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Auditions for “Antigone”
Feb. 24

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The Department of Theatre and Dance will be holding auditions for a radical new production of Sophocles’ “Antigone” on  Feb. 24 in the Wyatt Pavilion Theatre. The classic tragedy will be performed in spring quarter May 14-16 and 21-23.

Auditions are open to all UC Davis students. 

In this exciting creation by award-winning Irish director Sinéad Rushe and featuring a translation by Seamus Heaney, the heroine Antigone is played by an ensemble of actors of different genders and ethnicities. Using live sound and dynamic movement, this polyphonic portrayal aims to evoke the breadth of Antigone’s grief and sense of injustice, an experience that cannot be contained within a single body.

This production is part of Rushe’s ongoing creative exploration of character through polyphonic vocalisation and collective composition. She posits that character, like a place or a country or a nation state, is not a point of departure but a construct or result, the assumption of an ever-contested role.

Please prepare a one-minute monologue as well as a short ballad or folk song. If you speak a second language, please sing in your second language. 

If you sign up for a slot, you must show up. It is both neglectful and unprofessional to sign up for an audition and not attend. We are sure you understand that a no-show has to be taken as an irresponsible act. The Department of Theatre and Dance encourages all students to act responsibly.

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