Smith College Department of Theatre AUDITIONS: LA RUTA
by Isaac Gómez
directed by Monica Lopez Orozco

To the U.S.-owned factories in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, La Ruta is just a bus. But to the hundreds of women who live, work and often disappear along the route, it’s so much more than that. Inspired by real testimonies, and using live music to evoke factory work and protest marches, La Ruta is a visceral unearthing of secrets buried in the desert and a celebration of the Mexican women who stand resiliently in the wake of loss.

Sunday, January 29 and Monday, January 30, 7:00-9:00 PM
Acting Studio 1, Mendenhall CPA
Please let us know if you are interested but unable to make either date.
Callbacks will be on Tuesday, January 31, 7:00-9:00 PM

Begin early March. Exact schedule TBD. We typically rehearse 5 days per week (Sunday through Thursday) 

April 21, 22, 27, 28, 29 at 7:30 PM in Theatre 14

Casting Breakdown: 
All of the characters in this play are Mexican.
YOLI – a mother, 40s
MARISELA – a mother, 40s
IVONNE – a friend, 26
BRENDA – a daughter, 16
ZAIDE – a maquila worker, 40s
DESAMAYA – a singer/musician who is both timeless and ageless
WOMEN OF JUÁREZ – women who fill the world of Juárez, all ages

Audition Prep:
No appointment necessary. No preparation required, but auditioners are encouraged to be familiar with the text. If you are a strong singer and/or instrument player, please prepare a short, 32 bar cut of a song (roughly 1:15-1:30 minutes ) to bring into your audition. Genres to consider; folk, traditional (and/or regional) songs specific to any Latin American country, and blues. Perusal scripts available at Josten Library.

Production Manager, Nikki Beck,

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