Guest blogger Danielle Marie Georgiou is a dance lecturer at the University of Texas Arlington. She also serves as assistant director of UT Arlington’s Dance Ensemble.
During the summer, I was invited to participate in the development of a new play by accomplished playwright and director Gary Swaim. Gary is a professor of playwriting at Southern Methodist University, but he is still connected with his former students at UT Dallas. And while creating his new work, Two to Waken Him, he brought together myself, UT Arlington professor of theater and accomplished director Anne Healy and UT Dallas graduate student and classical guitarist Eddie Healy to bring his concept to life.
Two to Waken Him is a full-length drama that presents the complexities of Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s life in Germany’s Tegel Prison. Anne Healy will direct the premiere with original musical composition and performance by Eddie Healy. I will be choreographing.
On Sunday, we will be holding open auditions for all acting roles:
- 6 males – able to play ages from 20-60-plus
- 7 females – able to play ages 30-60-plus
- 1 female – able to play 10-12
Please bring a photo and resume, but you do not need to prepare a monologue; cold readings will come from the script. This is an open call, so no appointments are required. The auditions will be held from 1-4 p.m. at the Dallas Museum of Biblical Art.
Scheduled rehearsals (with adjusted schedules for certain roles):
Oct. 18, 19, 25, 26, 27, 27, 29 and Nov. 1 and 2 from 7-10 p.m.; Oct. 30 from 9 p.m. to midnight and Oct. 31 from 1-4 p.m.
All performances will take place at the Dallas Museum of Biblical Art. The show opens Nov. 3 and runs through Nov. 12
If you have any questions regarding the auditions, contact Anne Healy or me.