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Ensemble Theatre and Cleveland Shakespeare Festival announce auditions

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Ensemble Theatre and Cleveland Shakespeare Festival hold auditions for collaborative production of “Voodoo Macbeth

It is a work that highlights the effect that evil can have on those in power who are driven by overpowering ambition. The original 1936 “Voodoo Macbeth” was created by Orson Welles who cast a company of African Americans and moved the setting from Scotland to 19th Century Haiti that was suffering under the reign of slave-turned-emperor Henri Christophe.

Ensemble Theatre is partnering with the Cleveland Shakespeare Festival to recreate this original 1936 script with a multicultural cast. Open auditions will be held for actors of all races, ages and genders. Actors will receive a stipend. AEA contracts will be considered for this production.

Auditions will be held on Saturday, March 8 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m., Monday, March 10 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. With callbacks on Tuesday, March 11 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

The auditions will take place at Ensemble Theatre, 2843 Washington Avenue, Cleveland Heights, OH

No appointment necessary. Auditionees will be seen in the order of arrival.

Please bring a headshot and resume. Actors may choose to present a Shakespearean monologue not exceeding two minutes, or be provided a scene from the play to read.

Initial table readings will be held March 23-24, and full rehearsals begin Saturday, April 26th.

The production opens May 23 and runs Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 2pm through June 8th.

The production is co-directed by Celeste Cosentino, Artistic Director of Ensemble Theatre and Tyson Douglas Rand, Artistic Director of Cleveland Shakespeare Festival.

For more information email auditions@cleveshakes.org

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