The Ohio State University at Newark


Audition Dates Scheduled

August 10, 2020

The Ohio State University at Newark’s Black Box Theater has announced audition dates for the November 21, 2020 Zoom production of The Tragedy of Macbeth, a five-act tragedy written by William Shakespeare in 1606–07 and first published in the First Folio of 1623. The play chronicles the rise of 11th century Macbeth from military leader to King of Scotland, whose seizing of power and subsequent destruction are the result of his blind ambition. One of the darkest of Shakespeare’s plays, the show features some of the most iconic roles in Western Theater. The play will be directed with additional dialogue by Ohio State Newark Lecturer Edie L. Norlin.

Auditions are open to the public and will be held in three formats: in-person, video submission or Zoom. An appointment must be made for an in-person or Zoom audition. In-person auditions will be from 7-10:00 p.m. on Sept. 8 and 9 at the theater. Request an appointment time for an in-person or Zoom audition by emailing Norlin at norlin.123@osu.edu. Video auditions must be submitted via email to Norlin by 5 p.m., Sept. 8. Candidates are requested to submit by email to Norlin an Audition Contact Form available on the theater’s webpage. Roles are available for 16 men, six females and one boy (6-9 years of age).

For additional information about auditioning, rehearsals and performance date, please go to newark.osu.edu/initiatives/outreach/theatre/.

Note: Throughout auditions, rehearsals and the videoed performance all COVID-19 precautions will be adhered to including the use of masks and social distancing. Each participant is responsible for providing and being in possession of their own mask at all times. All participants will be required to follow The Ohio State University COVID-19 guidelines and precautions or you will not be allowed to participate.

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