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Auditions - Lang Spring Theater Production

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Studio 001 65 West 11th Street, New York, NY

Marathon Dancing – Letters to Wall Street in the Era of Wonderful
Conceived and Directed by Zishan Ugurlu

Auditions will be held on Tuesday, February 11, 6:00-10:00 p.m. in Studio 001 (12th Street basement) 

Call backs will be held on Thursday, February 13. 6:00-10:00 p.m. and will be scheduled individually. 

Audition Sign-up sheet placed on Zishan Ugurlu’s Office Door, located in Room 069 at 65 West 11th Street. 

Please prepare a monologue or just show up during your designated time to work with the director or indicate your interest in working as a Dramaturges or Technical Crew. 

Performances April 17-20, at La MaMa, Ellen Stewart Theater

Marathon Dancing – Letters to Wall Street in the Era of Wonderful Nonsense explores marathon dancing, which was a popular form of an endurance contest in the 1920s and applies it to the current economic crisis. The play is an adaptation of Horace McCoy’s novel, They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? which portrays the grueling and competitive world of dance marathons. Like The Hunger Games, which pulls from the tradition of Roman gladiatorial games and reality television, dance marathons were entered in order to win monetary prizes or achieve fame. The play also combines letters which will be read in person by the Americans who, angered by unfair treatment, wrote directly to executives and directors of large banks after the crisis in 2008. Marathon Dancing portrays frustrated citizens who are suffering from sudden financial ruin, which forces violence that is directed both toward others as well as toward ourselves and makes us question if life should have some more dignity.

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Performing Arts


Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts


New York City, Politics

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