Gidion's Knot
by The Surround Project

Feb. 15 - Feb. 16

Via Dramatists Play service:
Over the course of a parent/teacher conference, a grieving mother and an emotionally overwhelmed primary school teacher have a fraught conversation about the tragic suicide of the mother's son, Gidion. Gidion may have been bullied severely—or he may have been an abuser. As his story is slowly uncovered, the women try to reconstruct a satisfying explanation for Gidion's act and come to terms with excruciating feelings of culpability.
"…resonant…[a] particularly eloquent study of people caught between the competing demands of reason, morality and family…harrowing…a narrative that is as elegant as it is chilling." —Washington Post.
"…heart-stopping…the show has pathos and suspense in bucketloads…Within a lean 80 minutes, the show raises profound questions about parenting and education and documents the gut-wrenching force of maternal loyalty." —Washingtonian.
"GIDION'S KNOT is as sad as life itself, and as funny and startling as well…a beautiful, disturbing story." —

The Surround Project is hosting auditions for Gidion's Knot by Johnna Adams

Performance Dates: June 18 - 28, 2020 


Directed by Mark McCarver

Stage Manager - Kaitlin Muse

Production Manager - Zach Lewis



The Surround Project is auditioning actors for the role of Corryn, 40s - 50s, a single mother of a fifth-grade student and a literature professor at Northwestern University. The role of Heather will be played by Eva Laporte. 



Please prepare a short contemporary monologue (under 2 minutes). A scene selection will be emailed to you to prepare for your audition.



Rehearsals will take place on weekends (daytime hours) and weekday evenings from 6 - 9 pm based on the artistic team's availability.




Auditions are by appointment only on Saturday, February 15 and Sunday, February 16.


Thank you for using this form to register for an audition slot. You will receive an email confirmation with your time slot.



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