Auburn University Theatre will be holding auditions on Monday, April 24th at 6:00pm for Antigone which will run on the Telfair B. Peet MainStage September 21st - September 29th, 2017. Auditions will be held Monday, April 24th with callbacks on Tuesday, April 25th on the MainStage of the Telfair B. Peet Theatre. The production begins rehearsals on the first day of classes in August.

Antigone, Jean Anouilh’s modern language adaptation of the Greek Tragedy, tells the story of a young woman who buries her brother’s body in the aftermath of Theban Civil War, in direct defiance of King Creon’s orders. For following her moral and spiritual instincts and beliefs, Antigone is sentenced to death. First produced in Nazi-occupied Paris in 1944, the play created fierce controversy. Both collaborators and members of the resistance found justification for their actions within Anouilh’s text. While Lewis Galantiere’s English translation is frequently read as a resistance play, the moral questions the play examines are challenging and complex. It is a play that speaks directly to our cultural, moral, and political moment. Our production will expand Anouilh’s chamber drama through the use of multiple chorus members, music, dance, and aerial silks. The casting (12-14) will be colorblind and there will be opportunities for archetypal movement and voice work.

Theatre majors interested in auditioning should sign up for the first available audition slot on the call board across from the green room in the Telfair Peet Theater starting April 17th.  Non-majors wishing to audition should email for an audition time.

Please prepare a one minute dramatic monologue, choosing material that suggests aspects of the character you are most interested in playing in Antigone. While the Anouilh/Galantiere version is in contemporary language, the characters embody a heightened sense of truth, and the actor must demonstrate that s/he can fully commit to the emotional scale of the drama.

 The play can be checked out in the theatre’s main office. Reading the script is encouraged in order to prepare for auditions. In addition call back scenes are available at this link

Last Updated: April 11, 2017