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Todd Union Rochester, NY 14611https://www.sas.rochester.edu/theatre/auditions/schedule.html
Audition for Marisol and get 5 academic (English) credits if cast. Auditions will take place at the start of the Spring semester, but early, pre-auditions are being held this semester on Saturday, December 4 at noon! (As with all Theatre Program productions: no prior experience is needed, all students from any Major are welcomed!) We want you to be a part of this terrific award-winning work by one of America’s foremost writers, José Rivera. Be a part of the UR International Theatre Program’s inaugural season in the new Sloan Performing Arts Center!
Pre-Audition requirements: Prepare any monologue from any play of your choice! (Or just show up!)
ACTORS and PERFORMERS of COLOR! Theatre is often viewed as a site of privilege and whiteness. The UR International Theatre Program acknowledges this and wants to be part of meaningful change. We know this is an ongoing project, but we took some early steps towards making change by commissioning a new play by BIPOC playwright, Sam Chanse (now scheduled for the Fall), and are thrilled to announce Jose Rivera's extraordinary and Obie award-winning drama, "Marisol."
About the play: A war in heaven between the angels and God spills over onto earth and threatens to plunge us all into chaos and bring about a post-apocalyptic world. What happens when your guardian angel leaves you to join the revolution? Cast out on the streets to face a crumbling world, a young woman, Marisol, discovers hope in destitution and transcendence in sacrifice as the dispossessed of the earth rise up to create a new beginning and a better world. Suffused with poetry, dreamscapes, and magic realism, Jose Rivera’s Obie award-winning drama, Marisol, is an indelible theatrical experience and a contemporary masterpiece. Rivera, the first Puerto Rican writer, ever to be nominated for an Academy Award (for The Motorcycle Diaries) is one of the most significant Latinx writers at work in Theatre and Film today.
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