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Join the cast of Bard & Bourbon’s MACBETH in a five night broadsword stage combat class culminating in a DAI certification test.


The class will be taught by Milwaukee fight director, Christopher Elst, a Certified Teacher with the Society of American Fight Directors (SAFD) and Associate Instructor with Dueling Arts International (DAI).


Dates: April 28, 29, May 4, 5, 6  from 6pm-9pm on Fridays and Saturdays and 7pm-10pm on Thursday.

Location: Plymouth Church, 2717 E Hampshire Ave, Milwaukee.

Cost: $150 including sword rental and testing fee
Maximum of 8 students will be accepted.  To register, email  You will receive confirmation that space is still available and a link to complete payment via Paypal.   Registration is complete once payment is received.  We will maintain a waiting list if all spaces are filled.

Announcing auditions for Bard & Bourbon’s MACBETH

Auditions: Monday, April 3rd 6:30-9 – sign up to reserve an audition time
Callbacks: Wednesday, April 5th 6:30-10:30 (may end earlier)

To reserve an audition time, visit:
This production will incorporate extensive double casting and nontraditional casting. Actors of all types are encouraged to audition. The role of MacDuff is cast; all other parts are available. Many roles will require drinking but non-drinking roles are available. MACBETH performs May 25-28. Rehearsals begin April 17. All actors interested in roles which require sword fighting must attend fight class (at no cost) on: April 28, 29, May 4, 5, 6 from 6-9 on Fri/Sat, and 7-10 on Thurs.
Auditions will be held at the Underground Collaborative on the lower level of the Shops of Grand Avenue – 161 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53203.

Please prepare a classical monologue of no more than 2 minutes and bring a headshot and resume. You may also be asked to read from the script. Plan on arriving at least 10 minutes prior to your audition to sign in and fill out a short form.
For more information contact

Door Shakespeare 2013 Season Auditions


Male and Female Actors for the 2013 summer performance season including William Shakespeare’s MACBETH and LOVE’S LABOURS LOST playing in repertory from June-August in the Garden at Bjorklunden in Door County, Wisconsin.  Performers with strong ensemble, physical and musical skills most welcomed! We are looking for a company of six male actors and five female actors for the upcoming season; multiple parts may be assigned. Housing and pay provided.

Time Commitment

First Rehearsal June 10, 2013 in Door County, Wisconsin.

Season opens July 5, 2013 and runs through August 18, 2013


Please prepare 2 contrasting Shakespeare monologues, not to exceed 4 minutes. Be prepared to sing acapella and let us know if you own/play an instrument. Please bring headshot and resume with you.


Artistic Associates Matt Foss, Jason Economus, Jeremiah Davis, and Jennefer Ludwigsen will attend with casting authority.

Time and Locations

December 17th and 18th in Chicago, ILEquity auditions will be held from 11-4pm at the Equity building located at 557 W. Randolph Street. Click here more information. Non-Equity auditions will be held Monday, December 17th from 6-10pm and Tuesday, December 18th in the evening (if necessary) at Strawdog Theatre Company in Hugen Hall located at 3829 N. Broadway on the second floor. Please email for an appointment time.

December 20th in Milwaukee, WI– Combined Equity and Non-Equity general auditions will be held at Bucketworks from 10am-2pm. Please email for an appointment time.

Milwaukee Auditions for the Illinois Shakespeare Festival’s 2013 Summer Season!

Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare

Macbeth by William Shakespeare

Failure: A Love Story by Philip Dawkins

The Festival performs to audiences of over 10,000 every summer and operates under an Actors’ Equity U/RTA Tier II contract.

Auditions will be held in Milwaukee on Saturday, November 10.

To be  considered for an audition, please mail a hard copy of your headshot and resume to:

Kevin Rich

Artistic Director

Illinois Shakespeare Festival

Campus Box 5700

Normal, IL 61790

Please include a current email address.  If selected to audition, you will be contacted to set up an individual time.

Thank you for your interest in ISF!–

Kevin Rich

Artistic Director, Illinois Shakespeare Festival Assistant Professor of Acting, Illinois State University Campus Box 5700 Normal, IL 61790



Thanks to John Maclay for passing this on.  Sharizes’s observations are spot-on and moving.

This is an excerpt from an interview we did with Sharize Terrell.  He is a prisoner at Woodbourne Correctional Facility, a medium security prison in the Catskill Mountains of NY State, about 2 hours north of NYC.  Terrell is a member of the play reading seminar there.  The seminar is organized and hosted by “Rehabilitation Through the Arts” an amazing program that offers connection to the arts for prisoners in a number of NY State prisons.

The lead instructor of this seminar is director Arin Arbus.  Arbus works at NYC’s “Theater for A New Audience”.  Her production of Othello, featuring actor John Douglas Thompson, received rave reviews in 2009. In 2011 the two will re-unite in a new production of Macbeth.

Steve Rowland was invited to visit the program in August – and is grateful to Vockins, Arbus, the NY State Prison Board, the administration and officers of Woodbourne CF, and the prisoners themselves.