Knoxville Children’s Theatre (KCT) will hold auditions on Tuesday, August 14 for the upcoming stage production of “Macbeth,” by William Shakespeare.

Macbeth, a Scottish soldier receives a prophecy from three weird sisters that he will one day become the King of Scotland.  Consumed by ambition, Macbeth and his wife hatch a deadly plot to remove the current king, but their guilt and paranoia quickly cause their best-laid plans to spin out of control.  KCT Academy Director Dennis Perkins’ version is specially edited for children and families.

The audition will take place from 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM at KCT at 109 E. Churchwell Avenue.

Auditions are by appointment only. Auditionees may choose from the following appointment times: 4:30 PM, 5:00 PM, 5:30 PM, 6:00 PM, 6:30 PM, 7:00 PM, and 7:30 PM. Six auditionees will be seen at each appointment time; a maximum of 42 auditionees will be seen.

There at least 15 available roles for both male and female actors aged 12 to 17.
There are at least two roles for actors making his/her KCT debut.

Auditionees should prepare a dramatic monologue from one of Shakespeare’s tragedies (excluding Romeo And Juliet).  Or auditionees may choose a dramatic monologue from a Shakespearean history play or one of Shakespeare’s sonnets.

Choose an appropriate monologue with large theatrical ranges. Monologues will be evaluated on volume, clearness of diction, depth of emotional expression, and comic timing.  Ability of physical transformation is a major plus.
Auditionees should bring their calendars. All actors will be asked to list all conflicts with the rehearsal schedule. The director will make every attempt to work around conflicts, whenever possible.

Rehearsals will begin on or around Wednesday, August 29, continuing through Thursday, October 25.  No rehearsal will be held during Labor Day weekend, and the show will not rehearse during Knox County Schools’ Fall Break. 

Rehearsals are held Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings.  Actors should expect to attend most, but not all, rehearsals; conflicts may be listed at audition.  Tech rehearsals, on October 18, 21, 22, 24 and 25, are mandatory.
Actors must also be available for all 14 regular performances: October 26 through November 11, Thursdays through Sundays.

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KCT Academy Director, Dennis E. Perkins, will direct the production.

No calls for appointments, please.
Due to time restrictions, auditionees without an appointment will not be seen.