Wisconsin Women Legacies
New this year, MadCAP introduces a Theatre in Education project. Wisconsin Women’s Legacies is an interactive theatre-in-education production highlighting women who have made unique contributions to the history of Wisconsin.
Actor/Educators bring museum style exhibits to touring locations. Each exhibit includes replicas of historical materials representing featured women. The presentation begins when the Curator discovers that the Assistant Curator has somehow mixed up all the exhibit materials. She asks the students to become historical investigators and restore the materials to their correct exhibit.
The students are guided by the Curator in an interactive experience as they identify and examine various sources of information including artifacts, letters, diaries, maps, photos, and oral presentations.
The program is designed for one group of 25-30 students and takes approximately 55 minutes.
Produced by the Madison Creative Arts Program (MadCAP)
Tour dates begin November 2006. Please call 608-251-1879 for touring, audition, and ticket information.
Call (608) 238-7641 for reservations or more information.
Auditions will be held April 24 & 26, additional Summer 2006 audition dates TBD
Three rounds of auditions will be taking place to cast the three female roles briefly described below (possible double casting).
“Dr. Kate Pelham Newcomb” Auditions on 4/24 & 4/26, 2006:
Seeking one to two (possible double-casting) Caucasian actresses age 50 to 70 play an historic Wisconsin woman physician (at age 67) who made house calls throughout roughly 300 square miles of Wisconsin’s Northwoods. Performances involve a 4-5 minute monologue and interacting with/being interviewed by youth while in character. Auditions will be held in the MadCAP business offices at 2702 Monroe Street, Madison, WI, 53711.
“Caroline Shepard” Auditions in July 2006:
Seeking one to two (possible double-casting) African-American actresses age 30-50 to play an historic Wisconsin settler (at age 43) who co-founded a community of escaped and free slaves and immigrants. Performances involve a 4-5 minute monologue and interacting with/being interviewed by youth while in character. Auditions will be held in MadCAP’s new studio at 100 North Hamilton Street, Madison, WI 53703.
“Equaysayway” Auditions in July 2006:
Seeking one to two (possible double-casting) Native American actresses age 25-35 to play an Ojibwe woman (at roughly 30 years of age) who helped establish early trade routes while traveling the territory that would become Wisconsin with her fur-trader husband. Performances involve a 4-5 minute monologue and interacting with/being interviewed by youth while in character. Auditions will be held in MadCAP’s new studio at 100 North Hamilton Street, Madison, WI 53703. Check back for audition dates.
Additional Auditions Possible:
This production is in development through Summer 2006. Check back for other possible audition dates.
A naturalistic acting style, strong improvisation skills, engaging storytelling ability, experience with children and a commitment to historical accuracy are important for all roles.
Please prepare a one- to two-minute monologue that utilizes a natural storytelling style; your monologue may be from any printed source (i.e. novels or articles as well as scripts, but it must be first-person). Try to know your character well; prepare to improvise answers to a few interview questions while in your chosen character. Also be prepared to read from a script and engage in basic improvisation exercises.
Please bring one copy of your acting résumé, one copy of your monologue, and a 500-word or less personal statement about your thoughts on teaching history. Note that these will not be returned.