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AUDITIONS / INFO SESSION | WINTER DEVELOPMENTAL STAGE: GRADUATE REPERTORY

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AUDITIONS / INFO SESSION | WINTER DEVELOPMENTAL STAGE: GRADUATE REPERTORY

MON OCT 17 at 5:30-7:00PM
NITERY THEATER in the OLD UNION
OPEN TO THE STANFORD COMMUNITY

Grad Rep is looking for actors, designers, dramaturgs, and assistant directors for this year’s Grad Rep shows! Three shows will be directed by the second-year TAPS PhD students, and each show has a variety of roles to fill. Come learn about each show and have the opportunity to talk to the directors and audition for roles. We encourage people of all experience levels to get involved.

ABOUT THE PROJECTS

EMILY WATERS | Untitled (TBD)

“My great-grandmama told my grandma the part she lived through that my grandma didn’t live through and my grandma told my mama what they both didn’t live through and my mama told me.” —Gayl Jones

I am crafting a solo show and biomythography that uses poetry, monologue, and video art installation to respond to and dream alongside a Black Maternal archive of contemporary poetry, inspired by the words of poets such as Gwendolyn Brooks, Nicki Giovanni, and Lucille Clifton, Lynn Thompson and Joshua Bennet.

Jennifer C. Nash’s recent text, Birthing Black Mothers provides a key theoretical context for this performance piece, inspired by her drive to “probe the kinds of Black maternal affects and performance of Black motherhood that are cast as politically generative as well as those that are too often dismissed or concealed.” This show is rooted in the intersections of Theatrical Jazz, Black feminist improv, healing justice, meditations on memory, and inherited stories of trauma and survival.

I am currently looking for collaborators and co-conspirators in the roles of costume designer and lighting design.

Questions? Email Emily Waters at emwaters@stanford.edu

DANIEL JACKSON | Heiner Muller’s Quartet

Quartet uses two live performers who control digital avatars to re-enact the plot of the novel Dangerous Liaisons. It portrays the final days of a debauched, decadent aristocracy playing games of seduction from their underground bunkers while the world around them falls apart. The work is especially suited to performers who are interested in physical performance, motion capture, and full body puppetry. Performers who want to participate generatively in the development of the performance are particularly welcome. I’m looking for two performers, an assistant director, and other collaborators.

Questions? Email Daniel Jackson at dnjack@stanford.edu

KARISHMA BHAGANI | The Make Up Album (Working Title)

Inspired by Riz Ahmed’s The Breakup Album, I am working on conceiving a new piece called The Make Up Album, alongside my colleague and writing collaborator, Aleya Kassam. This will be a one woman show that will discuss themes and issues related specifically to the experience of a South Asian Kenyan woman, living in the diaspora. At present Aleya has a writing and research based on a series of different themes and topics that are specific to the Kenyan Indian experience. Some of these include (but are not limited to), the stories and songs that traveled along the seas, the adaptations of specific Indian foods and textiles within Kenyan culture (kikoy art, parathas, and their evolution into chapatis), as well as a detailed exploration of female sexuality that transcends generations of Indian women in Africa.

Questions? Email Karishma Bhagani – kbhagani@stanford.edu

Event Details

Date: October 17, 2022 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Time: 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Venue: Nitery Theater
Address: NITERY THEATER 514 Lasuen Mall