Announcing Auditions for the Upcoming
Young Rep Play 2021
Stage Direction by Nathan Cummings
“By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes“
Shakespeare’s most exciting play retold in a modern setting. This all-female modern adaptation by Erica Schmidt is sure to provoke and excite.
On an autumn afternoon, in an empty lot outside the city, seven teenage schoolgirls meet up, drop their backpacks, and hurl headlong into the unchecked passions of Shakespeare’s darkest play. They have created a Macbeth club and using Shakespeare’s original text transcend their school uniforms to conjure kings, warriors, and witches. As Shakespeare’s bloody tale seeps into their reality the line between real life and blood fantasy quickly blurs. Through prophecies and smartphones, unexpected realities emerge from Shakespeare’s dark nightmare of ambition gone awry. These young women discover what’s done cannot be undone.
This adaptation is specifically written for 7 performers and an all-female cast; depending on the audition turn out we may have multiple all-female casts.
Barring a miracle this production most likely will be filmed and available to our audiences through a streaming platform so all your friends and family will be able to purchase ticket online and watch the show from home.
How will rehearsals work?
One of the reasons this adaptation was chosen was its relatively small cast size and we have developed a plan to rehearse and film our show in safe, small and stable cohorts. We will be practicing the health and safety protocols that we developed and used this summer as well as during our last show “The Cinnabar Spectacular” which include daily wellness checks before sessions and to hold rehearsals outside as much as possible.
Please look below for details about the show and rehearsals.
Auditions: Saturday, December 12, 10:00am – 2:00pm
Rehearsals: January 5 – March 11
Days and times TBD
(see FAQ for more details)
Filming: March 13
Streaming Date: April 2
The health and safety of our students and teachers is our number one priority. We have created detailed COVID-19 Mitigation Measures which includes daily wellness checks before the start of rehearsal as well as detailed cleaning and disinfecting protocol. Students will be outside as much as possible; we are fortunate to have a lot of space and beautiful gardens in which to play. PLEASE BE SURE TO READ OUR MITIGATION MEASURES and be prepared to agree to our safety terms before enrolling.
If you have any questions at any time, please email Nathan at his new address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Auditions: Saturday, December 12, 10:00am – 2:00pm
Ages: 13 – 19
This adaptation of Macbeth is written for females only
Auditions are scheduled through the online sign-up below, along with additional instructions about the check-in process. Please prepare a Shakespeare monologue of your choosing. Be sure to fill out and bring the Show Enrollment form and the Conflict Calendar, which you can find on the Signup Genius under Related Files. Arrive early enough to hand in and review your paperwork.
Please do not stress about auditions! Our faculty and Young Rep members will greet and guide you through the fun, collaborative process. If you have any specific questions, reach out to Nathan anytime
Q: I AM A LITTLE CONFUSED. HOW IS THIS ALL GOING TO WORK?
Normally we would be doing large-scale plays and musicals with cast sizes of 30 and upwards on stage together. Due to Covid-19 we have adjusted the number of students on the Cinnabar campus at one time. Based off the recommendations of the Sonoma County HSD we have created Covid-19 mitigation measures and best practices when working together in person. According to Sate and County guidelines we are able to have 14 performers and 2 teaching artists per cohort. This production of Mac Beth has a relatively small cast size of 7 performers per cast.
Q: WHAT IS THE REHEARSAL PROCESS GOING TO LOOK LIKE?
Generally, we rehearse 2-3 days a week in the 4:00 – 7:00 time slot. Depending on the audition turnout we may double things up and have an A and B cast.
Possible Rehearsal Schedule Example (Actual Rehearsal schedule TBD)
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Q: HOW DO YOU INTEND TO PRESENT THE PERFORMANCE?
Cinnabar has contracted a new videographer who will film with multiple cameras and edit the performance. Once things are done on his end the theater will stream a ticketed show for everyone who would like to see it. We hope to make the show available to stream on a few different dates in late November or December.
Q: WHAT IS CINNABAR’S CURRENT PLAN REGARDING COVID-19?
Cinnabar is following all health and safety guidelines of Sonoma County Health and Human Services. Please take a detailed look at the theater COVID-19 Mitigation Measures
Q: DURING IN-PERSON REHEARSALS WILL STUDENTS BE REQUIRED TO WEAR A MASK AND PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING?
Yes. At this time and for the foreseeable future all students will be required to wear masks when on the Cinnabar campus. Our space at the theater, including the outside grounds, provides us with enough room to adhere to the recommended distancing guidelines. Rehearsals will take place outside as much as possible.
Q: THIS ALL SOUNDS VERY EXCITING BUT I STILL HAVE A FEW QUESTIONS.
This is a new adventure for us at Cinnabar, but one that presents some exciting possibilities. Nathan is happy to go into detail and answer any additional question you may have. Please feel free to contact him at his new email address: email@example.com