Press Release for Tuesday, January 6, 2009
UNF English Department Holds Auditions for 'Antigone'
Contact: Joanna Norris, Assistant Director
Department of Media Relations and Events
The University of North Florida’s Department of English will hold auditions for Sophocles’ “Antigone” on Monday, Jan. 12, and Tuesday, Jan. 13, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Andrew Robinson Theater, Building 14. There will also be a music audition for vocalists from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 14, at the same location.
Sophocles’ play is a version adapted by Bertolt Brecht and begins with a modern-day prologue in which two sisters step out of a bomb shelter to discuss the death of their brother, a victim of a dictator’s military machine.
An unpopular war, an inept ruler, political rigidity that stifles dissent, failure to act in accord with humanitarian principles and a defiant woman—Brecht’s version of Antigone—all resonate today.
There are roles available for 16 to 20 males and females of all ages and races. Singers and dancers needed. A 2-minute prepared monologue is suggested but not required.
For more information, contact the Department of English at (904) 620-2273 or Pam Monteleone at (904) 704-3207.