This fall, our theatre program will embark on developing an original, devised theatre production which will be done virtually due to the ongoing pandemic. The focus of the production will be collecting students’ stories and their experiences during 2020; from the forced closure of schools last spring to online learning to moving back home and readjusting to being with parents and siblings again. Obviously during the past seven months there have been joyful moments, humorous experiences, and uplifting occasions which have had positive repercussions during this time.
The production has limitless possibilities as the company for this production will collect, write, and share their stories of this unprecedented pandemic. Using all the technologies available at Milligan, the stories will be rehearsed and taped and then shared virtually with our audience. The production is under the direction of Richard Major, professor of theatre at Milligan, and Tess Evans-Shell will serve in the role of production manager.
We are looking to cast 10 to 12 diverse storytellers. Undergraduate students, graduate students, and members of the greater Milligan community who are wishing to participate in this unique production should sign up for a virtual audition. Virtual auditions will be held over zoom on Tuesday, September 8, and Wednesday, September 9, from 7:00pm-9:00pm. No previous experience is necessary. Please sign up using the link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4FADA62DA3F8C07-fall
Auditions will consist of a short interview. To prepare for your interview be ready to talk about some of the things you have done these past several months. This may include but is not limited to: finishing school online last spring, dealing with being back home, working, social distancing, wearing a mask, friends/relatives who have worked on the front lines as a health care worker of any type ( nurse, doctor, EMT or other), and you and your family’s general health and well-being.