The BAND Group announces auditions for its Minnesota Fringe Festival production.
TITUS: Sweet Water, Silent Walks
Directed by Adrian Lopez-Balbontin and Jackie O’Neil.
ACTORS WITH MOVEMENT/DANCE EXPERIENCE ENCOURAGED TO AUDITION
ACTORS ALSO WITH CLASSICAL THEATER EXPERIENCE ENCOURAGED TO AUDITION
This highly-physical adaptation of Titus Andronicus, Shakespeare’s violent parable about the repercussions of revenge, reframes the action from the point of view of Titus' beloved daughter Lavinia, and the violent sexual assault that turns her into a victim without a way to communicate. While starting as a "traditional" staging, TITUS: Sweet Water, Silent Walks evolves into a silent telling of the story; echoing the plight Lavinia and other assault victims have with no one to turn to, and no voice to express themselves with.
As part of The BAND Group’s mission of bringing awareness, exposure, and financial support to other non-profit organizations, this production will be partnering with a nonprofit whose ultimate goal is to reduce the prevalence of domestic violence, sexual violence and human trafficking. This nonprofit will be revealed before the auditions.
TITUS: Sweet Water, Silent Walks will run for five performances August 2-12 at the U of M Rarig Center Thrust Stage as part of the 2018 Minnesota Fringe Festival. A small stipend will be paid for the run.
Auditions will be Sunday, May 20, 7-9 pm, and Monday, May 21, 8-10pm. Auditions will be in groups over a one-hour block. If interested in a speaking role please prepare a short Shakespearean or verse monologue no longer than 2 minutes, bring their headshot and resume, and come dressed and prepared for movement and physical theatre work. Actors interested not interested in a speaking role please bring headshot and resume, and come dressed and prepared for movement and physical work.
The Cowles Center, Studio 7A at 528 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis MN 55403
To request and audition, please send headshots and resumes and audtion availability to [email protected]. We will contact you after Monday, May 14.