UWG Theatre Company 2020-2021 SeasonAuditions for Fall 2020 Shows: Songs for a New World, I and You, High School Tour

Monday, August 10 at 6:30PM  
Townsend Center Richard L. Dangle Theater  

Please prepare a monologue from a contemporary play, it may be comic or serious, that is one minute in length and sixteen bars of any song genre You must bring the hard copy (preferably a PDF copy – please email “Last name, First Name_Song Title [Title of Show].pdf” to ayeong@westga.edu) of the song’s piano score to the auditions.

    Wear face mask at all times when not social distancing 
    Practice 6’ the social distancing guidelines
    Be kind and safety first

Call backs for Fall 2020 shows will take place in the Old Auditorium and Martha Munro Acting Studio on Tuesday, August 11. Lists of call backs for each show will be posted on the Martha Munro call board on the 1st floor by 1:00PM
on August 11.

Songs for a New World

Book & Music by Jason Robert Brown
Directed by Jonathan Kitt
Musical Direction by John Williams

September 30-October 3, 2020 at 7:30PM; October 4, 2020 at 2:30PM
Townsend Center Mainstage Theater

The first musical by Tony Award winning composer and lyricist Jason Robert Brown (The Bridges of Madison County, Parade, The Last Five Years), Songs for a New World explores…life…the world…relationships. Actually, Songs for a New World just explores. Have the struggles and victories that life brings us changed since the exploration of the new world? Have we changed? Join us as we explore what it’s like to be just human. Contains strong language.

I and You

By Lauren Gunderson
Directed by Amy Cuomo

November 11-14 & 17-20, 2020 at 7:30PM, November 15, 2020 at 2:30PM
Townsend Center Dangle Theater

A poignant story of love, compassion, and benediction, I and You is a story similar to that of The Fault in Our Stars, only with a twist. Caroline and Anthony are 17-year-old high school seniors paired together to present a project on Walt Whitman and his masterpiece collection of poems, Leaves of Grass.  Caroline is housebound because of an illness. Anthony is a popular basketball player with a passion for Whitman’s poems. Sparks fly as together they discover the beauty of Whitman’s work. Be prepared as there is a surprise ending that will make you speechless!

Auditions for Spring 2021 Shows: Gee's Bend, The Ver**zon Play

Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at 6:30PM
Martha Munro Acting Studio

Please prepare a two contrasting monologues from contemporary plays lasting one minute in length for each monologue (for a total of two minutes). We may ask you to sing a capella, so please be prepared for that.

Call backs for Spring 2021 shows will take place in the Old Auditorium and Martha Munro Acting Studio on Wednesday, December 2, 2020. Lists of call backs for each show will be posted on the Martha Munro call board on the 1st floor by 1:00PM on December 2.

Gee's Bend

By Elyzabeth Gregory Wilder
Directed by Jonathan Kitt

February 17-20, 2021 at 7:30PM, February 21, 2021 at 2:30PM
Townsend Center Dangle Theater

The UWG Theatre Company celebrates Black History Month with this sweet, poignant (and somewhat local) play that covers 20th century African American history. Gee’s Bend centers on women born, reared, and living in the real community of Gee’s Bend, Alabama, which is famous for the beautiful quilts the women make there. As they make their quilts, we are transported to different decades and by their empowerment to seek change.

Episodes in Sexuality 2021: The Film

Company Devised

Screening Dates: March 3-6, 2021 at 7:30PM
Townsend Center Dangle Theater

In its third decade, this popular work examines the issues of sexuality as confronted by “Generation Z.” This year, we try something new by giving you this important, earnest production in a different medium, covering the same issues in a more intimate form. Contains strong language and mature themes.

The Ver**zon Play

by Lisa Kron
Directed by Shelly Elman

April 28-May 1, 2021 at 7:30PM, May 2, 2021 at 2:30PM
Townsend Center Mainstage Theater

We end our season with a crazy, screwball comedy from the wild imagination of Lisa Kron, who wrote the book for the hit musical Fun Home. Who hasn’t had difficulty with their cell phone service? In The Ver**zon Play, we see how a simple call to customer service to fix a minor problem with a cell phone bill explodes into a cacophony of horror and ultimately of revenge. Contains strong language.