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Auditions for Shakespeare’s MacBeth

Audition Dates:  August 19 & 21.  Callbacks:  August 24.
Location:  449 Boston Post Road East, Longfellow Plaza, Suite 19 in Marlborough MA
To schedule your audition, please contact our Stage Manager, Kim Beauchemin.

Performance Dates: October 24 – 26 and November 1 – 2, 2014.

Ghost Light Players will be hosting auditions for our upcoming production of Shakespeare’s MacBeth in August 2014.  Details are below.   All roles are open for casting, and some roles will be cross-cast. We encourage all to audition, even those who’ve never tried Shakespeare before!

Auditions are by appointment.  Please email us to schedule your audition slot.  Please include your name, email address, and which evening you would prefer for the audition.  We will contact you directly through email to confirm your audition time slot. If you are not able to attend on the posted audition dates, please contact us to see if another time can be arranged.

Auditions will consist of either a short, prepared classical monologue (Shakespeare is preferred) or cold readings from a “translated” script (your choice). Each participant should plan to attend for a one-hour time slot.  If you have any questions, please include them when you schedule your audition.  A headshot and resume are useful, but not required.  Please arrive a few minutes early to fill out an audition form, including a schedule/conflict sheet.

Available Roles:

Macbeth – (Male, 30’s – 50’s) Macbeth is a general and the thane of Glamis who is led to wicked ambition by the prophecies of the three witches.

Lady Macbeth – (Female, 20’s – 40’s) Macbeth’s wife, a deeply ambitious woman who lusts for power and position.

The Three Witches – (Female/Male, Any Age) Three hags who plot mischief against Macbeth using charms, spells, and prophecies.

Banquo – (Male, 20’s – 40’s) Macbeth’s best friend. The general whose children, according to the witches’ prophecy, will inherit the Scottish throne.

Fleance – (Male, 20’s) Banquo’s son, who survives Macbeth’s attempt to murder him.

King Duncan -  (Male, 30’s – 50’s) The good and virtuous ruler whom Macbeth, in his ambition for the crown, murders.

Malcolm – (Male/Female, 20’s – 30’s) The eldest child of King Duncan, and heir to the throne.

Donalbain – (Male, 14 – 20) Duncan’s son and Malcolm’s younger brother.

Macduff – - (Male/Female, 30’s – 50’s) A nobleman hostile to Macbeth’s kingship from the start. He eventually becomes a leader of the crusade to unseat Macbeth.

Lady Macduff – (Female, 20 – 40’s) Macduff’s wife.   Wholesome, kind and honorable – she is the opposite of Lady MacBeth.

Macduff’s Young Child (Male/Female, 10 – 12)  – young boy or girl

Nobles & Thanes (Male/Female, Any Age): Lennox, Ross, Menteith, Cathness, Angus & Siward

Young Siward (Male, 14 – 18)– Siward’s heir. Young soldier who is killed by Macbeth in battle.

The Murderers – (Male/Female, Any Age) A group of ruffians conscripted by Macbeth to murder Banquo, Fleance (whom they fail to kill), and Macduff’s wife and children.

Porter – (Male/Female, 40’s – 70’s) The drunken doorman of Macbeth’s castle.

Servants – (Male/Female, 40’s – 70’s)

Hecate – (Female, Any Age) The goddess of witchcraft, who helps the three witches work their mischief on Macbeth.

Please note: “Any Age” is used to describe adults. We will only consider casting someone under the age of 18 for the roles of Donalbain, Young Siward, and MacDuff’s Child, as described above.

Actors cast in Ghost Light Player productions are not required to pay membership dues, show fees, or sell a minimum number of tickets/ads.  We value your time and contributions as actors.  We do expect that you will engage in, and contribute to, the creative process and abide by our GHOST LIGHT PLAYERS POLICIES at all times.

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