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Mon, Aug 08

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The Candy Bank

Auditions for 8 by Dustin Lance Black

In November 2008, California's Proposition 8 stripped the freedom to marry away from gay and lesbian couples. Then, two of the nation's most renowned attorneys, with the support of the American Foundation for Equal Rights, joined forces to challenge Proposition 8 under the United States Constitution

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Auditions for 8 by Dustin Lance Black
Auditions for 8 by Dustin Lance Black

Time & Location

Aug 08, 2022, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM CDT

The Candy Bank, 201 Carroll St, Mandeville, LA 70448, USA

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About the event

8 is a recreation of the closing arguments of the actual trial Perry v. Schwarzenegger. This trial was the one that overthrew California’s Proposition 8 amendment that placed a ban on gay marriage and nullified any current homosexual marriages. When this trial occurred, it gained national attention, but the courts would not let the trial be aired on public television. Dustin Lance Black took the transcripts of the trial, as well as actual commercials that were aired on television at the time, to recreate exactly what went on in that courtroom when peoples’ rights to marriage were restored.

Auditions will consist of a cold read from the script. Those wanting to do research can click here for a copy of the script to read in advance. Please arrive 30 minutes prior to fill out audition forms.

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