The Ojai Art Center Theater and director Michael Addison announce auditions for Shakespeare’s Macbeth, the second production of the 2018 theater season. “I’m pleased Macbeth will be part of the exciting new season at the Art Center,” Addison said. “The lust for power drives the action—a parable for our times, I think.”
Auditions will be held in the Sonshine Room of the Ojai Presbyterian Church, 304 N. Foothill Road in Ojai Friday, January 19 at 6:30pm; Saturday, 1:00pm to 4:00pm with callbacks also at the Church on Monday, January 22 at 6:30pm.
Performances are on the Art Center stage beginning March 16 to April 8; Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 2:00pm. Macbeth is a production of the Ojai Art Center Theater in conjunction with the Ojai Performing Arts Theater (OPAT).
Actors are asked to bring a resume and a head shot to the auditions. Sides will be provided. Please familiarize yourself with the play. Although this is an open call, you may contact the director email@example.com.
The characters of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth are pre-cast. Auditions will be held for the following characters:
Lady Macduff – A serene gentlewoman, loving her young son, missing her husband who is off on the battlefield and then involved in politics.
The Three Witches – Who are these women? Or are they women? Are they old, weathered victims of the war, survivors, insane? Do they have children with them? Can they really prophesy the future? Are they Wiccans?
Malcolm – heir to King Duncan, fighting for what he thinks is his right to be King, and a shrewd politician determined to take power back from Macbeth.
Macduff – a loyal servant to the throne, outraged by the usurper Macbeth, and bent on revenge for his wife’s death.
Banquo – a cohort of Macbeth, intrigued by the prophecies, and yearning to see his blood line succeed to the throne.
King Duncan – tough and shrewd, confident and perhaps past his prime.
Seyton, the Porter – a loyal servant to Macbeth, a lurker, a conniver.
Ross, Angus and other Warriors, a Doctor, a Lady – all caught up in the maelstrom of power struggles and mayhem.