Theatre Auditions

Ladies in skirts dancing

Blue Stockings by Jessica Swale

Elgin Community College is announcing auditions for Blue Stockings.

By Jessica Swale
Directed by Susan A. Robinson

A moving, comical and eye-opening story of four young women fighting for education and self-determination against the larger backdrop of women's suffrage.

1896. Girton College, Cambridge, the first college in Britain to admit women. The Girton girls study ferociously and match their male peers grade for grade. Yet, when the men graduate, the women leave with nothing but the stigma of being a 'blue stocking' - an unnatural, educated woman. They are denied degrees and go home unqualified and unmarriageable.

In Jessica Swale's debut play, Blue Stockings, Tess Moffat and her fellow first years are determined to win the right to graduate. But little do they anticipate the hurdles in their way: the distractions of love, the cruelty of the class divide or the strength of the opposition, who will do anything to stop them. The play follows them over one tumultuous academic year, in their fight to change the future of education.

ABOUT AUDITIONS:

Auditions will be held in Building H, Room 245. 

Auditions will be held on Monday, February 12 and Tuesday, February 13, 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Callbacks will be held on Wednesday, February 14, 6:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

  • The performances will be April 26, 27, 28 and May 3, 4, 5.
  • Sign up for an audition appointment HERE. 

This production is considered an ECC College Course. If cast, you will be required to register for 1 Credit. 

Questions about auditions or this production?
Contact Susan A. Robinson, director, at srobinson@elgin.edu.

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