A collaborative production with Cutlass Artists
Sept. 6, 2017
SPRINGFIELD – Lincoln Land Community College (LLCC) Theatre in collaboration with Cutlass Artists will hold auditions next Monday and Tuesday evenings for a new collaborative adaptation of “Alice in Wonderland” from the text by Lewis Carroll.
Auditions will be held Sept. 11 and 12 from 7-9 p.m. in Sangamon Hall South room 0015 on the LLCC-Springfield campus, 5250 Shepherd Road. The production, directed by LLCC professor of theatre Mark Hardiman, will run December 1, 2, 3, 8, 9 and 10 at 8 p.m. in Sangamon Hall South room 0015.
The cast will be comprised of adults, young men and women. College students and community members are encouraged to audition. The production will employ cross gender casting for many roles, and all roles are open. Auditions will include reading from the script and movement exercises. Those interested in backstage, stage management or assistant to the director duties should drop by auditions for a brief conference with the director.
“This production will feature movement, voice, light and shadow to convey this surreal tale,” says Hardiman. “As we did with the extremely successful production adaptation of the works of Edgar Allen Poe entitled “The Shadows of Edgar Allen Poe” in the fall of 2014, the performance will be developed and honed incorporating the work of actors to refine the text into a dreamlike performance.”
New this year will feature a collaboration with Cutlass Artists. “Cutlass,” says Hardiman, “is envisioned as an artists’ collective, where artists of different disciplines can work together and collaborate to reflect on culture to provide an entertaining and educational experience.” It is designed to work in partnership with a variety of organizations and disciplines to enhance artists’ ability to reach out to audiences and cultivate a community.
LLCC Theatre is committed to education in theatre, emphasizing not only performance but also growth in those involved in the production. Those participating will register for college credit or participate through LLCC’s Community Education program.
Those who would like to audition but cannot attend or who have questions may contact Professor Hardiman at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 217.786.4942. More information on the production is available at www.llcc.edu/theatre.