MainStage Production, Winter 2020:
The Sweet Science of Bruising
by Joy Wilkinson
Sign up to audition HERE!
Wednesday January 8: 7:00-10:00 pm
Thursday January 9: 7:00-10:00 pm
Friday January 10, Callbacks: beginning 7:00 pm
Hop Garage, Room 132
ABOUT THE PLAY AND THE PRODUCTION
In a world controlled by men, four Victorian women discover unexpected freedom in the underground subculture of women’s boxing - and struggle against the limitations of that freedom. Based on historical research into 19th century women’s boxing, Joy Wilkinson’s electrifying new play examines gender, class, violence, and the balance of power in a corseted world.
The Sweet Science of Bruising will be performed in the Moore Theater on the following dates and times:
February 21-22 and 27-29 @ 8:00 pm
February 23 & March 1 @ 2 pm
This production will be the play's American premiere.
The production will be directed by Professor Peter Hackett; set and costume designers will be Professors Michael Ganio and Laurie Churba, respectively. Lighting design will be Jennifer Reiser '09, and sound design Jane Shaw. Fight choreographer will be Paul West, with Jenifer Karr as a boxing consultant. The production will be stage managed by Jennifer Collins Hard.
CHARACTER BREAKDOWN/AVAILABLE ROLES
Professor Charlie Sharp
Matilda ‘Matty’ Blackwell
Emily (also plays Nancy)
Gabriel Lamb (also plays Lord Cavendish)
Paul Stokes (also plays Captain Danby)
Dr James Bell (also plays Dr Forster and Referee)
This production contains several physically demanding roles with sustained choreographed fights that require good fitness, body memory, and stamina. Actors in these roles should have athletic ability, strong body awareness and kinesthetic sense, and a willingness to push themselves physically and mentally.
No previous performance experience is neccesary!
Sign up for an audition slot online HERE. All auditioning students must also fill out an online audition form in advance of their audition; that form can be found HERE.
Students are encouraged to read the play prior to auditions; the script is available HERE for viewing (note that this is a perusal copy only; absoluletly NO printing!). Please plan to arrive 10 minutes before your appointment time. The audition will include reading sides (selections) from the script; sides are available HERE.