This is the Wiki Test instance (http://test-wiki.its.uiowa.edu), a read-only copy of the wiki.


Skip to end of metadata
Go to start of metadata

LOVE AND INFORMATION by Caryl Churchill 

Click here to return to Callboard!

Click here to return to show descriptions! 

Title

Love and Information

Director

Bo Frazier

Playwright

Caryl Churchill

Category

Gallery - Grad Director Project, Theatre B

1st Rehearsal

Monday, November 5

Performances

January 18th - 20th

Roles to be Cast

Up to 15 actors of all gender identities, sexualities, races, ethnicities, ages and body sizes.

There are no specific "roles" - we will be casting an ensemble of exciting actors who can play a multitude of roles. Each character is ageless, genderless and nameless so the freedom to create/devise characters within our ensemble is wide open.

Description

LOVE AND INFORMATION is a fast moving kaleidoscope of over 60 moments of intimate whispers, philosophical exchanges, and life-changing revelations by more than a hundred characters trying to make sense of what they know. In this exciting work by arguably the greatest living playwright Caryl Churchill, 57 short plays in 7 sections, a cast of up to 15 embody more than a hundred questioning, frustrated, and fascinated characters. Each of this work’s self-contained segments, some of which are only seconds long, deals with the ways we lust for, process and reject knowledge. Someone sneezes. Someone can’t get a signal. Someone shares a secret. Someone won’t answer the door. Someone put an elephant on the stairs. Someone’s not ready to talk. Someone is her brother’s mother. Someone hates irrational numbers. Someone told the police. Someone got a message from the traffic light. Someone’s never felt like this before.


At the same time, it teases, thwarts and gluts its audience’s capacity to assimilate the forms of information it considers. The play asks us to consider how meaning is constructed and to participate in the process. The script has few stage directions, the characters are not gendered, the scenes can appear in a different order, and there are some random scenes which can be inserted anywhere in the play. This gives our company broad scope for creative and collaborative input.


EXCERPT:

What sex evolved to do is get information from two sets of genes so you get offspring that's not identical to you. Otherwise you just keep getting the same thing over and over again like hydra or starfish. So sex is essentially information.

You don't think that while we're doing it do you?

It doesn't hurt to know it. Information and also love.

If you're lucky.

Casting Breakdown

ENSEMBLE OF 8-15 ACTORS

For this production we will be playing with societal constructs of sexuality, gender identity and gender roles.

SEEKING:

An ensemble made up of all genders, races, sexualities, body shapes and ages.

Each actor will play a multitude of types/ages/characters so we are seeking flexible and playful performers with range.

Actors must be good with language and specificity in Caryl Churchill's text.

We will be working with viewpoints and physical expression; no movement/dance experience is required but there will probably be a movement component in the callback to see how you move.

Notices

We will be rehearsing the week before Spring semester classes start January 7th - 13th

Casting Eligibility

IF Cast in this show you will not be available to be cast in Wolves, All the Yellows, and The Hopper.

UNDERGRADS - You are eligible for this show even if you are cast in Northanger Abbey or any gallery/workshop that ends by October 27th. Not eligible if you are cast in Iphigenia.

GRADS- You are eligible to be cast in this show as your fall production. If you are cast in Northanger Abbey or any other Gallery/Workshop ending by Oct 27, you can be a part of this show - it would count as your spring production. It would NOT take you out of the running for New Play Festival 2019. Not eligible if you are cast in Iphigenia.

Perusal ScriptLove & Information.pdf (CLICK TO DOWNLOAD)
Creative Team

Stage Manager - Spencer Clouse

Costume Design - Chelsea June

Lighting Design - Emily Haywood

Original Music/Sound Design - Sarahann Kolder

Holiday Conflicts

11/6 - Election Day, 11/7 - Diwali, 11/8 - Jain New Year , 11/8 - Vikram New Year, 11/9-16 - Spring Auditions & Callbacks, 11/11 - Veteran’s Day, 11/12 - Veteran’s Day (Fed. Observed) , 11/12 - Birth of Baha'u'llah *, 11/15-12/24 - Nativity Fast, 11/18-25 - Fall Break11/21 - Mawlid al-Nabi*, 11/22 - Thanksgiving Day, 11/23 - Birthday of Guru Nanak Dev Sahib, 11/23 - Loy Krathong, 11/25 - Christ the King, 11/26 - Day of the Covenant *, 11/28 - Ascension of 'Abdu'l-Baha *, 11/30 - St. Andrew's Day, 12/2 - Advent Begins, 12/3-10 - Hanukkah *, 12/6 - Saint Nicholas Day, 12/8 - Bodhi Day (Rohatsu) **, 12/8 - Immaculate Conception of Mary, 12/10-14 - Finals, 12/12 - Feast day - Our Lady of Guadalupe, 12/15-1/13 - Winter Break, 1/7 - Christmas (Orthodox), 1/8 - Feast of the Holy Family, 1/13 - Maghi, 1/13 - Baptism of the Lord Jesus, 1/13 - Bodhi Day , 1/14 - Classes Begin , 1/15 - Makar Sankranti, 1/17 - Blessing of the Animals, 1/18 - Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, 1/19 - Timkat, 1/21 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Observed)


* Holidays listed above notated with a star begin at sundown on the previous day.


  • No labels