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Drunk Shakespeare for $80   - Project ID # 1590287
Project Type   Live Event Submission Type   SRN
Location   Chicago, IL Union   Non-union
Rate/Pay   $80.00 per n/a Release Date   02-13-19
Audition Date   Submission Deadline   03-04-19
Shoot Date      
Casting Category   Theatre - Non-Equity
Market(s)   Chicago, IL>Milwaukee, WI

Each night, one actor downs six shots before the ensemble attempts a Shakespeare play. Seriously. Inhibitions are released, the muse is invoked, and the spirits flow freely. Pop culture, current events, the whole canon of plays, music, drinks and more take over a hidden library speakeasy in The Loop.

For five years, Drunk Shakespeare has been entertaining audiences from all over the world Off-Broadway in NYC. Drunk Shakespeare is A New York Times Critics’ Pick and “the best thing to ever happen to the theater” according to Slate Magazine. Alumni from the cast of Drunk Shakespeare have gone on to perform on Broadway & the West End, in national equity tours, and with Blue Man Group.

Role # 1 - Host Submit yourself for this role
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
The master of ceremonies. Responsible for welcoming and greeting the audience and setting the stage for the show. Think of every Oscars host from the last twenty years, and combine them into one big ball of drunk-wrangling energy. They are responsible for keeping the play on track and the audience in line. Requires a performer with a superb stage presence, excellent improvisation skills, and uncanny people skills for HEAVY audience interaction. Excellent impressions or impersonations would be ideal. Especially seeking performers with stand-up comedy backgrounds and training. If there is a YouTube video of you putting a heckler in their place, we want you!
Note: This track is NOT required to drink on stage.

Searchable talent specs:
Gender: Male Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 2 - Macbeth Submit yourself for this role
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
The thru-line of the show and carries the task of telling the story. A soldier returning home from war, enticed by vaulting ambition (and a very convincing wife), does whatever it takes to become King. Charismatic, charming, physically imposing. Looking for excellent Shakespeare chops, commanding stage presence, great comedic timing, and surprising special skills. Macbeth often ends up shirtless at the end of the play. This role will be required to get tipsy/drunk on stage approximately once a week.

Searchable talent specs:
Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 3 - Lady Macbeth Submit yourself for this role
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
Strong actor with substantial Shakespeare and improv experience plus a commanding stage presence; Lady M exudes sexual energy and tenacity. Her drive for success is matched only by her devotion to her husband, for whom she will do anything to help become King. Looking for surprising special skills. This role will be required to get tipsy/drunk on stage approximately once a week.

Searchable talent specs:
Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 4 - Banquo Submit yourself for this role
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
Banquo (And Others): You're the best friend, the hungover & sexually repressed porter, a puppet, a witch, Bill Pullman, and more. You've got charisma and spunk, and you're not afraid to do whatever it takes for the laugh. Since you'll be playing multiple characters throughout the course of the evening, this role requires versatility, comic timing, and heavy improvisation. Puppetry, character voices/impressions, or accent skills are a plus. This role will be required to get tipsy/drunk on stage approximately once a week.

Searchable talent specs:
Gender: Male Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 5 - Macduff Submit yourself for this role
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
Macduff is a catalyst for justice. Strong command of Shakespeare text and compelling stage presence are a must.This role requires strong & natural musical ability - singing, guitar playing, and/or the ability to accompany yourself singing are a plus. Dancing/gymnastic ability is also a plus. Macduff often ends up shirtless at the end of the play. Good sense of humor, up for anything attitude required. Audience interaction within the confines of the story. Individuals with outstanding comic timing, commanding stage presence, and high level of energy are desired. This role will be required to get tipsy/drunk on stage approximately once a week.

Searchable talent specs:
Gender: Male Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -