MACBETH - Brooklyn Theater Workshop Auditions

Posted: December 1, 2018

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MACBETH - Submission Request
Brooklyn Theater Workshop

APPOINTMENTS
Appointment Only auditions 9am-6pm on Sunday, December 16th.

CONTRACT
Showcase-NY $121 stipend (monthly metro)

SEEKING
Ethnically and racially diverse actors with a strong ability to handle classical text. Non-binary actors strongly encouraged. Strong folk singers needed for three witches.

INSTRUCTIONS
For consideration, please email your headshot, resume, and the role(s) you would like to be considered for to
brooklyntheaterworkshop@gmail.com, subject: Macbeth Submission - role of ______.

SUBMIT TO
brooklyntheaterworkshop@gmail.com

PERSONNEL
Director: Ashley Burroughs
Assistant Director: Sam Parrott
Music Director: Tom Lee

OTHER DATES
First rehearsal: 1/26/19, rehearses evenings and weekends.
Opening: 3/7/19
Closing: 3/10/19

OTHER
www.brooklyntheaterworkshop.org
Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to submit.

BREAKDOWN
This particular production seeks to highlight specific elements of the systemic and hierarchical power structures that we live within.
As such, all characters, unless specifically noted, are People of Color (POC)

Track 1 (male-identifying)
Macbeth: 30s-40s, martial, physical, ambitious, proud, entitled, lacking greatness and the lack is deeply felt. Thane of Fife, later Thane of Cawdor, later King of Scotland. White. (CAST)

Track 2 (female-identifying)
Lady Macbeth: 30s-40s, charming, resourceful, fierce, private, equal in ambition and entitlement to her husband. Equal in all ways to her husband, in fact. Nursing a deep seated fire within. WHITE.

Track 3 (male-identifying)
Macduff: 30s, “walks softly, but carries a big stick” as it were. A father figure. Actor should have weight and be in command of their bodies in all spaces. Stage combat a HUGE plus. POC

Track 4 (female-identifying or non-binary)
First Witch, Malcom, as cast: 20s. First Witch - practical, steadfast. Spooky, but like the Fox Sisters, not American Horror Story. SHOULD BE A STRONG SINGER, folk style. Malcolm - eager, trepidatious, courageous. A princeling. POC
Track 5 (female-identifying or non-binary)
Second Witch, Lennox, Fleance, Young Siward, as cast: late teen, early 20s. Our youngest seeming cast member. Second Witch - earnest, eager, but also practical. Another Fox Sister. SHOULD BE A STRONG SINGER, folk style. Lennox, Fleance, Young Siward - physically dynamic, energetic, gritty. Stage combat
a HUGE plus. POC

Track 6 (female-identifying or non-binary)
Third Witch, Donalbain, Doctor, as cast: 20s. Third Witch - practical, but playful. Perhaps the most mystical of our false mystic trio. SHOULD BE A STRONG SINGER, folk style. Doctor - a midwife/ herbalist. Donalbain - upright, energetic. POC

Track 7 (male-identifying)
Banquo, Old Siward, as cast: 30-50s. Banquo - jovial, loyal, open. Ambitious but moral. Old Siward - martial, upstanding, stoic but not cold. POC

Track 8 (female-identifying)
Lady Macduff, Hecate, as cast: 20s-30s. Lady Macduff - light, witty to point of being biting, both soft and sharp, pregnant. Hecate - stern, hypnotic, commanding. Strong command of physicality is a must for both roles. POC

Track 9 (male-identifying)
Duncan, Porter, Murderer, as cast: 40s-50s. Duncan - regal, grounded, affable. The platonic ideal of a kindly old king. Porter - cheeky, an older fellow with a twinkle in the eye and a bounce still in the step. A strong comedian and character actor. Stage combat and/or clowning skills a HUGE plus. POC
Track 10 (male-identifying)
Captain, Murderer, as cast: 20s-40s. A consummate soldier and mercenary, a ready character actor. Stage combat, dance experience, and/or experience with physical theater is a HUGE plus. POC


Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to submit.


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