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American Sign Language actors sought to audition

Pygmalion Theatre Company will hold auditions for LOVE PERSON on June 25th and 26th from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 West 300 South in Salt Lake City.

Directed by Teresa Sanderson, LOVE PERSON is a contemporary love story with four characters and four languages, including ASL (American sign language).

Characters include:

  • Free:  30’s 40’s, deaf, Maggie’s lover, Vic’s older sister, uses ASL exclusively, doesn’t voice.
  • Maggie: 30’s 40’s, English Lit professor, Free’s lover, fluent in ASL. Interpreting for Free is second nature. When they are alone together, they only sign.
  • Vic: 30’s, two divorces, drinks too much. Free’s sister, has some basic ASL skills (can be taught during the rehearsal process.)
  • Ram: The role of Ram has been precast.

LOVE PERSON is the opening show of Pygmalion’s 2013-2014 season, and will run Nov. 1–16 at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center. Rehearsals begin Sept. 23.

You may read the script and sign up for an audition time by contacting:  Fran Pruyn at  To audition, please prepare something from the play. There will be a reader and an interpreter at auditions.

For more information please contact Teresa Sanderson at

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