Auditions for University of Washington's Staged Reading of Savage Conversations
University Of Washington
About the project and the company
The University of Washington English and Drama departments are welcoming Choctaw writer and playwright, LeAnne Howe, to campus for a visit and wish to present her most new play in verse: Savage Conversations as a staged reading on January 22nd or 23rd. LeAnne Howe will be in attendance as will many students and community members invited for this event open to the public.
Savage Conversations Description:
“May 1875: Mary Todd Lincoln is addicted to opiates and tried in a Chicago court on charges of insanity. Entered into evidence is Ms. Lincoln’s claim that every night a “Savage Indian” enters her bedroom and slashes her face and scalp. She is swiftly committed to Bellevue Place Sanitarium. Her hauntings may be a reminder that in 1862, President Lincoln ordered the hanging of thirty-eight Dakota in the largest mass execution in United States history. No one has ever linked the two events — until now. Savage Conversations is a daring account of a former First Lady and the ghosts that tormented her for the contradictions and crimes on which this nation is founded.”
Auditions will take place on December 17th from 3-8PM and on a rolling basis from there until roles are cast. All roles are open for casting. Prepare a monologue and bring a headshot and resume. Open to all experience levels. There is a stipend of $200 for all performers. Please e-mail with any further questions.
Location of Audition
The University of Washington. Room 208 in Hutchison Hall.
Please come in with a dramatic contemporary monologue.
Character breakdown / Project needs
Mary Todd Lincoln
Male Indigenous Performer
Preferred method of submission
December 17th, 2019
Callbacks or second audition/interview?
Please send a resume and headshot and availability during the audition times.
Open to All