The Live Arts Lab is accepting video auditions for its original production, Trigger.
Open to all students regardless of previous experience, to submit an audition, applicants must film themselves singing an eight-bar maximum accapella or rap song of their choosing and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org before April 1.
Trigger was created in response to the Virginia Tech shooting of 2007 as an original oratorio with the goal of heightening gun violence awareness at college campuses.
“Gun violence takes so many different forms, right? It’s a large issue,” said Kathryn Garcia, the executive director of MDC Live Arts. “That’s why they’re so interested in finding a cast that really has a relationship to the issue, that really wants to make their voices heard.”
The performance focuses on the effects of gun violence. It sends a message of healing to the audience by bringing together a group of diverse individuals to tell one story, and how we as a community stand stronger together in the face of its consequences.
Trigger will be performed on April 21 at 8 p.m., in North Campus’ Lehman Theater, 11380 N.W. 27th Ave. Admission will be free.