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Auditions for “Blue Stockings” 2019 Senior Company Spring Play
December 10, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
SENIOR COMPANY SPRING PLAY 2018
BLUE STOCKINGS by Jessica Swale
Directed by Hallie Flower
AUDITIONS: Monday, December 10th 4-6:30 pm
A moving, comical and eye-opening story of four young women fighting for education and self-determination against the larger backdrop of women’s suffrage – and the young men beside them.
1896. Girton College, Cambridge, the first college in Britain to admit women. The Girton girls study ferociously and match their male peers grade for grade. Yet, when the men graduate, the women leave with nothing but the stigma of being a “blue stocking” – an unnatural, educated woman. They are denied degrees and go home unqualified and unmarriageable.
In Jessica Swale’s debut play, Blue Stockings, Tess Moffat and her fellow first years are determined to win the right to graduate. But little do they anticipate the hurdles in their
way: the distractions of love, the cruelty of the class divide or the strength of the opposition, who will do anything to stop them. The play follows them over one tumultuous academic year, in their fight to change the future of education.
FIRST READ-THRU Sunday, February 17, 2-5pm
Regular REHEARSALS Begin February 25
DIALECT WORKSHOP: additional weekend hours with visiting artist to learn the UK dialects used in the play TBA.
Friday, April 5 at 7pm
Saturday, April 6 at 2pm & 7pm
Friday, April 12 at 7pm
Saturday, April 13 at 2pm & 7pm
For more information: Please contact the front office at 802.246.6398 ext 101 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
WHAT TO PREPARE:
Bring any brief monologue of your choice (near 1 minute) or one of the speeches found at www.neyt.org/programs/auditions. And be prepared to play!
Please visit www.neyt.org/programs/auditions for character descriptions and detailed rehearsal schedule.