For those of you who were able to experience the excitement and success of the first performance done by The Absurdist People’s Theatre Troupe rendition of “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” back in August, you’ll know that the next play they are soon to present is not one to be missed by either actors or audience members! For the former of the two, we have an announcement! There will be open auditions for an upcoming show held by the troupe titled “Gem of the Ocean” by August Wilson. Here’s an excerpt from the event page:
“This is the second full length production of the Absurdist Peoples’ Theatre Troupe for August Wilson’t Gem of the Ocean. This is the first play in his Pittsburg Cycle that chronicles the African American experience throughout the entire 20th century, one for each decade for a total of ten plays. We are planning on doing one per year through the saga.
Requiremnts for auditioning:
-2 audition pieces of 2 to 3 min. in length with two seperate tones. These can be pieces from the play or anything else you want to show us.
-willingness to join the troupe formally
-precollected theatre experience
The cast will be made up pf five males and two females, and will be all African American.”
To anyone interested in attending the auditions, they will be held tonight and tomorrow night at Black Sheep and will start at 5pm on both days! Take a look at the Facebook event page for more info and the best of luck to any and all that audition! For more on the Absurdist People’s Theatre involvement with Black Sheep, check out this WUIS segment on the theatre troupe and their first performance as well as this Black Sheep radio show interview!