EURYDICE by Sarah Ruhl
Directed by Corey Sorenson
(Please note change of title – this will replace the previously announced production of Myth in Performance)
Come be a part of what the New York Times described as “Rhapsodically beautiful. A weird and wonderful new play – an inexpressibly moving theatrical fable about love, loss and the pleasures and pains of memory.” In Eurydice, Sarah Ruhl reimagines the classic myth of Orpheus through the eyes of its heroine. Dying too young on her wedding day, Eurydice must journey to the underworld, where she reunites with her father and struggles to remember her lost love. With contemporary characters, ingenious plot twists, and breathtaking visual effects, the play is a fresh look at a timeless love story.Eurydice has been performed around the country, as well as off-Broadway, and won the 2003 Whiting Award for Drama.
All Wesleyan students are encouraged to audition!! (Cast of 7 to 8 people)
Monday – January 28 (6-9pm) in the basement Studio of the Theater Building (TST 001)
Please prepare a 1-2 minute monologue. All people interested in acting in the show must attend the first audition.
Wednesday – January 30 (6-9pm) in the basement Studio of the Theater Building (TST 001). For callback auditions, sides from the script will be provided.
An electronic version of the script is available. Please email Dawn Alger for access at: firstname.lastname@example.org. A link to audition sign-up form will be sent out mid-January.
Rehearsals will begin on Monday, February 25; Performance Dates: April 12-14 in the CFA Theater. Questions about auditions should be directed to Stage Manager, Isabel Algrant: email@example.com
The Wesleyan Department of Theater’s Faculty Production:
LIFE IS A DREAM
Written by: Pedro Calderón de la Barca
Directed by: Visiting Assistant Professor of Theater Shira Milikowsky
Performance Dates: Friday, May 4 – Sunday, May 6, 2018
“This life’s so strange
Living it is just a dream.”
The palace is a prison. Or the prison is a palace. Segismundo was sentenced to solitary confinement, no parole, on the day of his birth. (The sentencing judge was his father.) Rosaura was abandoned by her lover, so she got on her horse and she followed him – to Poland. Clotaldo can’t tell the difference between his head and his heart, Estrella learns all the wrong lessons at all the wrong times, and Astolfo just wants to be King. It’s the end of the Empire as we know it, and absolutely no-one feels fine.
Auditions are open to ALL Wesleyan students, with one full academic credit rewarded to those who act in the performance.
*We are looking to cast an ensemble that reflects the diversity of students within our community. All artists are invited to audition and will be considered for parts equally regardless of gender identity, race, or sexual orientation.*
~ AUDITIONS ~
Thursday, February 1 from 6pm-10pm
Friday, February 2 from 6pm-10pm
Saturday, February 3 from 12pm-4pm
Room: TST001 (Theater Studios)
Sign up for an audition slot here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1k5BOt06iNXII8yjh2L_jPoaUrKROgPpS6dZY_0BofuU/edit?usp=sharing
~ TO PREPARE ~
1) Please read the play (a close read is not necessary, a quick skim is OK.) We will discuss it a little!
2) Choose one of these sides (that most excite you) and prepare to perform it.
NOTE: It does not need to be memorized but familiarized. We’ll work on it together.
3) Fill out audition form upon arrival at the audition.
Sides can be found here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-fU8bRmHxtJp3uP1P4hyLpTIdQpcqfLTG2OIstNZ5ZU/edit?usp=sharing
Please direct any questions to Stage Manager Pryor Krugman (firstname.lastname@example.org)
“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 email@example.com
Cast members will have the option of receiving course credit