by Ayad Akhtar
directed by Charles Slovenski
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
All are welcome to audition for GEDS' first production of the 2019-2020 season. Performance dates are October 1-5, 2019 at Théâtre Espérance in Eaux-Vives.
Click here for the full audition notes from director Charles Slovenski.
The play is centred on socio-political themes such as Islamophobia and the self-identity of Muslim-American citizens. Described as a "combustible powder keg of identity politics," the play depicts racial and ethnic prejudices that "secretly persist in even the most progressive cultural circles." It is also said to depict the challenge for upwardly mobile Muslim Americans in the post-9/11 America.
The director is looking for actors who are willing to work hard. As soon as the play is cast, actors need to start studying and memorizing the text, even before the first rehearsal. Actors who have other commitments need to clear these before we begin the rehearsal period. Some exceptions can be made.
The auditions are being co-coordinated with A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM auditions scheduled for Thursday 13 June. Any actor who can’t make the scheduled audition can audition on the 13th of June instead.
GEDS encourages everyone to audition for its shows at all levels of experience. Our directors are looking for people who bring their own unique life experiences to the role. Mother tongue and nationality need not prevent you being cast; even age or gender can sometimes be flexible according to the needs of the play. GEDS serves a diverse international community and we aspire to reflect that richness in our activities and events.
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