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Auditions 1/31 for 'Baltimore' and 'Life Sentence (Inhibited)'

January 24, 2017

When: Tuesday, January 31, beginning at 7:00 p.m.

Where: Flex Theatre, Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts

Auditions are open to all Cornell students, faculty, and staff.

  • Baltimore by Kirsten Greenidge; directed by Sarah K. Chalmers
  • Life Sentence (Inhibited) by Gloria Majule '17; directed by Aleksej Aarsaether '17

Actors auditioning for Life Sentence (Inhibited) will be asked to present a one-minute monologue. Actors auditioning for Baltimore will meet one-on-one with Sarah Chalmers and Godfrey Simmons to discuss the play.

Actors who are auditioning for both plays will first present a monologue for Life Sentence (Inhibited) in the Flex and then see Sarah and Godfrey in the reading room for their Baltimore conversation.

Actors who are only interested in auditioning for one play will be directed to the appropriate location.

Sign up on the online callboard. Callbacks will take place February 1 & 2.

Please note: Baltimore scripts are available at the Schwartz Center second-floor front desk for checkout and it is recommend that actors read the script prior to auditions.

Questions? Email Pam Lillard at psl1@cornell.edu. The Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts is located at 430 College Avenue in Ithaca's Collegetown.

About Baltimore

Baltimore tells the story of Shelby Wilson, an African-American resident adviser for a group of freshmen at a college in New England. When a racist caricature is drawn on the dorm door of one of her black students, she is forced to reevaluate her naive belief that she lives in a post-racial society, and she must help strive for peace on campus. The play, Civic Ensemble’s second annual collaboration with Cornell’s Department of Performance and Media Arts, references true events, including the riots in Ferguson, the Black Lives Matter movement, and the deaths of Michael Brown, Trayvon Martin, Tamir Rice, Freddie Gray, and Sandra Bland. 

About Life Sentence (Inhibited)

Life Sentence (Inhibited) is a family drama that unfolds when Baba Grace is caught for having evaded taxes for six years and is faced with an ultimatum: six years in prison or a fine of 240 million Tzshs. His solution is to marry off his oldest daughter, Grace, to rich lawyer Emmanuel. However, many secrets hide behind the walls of the family and it becomes a game of who can keep their secret the longest before everything falls into utter chaos. (Cast: 2M and 3W) 

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