Posted Feb 19,2015

AUDITIONS
FOR
“MISS MARGARIDA’S WAY”
When: Saturday, February 21st from 2-5PM
Where: Watkins College of Art, Design & Film

Project: Miss Margarida’s Way by Roberto Athayde, a play originally banned, then censored in Brazil has been performed twice on Broadway. It is a hilarious and scathing diatribe on autocratic society and more importantly the institution of education. The audience plays the part of an eighth grade class taught by the strict, near hysterical Miss Margarida. In rapid-fire delivery, Miss Margarida teaches the principles of English, Mathematics, Geography, History, Biology and Drug Education, offering her unique wisdom.

Role: Miss Margarida, a 30-50 year old, schoolteacher, in turns sweet and caustic, solicitous and sarcastic, attempts to teach the principles of education while trying to maintain discipline and obedience. She is paranoid, sexually frustrated, and unbalanced. She knows only one way to teach and that way is Miss Margarida’s Way. (This is essentially a one-person show.)

Director: Richard Gershman who arrived in Nashville last year to Chair the Film School at Watkins College of Art, Design & Film has directed for LORT theatres on the west coast, the Mark Taper Forum, Seattle Repertory and the South Coast Repertory. He has also directed for television, CBS dramas, Chicago Hope and Judging Amy.

Rehearsals: Monday and Wednesday evenings and some weekend rehearsals to be arranged. Beginning February 25th.
Performances: Thursday – Sunday over 2 weekends – March 26-29, April 2-5.

AEA and non-union may apply. Some pay. Please submit picture and resume to:
rgershman@watkins.edu