Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Miller Theatre Complex, Hope Theatre 1231 University Of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403
University Theatre Auditions:
Personal History by Dominic Taylor
Tuesday or Wednesday, October 5/6, 6:30-8:30 pm
Hope Theatre, University of Oregon
AUDITIONS OPEN TO ALL UO STUDENTS!
Casting 6 actors:
Personal History has a cast of 2 African-American males, 1 African-American female, 2 Caucasian males, and 1 Caucasian female. Actors will be eligible to apply for a College of Arts and Sciences Diversity Scholarship and will work under the direction of noted African American director, Stanley Coleman. University Theatre encourages a diverse pool of students to audition for roles.
Students auditioning should prepare a 1-minute reading or memorized presentation from a poem, monologue, or song lyric.
Thursday, 9/7/21, in the evening. Callbacks will involve readings from the script.
Synopsis of the Play:
Personal History follows an African-American couple as they navigate three moments in American life, stretched out over a century in the city of Chicago. The highly educated pharmacist Eugene enters the world of the play in 1903, outraged that he is overqualified and underemployed. At an elegant parlor party hosted by his white business associate, Eugene scandalizes the other guests by challenging their comfortable liberalism. He also meets his future bride, Bethany, herself an accomplished business owner. Toying with time, the play has the couple moving into this same home in an exclusive all-white neighborhood in the early 1950s. Race and class are further jumbled as the action shifts to the 1990s -- the house is now a chic restaurant where Eugene and Bethany, divorced years earlier, have their final transformative encounter.
Rehearsal and Performance Information:
Rehearsals will be held Sundays through Thursdays, beginning sometime mid-October, breaking for the holidays (Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year) and continuing when school resumes in January. Most rehearsals will begin at 6:30 pm until 9:00 pm. Performance dates are January 21, 22, January 28, 29, 30 (Matinee), February 4 and 5.
Special note to all auditioning:
University Theatre is producing a play, Personal History, by African American playwright Dominic Taylor. The play has a cast of 2 African-American males, 1 African-American female, 2 Caucasian males, and 1 Caucasian female. Actors will be eligible to apply for a College of Arts and Sciences Diversity Scholarship and will work under the direction of noted African American director Stanley Coleman. University Theatre encourages a diverse pool of students to audition for roles.
Link to the Script:
You can read the entire script for free by following this link: https://www.playscripts.com/find-a-play?keyword=personal+history
For further questions, please contact the director, Dr. Stanley Coleman, at email@example.com.