All Penn students are welcome and encouraged to audition for Theatre Arts Program productions. You do not need to be a major to audition for an acting role or to participate on the staff of any of our productions. Theatre Arts productions are open to the entire Penn community.
Fefu and Her Friends
by Maria Irene Fornes
Directed by Marcia Ferguson
Sunday, November 16 through Wednesday, November 19.
To be staged in the Bruce Montgomery Theatre and other locations in the Annenberg Center for Performing Arts.
Fefu is an unusual woman. Her daily rifle shots at her husband have so far not managed to kill him - or their relationship. She gathers her women friends together for a weekend of water play, philosophy, bourbon ice cubes, gender politics, and argument. Is wheelchair-bound Julia a prophet? Will Celia kiss Paula? Will Fefu ever hit her mark? Audiences, who travel from scene to scene in random order, piece together their own experiences of the powerful mysteries at the heart of this play, and come to their own conclusions. Susan Sontag called Obie award-winning Fefu and her Friends (1977) "a wonderful, important play." Explore Maria Irene Fornes' unforgettable dream-world, and find out why.
This play features eight roles for women.
Audition location: Room 511, Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts
Wednesday, September 3: 6:30-9pm
Thursday, September 4: 6:30-9pm
Friday, September 5: Callbacks TBA
Not interested in acting? We are filling production staff, including roles of assistant director/stage manager, lightboard operator, soundboard operator and assistant stage manager/running crew. Interested or have questions? Write to Cat Johnson or Eric Baratta for more info.
Students are also welcome to work backstage in any number of production roles--many require no experience. For more information visit tech opportunities.
Staff positions currently open:
Assistant Stage Manager
Some design and assistant design positions
Please contact Eric Baratta if you are interested.