September 6, 2013
VICTORIA UNIVERSITY SUMMER SHAKESPEARE 2014 AUDITION NOTICE
The Victoria University Summer Shakespeare 2014 is Macbeth, one of Shakespeare’s darkest and most powerful tragedies to be directed by Sarah Delahunty.
Macbeth, a brave Scottish general receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition, Macbeth and his wife murder King Duncan and take the throne. Wracked with guilt and paranoia he becomes a tyrannical ruler forced to commit more and more murders to protect himself from animosity and suspicion.
Sarah Delahunty’s production will be contemporary and rough. Think about ‘Sons of Anarchy’, leathers and motorbikes, and you have the starting point for the creative direction of the ‘play that shall not be named’. Join us on a dark journey into blood and madness, into a mind crazed by violence and greed.
Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th September
Venue t.b.c (Wellington central)
To audition you will perform two versions of the same Shakespearian monologue, first as the original version and then the same speech in your own words as a contemporary interpretation, i.e. in any way you like! The maximum time for each speech is 5 minutes.
Rehearsals will start 28th October with Christmas break between 20th December and 6th January 2014.
Gladstone Vineyard (Wairarapa): Thursday 6th– Saturday 8th February
The Dell, Wellington Botanic Gardens: Friday 14th February to Saturday 1st March.
We’re looking for adventurous actors with strong vocal ability and a passion for Shakespeare.
CONTACT IVY WILLMOTT TO BOOK AN AUDITION!