Dear Students:

I am having auditions for a new play featuring LGBT characters of color. If you are interested in auditioning, please do so. If you know others on campus who might be interested, please pass this on. The is open to the campus community, not just those in the Peck School.

THE LGBT RESOURCE CENTER (IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF THEATRE) IS PLEASED TO ANNOUCE AUDITIONS FOR 

A NEW PLAY ABOUT QUEER PEOPLE OF COLOR 

SHADES OF BROWN

(working title)

 by Ben Wilson 

Directed by Tony Horne, Assistant Professor  

THE PLAY: Shades of Brown (working title) is a beautiful play that examines the nature of love in vignettes focused on several couples comprised of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people of color.  It provides “snapshots” of and delves into the couples’ relationships at various stages.    

THE PLAYWRIGHT:  Ben Wilson is a founding member and resident playwright of Youngblood Theatre Company – which was chosen as the Shepherd Express 2010 Critics Choice for “Best Milwaukee Theatre Company.”  He is also a graduate of the UW-M BFA Acting Program. 

WE ARE SPECIFICALLY LOOKING FOR ACTORS WHO: 

Identify as People of Color. Various colors, ethnicities, and nationalities are welcome. There are no Caucasian characters in the play. 

Are of any gender and any sexual orientation. All are welcome. You don’t have to be LGBT to be a part of the cast! 

Are interested in helping share stories about the LGBT Community. 

AUDITIONS:  Monday, November 22, 6 to 9 pm in Union Room #343. Please e-mail Tony Horne at horne@uwm.edu to reserve an audition time. Put AUDITION in the subject line. 

PLEASE PREPARE THE FOLLOWING:  A short monologue or poem. Actors without a piece have the option of reading a monologue provided at the audition. 

TENTATIVE PERFORMANCE DATES:  February 10-12, 2011 

REHEARSAL DATES:  Evening rehearsals will begin immediately.  Actors will be off for Winterim. Rehearsals will pick up again the first week of Spring Semester.
Tony Horne
Assistant Professor of Directing
UWM-Peck School of the Arts
Theatre T264
414-229-4108
horne@uwm.edu

Mailing Address:
UWM Theatre Department
P.O. Box 413
Milwaukee, WI 53201-0413

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