Thursday, August 18, 2016

UIS Theatre to hold open auditions for upcoming performances of Shakespeare’s "Macbeth"

The theatre program at the University of Illinois Springfield (UIS Theatre) will hold open auditions and crew interviews for their upcoming production of “Macbeth” on Monday, Aug. 29 and Tuesday, Aug. 30, in The Studio Theatre at UIS.

Crew interviews will begin at 6 p.m., followed by auditions at 7 p.m. both nights. The roles of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth will be played by theatre faculty members Eric Thibodeaux-Thompson and Missy Thibodeaux-Thompson, all other roles are available.

Roles and crew positions are open to students, faculty, staff, and community members. Roles are available for 10 women, 21 men, three boys and five others, which could be played by men or women. Callbacks may occur on Wednesday, Aug. 31.

In honor of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, UIS Theatre is proud to produce this showcase. “Macbeth” is one of the world’s most famous plays, exploring the dark side of ambition. The story is filled with ghosts, witches, murder, suicide, guilt, prophecy and supernatural power, conveyed in some of Shakespeare’s most memorable language.

“Macbeth” will feature special guest theatre artists, Bill Kincaid (director), D.C. Wright (fight choreographer) and Katie Eickhoff (costume designer). It will run October 28-30 and November 3-6.

For more information on the production, contact Eric Thibodeaux-Thompson at 217/206-6613 or You can also visit the UIS Theatre website at

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