Red Curtain Foundation announces auditions for the upcoming production, "M'aQ'betH," an unofficial Star Trek fan production adapted from William Shakespeare's "Macbeth" by -- and directed by -- Alex De Roest. The show will run weekends, July 27-August 12 at the Red Curtain Arts Center.
An honorable Klingon captain named M'aQ'betH receives a prophecy from three witches of Feklhr that one day he will become Emperor of Qo'nos. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, M'aQ'betH betrays Emperor Kahless and takes the Klingon empire for himself. He is then wracked with guilt and paranoia. Forced to commit more and more dishonorable murders to protect himself from enmity and suspicion, he soon becomes a tyrannical ruler. The bloodbath and consequent civil war swiftly take the Alpha Quadrant into the realms of madness and death.
Auditions are by appointment, and will consist of a 2-minute Shakespearean monologue and readings from the script. To reserve a time slot, please submit your headshot and resume, along with preferred audition date/time, to email@example.com.
All roles are available, and Red Curtain supports color-conscious and gender-blind casting. There is no pay for actors.
*M'aq'betH: (M 25-50). An honorable captain and mighty warrior whose faith in the Warrior's Code is tested when he encounters three witches of Fek'lhr.
Lady M'aq'betH: (F 20-50) A Klingon of great ambition and ruthlessness while appearing as a warm and gracious host.
*Kor: (M 30 - 50). A captain and close friend of M'aq'betH. When he grows suspicious of M'aq'betH's dishonor he becomes the tyrant's next target.*
Kahless the Unforgettable: (M 40-80). The legendary warrior-king who first united the warring Klingon Houses and established the Klingon Warrior's Code of Honor. The "Greatest Warrior of Them All."
Martoff: (M 25-50) A Klingon who is a better warrior than a father and husband. Seeks the aid of Vulcan after M'aq'betH's coup.
Molor/Fek'lhr (Any gender, any age) Molor was a hated tyrant said to be so strong that none could oppose him but Kahless the Unforgettable. Fek'lhr is a figure of Klingon mythology, a feral beast who guards the gates of Grethor, the Klingon hell, where it punishes the dishonored dead.
Suvok (Any gender, any age) A Vulcan science officer tasked with ending the Klingon Civil War in the manner most logical for the Alpha Quadrant.*
Witch 1/ M'Nea (Any gender, any age) A Witch of Fek'lhr, M'nea is a Klingon woman of the Imperial court.
Witch 2/ Lady Martoff/ Sompek son of Kahless (Any gender, 18-35) A Witch of Fek'lhr, The wife of Martoff is perhaps the most gentle a Klingon could be/ Sompek son of Kahless, flees to Vulcan after the death of his father.
Witch 3/Son of Martoff/ Rynar son of Kor (Any gender, 10-20) A Witch of Fek'lfr, Martoff's son is a witty but doomed child. Rynar is the prophesied future Emperor.
Duras (Any gender, any age) A Klingon warrior.*
Ang (Any gender, 40-80) A veteran Klingon warrior.*
Rorg (Any gender, 18-30) A Klingon warrior.*
*Also appear variously as porters, doctors, messengers, soldiers, apparitions