by Last Act Theater Company
Apr. 13 - Apr. 20
SEVEN is a documentary play conceived by Carol Mack and written by seven award-winning playwrights: Paula Cizmar, Catherine Filloux, Gail Kriegel, Carol K. Mack, Ruth Margraff, Anna Deavere Smith, and Susan Yankowitz.
A riveting piece of documentary theatre, SEVEN tells the true stories of seven women who bravely fought for the well-being of women, families, and children around the globe. This play covers the lives of seven women from different countries and their work to further the rights of women and girls in the home countries written by seven playwrights.
The featured women are: Marina Pisklakova-Parker of Russia, Mu Sochua of Cambodia, Anabella De Leon of Guatemala, Inez McCormack of Northern Ireland, Farida Azizi of Afghanistan, Hafsat Abiola of Nigeria, and Mukhtar Mai of Pakistan.
The stories are in Russia, protecting women from domestic violence; in Cambodia, rescuing girls from human trafficking; in Guatemala, giving voice to the poor; in Afghanistan, empowering rural women; in Nigeria and Pakistan, fighting for women’s education and rights; and in Northern Ireland, promoting peace and equality.
“Riveting, explosive, and inspiring drama…starkly emotive…reaffirm[s] the belief that one person could indeed make a difference.”— Huffington Post
Seven acclaimed playwrights collaborated to create the compelling tapestry of stories, weaving together the words of seven remarkable women who faced life-threatening obstacles to bring about major improvements in the lives of women and girls in their home countries.
Performed by casts of all kinds–young or old, actors or not, celebrities, students, politicians–and with either full staging or as a reading, SEVEN has now been translated into more than 20 languages. It has been seen by audiences all around the globe–in fact, in 32 countries! And in the US, the play has been performed in 22 states so far, with more on the way.
“It was impossible not to be inspired by the widely varying examples of courage that the project corralled.” — Washington Post
Last Act Theatre company announces auditions for our upcoming production of Seven, directed by Chelsea Manasseri.
When: April 13th, 2019, 5:30 - 9:00 PM and April 20th, 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Where: 2015 E. Riverside Dr. Austin, TX 78741
Who: We are seeking 7 total actresses, 2 Caucasian, 1 African American, 1 Asian, 1 Latina, and 2 Middle Eastern.
Please prepare a 1-minute monologue. All roles are paid.