SUNDAY, MARCH 18 | MONDAY, MARCH 19
6PM – 9PM at ANNEX THEATER, 219 PARK AVE.
Annex Theater is holding auditions for LIFE OR THEATRE? the next show of its 2018 season. LIFE OR THEATRE? is a new work written and directed by Carly J. Bales (Director: Stupid Ghost, Cleveland; Recent: The Tempest), adapted from the work and life of artist Charlotte Salomon.
Scripts and sides will be provided via email and at the audition. Bringing a short monologue and song is preferred but not required!
Please email email@example.com for an 10 minute audition slot and any questions you might have.
ABOUT THE SHOW
Between the years of 1941 and 1943, Charlotte Salomon, an enigmatic young German-Jewish artist exiled in Cote d’Azur, France, painted a massive autobiographical tome of 1299 individual gouache paintings chronicling her dark family history as well as her struggles with love, death, creativity, and self-hood. Salomon then edited the works down to 796 paintings with 340 vellum overlays of text and musical cues to create a visual work she called Life? or Theatre? A Tri-Coloured Play with Music. This artistically uncategorizable, ferocious body of work fuses autobiographical prose and expressionist painting with classical music, opera, cinema, and theater into a singular expression of self – a demand by a young woman to exist in a world that demanded otherwise.
Today, her legacy remains relatively unknown to much of the world but the themes of the work are compelling, pressing, ever-relevant nearly a century later – a woman tackling identity, fate, and confronting what it means to create agency for oneself in order to tell one’s own story on one’s own terms.
April – May 2018
May 24th – June 17th, 2018
Thursdays – Sundays, 8PM
at Annex Theater
FRANZISKA / PAULINKA
THE FIRST CHARLOTTE / FATE
Notes: the roles are non-specific in terms of gender and race. All humans are encouraged to audition. Annex Theater offers stipend compensation for all participating artists. This is a Non-Equity production.