The Malachite Theatre Collective are delighted to announce auditions for their forthcoming production of Shakespeare’s Macbeth, to be performed in Edmonton, Alberta in January 2019.
Following the successes of Henry V (2017) and Twelfth Night (2018), the creatives behind London, England’s internationally-touring Malachite Theatre & Shoreditch Shakespeare Company are delighted to return to Alberta this winter, with a brand new production of Shakespeare’s savage Scottish tragedy.
Featuring a cast of local Albertan actors working with Elizabethan performance practices, and staged in Holy Trinity’s eerily-beautiful Sanctuary space, Macbeth promises to be the immersive theatrical experience of the season!
Directed by Benjamin Blyth (University of Cambridge, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art), Macbeth is a Canadian Actors’ Equity Association production under the Artists’ Collective Policy.
Macbeth will run Wednesdays – Sundays at 7:30PM from January 4 – 19, 2019 at Holy Trinity Anglican Church.
Rehearsals will be scheduled in sections over the holiday period:
1) December 3: 11am-6pm: Read-through (full company)
2) December 7-21: 11am-6pm: Pre-Christmas Rehearsals (arr. around availability)
4) January 1: 2pm-Late: Set-build (Tech & SM teams only)
5) January 2-3: 2pm-Late: Tech & Dress (full company)
6) January 4: 2pm-Late: Opening Night
Please come prepared to audition with your detailed availability – particularly for the pre-Christmas period. Please also note that January 2-4 you will be required full time.
Auditions for the acting company will be held in the UPPER HALL at Holy Trinity Anglican Church (10037, 84 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB, T6E 2G6) from:
September 14: 11am-5pm
September 15: 12 noon – 6pm
Call-backs are scheduled for September 17: 10am-4pm.
The waiting area will be sign posted.
Please specify if you require a specific date/ time slot (AM/PM) in your submission email.
Please come prepared with two contrasting monologues (1 verse, 1 prose) of up to 2 minutes in length from Shakespeare or one of his contemporaries.
AUDITIONS WILL BE HELD FOR ALL ROLES, AND BREAKDOWNS ARE AS FOLLOWS:
Macbeth (Male: 25-40)
Lady M/Hecate (Female: 25-40)
Macduff/Sargent (Female/Male: 25-40)
Malcolm (Female/Male: – 18-25)
Banquo (Male: – 25-40)
Ross (Female: 30-40)
1 Witch (Female: 18-80)
2 Witch (Female: 18- 80)
3 Witch (Female: 18-80)
Duncan/Doctor (Male: 50-80)
Angus/Siward (Male: 25-40)
Lennox/Lady Macduff (Female/Male: 25-40)
Porter/Seyton/Old Man (Female/Male: 30-50)
Murderer 1/Macdonwald (Male: 18-30)
Murderer 2/Menteith (Female/Male: 18-30)
Fleance/Donalbain (Female/Male: 12-18)
Please email your headshot, resume and a brief cover letter specifying who you would like to be seen for, and outlining your previous experience with Shakespeare, to: [email protected]
The deadline for submissions is September 7.
Equity members will be seen first at all open audition calls. Equity members cast in this production will be engaged under an Equity form of contract. CAEA members: please bring your membership card to the audition.
Ethno-cultural mandate or ethno-cultural casting statement: The Malachite Theatre Collective are committed to diverse, inclusive casting. We encourage submissions from all qualified performers, without regard to age, disability, ethnicity, race, or gender identity.