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Auditions: Wild Thing


Oct. 29 & 30, 6:30-10:30 p.m.
RAND Theater
Fine Arts Center
Callbacks Oct. 31, 6-10:30 p.m.

We seek a diverse cast of actors and singers with a facility with heightened language and full-body physical commitment!
ALL students & ALL community members of any age, race, ethnic origin, ability, sexual orientation or gender identification are welcome.

What to prepare:

Please prepare any heightened language monologue. This includes the option of choosing a monologue from Wild Thing. We are also open to Shakespeare, Lope de Vega, Moliere, Mac Wellman, Suzan-Lori Parks, etc.
If you are a singer, please also prepare a section from "Serrana" (a recording and sheet music are in our audition folder). You will have the opportunity to go over the music with the composer, Eric Sawyer, before you sing. Half the roles in Wild Thinginclude singing and half do not. It is completely fine to audition without singing.
Please read the entire script before the audition. (It is also accessible in the audition folder.)

IMPORTANT CASTING NOTE: We are applying for Wild Thing to go to the Chamizal Festivla in El Paso, TX. It would involve travel around April 10-14, which overlaps with Sweat performances. We will know by December 14 if we are accepted, but people who are cast in Wild Thing are making a commitment that may prevent them from being in Sweat.

Wild Thing
Translated by Harley Erdman from La Serrana de la Vera by Luis Vélez de Guevara
Directed by Gina Kaufmann
The original script of Wild Thing was written in 1613 by Luis Vélez de Guevara, yet it confronts gender in a way that feels astonishingly of-the-moment. Gila, a peasant girl who calls herself a man, furiously rejects the rules set out for her, preferring the life of a fierce warrior outlaw over subjugation to a husband and society. This first-ever English-language production of an extraordinary and constantly surprising play has everything from slapstick comedy to intense drama.

Location: UMass FAC Theater Department- RAND STAGE