Audition Notice: Body Awareness

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PrintAuditions for Annie Baker’s Body Awareness, directed by Jeanne Leep
December 11 and December 12 at 7pm
Auditions will be in The Stream building on the Edgewood Campus (arts and theater building).

Seeking these roles (all races and ethnicities considered):
Joyce 38-60s
Phyllis 30s or older
Frank 40s-60s

Auditioners will read from the script. Email or pm Jan Levine Thal <janlevinethal@gmail.com> for a pdf of the script.

About the play:
It’s Body Awareness Week at Shirley State, and as the student body examines the “gaze” of the art world, lesbian couple Joyce and Phyllis examine their relationship under the strain of Joyce’s 20- something son who may or may not be on the autism spectrum. When a male houseguest arrives, everyone’s assumptions are up-ended in this thought-provoking comedy.

“Sexuality’s endless capacity to make us miserable is the keynote of Annie Baker’s gentle satire, which takes just four actors and 90 minutes to spin an astonishingly complex web of emotions and ideas […] Body Awareness is a smart, modest work about ordinary, flawed people, grasping for connection, but none of it feels small, thanks to Baker’s sharp ear for the deeply painful — and funny — longings squirming under her characters’ dialogue.” Time Out New York

Rehearsals: February 4 – March 22 (vary week to week – you will be asked for conflicts)
All but the final week of rehearsals will be at Edgewood College. The final week, tech week, will be at the Bartell Theatre Drury Stage.

Performances
(Invited Preview Thursday, March 22)
Friday, March 23, 8pm
Saturday, March 24, 8pm
Sunday, March 24, 4pm matinee
Wednesday, March 28, 8pm
Thursday, March 29, 8pm
Friday, March 30, 8pm
Saturday, March 31, 8pm
Sunday, April 1, 4pm matinee – EASTER, fyi
Thursday, April 5, 8pm
Friday, April 6, 8pm
Saturday, April 7, 4pm
Saturday, April 7, 8pm