Holding You in the Light

By Marina Kelly

Directed by Marina Kelly

A unique performance event exploring the themes of vulnerability, generosity and the mystery of partnership.

Produced by UW-Madison at Commonwealth Gallery, 100 S. Baldwin St., 3rd Floor, Madison

Performances: April 28, 2012

Performance Times: A one-night only event: Saturday, April 28, 2012, 7:00 pm-10:00 pm

Free admission

How you can help support MadStage! Radio theater page Submit show information to MadStage Information about performance venues Wisconsin playwrights and scripts page Theater humor page Win Free Tickets! Thanks to all those who've contributed to MadStage in the past year! About MadStage Theater and dance classes, workshops, teachers and schools Performance links Performance-related job and volunteer opportunities, plus internship listings Dance Groups featured on MadStage Theater groups featured on MadStage Performance Calendar Home


Auditions will be held on the following days:


Looking to cast approximately 8 teenagers (ages 13-19) for an original live performance art event. The work will take place in a gallery setting, for one night only, over the course of three hours with each teen doing an individual performance for one audience member at a time. No previous performance experience necessary. Looking for youth who enjoy working in a collaborative environment and are interested in experimental theatre and performance art. This new work is about vulnerability, generosity and the mystery that comes with partnering up/ dueting. LGBTQ teens are strongly encouraged to audition.


Saturday, April 28th, 7:00-10:00 pm at the Commonwealth Gallery, 100 S. Baldwin St., 3rd Floor, Madison. Free and open to the public.


To audition, RSVP: marinayvonne@gmail.com Report at 6:30 pm on either Sunday, February 26th or Tuesday, February 28th at TAPIT/ new works Ensemble Theatre building located at 1957 Winnebago Street on the near east side of Madison.

The audition will be run as a workshop, with participants engaging in vocal and movement warm-ups as well as improvised performances. Please wear clothing comfortable for movement and sitting on the floor. Please bring a song (on cd or mp3 player) that has personal resonance or meaning for you. Be prepared to speak for 1-2 minutes about what you appreciate about the song.

PLEASE NOTE: Photo/ Video release & parent/ guardian consent forms must be submitted prior to auditioning. Forms available at marinaykelly.com Please return these forms ahead of time (to 29 Waubesa St. Madison, WI 53704) or simply bring them to the audition.


Some of the rehearsals (3) will be scheduled after the auditions, based on the scheduling needs of the chosen participants. These will be in addition to the mandatory tech/ dress rehearsals listed below:

Sunday 4/15, 7-9 pm, Tuesday 4/17, 7-9 pm and Friday 4/27, 7-9 pm (all at the Commonwealth Gallery).

Performance night call time: Saturday 4/28, 5 pm @ the Commonwealth Gallery.

Contact Marina Kelly for more information: 608.333.5734 or marinayvonne@gmail.com