Monday, March 15, 2010

Tucson: Beowulf Alley Theatre auditions for A Piece of My Heart - Female, Asian


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Beowulf Alley’s Audition

A Piece of My Heart by Shirley Lauro

Female, Asian


(Tucson, AZ)  Beowulf Alley Theatre will hold open auditions for A Piece of My Heart by Shirley Lauro at the theatre, 11 South 6th Avenue (Downtown between Broadway and Congress), on March 22, 2010 from 6:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Whitney Morton will direct this poignant chronicle of the women of the Vietnam War.


The true stories of six courageous women sent to Vietnam and their struggle to make sense of a war that irrevocably changed them and a nation that shunned them. A work with the music and soul of a tumultuous era in our history, full of shattered expectations,
desperate encounters, and the anguish of the war zone.


Character description:


LEEANN: 20-40, a nurse.  Asian. Attractive, strong, tough, determined, with an urban, hip quality.


The audition will consist of a cold reading from the script. No appointment is necessary. Sides will be available at the time of arrival.


Rehearsals begin the week of April 12. Technical rehearsals begin May 20. Performances are

Friday, May 28, 7:30 p.m. - Preview Performance, Saturday, May 29, 7:30 p.m. - Opening Night with Reception, May 30, 2010 1:30 p.m. - Dialogues with… Sunday, following the performance plus Thursdays-Saturdays, June 3 – 5, June 10 – 12, 7:30 p.m. and Sundays, June 6 and June 13, 1:30 p.m.


Email Whitney Morton at with questions or for more information.

A Piece of My Heart has earned The Susan Blackburn Prize (Finalist) as Best English Language Play by a Woman, The Barbara Deming Prize for Women Playwrights, and The Kittredge Foundation Award. The Vietnam Vets of America, Inc. has cited the work as "the most enduring play in the nation on Vietnam."


The playwright has written over twenty plays and one-acts. Currently the director of the Dramatists Guild Foundation, Shirley Lauro is an adjunct professor of playwriting at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.


...Shirley Lauro's new play A PIECE OF MY HEART, is a catharsis as well as a coup de theatre...There have been a number of plays dealing with Vietnam...but none with the direct, emotional impact of Ms. Lauro's work...(she) has turned first hand impressions into a disturbing drama that evokes empathy for survivors as victims.                -The New York Times


Beowulf Alley Theatre Company, a 501 (c)(3) organization, is committed to enriching the community and enhancing appreciation of the arts through the production of innovative, invigorating theatre and theatrical education with the highest standards for acting and production.  Equal and fair treatment will be provided to all participants regardless of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, familial status and/or marital status.  Founded on the basis of dialogues with local theatre artists who wanted a permanent home to practice their craft, its intimate 95-seat theatre provides a facility that meets professional standards where performing artists, educators, and technicians can present their skills.  Because Beowulf Alley engages a talent and volunteer pool that calls Tucson “home” for its productions, the Theatre is committed to helping grow a new generation of Tucson talent with its programs including education for adults and youth, late night theatre to experiment with and gain experience, readers theatre for playwrights’ unpublished works, lunchtime theatre to bring art to the workday and screenings of independent film artists. 


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