Theater-by-the-Grove Announces Auditions

Posted on 4/19/2016 11:50:18 AM

Open auditions for We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as South West Africa, From the German Sudwestafrika, Between The Years 1884-1915, a contemporary drama by Jackie Sibblies Drury, will take place Tuesday, April 26, from 6:00 to 9:30 p.m. in the Studio Theater of Waller Hall.

To learn more and to sign up for an audition slot, visit the TBTG Callboard located in the basement of Waller Hall.

A group of actors gather to tell the little-known story of the first genocide of the 20th century. We Are Proud to Present... takes place largely in a rehearsal room that descends from collaborative to absurd as a group of idealistic actors—three black and three white—attempt to recreate the extinction of the Herero tribe at the hands of their German colonizers. Along the way, they test the limits of empathy as their own stories, subjectivities, assumptions, and prejudices catalyze their theatrical process. Eventually, the full force of a horrific past crashes into the good intentions of the present, and what seemed a faraway place and time comes all too close to home.

Rehearsals for this production will begin August 29, 2016, and continue through mid-October. For more information, please contact April Daras at april.daras@iup.edu.

Department of Theater and Dance