The Sisters: adapted from Shakespeare’s Macbeth- Submission Request for NYC Appointments
SoHo Shakespeare Company
Basic Showcase Code; approval pending.
At the auditions:
Morgan Sullivan, Artistic Director, director;
Alexander Pepperman, Artistic Director, playwright;
Madison Reiske, Executive Producer, assistant director;
Callbacks on Thursday, March 21st
First Rehearsal: April 15th
Opening Night: May 16th
Performances: Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 7:30 or 8pm; Sundays at 2 or 3pm
Last Performance: June 2nd
www.sohoshakes.com. If given an appointment, Please prepare one or two Shakespearean monologues; no more than two minutes in total. Bring a picture and resume, stapled together.
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.
Equity and Non-Equity Actors, all ages, ethnicities and genders. Must have a strong command of Shakespearean language and structure, and be comfortable with Movement. This is an adaptation of Shakespeare’s Macbeth using text from many of his plays.
Female, 25-30, any ethnicity. Driven by a need to avenge a family legacy, Lady Macbeth is wise beyond her years, grounded, and difficult to shake. She takes comfort in her ability to connect with otherworldly sources, and isn’t afraid to resort to violence to get what she deserves. Her great conflict lies within the question of where power comes from, and when or if violence is ever the right answer.
Male, 30-35, Any Ethnicity. Macbeth is traditionally masculine and the perfect fit for a patriarchal role. He is a warrior who believes at his core that he is a good man. His most tragic flaw is living up to the standard of toxic masculinity – and the fact that it continues to fail him. Although he is kind, heroic and appears “good,” he has lost his sense of self.
Male, 30-35, any ethnicity. Banquo is a soldier, loyal and courageous. In many ways he’s similar to Macbeth, except that he perhaps feels a little more comfortable in the role toxic masculinity begs him to play. He is a little braggadocios, but able to keep a level head when necessary. There are things Banquo would never stoop to for power; that said, he falls into the same trap Macbeth does, believing that being a war hero doesn’t make you a murderer, it makes you a man. He is in many ways, just as lost as his best friend.
The Sisters (1, 2, & 3)
Any age. Female, any ethnicity. May have been human at one time, perhaps at different periods of time and for different lengths of time. Each one has come to some kind of a crossroad at the hands of abuse, leading to death. It is at this crossroad they each met Hecate, who gave them the choice to choose more life, or to become a Sister. They live in a space called “Somewhere and Nowhere,” where the rules of Lady Macbeth’s world don’t quite apply, especially in relation to gender, age, power. Each sister must have strong movement skills, and be comfortable playing multiple characters. Each Sister will transform on stage to play other roles such as (King) Duncan The Doctor, etc. Training in Viewpoints is a plus.
Non-man, any age or ethnicity. Goddess of death, crossroads. She is beyond our understanding of gender entirely. Open to any interpretation of feminine/masculine presentation. Powerful, stoic, timeless; her presence alone is awe inspiring. *Note: the use of she/her pronouns does not denote womanhood.
For consideration, email picture and resume to Madison Reiske at: firstname.lastname@example.org
NYC Appointment Only Auditions to be held MON 3/18 and TUE 3/19, from 11am to 7pm each day, at Alchemical Studios, 104 West 14th Street. Must email picture and resume for appointment consideration. No walk-ins.
Minors must be accompanied by an adult