WAM Theatre: Auditions slated for new drama

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PITTSFIELD -- WAM Theatre is holding Equity and non-Equity auditions Monday for its November production, "Emilie: La Marquise Du Chatelet Defends Her Life Tonight" by Lauren Gunderson.

Auditions are scheduled from 4 to 9 p.m. at Barrington Stage's Boyd-Quinson Mainstage, 30 Union St. The play will be performed Nov. 7 through 24 at St. Germain Stage in BSC's Sydelle and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center, 36 Linden St.

Auditioners shoud email photo and resume to Kelly Galvin at Kelly@wamtheatre .com.

Those auditoning should prepare a monologue or short scene from the play and bring picture/resume, stapled together. Script and side information will be emailed to those auditioning. A reader will be provided.

Although today she is best known for her 15-year liaison with Voltaire, Emilie Du Chatelet (1706-1749) was more than a great man's mistress. She was one of the leading interpreters of modern physics in Europe, as well as a master of mathematics and linguistics during the Age of Enlightenment.

Gunderson is an award-winning playwright living in San Francisco. She studied at Emory University and NYU's Tisch School of Performing Arts where she was a Reynolds Fellow in Social Entrepreneurship.

"Emilie: La Marquise Du Chatelet Defends Her Life Tonight" will be directed by Kristen van Ginhoven, WAM Theatre's artistic director.

For more information contact WAM Theatre online at www.WAMTheatre.com.


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