Macbeth Auditions

Friday, June 28th 6:30 – 9:30 pm 
Saturday, June 29th 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Callbacks Tuesday, July 2nd 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Where: 
706 North Division Street, Peekskill NY 10566

What to prepare and bring: 
Shakespeare, with his extremely specific style, is one of the few times we WANT to see monologues.

Please prepare a Shakespeare monologue – 1 to 1.5 minutes in length.  

 Character Breakdown

Macbeth  (age 25-55) A captain in Duncan’s army, later the Thane (Lord) of Glamis and Cawdor. When Three Witches predict that he will one day be king of Scotland, he takes his fate into his own hands, allowing his ambition and that of his wife to overcome his better judgement. His bloody reign culminates in a battle against Malcolm and the English forces.

Lady Macbeth  (age 20-50)  The wife of Macbeth, whose ambition helps to drive her husband toward the desperate act of murder. Subsequently, her husband’s cruelty and her own guilt recoil on her, sending her into a madness from which she never recovers.

Banquo  (age 25-55) A fellow-captain and companion of Macbeth, who also receives a prophecy from the Witches: that his children will one day succeed to the throne of Scotland. This information is sufficient to spell his death at the hands of the resentful Macbeth, who is later haunted by Banquo’s ghost.

Duncan  (age 35 -65)  King of Scotland. His victories against rebellious kinsmen and the Norwegians have made him a popular and honored king. His decision to pass the kingdom to his son Malcolm provokes his untimely death at the hands of Macbeth.

Fleance  (age 12-16) Banquo’s son, who, by escaping Macbeth’s plot on his life, will go on to be father to a line of kings.

Donalbain and Malcolm  (age 25-55) Duncan’s two sons. Fearful of implication in their father’s murder, they flee Scotland, Donalbain to Ireland and Malcolm to England, where he raises a large army with the intention of toppling the tyrant Macbeth.

Macduff  (age 25-55) A thane (nobleman) of Scotland who discovers the murdered King Duncan. Suspecting Macbeth and eventually turning against him, Macduff later flees to England to join Malcolm. When Macbeth arranges the murder of his wife and children, Macduff swears personal revenge.

Lennox, Ross, Menteth, Angus, Lady Macduff  (age 18-55) Thanes/Wives of Scotland, all of whom eventually turn against the tyrannical Macbeth.

The Porter, the Old Man, the Doctors (age 25-70) Three commentators on events, all of whom have a certain degree of wisdom and foresight. The Porter hints at the Hell-like nature of Macbeth’s castle; the Old Man associates the murder of King Duncan with the instability of the natural world; the Doctors recognize disease and disorder even though they cannot cure it.

The Witches (age 18-70) Three agents of Fate who reveal the truth (or part of it) to Macbeth and Banquo and who later appear to confirm the downfall and tragic destiny of the tyrannical Macbeth.

Show commitment

Rehearsals will start at the end of July and performances start October 4th.  

The commitement is until October 26th 2019.

 

Note to the Actors:
We want to make your experience performing with ForAll a great one.  We value your time and talent and commit the following:
– Specific audition time slots will be available and we will keep to the schedule.
– We won’t ask you to pay a membership fee.  We would actually like to be able to pay our actors a small stipend (don’t get too excited, it might be $5 depending on the show’s attendance).
– We are a full fledged NON PROFIT community theater.  This means most of us are working for the love of it, not for pay (with the exception of those who are really excited about the potential of $5).  We have a passion to bring theater to everyone– it changed our lives so we want to pay it forward.

At the end of the day, working with us is going to be AWESOME!  Want to come on out and see?