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Audition for Semester Production: King Ubu

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Audition for Semester Production: King Ubu
Audition for Semester Production: King Ubu

Time & Location

12 sep 2023, 19:00 – 22:00 CEST

Maastricht, Bankastraat 3, 6214 XN Maastricht, Netherlands

About the event

About the play:

This play is a challenge due to its rupture, hilariousness and grotesque humor for the actors and for me as a director. It strikes me because of the apparent simplicity of its language that is permeated by current debates about the ambition and excess of the power of rulers of an imaginary society that often resembles ours.

King Ubu (Ubu roi) is a play by French author Alfred Jarry that premiered on December 10, 1896 at the Théâtre de L'Oeuvre, Paris. From this premiere, the theater underwent definitive changes, thus breaking with a strong tradition by renewing both dramatic writing and staging concepts. This made Alfred Jarry one of the most important precursors of Surrealism, Dadaism and the theater of the absurd. In King Ubú, this emblematic character from the work of Alfred Jarry is presented for the first time, revealing the sublimation of tyranny and unlimited ambition, in a cruel and cowardly character. The character of Ubú, cartoonish and ostentatious in all its physical dimensions, revealing the spiral in his belly (symbol of his absolute egocentrism), becomes the central character in Alfred Jarry's work. The development of the story and the characteristics of Ubú reveal a satirical parody of William Shakespeare's Macbeth.

About the director:

Amalia Herrera is a director, dancer, actress, teacher, choreographer and researcher in theater, education and contemporary dance

I am an artist in the field of performing arts, especially dance and theater. My interests have always been to investigate, discover and create ways of expressing ourselves in movement, both on stage, in life and in the relationships that shape and build us both as human beings and as social artists.

Practical Information:

Director: Amalia Herrera 

When: Tuesdays from 19:00 to 22:00 + Rehearsal on Wednesday 22nd November

Contact Person: Frida 

Number of rehearsals: 12

Auditions: 12th September

First Rehearsal: 19th of September

Performance Weekend: 1-3 of December 

Dress & Tech Rehearsal: 30th November

Rehearsal Weekend: 18 & 19 November

Language: English

Price: 64,50 euros (Students)

80,50 euros (Non-Students)

Deadline to sign-up for audition:

Sunday the 10th of September

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