Announcing AUDITIONS for “The Vagina Monologues” by Eve Ensler at Radford University, sponsored by: CPC, SCI, and Women’s Studies Club
Date and times: Wednesday, January 28, 3:00-5:00pm
Thursday, January 29, 5:00-7:00pm
Women aged 16 and above, all cultures and ethnicities: we are particularly seeking women of color and transgendered females. All will audition one by one for the director with their prepared pieces. The director will then ask some to stay for further work. There are no stars; you must be willing to work with others. This production will have high expectations of professionalism and accountability. Involvement in “The Vagina Monologues” is an incredibly rewarding experience. Your life will be touched in many ways. If you have any trepidation or concerns, we suggest you ask former Vaginas what their experience was like. Casting is solely at the discretion of the director. You must be available for all performances, tech rehearsals, and rehearsals. For the past 7 years, RU has been part of a global movement “to end violence against women and girls”. Through our six performances of The Vagina Monologues, we have raised the awareness of approximately 3000 audience members and raised more than $5000 to aid the Women’s Resource Center of the New River Valley.
1) A prepared and memorized audition piece if you have it OR a piece of feminist literature (a monologue, a poem, novel, or letter–written in first person which is meaningful to you) to read, no longer than one minute.
2) A headshot, snap shot, or any recent photo that shows you from the chest up, and a resume listing your theatrical involvement and training
3) Your calendar, to check your availability.
The V-Day Organization requires that performances of “The Vagina Monologues” for V-Day be presented “on book”, that is holding your lines in front of you, un-memorized. This is to bring emphasis to the fact that these are real women’s stories, and to bring awareness to the issue and less about the actor/performance. Therefore, memorization will not necessarily required.
Performances are set for March 29, 30, and 31.
Tech rehearsals: March 27, 28 times TBA
For further info, contact Michele Ren, firstname.lastname@example.org, 831-6143.