Nov 242016
 

Gemco Players in Artistic Collaboration with Page to Stage
Macbeth
The Gem Community Theatre
10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25 March

Auditions Monday 12th [7pm-10.30pm] and Sunday 18th December [2pm-10pm]
Call Backs Wednesday 21st December
The Gem Community Theatre
Kilvington Drive Emerald

ALL AUDITIONS BY APPOINTMENT.
BOOKINGS CAN BE MADE BY CONTACTED DIRECTOR SHARON MAINE ON pagetostageaustralia@gmail.com

PLEASE ALLOW 20 MINUTES FOR YOUR AUDITION.

Production Information
Performance Dates: 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25 March 2017
Rehearsals: Most likely to be Thursday evenings and Sunday afternoons. Some flexibility.

SYNOPSIS:
Macbeth tells the story of a brave Scottish general named Macbeth who receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth murders King Duncan and takes the Scottish throne for himself. He is then wracked with guilt and paranoia, and he soon becomes a tyrannical ruler as he is forced to commit more and more murders to protect himself from enmity and suspicion. The bloodbath and consequent civil war swiftly take Macbeth and Lady Macbeth into the realms of madness, and death.

The style of the production will be dark and sexy, with a hint of tartan. It will be a contemporary interpretation of the original story with murder, mayhem and the decent into madness taking centre stage. The script has been adapted for a modern audience.
The story will be told with a backdrop of war, but the time and place are ambiguous – it could be the 11th century, it could be now, it could be in the future. Macbeth will, through his own ambitions and his wife’s urging, plot, scheme and murder until he is King of Scotland. But through the guilt of his actions will descend into madness and lose everything.
The play’s minor characters will be replaced by an ensemble of 8-12 actors who, through stylised movement, will emulate soldiers in battle, nobles at court and servants. They will move along the action of the play by recounting what’s taken place off stage, and highlight Macbeth’s paranoia and his descent into madness. The ensemble will also move set pieces and props as required.

Auditions will consist of prepared readings from the script [ here ] – Scottish accent not required

Contact: Director SHARON MAINE by email only at pagetostageaustralia@gmail.com

Character Information and Audition Pieces for Macbeth

Please Note: The roles of Macbeth, Lady Macbeth, MacDuff and Lady Macduff are gender specific, but males and females will be considered for all other roles.
The Ensemble, Witches, Macbeth, Banquo, Macduff, Malcolm, will be required to perform choreographed movement, including stage fighting manoeuvres.

Duncan- King of Scotland, (M 25-55+)

Malcolm, (M 25-30)

Macbeth, General of the King’s Army, later King of Scotland (M 25-50)

Lady Macbeth – (F 25-45)

Three Witches – (F 15+)

Banquo – (25-50)

Fleance – (M/F 12-20)

Macduff – (M 25-45)

Lady Macduff – (F 20-40)

Macduff’s son (M/F 10-15)

Ross– (20-50)

Captain– Officer in the King’s Army (M 15-25)

Porter (or Messenger) – (20-50)

Ensemble
An ensemble of 8-12 people will take on the roles of: soldiers, nobles, servants and the consciences of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. The Ensemble will be on stage for 85% of the play and will work together, using stylised movement, voices and drumming, to move along the action.
Will be casted from people who have auditioned for other parts, unless you specify you would like to audition for this part. Please contact pagetostageaustralia@gmail.com for additional information

Type of production
Play

Company Name and Suburb
Gemco Players Community Theatre, Emerald

State
Victoria