thursday, october 11 at 6:30-11pm
friday, october 12 at 7-9pm (Call-backs)
Roble Gym, Room 15 | Open to Stanford Community | SIGN-UP!
Stanford TAPS seeks male and female performers for its upcoming Winter production of M2: From Terminus to Terminus. No prior performance experience required. This production will be built via a collaborative process between performers and the creative team.
Auditioners should email to sign-up for a ten-minute time-slot between 6:30pm and 11pm on Thursday, October 11. During their time-slot, auditioners should present a two-minute contemporary monologue of their choosing, which need not be memorized. Auditioners may also be asked to read from sides selected by the director; see right column to download these sides in advance.
Call-backs will be held on Friday, October 12, between 7 and 9pm. Auditioners will be scheduled into groups called for roughly one hour. Auditioners will be asked to participate in group movement and improvisation. Please dress in comfortable street clothing.
Time commitment will be relatively light; rehearsals will be Sunday afternoons from 1-4pm, plus once-weekly one-on-one monologue work (to be scheduled individually). Performances in the Nitery Theater are scheduled for January 24-26, 2012.
In a single day underneath Paris, four and a half million people ride the métro. In one year alone, more than one and a half billion people will pulse through the metal doors to ride along the 214 Km of underground tunnels emerging to go to the Louvre, to their apartment in the 9th, to the mosque, to the neighborhood catholic church. The Paris Métro provides a space in which people from all backgrounds are placed into one small space. It is an in between space. Travelers move between home and work, work and home, wishing the time would go faster.
M2 is a performance piece which focuses on issues of class, race, self-identity, and self-perception, taking place within a car on the M2 subway line in Paris, France. Traversing the city, the M2 is at the cross-section of Parisian life, culturally, and socio-economically. M2 is composed of monologues interwoven with pedestrian movement choreography and creative stage design to delve deeply into the inter- and intra-personal relationships forged in this unique setting. This new show is a work in progress and provides an opportunity to collaborate with other artists to give voice to these commuters and to embody the shared experience of riding public transportation.