Auditions for the Theatre Honors Candidate Projects
Fri, February 14th, 2020
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
One event on Sat, February 15th, 2020 at 1:00pm
- This event has passed.
Group auditions (5 people) will take 30mins each
No preparation necessary!
Sign up at the ‘62 Center callboard for a slot or sign up online here.
The Theatre department has accepted three Honors projects proposed by our majors (Caroline Fairweather, Peter Matsumoto, and Jack Romans), to be undertaken during their senior year. These projects are as varied and unique in form, content, and methodology, as the student artists who are leading their creation. They will be presented on three consecutive weekends at the end of the spring semester, and we will share additional details about each piece as they develop over the course of the year. Descriptions of the projects and performance dates are listed below:
A devised adaptation of Franz Kafka’s The Metamorphosis, Jack’s project centers on a struggling family responding to a bizarre string of tragedies. Colored by the delusions of Greta, this piece marries the strange and grotesque as it explores psychosis in the wake of hostile family dynamics and crippling anxieties.
This piece will perform Friday and Saturday, April 17th and 18th.
The second honors project, devised and written by Caroline with the help of castmates, explores abstractions of violence onstage and why they have remained so effective through millenia. Through finding intersections between Euripides’ Medea and Mamoru Kanbe’s 2004 anime Elfen Lied along with a company of performers/writers/creators, the project will present a marathon of episode-length scenes of daily life interrupted by unimaginable circumstances. Caroline is seeking three actors of any gender to complete her company.
This piece will perform Friday and Saturday, April 24th and 25th.
Peter will be directing a production of Julia Cho’s BFE, a harrowing play that follows Panny, a young Asian American girl who has just turned 14 and whose life is haunted by racial dissociation, self-hatred, and a family that doesn’t know what’s best. Peter is using trauma-sensitive techniques of mindfulness, meditation, and writing in order to present a piece that champions hope and healing for survivors rather than displaying intense trauma for trauma’s sake. CONTENT WARNING: self-hatred, violence, rape
This piece will perform Friday and Saturday, May 1st and 2nd.
Feel free to reach out to any of the Honors Candidates (Caroline cef3, Peter pkm3, Jack jgr3) or the department (see below) with any questions. We hope to see you there!