About the event

CASTING CALL

We are looking for CUNY students, faculty, and staff from all campus to be a part of a fall production inspired by Marcos Millions by Eugene O’Neill as a part of the annual TMT Lab program.

No theater experience required. A small stipend will be offered to all participants.


Target Margin Theater, in collaboration with Translation, a research group led by Debra Caplan and Cheryl Smith 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 the annual TMT Lab program.

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 Theater, visit them here.

For more information about Translation, a research group led by Debra Caplan and Cheryl Smith developing engaged scholarship as part of Center for the Humanities’ Mellon Seminar on Public Engagement and Collaborative Research at the Graduate Center, CUNY, visit them here.

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