KU Theatre seeking Guest Artist. Role: "Latifa" Play: The Devil's Between Us by Sharifa Yasmin

KU Theatre seeking Guest Artist. Role: "Latifa" Play: The Devil's Between Us by Sharifa Yasmin

CATEGORY: Performer

KU Theatre
Lawrence, KS 66045
US

CONTACT NAME

Markus Potter

Job Details

DESCRIPTION

The Devils Between Us (University Premiere)
Equity and Non-Equity video submissions

 

The University of Kansas, Department of Theatre and Dance
Lawrence, KS

Contract:
Guest Artist (Tier 1, pending approval) or Non-Equity
$5,000 plus transportation and housing

By Sharifa Yasmin
Directed by Cara Hinh
Chair: Henry Bial
Director of Theatre: Kathy Pryor
Executive Producer: Markus Potter
Casting by: Charlie Hano, CSA


Dates:
1st rehearsal: on or about Oct 18th, 2021 (rehearsing evenings, max 20 hours/week).
Performances: Dec 3-9, 2021 (University of Kansas - Inge Theatre)

Breakdown:
[Latifa] - Transgender Woman, MENASA/SWENASA, Mid 20s-Early 30’s. A self-possessed and thoughtful young woman. Unflinchingly grounded in the face of incredible odds. She is learning how to put her own needs first. A practicing Muslim.

Synopsis:

In a small town in the boonies of South Carolina, a closeted young man named George is trying to figure out how to keep his late father's business running, only to be faced with a ghost from his youth. A young Muslim, who he knew pre-transition, has returned to take care of her estranged father’s funeral. Forced to confront devils both have been avoiding, they find that their only way out of the past is through each other.

Please note that the play contains sexual content and queer intimacy, and contains transphobic and homophobic language. The goal of the show is not to trigger or re-traumatize, but to be a release and ask for accountability.

The other roles in the play will be played by students from KU’s department of Theatre and Dance.  


Submission details:
Please send a headshot/resume to devilesbetweenuscasting@gmail.com

 

The University of Kansas (also known as KU) is the state's flagship university and just one of just 66 invited members of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU). Founded in Lawrence, Kansas, in 1865, KU today serves approximately 28,500 students across five campuses. KUTheatre.com

 

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The Department of Theatre & Dance at the University of Kansas is an educational community comprised of individuals from different ethnic, racial, and religious groups and of different genders, political beliefs, ages, abilities, and sexual identities. In light of this diversity, the Department of Theatre & Dance at KU is dedicated to contribute to the development of an integrated, pluralistic society in which individuals model and support humaneness and respect for the individual. The Department is committed to providing quality education enhanced by the perspectives provided by individuals and groups with varying backgrounds and views. Racism, sexism, and other discriminatory attitudes and behaviors impede learning and working. Conversely, respect for differences enhances educational and work experiences. We are determined to create an environment that cherishes and nourishes this diversity.

 

Land Acknowledgement

We respectfully acknowledge that our performances take place on the ancestral territory of several tribal nations, including the Kaw, Osage, and Shawnee peoples. Specifically, the University of Kansas occupies land ceded in an 1825 treaty with the Kaw Nation and a later treaty with the Shawnee, enforced in 1854. This land acknowledgment recognizes that Native Americans are traditional guardians of the land and that there is an enduring relationship between Native peoples and these traditional territories. The University Theatre recognizes, advocates, and supports the sovereignty of the four federally recognized tribes of Kansas: the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation, the Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas, the Sac and Fox Nation of Missouri in Kansas and Nebraska, and the Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska.

DURATION

October 18, 2021 - December 9, 2021

SALARY

5000.00

HOW TO APPLY

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