Announcing auditions for The BAND Group's second production of Season 2.0
A new take on The Madwoman of Chaillot, by Jean Giraudoux
Written by The BAND Group
Directed by Jex Arzayus and Kjer Whiting
Location: Phoenix Theater, located at 2605 Hennepin Avenue South, Minneapolis
Times: Half-hour Slots from Noon to 4pm on Sunday, September 22nd.
Please bring a headshot and resume to the audition.
The audition will consist of improv and group work with a maximum of ten actors per half-hour slot.
There will be no callbacks.
You can sign up through the link below
ABOUT THE PRODUCTION
MADWOMAN will run for 11 performances (3 weeks) opening Friday January 24 and closing February 8, with one preview on January 23.
Performances will be at Calvary Baptist Church in Uptown
Rehearsals will begin mid-December.
There will be consideration for conflicts surrounding the holiday season.
A stipend will be paid, which will vary depending on the time commitment of the role.
This production is an ensemble piece that will present as live theater with dinner and drinks, with action happening in and around the audience for much of the story.
We are seeking actors of all backgrounds, adult ages, talents, persuasions, and skill-sets to band together to create this comedy.
Below is a summary of the story of the original Madwoman of Chaillot
The play is a kind of poetic and comic fable set in the twilight zone of the not-quite-true. At the Cafe Chez Francis, a group of promoters plot to tear up Paris in order to unearth the oil which a prospector believes he has located in the neighborhood. These grandiose plans come to the attention of The Madwoman of Chaillot who is ostensibly not normal in her mind but who is soon shown to be the very essence of practical worldly goodness and common sense. She sees through the crookedness of the prospector and insists that the world is being turned into an unhappy place by the thieves and those who are greedy for worldly goods and power. At a tea party attended by other "mad" women of Paris, she has brought together representatives of the despoilers of the earth and wreckers of its happiness, and has them tried and condemned to extermination. In a scene which mounts into the realms of high poetic comedy, she sends the culprits one by one, lured by the scent of oil and undreamed-of riches, into a bottomless pit which opens out of her cellar. The exodus of the wicked is accompanied by another and more beautiful miracle: Joy, justice and love return to the world again.
ABOUT THE COMPANY
The BAND Group is a theatre company in the Twin Cities that bands together with other nonprofits to bring exposure to their causes by producing live theatre that raises awareness surrounding their work, and by doing so giving audiences a direct link to organizations devoted to building communities that strive for a world that is
Beyond Acceptance and with absolutely No Discrimination.
-Adrian Lopez-Balbontin, Jackie O’Neil, Jex Arzayus, Julia Amundson, Kaitlyn Larsen, Kjer Whiting