Shunya will be auditioning for Shane Sakhrani’s comedy “A Widow of No Importance.” Auditions will be Saturday, January 4th (3-6 PM) and Monday, January 6th (7-10 PM). Details are available at our main page.
Synopsis: Vivek is a young Indian-American in Chicago, sent to India by his parents to discover his roots. They know the director of a Vivekananda theater project and request an internship for their son. Vivek arrives in India a skeptic, but will it be long before he changes his mind?
When: Saturday, May 18, at 4:00 pm
Where: Sara’s place
Want to come, or learn more about our readings? Email Anjana at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It’s incredible how much social networking has changed the way we communicate and interact with one another. As a theatre company, we really have just begun to take advantage of the benefits of these methods of outreach and community engagement. I hope it continues, because I think it’s awesome. I also think it’s dangerous.
Facebook, in essence, is a kind of stage. You can post thoughts, jokes, opinions, pictures, and receive feedback from a collective of friends, an audience. This is exhilarating. Those who have never set foot on stage get to experience theatrical high jumps from their living room couches.
Even better – there’s no rehearsal. And here lies the danger. When we prepare for a show, we spend four to six weeks in rehearsal. We challenge each other mentally, physically, and emotionally. Only when we have gone through this collaborative preparation, do we dare put ourselves before an audience. Standing in front of an audience is scary. It can destroy you if you are not firmly grounded. This is why community is so essential. If there are blows to be had, then we take them as a team.
Facebook is a community. However, it’s a fragmented community. Individuals present themselves to the world. At Shunya, we present ourselves as a collective.
We encourage all of you to share your voice on stage – virtual and otherwise. But remember – rehearsal is the play.
AUDITIONS FOR SHUNYA THEATRE
A play by Ira Hauptman
Directed by Sara Kumar
Set Design by James V. Thomas
Lighting Design by Kris Phelps
The show will run August 2nd – August 18th, 2013
@ 14 Pews in the Heights
Rehearsals begin mid-June.
Auditions will be held on Saturday, March 16th, 2013 from 1 – 5 PM
@ Midtown Arts Center
Please email Sara@ShunyaTheatre.org with headshot, resume, and preferred audition time. Wear comfortable clothing and be prepared for cold readings from the script. For more info about Shunya, please visit www.ShunyaTheatre.org.
SRINIVASA RAMANUJAN, a mathematician from India; he ages from 26 to 32 during the play.
G.H. HARDY, Professor of Mathematics, Trinity College, Cambridge University; he ages from 36 to 42.
NAMAGIRI OF NAMAKKAL, the Hindu goddess, mid-20s, beautiful.
ALFRED BILLINGTON, Professor of Classics, Trinity College, Cambridge University, mid-late 40s
PIERRE DE FERMAT, seventeenth-century French mathematician, mid-late 40s.
London POLICE OFFICER, 40s-50s, can be played by the actor who plays Fermat.
ABOUT THE PLAY:
Two geniuses. Two worlds. One maddening riddle. In 1913, a young, self-taught mathematical genius in India named Srinivasa Ramanujan is invited to England to work with G. H. Hardy, a Cambridge professor. But just as mathematics draws these two men from vastly different cultures together, it also possesses the power to destroy them. A riveting fantasy based on real events.
“This is one terrific theater evening…a play which grabs you from the beginning and takes you through an often funny, but moving and deeply human experience.” Berkeley Daily Planet