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AUDITIONS for Aunt Vanya 

Saturday, January 20th  

12:00p - 4:00p in TB 166



Aunt Vanya


Sean David DeMers

DirectorBo Frazier


Workshop Theatre B

1st Rehearsal

January 30




February 23 & 24


An Exploration of Identity, Gender, Pronouns and Tolerance using Uncle Vanya as a jumping off point.


Joint Stock Theatre/Max Stafford-Clark/Caryl Churchill method of creating a script through actor improvisations. Devising techniques. Storyboard plot line and in-rehearsal improvisations on topics/moments we want to explore physically and textually.


Present a workshop in the truest sense of the word. The end won’t be a full two-hour production, but maybe an hour-long evening of our explorations.

Perhaps a reading, staged reading or even just excerpts?


WHO WE NEED: Performers who are available Jan 30th – Feb 24th and interested in a fun new process as actor/creators.

REHEARSALS: Jan 30th – Feb 24th, Tuesday through Friday 7-10pm (and one weekly weekend rehearsal)

PERFORMANCE: February 23rd & 24th in Theatre B (Possibility of just one showing instead of two)


Saturday January 20th. Rm 166. Sign up on the callboard for 1 of 2 slot choices: 12-1pm or 1-2pm. Please prepare a contemporary monologue and wear movement clothes.

*We may ask some of you to come back from 2-4pm*

Holiday Conflicts

2/2  Groundhog Day , 2/2  Imbolc-Lughnassad, 2/4  Superbowl , 2/8  Nirvana Day , 2/13  Maha Shivaratri , 2/13  Mardi Gras, 2/14  Ash Wednesday (Beginning of Lent), 2/14  St. Valentine's Day, 2/16  Chinese New Year, 2/19  Beginning of Lent (Orthodox) , 2/19  President's Day , 

* All Jewish and Islamic holidays listed above begin at sundown on the previous day.

For additional information, please contact the Team Leader, Bo Frazier at

 Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact the Department of Theatre Arts in advance at 319.335.2700.