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Auditions for Sweat on the Armstrong Campus

In person Auditions August 12 at Jenkins Hall
Callbacks August 13 at The PLAYshop
Performance Dates: September 22-26

For more information and email psears@georgiasouthern.edu

Auditions for Medea on the Statesboro Campus

August 16 by appointment starting at 6:30 p.m.
Performance Dates: September 22-26

For more information and appointment times email theatre@georgiasouthern.edu
Auditions will be held at the Center for Art and Theatre

Euripides’ classic play looks at the story of Medea, wife of Jason, who murders her children.  The question is victim or evil murderer? Does Medea have a choice? What is the power of women, especially women who are immigrants, strangers, whose personal power is a threat to others. This is not a play of easy answers. 

Characters: (7W/ 3M / 2?)
Medea – a foreign Princess betrayed by her Husband who seeks the ultimate revenge: proud, angry, strong – Female

Jason – Leader of the Argonauts and husband to Medea; vain, greedy, strong – Male

Medea’s Nurse – her only supporter, an old servant who understands Medea’s pain but fears her actions – Female

Tutor – an older servant who cares for the boys, sides with Jason – any gender

Creon – King of Corinth: prideful and dismissive. -Male

Aegeus – King of Athens: Sympathetic to Medea, politician, – Male

Messenger – any gender

Chorus of Corinthian Women; sympathetic to Medea but want to stop her – 3 to 5 all women

2 children – Medea’s sons (separate audition) 

Auditions for Moliere’s Tartuffe on the Statesboro Campus

August 16 Callbacks August 17
Performance Dates: November 10-14

For more information email Nick Newell nnewell@georgiasouthern.edu
Auditions will be held at the Center for Art and Theatre

The charlatan Tartuffe has used his false piety to charm his way into the favor and home of the wealthy Orgon.  Tartuffe throws Orgon’s family and household into chaos as he uses his “religious” influence over Orgun to obtain both his fortune and the promise of his daughter’s hand in marriage, while he simultaneously attempts to sleep with Orgon’s wife.   The family and servants see through this hypocrisy, but Orgon remains steadfast in his devotion to Tartuffe despite the evidence of his appalling behavior.  Will the con-man be exposed before it is too late?   

CAST:

Madame Pernelle – Orgon’s mother

Elmire – Orgon’s wife; stepmother of Damis and Marianne

Cleante – Orgon’s brother-in-law

Dorine – Orgon’s house servant 

Damis – Orgon’s son 

Flipote – Madame Pernelle’s servant

Mariane – Orgon’s daughter, Mariane’s step-daughter, engaged to Valere

Orgon – Master of the house. Elmire’s husband, Damis and Mariane’s father

Valère – Mariane’s fiance

Monsieur Loyal – Government official

Tartuffe – A hypocrite Orgon met in a church

Laurent [optional] — Tartuffe’s creepy servant

Auditions for School Girls or The African Mean Girls Play on the Armstrong Campus

August 24 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m.
Performance Dates: November 16-20

For more information email Tomica Jenkins at tjenkins@georgiasouthern.edu
Auditions will be held at Jenkins Hall

SETTING AND TIME: 
Aburi (EHH-bree) Girls’ Boarding School – located in the Aburi mountains in central Ghana. The year is 1986.
School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play takes us into the exclusive Aburi Girls’ Boarding School in Ghana, West Africa. There we meet four high school girls who are ruled by the head Mean Girl, Paulina. The relationships are rife with the competition, pettiness, insecurity, and ambition that are globally familiar. When a young biracial girl named Ericka transfers to their school from America, just days before a recruiter for the Miss Ghana Pageant is set to arrive, tensions flare. Jocelyn Bioh’s biting commentary on beauty standards comically explores the challenges facing teenage girls across the globe while also addressing the serious issues of colorism, classism, and bullying.

CHARACTERS (8 women of West African descent, to be played by African, Black and/or biracial actors)

PAULINA SARPONG (Paul-LEE-nah SAAR-pong) – 18 years old; the most popular girl in school and knows it. She is beautiful, talented, vindictive, yet somehow loveable

ERICKA BOAFO (BWAH-foh) – 18 years old; light/fair skin. She is a transfer student and new to school. She is enchanting, sweet, elusive. Sings well.

AMA (AHH-mah) – 18 years old; the sensible, smart one of Paulina’s pack and has the honor of being her best friend. Her loyalty to Paulina is starting to fray, and she has to work up towards being the girl who is not afraid to say it like she means it.

NANA (NAH-nah) – 16 years old; the quiet, simple and sensitive one of Paulina’s pack. She never means any harm and stives to do the right thing. She struggles with her love of food and snacks.

MERCY – 16 years old; the witty sidekick to Gifty and will do and say anything to stay a member of Paulina’s pack.

GIFTY – 16 years old; the “Frick” to Mercy’s “Frack”; loves being a part of Paulina’s pack and will do anything to be considered cool.

HEADMISTRESS FRANCIS – 40s; the Headmistress of Aburi Girls Boarding School; loves her students and will do whatever she can to both uplift and protect them.

ELOISE AMPONSAH (Ell-oh-EEZ Amm-POHN-saah) – 40s; Extremely poised and well-mannered former Miss Ghana 1966. She is now a recruiter for the Miss Ghana pageant. She speaks in a slightly affected British accent and prides herself in always being a lady.

Last updated: 10/11/2021