

Second Murderer

Third Murderer

Servant

Soldiers

Lord

Gentlewoman

Hecat

First Witch

Second Witch

Third Witch

Fourth Witch

Fifth Witch

Sixth Witch

First Apparition

Second Apparition

Third Apparition

Macbeth’s Messenger

Messenger

Sewer

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.

Actors

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.