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Any member of the Emory community is welcome to audition for Theater Emory productions. A major or minor in Theater Studies is not required.

Performers of all abilities, gender identities, ages, ethnic and racial histories, and socio-economic backgrounds are encouraged to attend.

2024-2025 Season

THEATER EMORY AUDITIONS FOR SPRING 2024 PRODUCTIONS OF:
MUD BY MARIA IRENE FORNES

Audition Sign Up Link:https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0444AAAE2CA1FB6-48266175-theater#/  Sign up here for an 8-minute audition slot.

Seeking: Performers of all abilities, gender identities, ages, ethnic and racial histories, socio-economic backgrounds are welcome and encouraged to attend.  

Audition Preparation Info:

  • Prepare a contemporary monologue of one to two minutes in length. You may perform a monologue of your choice or access one at Theater Emory’s online bank: ly/3ZgIDgK . Memorization preferred but not required. If you do not have a monologue prepared, there will be monologues available to you at the auditions and in the Student Lounge in the Rich Memorial Building on the 2nd floor. 
  • Complete the online audition form: https://forms.gle/6u5hSEKyJm9myiSQ9
  • Please be sure to upload your headshot or a nice selfie and your resume on the form. You may also bring your resume and headshot, but online submission is preferred.
  • Student Creative Team: Students interested in joining the creative team can complete a form here https://forms.office.com/r/cJWmXTn3AU. These positions will work in collaboration with a faculty advisor and will be available for course credit for 497R.

Audition Questions: Send email to teauditions@gmail.com  

Audition Location: Rich Memorial Bldg, Room 210; 1602 Fishburne Dr., Emory University

Audition Dates:   
Sat, April 20 – 10:00am -5:00pm­–Emory Students and Non-union Pros 
Sun, April 21 –11:00 am – 2:00pm– Emory Students Only 

Callback Dates and Times/Location:
Sun., April 21 – 5:00pm – 8:00pm (those called back will not be needed the entire time)
Location: Rich Memorial Building, Room 210 (same location as auditions)
Co-Artistic Directors of Theater Emory: Michael Evenden, Caitlin Hargraves 
Casting Coordinator: Rosalind Staib  
In attendance at the auditions will be: Mary Lynn Owen, Rosalind Staib, Charles Swint

THEATER EMORY (TE) REHEARSALS: TE productions typically rehearse a 5-day week with Sundays and Mondays off (except Sundays are used during tech rehearsals and performances). Rehearsals can happen Tuesday-Friday, between 6 pm.-10 pm., and Saturdays from 10 am.-7 pm., however actors will not be called for every rehearsal, and each production will have different days and rehearsal hours within those times listed above based on the needs of the production. Please see the show-specific schedules for more information. We schedule rehearsals around your class/work conflicts as much as possible however, as we near performance dates there is little flexibility and actors must make themselves fully available to rehearse.  

Theater Emory Course Credit for Emory Students: Students cast in Theater Emory productions are eligible to receive credit for participation in course 497R. You can receive two credits for participation in MUD

Please note: students will need to permission to overload if you have already enrolled for 19 credits. Credit/enrollment must be confirmed before the end of the Add/Drop/Swap deadline.

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Show: MUD
Contract: Emory Student and Non-union Pro Cast, but students will be considered for all roles. 
Playwright: Maria Irene Fornes
Director: Mary Lynn Owen
First Rehearsal: September 3, 2024 
Performances: October 3-12, 2024
Performance Location: Mary Gray Munroe Theater, Emory University Campus 

Overview/Description: Mae, a defiant young woman, living in extreme poverty, works to escape the brutality of her life by going to school even as she is thwarted by Lloyd, her wildly impulsive, illiterate, surrogate sibling and sometimes mate. When Mae meets Henry, an older, quasi-educated man, she invites him to join their household, impressed with his ability to read. Soon a love/hate triangle begins to form between the three of them, and when Henry suffers a stroke, Mae finds herself now tethered to both men, and determined to escape.

Cast Size: 3

Character Breakdown:  We anticipate 1 non-union pro actors* to join the cast, however, students are invited to audition for all roles. ** All gender identities, ethnicities, body types, and abilities encouraged to audition.  

MAE:  Single-minded, fierce, doggedly hopeful, with a gnawing hunger for a better life. Can be both vulnerable and ice cold.  Mid-twenties.

LLOYD:  Led by his impulses. Simple and good-hearted, ungainly and unkempt.  Mid-twenties.

HENRY:  A large man. He has a natural sense of dignity, a philosophical mind, and a desire to impress. Mid-fifties.

Note: these characters have a raw, physical life. They are tender and violent, vulnerable and matter-of-fact, both in their words and in their bodies.  Certain moments will involve physical intimacy between them. An intimacy coordinator will be present during rehearsals, and all measures will be taken to provide actors with a safe and respectful environment and experience, both in rehearsal and performance.