“Islands” is a play celebrating the arts as a means of resistance to colonialism, slavery, and injustice. The story begins with two seventeenth century European superpowers trading Manhattan for an East Indies spice island, without the consent of their inhabitants, and moves through the history of other islands of oppression from Malcolm X in solitary confinement to Nelson Mandela’s Robben Island to Aung San Suu Kyi in Myanmar to contemporary Puerto Rico to African Immigrants in refugee camps on Lampedusa. Featuring Indonesian dance master Novirela Minang Sari who will teach her island’s techniques of body percussion to cast members as they participate in devising the script.
Directed by Professor Ron Jenkins, this production will be staged in the CFA Theater, April 2017.
Auditions for dancers, actors, singers, rappers, beat-boxers, body slappers and unconventional music makers of all genres.
Friday September 2 and Wednesday September 7
7 to 9 pm, Theater Studios Room 101
Students will be given texts to read at the auditions, or may bring their own prepared one minute monologue. Students may choose to sign or act or dance, or do all three.
Interested students can sign up in the Theater Studios lobby on the call board beginning Wednesday 8/31. Any questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Cast members will have the option of receiving course credit