Target Margin Theater, in collaboration with Translation, a research group developing engaged scholarship as part of Center for the Humanities’ Mellon Seminar on Public Engagement and Collaborative Research at the Graduate Center, CUNY, seeks participants for a production of Eugene O'Neill's play Marco Millions as a part of our annual TMT Lab program. We are looking for all types of students, faculty and staff from any CUNY Campus to be a part of the production. No theater experience required. A small stipend will be offered to all participants.
Auditions will take place at 138 South Oxford Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217, Studio B on September 1st from 1pm-9pm and September 2nd from 4pm-9pm CLICK HERE TO RSVP.
For your audition we will ask you to:
1) Tell a story, two minutes or less, about a time in your life that something was "lost in translation."
2) Share a favorite skill or special talent in three minutes or less.
3) Complete a brief questionnaire so we can get to know you better.
4) Read a short scene with us.
You DO NOT need to prepare a monologue
If selected to participate, rehearsals will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-9pm starting Tuesday, October 4. The process will culminate in three performances on December 8 and 9 at the Graduate Center, CUNY and the weekend of December 10-11 at The Brick Theater in Williamsburg.
About Marco Millions
Marco Millions was written by Eugene O'Neill in 1924. It follows the life of Marco Polo as he grows from a young merchant to gain wealth and world experience, mostly through his interactions with the great Kublai Khan. Though O'Neill called it a "comedy satire by an American of our life and ideals", a closer reading reveals the complications of that statement. Put simply: it's a problematic (and weird) play!
About Target Margin Theater
Target Margin Theater is an acclaimed OBIE Award-winning theater company founded in 1991 by Artistic Director David Herskovits. For 25 years Target Margin has been praised for their aggressive interpretations of classic texts, lesser-known works, and new plays inspired by existing sources.
For more information about Target Margin, visit http://www.targetmargin.org/who-we-are/mission/
For more information about the Center for the Humanities’ Translation Mellon Seminar on Public Engagement and Collaborative Research at the Graduate Center, CUNY, visit: http://www.centerforthehumanities.org/public-engagement/seminars/translation