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The scripts for World of Extreme Happiness and Staging the Daffy Dame can be found on GauchoSpace. Please note that the scripts cannot be downloaded nor printed.  Please do not share this script with anyone.  Thank you.
 

The World of Extreme Happiness

By Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig
Directed by Daniel Stein
 
PERFORMANCE DATES:
February 16-25, 2018 
PERFORMING ARTS THEATER 
 
GENERAL AUDITIONS:
Sunday, November 19th
3pm-9pm
TD-W 1507
 
CALLBACKS: 
Tuesday, November 21nd  
5pm – 11pm
TD-W 1507
 
Note: 
Callback information and Cast Lists will be posted in the Production Office.
 
1st REHEARSAL:
Monday, January 8th
 
REHEARSALS: 
Typically 20-25 hours per week until tech rehearsals begin.  This play will rehearse Monday – Friday between the hours of 6-11 until tech week. There will be some Friday afternoon rehearsals and occasional Saturday.  There are additional hours for techs and dress rehearsals leading to performances including a Saturday.
 
CREDIT: 
3 units of THTR 49 and/or 149 will be given to cast members.
 
SCRIPTS: 
The current draft of the script is now available on GauchoSpace
 
AUDITION REQUIREMENTS: 
Any full time UCSB student is welcome and encouraged to audition.  The audition sign-up list will be posted in the Production Office (TD-W 1600) starting on November 6th. 
 
AUDITION INFORMATION: 
PLEASE READ THE PLAY BEFORE YOU AUDITION!
 
Character Roles: Please prepare a scene from the play with a partner of your choosing.  You may do this with someone who also wants to audition or simply with a friend.  If the scene is very short please prepare a second one that you may or may not be asked to present.
 
Ensemble Roles: Please take any scene from the play and create a 90 second movement piece using the scene as your prompt.  You will simply tell us what the scene is and do your piece.
 
THE PLAY: 
Unwanted from the moment she’s born, Sunny is determined to escape her life in rural China and forge a new identity in the city. As naïve as she is ambitious, Sunny views her new job in a grueling factory as a stepping stone to untold opportunities. When fate casts her as a company spokeswoman at a sham PR event, Sunny’s bright outlook starts to unravel in a series of harrowing and darkly comic events, as she begins to question a system enriching itself by destroying its own people.
 
THE UCSB PRODUCTION TEAM:
Playwright: Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig
Director: Daniel Stein
Scenic Designer: Greg Mitchell
Costume Designer: Jen LaMastra
Lighting Designer: Vickie Scott
Stage Manager: Johnathan Garza
 
CHARACTER ROLES: 
Open call. 
Priority consideration given to actors of Asian heritage/ancestry. 
 
SUNNY, 18-20.  Female. Migrant factory worker.
 
PETE, 16-18.  Male. Sunny’s brother.
Also plays: RAN FENG, 20-36. Coal miner
 
LI HAN, 25-45. Male. Sunny’s father. Coal miner.
Also plays: JAMES LIN, 51. Factory owner
 
OLD LAO. 65. Male. Head of Sanitation at Shenzhen Factory.
Also plays: GAO CHEN, 50. Public Security Officer.
 
MR. DESTINY. 60.  Self-help guru.
This role may be cast individually or grouped with OLD LAO
 
ARTEMIS CHANG, 52. Female. Vice President of Price-Smart China.
Also plays:  WANG HUA, 40-60. Midwife turned fix-it woman.
 
QING SHU MIN, 26, Female. Police officer.
Also plays: XIAO LI, 50. Sunny and Pet’s mother.
 
MING-MING, 23.  Female. Factory worker
This role may be cast individually or grouped with QING SHU MIN
 
ENSEMBLE ROLES: 
Open call. 
This will be an ensemble of 6-8 People.  These actors will be integral to both the creation of the set as well as the over all vibe of the play.  In no way are these ‘minor’ roles, and it should be noted that they are a creation for this particular production.  
 
OTHER REQUIREMENTS: 
The ensemble should expect to be at most rehearsals.
 
 

Staging the Daffy Dame

By Anne Garcia-Romero
Directed by Risa Brainin
 
PERFORMANCE DATES:
March 2nd - 11th, 2018
STUDIO THEATER THEATER 
 
GENERAL AUDITIONS:
Sunday, November 19th
5pm-11pm
Studio Theater
 
CALLBACKS: 
Tuesday, November 21nd  
5pm – 11pm
Studio Theater
 
Note: 
Callback information and Cast Lists will be posted in the Production Office.
 
1ST REHEARSAL:
Monday, January 8th
 
 
REHEARSALS: 
Typically 20-25 hours per week until tech rehearsals begin.  This play will rehearse Monday – Friday between the hours of 6-11 until tech week. There will be some Friday afternoon rehearsals and occasional Saturdays.  There are additional hours for techs and dress rehearsals leading to performances including a Saturday. 
 
CREDIT: 
3 units of THTR 49 and/or 149 will be given to cast members.
 
SCRIPTS:
The current draft of the script is now available on GauchoSpace.
 
AUDITION REQUIREMENTS:
Any full time UCSB student is welcome and encouraged to audition.  The audition sign-up list will be posted in the Production Office (TD-W 1600) starting on November 6th. 
 
AUDITION PREPARATION:
The script is currently available to read on Gaucho Space.
 
Please read the script carefully so you can use it to:
 
Pick a short scene or speech from the play to perform. You do not need to memorize this scene, but it should be prepared well.
 
If you choose a scene, you should also choose a partner and prepare together. It is possible to have a partner who is not auditioning for the role that they read in the scene. For example:  if you want to do a Felicia scene, the actor reading the other role may not be auditioning for that role.
 
Selections should be no more than 2-3 minutes. Time your scene please.
 
Please specify which role you are reading for. 
 
If you have questions or need more information contact Risa Brainin at rbrainin@theaterdance.ucsb.edu.
 
THE PLAY:
In the present, on the campus of a California public university, Lupe, a Latinx theatre professor, directs a production of the 1613 Spanish Golden Age comedy, La Dama Boba (The Daffy Dame), by Lope de Vega. Personalities collide onstage and off as the company grapples with the issues of race, class, and gender raised by the play. As opening night approaches, national politics start to invade the personal lives of the company, revealing the question: Can love truly have the power to overcome differences and lead to a new kind of knowledge? 
 
THE PLAYWRIGHT:
Anne García-Romero’s plays include Provenance, Paloma, Earthquake Chica, Mary Domingo, Mary Peabody in Cuba and Santa Concepción. Her plays have been developed and produced at the Public Theater, O’Neill National Playwrights Conference, the Goodman Theatre, the Mark Taper Forum and South Coast Repertory. She’s been a Jerome Fellow at the Playwrights’ Center and is an alumna of New Dramatists. She holds an MFA in Playwriting from the Yale School of Drama and a Ph.D. in Theater Studies from UC Santa Barbara. She is the Thomas J. and Robert T. Rolfs Assistant Professor in the Department of Film, Television and Theatre at the University of Notre Dame where she teaches playwriting and theatre studies. She’s a Resident Playwright at Chicago Dramatists.
 
THE UCSB PRODUCTION TEAM:
Playwright: Anne Garcia-Romero
Director: Risa Brainin
Scenic Designer: Ann Sheffield
Costume Designer: Ann Bruice
Lighting Designer: Michael Klaers
Dramaturg: Leo Cabranes-Grant
Stage Manager: Daniela Sherwin
Assistant Director: Jesus Ramirez
 
ROLES:
 
*NOTE: the roles of Lupe and Robert will be played by Equity guest artists.
 
CHARACTERS

Lupe Sanchez, 40’s, Latinx, professional actor and director, new Assistant Professor of Acting (CAST)
Felicia Alvarado, 20, Latinx, a terrific actress, plays Finea, daffy with large dowry

Susan Harrison, 21, Feminist studies major and a good actor. plays Nise, an intellectual with modest dowry 
Robert Porter, 40’s, professional actor, professor of acting, plays Octavio, their father
(CAST)
Jeff Hollister, 20-25, plays Liseo, football player 
Luis Gonzalez, 21, Latinx, a serious actor and quite confident, plays Laurencio, poor scholar 
Alex Jones, 20, assistant director/dramaturg, smart as a whip
Evelyn Cole, 20, stage manager, self-depricating
If not mentioned specifically above, characters can be any ethnicity.
 
 
 

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