Body Awareness

By Annie Baker

Directed by Jeanne Leep

It’s Body Awareness Week at Shirley State, and as the study body examines the “gaze” of the art world, lesbian couple Joyce and Phyllis examine their relationship under the strain of Joyce’s 20- something son who may or may not be on the autism spectrum. When a male houseguest arrives, everyone’s assumptions are up-ended in this thought-provoking comedy.

“Sexuality's endless capacity to make us miserable is the keynote of Annie Baker's gentle satire, which takes just four actors and 90 minutes to spin an astonishingly complex web of emotions and ideas [...] Body Awareness is a smart, modest work about ordinary, flawed people, grasping for connection, but none of it feels small, thanks to Baker's sharp ear for the deeply painful — and funny — longings squirming under her characters' dialogue.” Time Out New York

Produced by Kathie Rasmussen Women's Theatre at Bartell Theater's Drury Stage, 113 E. Mifflin St. , Madison

Performances: March 23 - April 7, 2018

Performance Times:
Friday, March 23, 8pm OPENING
Saturday, March 24, 8pm
Sunday, March 24, 4pm matinee
Wednesday, March 28, 8pm ($10 tix)
Thursday, March 29, 8pm ($15 tix)
Friday, March 30, 8pm
Saturday, March 31, 8pm
Sunday, April 1, 4pm matinee
Thursday, April 5, 8pm ($15 tix)
Friday, April 6, 8pm
Saturday, April 7, 4pm
Saturday, April 7, 8pm

Ticket Prices: $20 with some discounted performances

Call 608-661-9696 for reservations or more information.

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Auditions will be held on the following days:


The Kathie Rasmussen Women’s Theatre (Krass) announces auditions for Body Awareness by Annie Baker, directed by Jeannie Leep.

Monday, December 11, 7pm
Tuesday December 12, 7pm
Where: Edgewood College Stream Building (theater building)
Private Auditions: Not available those dates? Email Director Jeanne Leep before auditions for a private appointment.

Seeking these roles (all races and ethnicities considered):
Joyce 38-60s
Phyllis 30s or older
Frank 40s-60s

Rehearsals: February 4 – March 22 (vary week to week – you will be asked for conflicts)
All but the final week of rehearsals will be at Edgewood College. The final week, tech week, will be at the Bartell Theatre Drury Stage.