Welcome to The MacBeth Project

Theater for the People By The People

The MacBeth Project was built out of a community outcry for more African American representation in the classical theater arts. It is a 5 year project producing the story of MacBeth, co-created with a different cultural asset each year, infusing the productions with both cultural identities. Currently we are presenting: 30 Minute Shakespeare! 
Take a look at our upcoming events and get your tickets here.

 

Upcoming Events

  • AUDITIONS: King Lear - Online Video Submissions Due
    Zoom
    Aug 01, 2:00 PM PDT
    Zoom
  • AUDITIONS: King Lear - @ Chautauqua Playhouse
    Carmichael
    Aug 09, 6:00 PM PDT – Aug 11, 9:00 PM PDT
    Carmichael, 5325 Engle Rd, Carmichael, CA 95608, USA
    For an audition slot, please email a photo and resume to: info@themacbethproject.com
  • Episode #3: Twelfth Night
    YOUTUBE: The MacBeth Project
    Sep 01, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM PDT
    YOUTUBE: The MacBeth Project
    Join the intrepid crew of Battleship Twelfth Night as they journey across the solar system in search of love and riches!
  • Episode #4: Romeo & Mother Juliet
    YOUTUBE: The MacBeth Project
    Oct 01, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    YOUTUBE: The MacBeth Project
    Respected elders of their community, Romeo & Mother Juliet find love at first site, in the most unusual place.
  • King Lear - LIVE ONSTAGE
    Carmichael
    Oct 15, 8:00 PM PDT – Nov 14, 9:00 PM PST
    Carmichael, 5325 Engle Rd # 110, Carmichael, CA 95608, USA
    “Nothing will come of nothing, speak again.” —King Lear King Lear divides his kingdom among his three daughters -- Goneril, Regan and Cordelia. The kingdom and family soon collapse into chaos and warfare as Lear goes mad and tragedy strikes.
  • Episode #5: King Lear
    YOUTUBE: The MacBeth Project
    Dec 01, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM PST
    YOUTUBE: The MacBeth Project
    King Lear divides his kingdom among his three daughters -- Goneril, Regan and Cordelia. The kingdom and family soon collapse into chaos and warfare as Lear goes mad and tragedy strikes.
  • Episode #6: Othello
    YOUTUBE: The MacBeth Project
    Sep 02, 2022, 7:00 PM – Sep 04, 2022, 11:00 PM
    YOUTUBE: The MacBeth Project
    Iago is furious about being overlooked for promotion and plots to take revenge against his General; Othello, the Moor of Venice.
  • FIRE! The Harlem Renaissance 1926
    Sacramento
    Oct 01, 2022, 7:00 PM – Oct 17, 2022, 11:00 PM
    Sacramento, Sacramento, CA, USA
    This is a part of the Multicultural Performing Arts Festival
 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

The MacBeth Project presents short versions of some of Shakespeare's most beloved classics...with a twist!
Incorporating our love of Afro-Futurism, which honors the African Diaspora bridging the past, present, and possible futures, we are re-building and re-imagining the possibilities of Shakespeare. The MacBeth Project was built out of a community outcry for more African American representation in the classical theater arts.
Our Short Shakes program is designed to give free access to this work in perpetuity.  
Take a look at our upcoming events and don't forget to donate!

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AUDITOINS

 AUG 9 - 11, 2021

KING LEAR


SHOW DATES: 

Oct 15-Nov 14, 2021


Chautauqua Playhouse 

5325 Engle Road, #110 Carmichael, CA 95608



SHOW INFO 

King Lear is a show about absolute power and the destructive nature of placing that power in one individual's hands. As King Lear ages, his in-ability to cope with his growing bi-polar depression turns his world upside down. He decides to split his kingdom into three, and only gives the shares to the daughters that say they love him most.


SEEKING

 FULL AFRICAN AMERICAN CAST

* No Shakespearian experience necessary.

KING LEAR: King & Father of Goneril, Regan, and Cordelia. Tough, self-centered, proud, later broken.

GONERIL: Eldest daughter of Lear, wife of Albany. Cold, manipulative, bitter, loathes her husband.

REGAN: Middle daughter of Lear, wife of Cornwall. Narcissistic, predatory, knows how to manipulate people with her sexuality, loves her husband passionately.

CORDELIA: Youngest daughter of Lear. Fierce warrior, passionate, idealistic, champion of the truth.
ALBANY: Husband of Goneril. Honorable, logical, loyal, resigned to disappointment in his marriage.
CORNWALL: Husband of Regan. Fiery, passionate, acts without foresight, loves his wife.
EDGAR: Son of Gloucester, brother of Edmund. Honest, naïve, forthright, brave, clever.
EDMUND: Bastard son of Gloucester, brother of Edgar. Sexy, egotistical, ambitious, two-faced.

GLOUCESTER: Father of Edgar and Edmund. Political, sharp, narrow minded, focused.
FOOL: Fool to Lear. Smart, musical, willing to speak the truth without fear of consequences.
KENT: Earl of Britain. Sturdy, loyal, generous, determined, experienced in combat.
OSWALD: Servant to Goneril. Loyal only for personal gain.

WHEN: August 9-11 @ 6pm

* No Shakespearian experience necessary.


HOW: For an audition slot, please email a photo and resume to: info@themacbethproject.com

OR Submit a video monologue to: info@themacbethproject.com by August 1st.

* Stipend included.

 The MacBeth Project

is a female led theater company in Sacramento, CA

dedicated to creating classical work in Afro Futuristic landscapes.

This production is a Co-Power between Chautauqua Playhouse and The MacBeth Project.

 

What’s Happening

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Short Shakespeare Begins

June 20th, 2020

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Artistic Director Lecture Series

Winter 2020

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Community Engagement Series

March 2021

 
 

CONTACT

For information on The MacBeth Project:

POB 276021
Sacramento, CA
95827

(916) 555-5555

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