Western Summer Theatre holding auditions for "Theatre on the Intersection"
Theatre on the Intersection is a concept piece for underserved writers, performers, and emerging artists to explore and produce theatrical work with a supportive company. The production will explore the idea of being a person that lives in intersectionality; a human that doesn’t fit into one culture because they intersect so many.
Kimberlé Crenshaw (the lawyer and civil rights activist who coined the term intersectionality) defines it as:
the complex, cumulative way in which the effects of multiple forms of discrimination (such as racism, sexism, and classism) combine, overlap, or intersect especially in the experiences of marginalized individuals or groups.
The company will consist of seven to ten students from WWU. There is no requirement to be a Theatre or Dance major. Each participant must be a WWU student who was enrolled in classes during the 2020/2021 academic year.
The company will meet weekly online and work on a script with a hopeful (outdoor and distanced) performance in early August 2021. Each student participant will be paid a small stipend to participate.