2020 - 2021 Production Season
What’s My Role? is a community-based devised performance piece that centers BIPOC narratives expressed through dance, music, poetry, film and storytelling. Working mostly remotely (and occasionally in meaningful social-distanced company in a big theater) we are looking for artistic collaborators (performers, designers, dancers, writers, filmmakers and dramaturgs) to join us in creating devised work that explores and celebrates our intrinsically unique identities. We’ll create several short, devised pieces of art through an engagement with our past & present to celebrate who we are and what we can do to affect social change through our art.
Created work will be enfolded into 4-nights of community engagement February 25 – 27th at 7:30 & Sunday, February 28th at 2 pm when our remote audience will join us in facilitated conversations, exploring our past & present to celebrate our diversity and join us in action.
How can you get involved?
- We want to hear from you, specifically our MTSU students and community. Everybody. Take this short survey to share what you think is important for us consider in making this art.
- Ask us a question. Join directors Jaclynn Jutting & Candace Omnira on Monday, January 25th from 5 – 6 pm about the project, time commitment, work, vision, etc. Connect with us at: https://mtsu.zoom.us/j/7082575225
- Join us by submitting a 1-minute video proposing why you’d like to be a contributing artist and join the ensemble of What’s my Role? Write, dance, share a monologue-- make something or tell us a story of who you are and send it (along with an audition form) to MTSUTheatreAuditions@gmail.com oruploaded directly to this googledrive https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1r7rCLVCEM_JYDQL1vxiM2wc8nBrEsx1n?usp=sharing by Wednesday, January 27th at 7 p.m.
Rehearsals will begin January 30 – Feb. 25th. We’re encouraging our ensemble to work on 1 – 2 short 5 – 12 minutes pieces each, so we anticipate that the average rehearsal week will be approximately 10 hours/week for artists. Rehearsals will be held a during weeknights & Saturdays TBD. We’re committed to flexibility. There is the possibility to work on art that concludes by mid-February if you are interested in being involved in other departmental opportunities.
The MTSU Production program is an extension of classroom theory and training. The Center Stage Series productions are primarily for the education and training of theatre and dance students, and are attended by the MTSU and wider Murfreesboro communities. Students audition for main stage shows each semester and have the opportunity to work with faculty and guest artist directors and choreographers. Students work in a wide range of different roles on productions, from performance to stage management, design, and technology. Students also work on the Student Success Series productions which are completely student produced.