By Carly Churchill
Directed by Rory Pelsue
Sunday, August 30 via Zoom
All are welcome to audition
- General Call audition timeslots will be given between 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
- Individual auditions will happen with the Director at your timeslot via zoom – you will receive your time slot for that same evening during the zoom meeting
- If you have any issues signing into the zoom meeting, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Zoom Meeting ID: 965 8303 5384
I'm excited about the play in this context because the script is intentionally malleable and could be excitingly molded to fit both the form (live, digital, or hybrid) that the production will be required to take, as well as the political, social, and aesthetic concerns of the participating students.
The play consists of 57 titled scenes ("Love," "Fate," "Chinese Poetry," etc.) in seven sections. The sections must be performed in order, but the scenes within each section can be performed in any order. There are also "random" scenes that can be dropped into any section, in any order. The characters are different in every scene and the cast size is infinitely flexible.
Many productions of LOVE AND INFORMATION have been built on the director creating meaning by determining a set order of the scenes that is repeated in each performance. However, I am interested in a different approach, one that allows the unusual amount of interpretive license the play demands to come to the forefront. I want to make the unique, un-ordered form of the play accessible to the audience by determining the order of the scenes by chance at the beginning of each section, so that each performance feels completely unique. I'm excited by the challenge of building a production that allows for this kind of malleability, and by using the imaginative resources of the actors to create each scene's unique world.
What to prepare?
Students are asked to prepare 60 seconds of material that best shows you off as a performer. This can include, but is not limited to: monologue, song, stand-up, instrumental performance, dance, spoken-word and slam poetry.
When will call backs take place?
Monday, August 31, 7 p.m. via Zoom
What are the show dates?
The show will open on Thursday, November 12 and will run for 5 performances.
Can I participate if I am entirely remote for the fall semester?
Yes! There are opportunities for some actors and crew who wish to participate entirely remotely.
Are there on-ground opportunities within this show?
Yes, so long as the university and the state of Connecticut allow it, some of the work for this show will be on-ground, at the theater.
What should I expect from participating in this show?
We should all be very flexible with our expectations this fall. We are purposefully approaching this production with a lot of room to shift between virtual and on-ground approaches as the circumstances change within our state.
What If I have more questions?
Please email email@example.com