Audition for COLA Theatre Arts Spring 2022 theatre production "Men On Boats"
Audition for Men On Boats
by Jaclyn Backhaus
directed by Alexa Scott-Flaherty
Ten explorers. Four boats. One Grand Canyon. Men On Boats is the true(ish) history of an 1869 expedition, when a one-armed captain and crew of insane yet loyal volunteers set out to chart the course of the Colorado River. In this very modern take on a very old American adventure story, audiences and performers alike get a chance to question American history and who gets to tell the story of our shared past. Be prepared for a rollicking and rousing adventure story looking at a historical moment through a different lens.
Important Casting Note from the Playwright: “The characters in Men On Boats were historically cisgender white males. The cast should be made up entirely of people who are not. I'm talking about racially diverse actors who are female-identifying, trans-identifying, gender-fluid, and/or non-gender-conforming.”
Auditions will take place on Friday, January 14, 6-10pm in LBJ-1510. Interpreters will be provided. Auditions will consist of prepared readings from the script. No appointments necessary. Please arrive at your convenience between 6-10pm. All who plan to audition should familiarize themselves with the script and choose one monologue to read from the options below. Email Alexa (Asfgla@rit.edu) if you’d like to request a copy of the script for review.
When and Where
Open to the Public