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Audition Announcement: Seeking Asylum

AUDITION ANNOUNCEMENT: SEEKING ASYLUM

BY MARI KORNHAUSER

DIRECTED BY REESE JOHANSON

“Seeking Asylum” is a one-act, two character, audience interactive play that takes place in the future world of 2040, based on early 20th Century Immigration polices but explores the issue of seeking asylum in today’s United States.

The place: a point of entry for the nation of Texas at the Louisiana nation's border.

Co-Produced by reese johanson collective and Art Klub NOLA

Auditions held at Art Klub, 1941 Arts Street, New Orleans.

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Audition Dates:

Thursday Dec. 6 from 6-9pm

Call backs and other later appointments (if needed), Dec. 15, 3-5pm

Artist Bio:

Mari Kornhauser is an award winning writer/director with three feature films produced and distributed. She has worked on assignment for various studios such as Sony and 20th Century Fox and sold a reality pilot to A&E. She also writes for television, her most recent produced credits are for HBO’s Peabody award winning show TREME, created by David Simon and Eric Overmyer. One of her episodes, “Slip Away” was a Pen Finalist. Recently, she wrote her first three-act play, “Renovation”, which was work-shopped and produced by ArtSpot Productions in New Orleans. Currently, she has finished an audience interactive one-act play, “Seeking Asylum”, created a web-series (the pilot is in post production) and is developing a one-hour television series. In addition, she is a tenured Full Professor at Louisiana State University where she teaches film and television writing at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. She lives in New Orleans.

Rolls: Seeking 2 actors to play:

INTERROGATOR 1

INTERROGATOR 2

ASYLUM SEEKER 1

ASYLUM SEEKER 2

VOICE OVER LOUDSPEAKER

Age, race and gender completely open.

NOTE TO ACTORS: The usage of accents by actors and/or the creation of an occasional future world slang may be improvised or not.

While this play will not be a physical theatre presentation, there will be physical theatre attention and ensemble collaboration in audition and rehearsal processes.

Sides will be presented at auditions. 

Rehearsals will be on Thursdays from 6p-9p starting Dec. 20th and Sundays from 11a-1p starting Jan. 13th

Performances on Feb. 8, 9 & 10 at 8pm

Artist stipend to be discussed.

Please email reese.artklub@gmail.com to confirm your participation in our audition for this play. 

Earlier Event: December 6
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