Wonderlust Productions is pleased to invite members of the adoption community to audition for a new play based on the experiences of people in Minnesota affected by adoption.
The play is a fictional story that blends together elements from the real stories gathered from over 200 people in Minnesota affected by adoption. It takes place at an engagement party where two families, each affected by adoption, learn just how much and how little they know. Additional characters appear from history, imagination, and dreams to illuminate – through stories, song, and dance – how adoption permeates our lives in difficult, complex, funny, and beautiful ways. The play has many characters of every background, age, and size of part. So whether you are interested in a small part or a large one, acting, singing, movement, or just being part of an ensemble, there is room for everyone.
Anyone closely affected by adoption – including adoptees, adoptive parents, birth parents, foster families, siblings, spouses, social workers, and those who work with adoption – are all invited to audition. No performing experience is required, and there is no need to prepare anything, just show up and they’ll keep it easy.
This is an opportunity to be part of a creative team, bringing the experiences of adoption to life, to share with others and grow understanding about all the complexities of adoption.
Adoption Play Open Audition Details
Monday, May 9th, 6:00-10:00 p.m.
Tuesday, May 10th, 6:00-10:00 p.m.
Sabes Jewish Community Center
4330 South Cedar Lake Rd, Minneapolis, MN 55416
Frequently Asked Questions
What if I want to audition but can’t come either of those nights? We’ll find another time to see you audition. Contact Leah Cooper at [email protected].
When and where will it be performed? The show will be performed December 8-18, 2016 at Mixed Blood Theater in Minneapolis, MN.
What is the time commitment if I get cast in the show? Rehearsals will be weeknights and weekends October 17th through December 7th. Depending on the size of the part we cast you in, we would need you to attend 1-5 rehearsals per week, each rehearsal 2-3 hours long. We would need you to be able to commit to being in all of the performances, which take place December 8th through 18th.
Do I get paid to be in the show? This is a community event, and all community parts are on a volunteer basis. We will work very hard to make the experience an inspiring and fulfilling one for all involved. Some adoption community members are experienced performers, too. We hope your place in the adoption community will inspire you to volunteer for this project. After community auditions, we will hire some professional artists to fill roles that we are unable to fill from the community. But we will first try to fill as many roles as possible with volunteer adoption community members.
What if I’ve never performed before? Or I’m not sure I belong? We’ll have big parts and small parts, some that talk, some that move, some that sing or play music, based on whatever you’re comfortable doing. If you need any particular accommodations for a disability or challenge, just let us know—we’ll do our best to make your participation fun, accessible, and a celebration of who you are. We believe having a variety of community perspectives, backgrounds and abilities involved in the show, at every step of the process, makes a more truthful story and a better play.
What if I want to be involved but I don’t want to perform? That’s OK, we’d still love to have you involved. We need help building the set and costumes, working backstage, ushering people at the show, and promoting the show to the community. Get in touch with us if you’d like to help in any way – we’ll find a spot for you.
If you have any additional questions, please contact Leah Cooper ([email protected]).
Photo via Flickr, Eyebidem.