You Should Have Stayed Home adds women to the cast (still need some men)
by Michael Wheeler
Director – You Should Have Stayed Home
Rehearsals are sometimes an unpredictable place. Ideas come and go, scenes are rearranged, staging is adjusted, and sometimes, as was the case yesterday, you can arrive at a fundamental realignment of your strategy:
We don’t need just men to tell this story – we need at least ten women to tell a ten-minute section of You Should Have Stayed Home at Summerworks.
So it goes. It makes sense artistically. It makes sense practically. And we were also growing uncomfortable with excluding half the population from participating in this project.
So, new game plan:
If you are a guy – still get in touch. Although we have had huge a number of men express interest, we still don’t have enough confirmations. We still NEED to hear from you.
If you are female – we currently have at least 10 open slots, open on a first email first reserved basis. You don’t have to be a performer, you do have to be able to work with others in a safe and structured environment.
(If you can’t make one of the rehearsals – we can still make it happen.)
TO RESERVE: firstname.lastname@example.org
ORIENTATION SESSION – July 24, 1 – 3 PM – Tarragon Theatre
REHEARSALS – July 25, July 29 – 6-10 PM & July 30 – 1-5 PM – The Theatre Centre
TECHNICAL REHEARSAL – Aug 4, 11 AM – 3 PM (Please meet outside the venue at 10:45 AM) – The Theatre Centre
PERFORMANCES – August 4, 5 PM, August 6, 2:30 PM, August 7, 10 PM, August 10, 7:30 PM, August 12, MIDNIGHT, August 13, 10 PM – The Theatre Centre
- Learn more about the show
- Read an online conversation between the playwright/performer and director
- See a funny graphic about signing up to be a detainee (no longer just for men).
Still reading? Its time to sign up!