Macbeth Auditions! December 15th and 16th

Big News:  The dramaturgy class has decided that the spring Shakespeare play will not be Othello, but instead Macbeth (the Scottish play). They decided it was a better story for our community and our time.

Macbeth is a story of a man who hears a prophecy that he will become king and then becomes obsessed with the idea, even going so far as to murder those who stand in his way.  The play has nearly forty roles, including kings, princes, murderers, ghosts, witches, and soldiers.  It’s going to be a ton of fun and a ton of work. Rehearsals will be held Tuesdays and Fridays, 3:05-5:00, in the second semester. Larger parts will attend more rehearsals.

First auditions will be held from 3:05-4:15 on Thursday, December 15, and Friday, December 16 in Room 23 (Ms. Maiuri’s room).  Sign up on Ms. Maiuri’s door for a time slot.

Please come prepared with a memorized monologue. You may choose one from Macbeth, one from another Shakespeare play such as Othello or King Lear, or a memorized poem or speech. See Schoology for a couple of monologues from Macbeth that you can use if you want.

I can’t wait! 6th, 7th, and 8th graders are strongly encouraged to audition.