GRAD REP AUDITIONS | Women in Waiting
MON OCT 14 at 6-9PM | Prosser Studio Theater | Open to the PublicClick to Sign-Up
ABOUT THE PRODUCTION
Women in Waiting is a short performance about women’s experience in migrant’s detention centers in the United Kingdom. The main character, Samia, is a young and pregnant Syrian woman who struggles to get support and medical attention. She finds little relief in her peers and the various agents in the detention center. This play is a combination of research and documentary work on migrant’s detention centers in the UK and the play Q&Q by Liwaa Yazji. It offers a reflection on the nature of migrant’s detention centers and the limitations of research in those spaces.
WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR
This production has three roles we are looking to cast.
The CEO/The Doctor: A British doctor
Samia: A Syrian woman
The Researcher: A British woman
Fall quarter rehearsals will be Tuesday + Thursday from 6:30pm – 9pm, starting Mid-October.
ABOUT THE WRITER/DIRECTOR
Emma Humphris holds a Master of Science in Criminology and Criminal Justice from Oxford University, a Bachelor in Philosophy and Political Science from Sciences Po-Paris and La Sorbonne. She comes to the field of performance studies with extensive work and research experience in the Lebanese criminal justice system. She is now looking to explore the intersections of performance studies, security sector reform, and conflict resolution processes. She is also a film-maker eager to use visual media and new technologies to bridge those fields. Her first dance film, advocating against arbitrary detention in Lebanon, got selected for screening in the San Francisco Dance Film Festival.