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"Initial auditions for Blackballin' and our plays for the New Play Festival (Taken and Bearing Our Soles) will be held on Saturday, 1 March 2014, from 09:00 to 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm in HUMN 411.
An audition sign up sheet has been posted on the department callboard, which is located in the stairwell at the north end of the ARTS building, close to the Studio Theatre. The sign up sheet has 5-minute audition slots covering the entire audition time. If you wish to audition, you need to sign up for one of the 5-minute slots.
Please note that the morning audition session (09:00 to 12:00) is reserved for the cast and crew of In the Heights only. If you are not part of the Heights cast or crew, you must sign up for the afternoon session.
Any student who plans to audition must have two prepared monologues: a contemporary comedic and a contemporary dramatic. Each monologue can be up to one minute in length. There will not be any sides given out at initial auditions, so you need to come prepared.
You must also bring in a completed audition form(s). Audition forms for each production have been attached to this email. You must fill out an audition form for each production you want to be considered for, so if you plan to audition for all of them, you must fill out and bring in all three audition forms.
Please write down any time conflicts you may have with the rehearsal schedule for the production(s) you are auditioning for. The rehearsal schedules for the productions have also been attached.
If you do not arrive at auditions properly prepared or miss the audition time you signed up for, you will have to wait until the end of the day to audition.
Each production will have a callback session on Sunday, 2 March 2014. The exact times for each callback session have not been set yet, so try to keep your entire Sunday free.
Race is like gender, most of the time, people see it and assume how one identifies. There goes a white woman, a Hispanic man, an Asian woman, etc. Anyone who’s biracial or struggles with his or her gender identity knows that it’s not a black and white issue.
I am Chinese and Salvadorian and although I may not have the fair skin of your average Chinese person, it's quite offensive to have people ask me if I'm adopted, if my mom cheated on my dad, or if I was switched at birth (Yes, people are that ignorant and have the audacity to ask me these questions).
I’m not lying, and I don't have to answer your insensitive questions. I may have dark skin, but there’s not much I can do about that, now is there.“But you’re so dark, and your hair is so coarse, are you sure you don't have black ancestors, are you Filipino, or Cambodian??" Usually, I just respond with a menacing glare, or I try my hand at throwing shade if I haven't already burst into tears because of how upset this topic usually makes me.
Not wanting to be falsely identified as a member of another race doesn't make me a racist, any sort of false identification is hurtful to me. I view it as society basing their views of who I am as a person because of the pigment of my skin. Have we really not progressed as a whole from what MLK taught us? We don't live in a post racist world, racism is still being perpetuated on a daily basis. It may not be as upfront as it used to be, but throwing bigoted sly remarks now and then is just as problematic.