Upcoming Auditions for Sojourners, September 16-17

MainStage Production, Fall 2018: Sojourners

CLICK HERE to sign up for an audition!

Sunday September 16, 8:00-10:30 pm
Monday September 17, 6:30-8:30 pm
Callbacks Monday September 17, 9:00-11:00 pm

Hop Garage room 132 (across from the Hop Cafe).

Sojourners is the first part of the Ufot Cycle, Udofia’s sweeping, nine-part saga chronicling the triumphs and losses of Nigerian immigrant Abasiama Ufot and her family. Abasiama arrives in America with high hopes for her arranged marriage and her future, intent on earning a degree and returning home. But when her husband is seduced by America, she must choose between the Nigerian or American Dream. Sojourners offers a moving and powerful corrective to the notion that what immigrants leave behind is always awful, and that what they find is always worth the trip.

Sojourners will be performed in the Moore Theater November 2-3 and 8-10 @ 8 pm, and November 4 & 11 @ 2 pm. The production will be directed by Visiting Guest Director Miranda Haymon.

Students are strongly encouraged to read the script prior to auditions! A pdf version of the script is available for viewing HERE.

No previous performance experience is neccesary!

CLICK HERE to sign up for an audition slot; time slots are in 7-minute increments. PLEASE ARRIVE 15 MINUTES BEFORE YOUR APPOINTMENT TIME, and be prepared to stay for 15 minutes beyond your time slot. When you arrive, you will be asked to fill out an audition form.

At the audition you will be asked to read sides (selections) from the script; links to the sides will be posted HERE by September 11.

CALLBACK INFORMATION:  Should you receive a callback, you should go to HOP 132 at 8:30 PM on Monday evening to get a hard copy of the callback sides and to look at the callback schedule.  Callbacks will be from 9 PM - 10:30 or 11 PM.

ABASIAMA EKPEYONG, early 20s. Privileged. Paragon of Nigerian femininity; 8 months pregnant.
MOXIE WILIS, 15-18 years old. Black American. Far younger in age than attitude might belie. Frayed from the harsh realities of street life. Quick-witted and hard-edged. Massachusetts born and Southern bred.
UKPONG EKPEYONG, Early-mid 20s. Privileged. High on life and America. A man-child with effortless and magnetic charisma.
DISCIPLE UFOT, early-mid 20s. Exceedingly intelligent. Intense and driven. An acute and rabid dreamer without an emotional tether.

Note: Don’t worry about speaking with a Nigerian (Ibibio) accent; we have hired a professional dialect coach to assist with this production!