The Lake Michigan College Visual & Performing Arts Department will hold open auditions for the fall production of Antigonick, directed by LMC Instructor of Theatre Dr. Patrick King.
Students and community members are invited to participate in the auditions that are set for 5-9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13, and Wednesday, Sept. 14, in the Hanson Theatre located in The Mendel Center at Lake Michigan College, 2755 E. Napier Avenue, Benton Harbor, MI. Call backs are tentatively scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 15.
Those planning to audition should prepare a monologue, poem, or prose piece of no longer than one minute, or choose from a selection of monologues from the play that are available online and through the Visual & Performing Arts Department. Pieces do not need to be memorized. Advance registration at https://tinyurl.com/antigonickLMC is encouraged, however drop-ins are permitted. An audition packet is available at https://bit.ly/3RmYV3g.
Cast members are asked to enroll in the three-credit course Theatre Practicum (DRAM 202) to receive academic credit for their work on the play. Alternately, they may register as community education participants.
More than 11 roles are available: three for females, four for males, and more than four that are unspecified. One silent role is available for a child. The role of “chorus” may be filled by one or multiple actors. The role of “Nick” is also non-speaking, but will be onstage the entire performance.
Performance dates are Thursday, Nov. 17 through Sunday, Nov. 20. Rehearsals begin Sept. 19 and will be held 6 – 9 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays. Daytime technical rehearsals will be added Saturday, Nov. 12, and Sunday, Nov. 13. Rehearsals from Nov. 7 – 16 may run until 10 p.m. Some scheduling conflicts can be accommodated if indicated in advance, however all cast members are asked to be available Nov. 7 – 20 for all rehearsals.
Students and community volunteers interested in building the set or assisting with costumes, lights, props, or run crew should contact Dr. King. Those individuals may enroll in Theatre Practicum or Stagecraft, depending on their area of interest and availability.
Antigonick adapts one of the earliest tragedies in theatre in Anne Carson's playful, bittersweet and profoundly poetic translation. When King Kreon forbids the burial of Antigone's brother, announcing a sentence of death on anybody who touches his body, her decision to defy his ruling unravels families and the ruling order. This adaptation breaks the play open, breaks down the fourth wall, and revels in its messiness and complications.
Posted August 30, 2022