Theatre Department Auditions

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Lysistrata

By Aristophanes
Translated by Nicholas Rudall

Directed by Stephanie Wilbert

Lorain County Community College theatre program announces non-equity auditions for “Lysistrata,” a bawdy anti-war comedy by the ancient Greek playwright Aristophanes, first staged in 411 BCE. It is the comic account of one woman’s extraordinary mission to end the Peloponnesian War, as Lysistrata convinces the women of Greece to withhold sexual privileges from their husbands as a means of forcing the men to negotiate peace. Some consider it his greatest work, and it is probably the most anthologized. Nicholas Rudall’s new translation captures the splendid variety of Aristophanes’ astute theatricality and poetic wit.

Copies of the playscript will be on reserve at the LCCC Bass Library until the audition dates.

WHO: Auditions are open to all LCCC students and staff, as well as actors from the community.

WHAT:  Auditions will be held in 5-minute time slots. You will be asked to read from available sides at the audition. If available, please bring one copy of your headshot and resume to the audition.

AUDITION DATES:
Sunday, February 13, 2022 from 3 pm – 5 pm
Monday, February 14, 2022 from 7 pm – 9 pm

Callbacks will be held Wednesday, February 16th from 7pm-9pm.

Rehearsals to begin on Monday, February 28, 2022

WHERE:
Stocker Arts Center’s
Cirigliano Studio Theatre
1005 N. Abbe Road, Elyria, OH 44035

PERFORMANCE DATES:
April 21 – 23, 2022 at 8 pm

SEXUAL CONTENT NOTIFICATION: Please be advised that this play contains strong sexual themes and language.

For complete audition information and to schedule an audition, go to the following website: Lysistrata Audition Signup

Questions: email LCCC director of theatre Jeremy Benjamin jbenjami@lorainccc.edu or Stephanie Wilbert swilbert@lorainccc.edu.

“Lysistrata (Rudall)” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc.