Presenting Anansi, The Clever Spider written by Claudia Haas:
Based on the African fable of Anansi, the play tells the story of a “brave” spider’s desire to bring stories into the world and the difficult challenges he faces achieving his goal. Anansi must battle the python, outwit the tiger, protect himself from the hornet’s sting, and endure a frustrating encounter with Mmotia, the bad-tempered fairy. In addition, he even has to deal his critical mother-in-law! Though Anansi thinks himself clever through it all, it is only with the help of his wife Osa that Anansi is able to achieve his dream. In this fast-paced, humorous play, the message from the Sky God to Anansi applies to us all: when you share stories, you are richer for it.
Directed by Caisha Johnson, this STC OnTour production will perform several shows for Ames area after-school programs in February and March of 2020 with a final showcase performance for the public on April 3, 2020 at STC’s Black Box Theater.
This program is funded in part by local option tax funds provided by the City of Ames through the Commission on the Arts (COTA).
AUDITION & REHEARSAL INFORMATION
8 roles available for ages 11 and up. Audition instructions are below.
Auditions will be Tuesday, January 7 at STC’s Black Box Theater.
STC OnTour will rehearse and/or perform on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 4-6 pm, January 9-April 2. (None during spring break.) All touring performances will be on Tuesdays, Feb. 11-March 10, with one Sunday afternoon performance at the Ames Public Library (Feb. 9 or 23, TBD). On touring Tuesdays, the performance time commitment is typically 3:45-5:30 pm. Click here to view a preliminary rehearsal schedule.
STC On Tour will conclude with a showcase performance for friends, family, and the public on April 3 at STC. This showcase will include “Anansi The Clever Spider” as well as additional monologues, scenes, and songs performed by the troupe members as selected in consultation with the director.
There is a $95 participation fee, which will cover all instruction and materials and an STC OnTour T-shirt. Need-based partial scholarships are available.
Please sign up for one 40-minute audition slot. You don’t need to prepare anything. Just bring yourself and a ready-set-go attitude! Please plan to arrive 10-15 minutes early to your audition slot, so you have time to fill out an audition form and a small piece of paper you will need in the audition.
All auditions will be Tuesday, January 7, at 615 S. Dayton Ave (STC’s Black Box Theater). You must be at least 11 years old at the time of your audition. No previous STC or acting experience is required.