I’ll be holding auditions in mid-January for the world premiere of Amy Evans' play THE MOST UNSATSIFIED TOWN, a piece that examines the death in custody of Oury Jalloh in Dessau in 2005 and everything that happened after.
Here a few words from Sharon Otoo about the play:
“We are introduced to Laurence, a former refugee from Guinea now married with children and running his own business. In a small number of scenes, most of which take place in his internet shop, we meet Laurence’s white German wife Manuela, his non-citizen friends Julius, Yusef and Rahim, the white German police officer Brunmeier, the widow Eva and her Afro-German son, Ronny. Throughout their interactions, we learn of life in a former East German city from a myriad of perspectives – stories of privilege and marginalisation are made tangible. The tensions simmering below the surface are brought to the fore by the sudden, violent death of Rahim while in police custody. This incident catapults Laurence out of his “optimistic” view of his new home town and forces him unwittingly to the front of a civil rights movement – he did not want to be a hero. He just wanted to know what happened to “our brother”. If only this were a work of fiction. The real life Rahim – Oury Jalloh – died in mysterious circumstances on January 7th, 2005. Almost ten years later, we still do not know exactly how he died or who was responsible for his death. The community continues to fight for justice to be served – resistance comes in many forms.”
The play will be performed in English.
We are looking for actors for all eight roles except for Ronny.
Here’s the basic information:
Rehearsal schedule: Monday to Friday, 12pm – 6pm (not all actors will be required at all rehearsals)
Start of rehearsals: Beginning of February
Premiere: April 7, 2016
12 performances through April 23, 2016
Fee: 2,000 EUR (flat fee, includes all taxes)
Please forward this mail to anyone you think may be interested in auditioning. Simply email me for an audition appointment. I can also provide a copy of the full text of the play.
Thanks so much,
Amy Evans (2015)
The Most Unsatisfied Town (Witnessed Edition 4)
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