GRAD REP AUDITIONS | Women in Waiting

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GRAD REP AUDITIONS | Women in Waiting

MON OCT 14 at 6-9PM | Prosser Studio Theater | Open to the Public



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. 



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. 



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.

Event Details

Date: October 14, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Venue: Prosser Studio Theater
Address: 551 Jane Stanford Way