Spring 2022 Audition information for Anon(ymous)
Anon(ymous) – February 17 - 20, 2022
By Naomi Iizuka
Dr. Tiffany Trent
Stage Managed by:
Rehearsals start November 1, 2021
Initial auditions will be conducted by submission of a video audition. Auditions are
open to all MTSU Students and local community members.
More information and synopsis of this production is available at the bottom of this page.
Please read all information before submitting an audition.
Video submissions for Anon(ymous) are due by
11:59pm Sunday October 10, 2021.
Please prepare a video audition with the following:
One monologue that is 60 seconds in length.
If you need help finding a monologue please reach out to Dr. Trent at Tiffany.Trent@mtsu.edu
Please use the audition form (https://forms.gle/VQmK71y7SY5xok2g9) to submit audition information. You may upload your materials directly or include a link of your video and additional audition materials from another location (like youtube, onedrive, google drive)
Call backs are scheduled to occur ON CAMPUS - October 13 and 14. Call backs may consist of scene work and cold reads with our Director and other auditionees.
Schedule of individual callbacks will be communicated and based on conflicts listed
on audition form. Additional callback requirements and questions specific to the show
will be communicated prior to your callback session.
Health and safety of students, staff and faculty are of highest priority. You can view current mitigation strategies at Theatre and Dance Safety and Mitigation Strategies | Middle Tennessee State University (mtsu.edu) Mitigation measures and policies may be adapting and changing with new guidance. If you have questions regarding your participation and safety, please reach out directly to John Underwood, stage management team, and our directors. Some of these measures to protect cast and crew include requiring masks and emphasizing social distancing when possible. Sanitation, disinfecting and additional cleaning protocols will be implemented. Our directors are taking in consideration the possibility of operating remotely for rehearsals if necessary.
Feel free to contact our Director with questions regarding this production, Katie.Goodwin@mtsu.edu for general audition questions, or John.firstname.lastname@example.org for help on submitting your video audition.
Prospective participants have the right to ask about details pertaining to their participation, including how cultural personhood or identities will be portrayed in the production. Please email any questions to the Director or reach out to faculty or administrative staff in the department with any concerns.
By Naomi Iizuka
Separated from his mother, a young refugee called Anon journeys through the United States, encountering a wide variety of people -- some kind, some dangerous and cruel -- as he searches for his family. From a sinister one-eyed butcher to beguiling barflies to a sweatshop, Anon must navigate through a chaotic, ever-changing landscape in this entrancing adaptation of Homer's Odyssey.
More information on the play, its playwright and it's first performance with Minneapolis's Children's Theatre is available at anonymous.pdf (wordpress.com)
List of characters
ANON - (also called Koo Ri, Lan, Monkey, Nobody), a teenage refugee
NAJA - a girl who is also a goddess
MR. YURI MACKUS - manager of a sewing factory
STRYGAL - a truck driver
SENATOR LAIUS - a war hero;
MR. ZYCLO - a butcher;
NICE AMERICAN FATHER
HELEN LAIUS - the senator's beautiful wife
ZYCLO'S PET BIRD
NICE AMERICAN MOTHER
NEMASANI - (also called Penny), Anon's mother
CALISTA - a rich girl
NICE AMERICAN DAUGHTER
SEWING LADY #2
ALI - a proprietor of a restaurant
IGNACIO - Belen's father
NASREEN - daughter of Ali and Ritu
BELEN - a refugee
RITU - a chef
SERZA - a bartender
SEWING LADY #1
PASCAL - a refugee from West Africa
The members of the ensemble (except for Anon) also play:
THE CHORUS OF REFUGEES
THE SEWING LADIES
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