Audition Notice

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Emilie: La Marquise Du Châtelet Defends Her Life Tonight

by Lauren Gunderson
Directed by Dr. Patrick Bynane | Tech, Dress & Performances Feb. 9 -17, 2019

Wednesday, November 28, 2018
6-9pm | Redbud Theater

  • Please prepare 1-2 min. contemporary monologue, comedic or dramatic
  • Callbacks will be held Thursday, November 29th from 4-6pm and will consist of cold readings


Madame du Châtelet - scientist, mathematician, translator of Isaac Newton and Voltaire’s lover - returns to life to set her affairs in order and answer the question: How does one choose between a life of the heart and a life of the mind?

Characters: 2m, 3f

EMILIE DU CHÂTELET – forty, dressed in no particular era, confident and curious 
VOLTAIRE (V) – fifty, dressed immaculately in 18th Century fashion, charming, boyish

SOUBRETTE - a young woman, mid-twenties, plays Emilie and others:

-MARY-LOUISE – simple and stupid
-DAUGHTER – direct and strong

GENTLEMAN- a handsome man, thirties, plays:

-JEAN-FRANÇOIS – young and doting, sincere 
-THE MARQUIS – serious but warm, very formal
-MAUPERTUIS – sexy and academic
-MARAIN – snide and proud

 MADAM – a slightly older woman, fifties, plays:

-MOTHER – serious and wounded
-MADAM GRAFFIGNY – obnoxious and rich

Sign up for an audition slot on the Redbud Callboard

Please bring a resume and headshot

Audition for Admission to the TWU Theatre Program

Auditions for admission into the Theatre Program and scholarships for new/transfer students will be held at the North Texas Drama Auditions at Collin College in Plano and Texas Thespians Festival at the Gaylord Texan Resort in Grapevine. These recruiting events will be held Nov. 14-17, 2018. If you are not participating in these events, please contact us at to schedule an audition and/or interview with one of our advisors.

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