ABOUT THE SHOW
DEVELOPMENTAL STAGE | MRS. WARREN
Directed by Michael Rau
TAPS Professor Michael Rau directs a modern staging of George Bernard Shaw’s Mrs. Warren’s Profession. In this minimalist production, the spotlight is on the actors providing a stripped-down excavation of the text that highlights the themes of love, justice and doing what’s right.
Stanford TAPS seeks to build a diverse cast for this production and encourages members of any race, gender identity, and ability to audition. If any accessibility accommodations are needed please email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
ABOUT THE REHEARSAL PROCESS
This rehearsal process will provide a great opportunity for those interested in acting to work with TAPS Faculty on a modern-adapted text from one of the most influential realism playwrights. This intimate cast size will allow each performer to dive into the rich complexities of Shaw’s work as you portray meaty roles that allow you to practice and expand your craft.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
Michael Rau is a live performance director specializing in new plays, opera, and digital media projects. He has worked internationally in Germany, Brazil, the UK, Ireland, Canada, and the Czech Republic. He has created work in New York City at Lincoln Center, The Public Theater, PS122, HERE Arts Center, Ars Nova, The Bushwick Starr, The Brick, 59E59, 3LD, and Dixon Place. Regionally, his work has been seen at Humana Festival of New Plays at Actor’s Theater of Louisville, the Ingenuity Festival in Cleveland OH, and the American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge, MA. He has developed new plays at the Eugene O’Neill National Playwrights Conference, Playwrights Realm, the Lark and the Kennedy Center. His production of temping was selected by the Telegraph as one of the best shows to see in 2022 International and Edinburgh Fringe. Michael Rau is a recipient of fellowships from the Likhachev Foundation, the Kennedy Center, and the National New Play Network. As a creative technologist, he is recipient of Google’s “Artist and Machine Intelligence” research awards, and works on pose detection, computer vision and biofeedback. He has been a resident artist at the Orchard Project, E|MERGE, and the Tribeca Performing Arts Center. He has been an associate director for Anne Bogart, Les Waters, Robert Woodruff, and Ivo Van Hove. He is a New York Theater Workshop Usual Suspect and an assistant professor of directing and devising at Stanford University.
Auditions will be held in 15-minute individual slots.
WHAT TO PREPARE
No preparation necessary. Cold Reading sides will be provided in the audition room.
Seeking four performers: any age, any experience, all encouraged to audition.
TAPS is also seeking design and rehearsal assistants for this production. Applications are due via email to TAPSinformation [at] stanford.edu. General crew and behind-the-scenes inquiries are welcome as well.
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- Assistant Director
- Assistant Dramaturg
- Assistant Costume Designer
- Assistant Lighting Designer
- Assistant Set Designer
- Assistant Sound Designer
Auditions for This Production
THU-FRI Sept 28-29
7-10pm* in Roble Gym 136
*Sign up for a 15-minute slot
Thursday – Saturday
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This production was made possible in part by the Pigott Fund for Drama, the May Ellen Ritter Production Fund, and the Drs. Ben and A. Jess Shenson Fund.