Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Auditions for Sitelines, II, September 7 - 22 AND for 'What's Goin' on?,' Generic Ensemble CompanySeptember 28 - 29, 2013

Generic Ensemble Company Austin TXSitelines, Action II: JOIN US  
We Want YOU--our audience, our extended ensemble, our supporters

As each "Sitelines" action must be in partnership, for this next action, we invite: anyone who has been or currently is affiliated with GenEnCo; anyone who wants to be affiliated with GenEnCo; anyone who supports or believes in our mission of "making the invisible visible through bold, socially relevant theatre" that centers marginalized bodies (particular queers, people of color, gender queers, immigrants and children of immigrants).

“Sitelines” is a series of short, site-specific, free and public performances devised and developed as an ensemble, which includes suggestions submitted by ensemble members and the public. Each Sitelines action will be roughly 15-30 minutes long, with 2-3 week/10-15 hour incubation/rehearsal period for each action. The core ensemble for each piece will be the Generic Ensemble Company, alongside guest performers/partners. We go to the audience, rather than waiting for the audience to come to us. The public is notified of the site and theme less than 48 hours in advance.

Requirements for participation in Sitelines, Action II:

  • You believe in our mission
  • You wish to perform in front of potentially countless strangers or actively support others doing so
  • You attend the three rehearsals
  • You like to share your ideas. You are open to listening to others. In short, you can "hold on tightly and let go lightly" and/or "move up, move back"
  • You exercise respect and enthusiasm
Rehearsal Times: Saturday, September 7, 1pm-5pm: Bennu Coffee Shop; Sunday, September 15, 3pm-7pm: Place TBA; Sunday, September 22, 3pm-7pm: Place TBA
Performance dates, times, and places will be determined at the first rehearsal and announced to the public 48 hours in advance

This performance and the work of the Generic Ensemble Company is funded and supported in part by the City of Austin through the Cultural Arts Division.

Auditions We are seeking ensemble members for the next iteration of "What's Goin' On?' Become a member of a GenEnCo Production!Auditions: Sept 28 & 29, 2013 from 1-4 pm. Please email ktshorb@hotmail.com for time and location. Include in your email date preference, if any. The Generic Ensemble Company (GenEnCo) seeks performer-collaborators interested in experimental approaches to the work of Bertolt Brecht. Investigating racial representation, the 1970s, simultaneity, joyous chaos, and various modes of story-telling, we will devise an ensemble-based theatre piece for an evening-length premiere at the VORTEX in May 2014. We will build off the work we created for the May 2013 workshop version of our piece. We are looking for people who are: open to collaborative process; interested in progressive, critical, and politically-engaged conversations and actions; willing to work hard in politically, physically, and spiritually demanding ways; engaged in body-centered work; and members of communities that are historically marginalized or disenfranchised. People of color and gender queers are especially encouraged to audition. Experience in physical theatre, movement, mime, and/or ensemble-based work is a plus, but not required. Rehearsals begin on October 5 and will be once a week October through January, twice weekly January through March, and 3-4 times a week March-May.

We are also seeking interested designers and crew. Please email with your interest.

GenEnCo is an Austin-based theatre troupe that makes the invisible visible through bold, socially relevant, body-centered theatre.

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