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Upcoming Auditions - Caryl Churchill's "Love & Information"

"Someone sneezes. Someone can’t get a signal. Someone shares a secret. Someone won’t answer the door. Someone put an elephant on the stairs. Someone’s not ready to talk. Someone is her brother’s mother. Someone hates irrational numbers. Someone told the police. Someone got a message from the traffic light. Someone’s never felt like this before. In the fast moving kaleidoscope of Love and Information, more than a hundred characters try to make sense of what they know."

Synopsis: Love and Information is a kaleidoscope of short scenes investigating our frail relationships and how one piece of information can change everything.  There is no story, no reoccurring characters.  There is passion, intensity, despair, worry, regret, frustration, relief and joy.

Auditions for Theatre Northwest's Fall Production will be held on Tuesday, September 6th and Wednesday, September 7th from 6:00pm-9:00pm at the Theatre Northwest facility located on Grant Street. Rehearsals will begin on September 12th and will run M-T, 6:00-9:00pm, with one Saturday rehearsal scheduled for October 29th from 12:00-6:00pm.  Audition cuttings will be posted once the season is announced. So save the date and join us on stage!

Roles – The company will be composed of 8-10 actors of various genders and body types.  Performers must demonstrate creativity, flexibility, collaboration.



You do NOT need to be a major or minor to participate! ALL ARE WELCOME!  Wear comfortable clothes (soft clothing, athletic shoes) and be prepared to move and read from the script. 

Students who ARE majoring or minoring in theatre must prepare a 60 second, memorized monologue at auditions to be considered for casting.

Auditions for Theatre Northwest productions are open to IU Northwest students, regardless of academic major.  In addition, auditions are open to members of the Gary area community.  In the case that two actors are equally suited to a role, preference will be given to the IU Northwest student.

Rehearsals are held Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 6-9 pm for up to 8 weeks prior to opening.  Additional weekend rehearsal times will be added as opening approaches.  Those auditioning must be available for a majority of the rehearsals and must declare rehearsal conflicts before being cast.  AND MUST be available for all performance dates. Performance Dates: Nov 3, 4, 5, 10, 11 ,12 at 7:30pm and Nov 6 10 at 2:30pm

Want to get involved BEHIND the scenes?  

CREW POSITIONS: There are always opportunities to be involved backstage at Theatre Northwest. We are looking for those with interest and/or experience with stage management, costumes, properties, lighting, set construction and painting. Contact Tim O’Donnell, Technical Director, tiodonne@iun.edu.

ALL OTHER QUESTIONS:  Contact Mark Baer, Asst. Professor of Theatre, mcbaer@iun.edu

*Please stay tuned for the full announcement of the 2016-17 Theatre Northwest Season*