Transcript: Show #18 Shakespeare Story / Vox Throw | Feb 23, 2003

The opening sequence VOX changing letters rapidly until it lands on VOX in
yellow block letters with TN in large, white, faded block letters on a red, blue
and pink background.

Anjulie appears in an arcade wearing a blue and purple Harley Davidson shirt.
Her dark brown hair is pulled back and she is sitting down next to a machine.

Anjulie says OKAY; IT'S JUST A FEW MINUTES
TO SEVEN, AND WE HAVE AN
EPISODE OF VOX COMING UP
RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER,
SO STAY TUNED BECAUSE UP NEXT
WE'LL FIND OUT WHAT IT TAKES
TO GO THROUGH A FORMAL
AUDITION WHEN I TRY OUT FOR AN
EQUITY SHOWCASE PRODUCTION
OF AN URBAN MUSICAL CALLED
12th NIGHT, THE
COMING OF A NEW DAWN.
BUT JUST BEFORE WE GO TO THAT,
I'LL LEAVE YOU WITH THIS
BLACK HISTORY MONTH QUOTATION:
“THE BIGGEST ADVENTURE
YOU CAN EVER TAKE IS
TO LIVE THE LIFE
OF YOUR DREAMS.”
AND THOSE ARE OPRAH
WINFREY'S WORDS TO LIVE BY.

Anjulie is shown warming up before her audition.

Anjulie says YOU'RE ALL LIKE DOGS THAT
LICK EVERYTHING YOU SMELL.
YUM, YUM, YUM, YUM.
[Rolling tongue]
ALL I WANT TO KNOW IS WHAT
I HAVE TO DO TO BE HAPPY.

Anjulie sings 'FAME, I'M GONNA
MAKE IT TO HEAVEN'

A caption appears and it reads “L. Dean Ifill: Director, Writer.”

L. Dean wears a green beanie a matching green sweater and a white sweatshirt.

L. Dean says IT'S AN URBAN ADAPTATION OF
SHAKESPEARE'S
TWELFTH NIGHT,
THE COMING OF A NEW DAWN.
I'M BASICALLY TAKING ELEMENTS
FROM THE UNDERGROUND MUSIC
SCENE -- WHETHER IT BE
HIP-HOP, DRUM AND BASS,
JUNGLE, ROCK, POP.
THERE'S ACTUALLY NO SUCH
THING AS UNDERGROUND POP.

Anjulie moves a chair in front of L. Dean who is sitting down at a table.

Anjulie says OKAY.

L. Dean says I WANT TO SEE WHAT IT IS YOU
HAVE PREPARED FOR US TODAY.

Anjulie says NO, I DO NOT LOVE HAYMAN.
BUT I DO KNOW WHAT
I'M TALKING ABOUT.

Anjulie and L. Dean sit down and discuss the play.

Anjulie says ARE YOU HOPING THIS TYPE OF
PLAY WILL MAKE SHAKESPEARE
MORE ACCESSIBLE TO YOUNG
PEOPLE, AS IT DID TO YOU?

L. Dean says YEAH, YEAH I AM.
AND MORE SO LIKE NOT TO COUNT
OUT ANYBODY ELSE, REALLY MORE
SO WITHIN THAT FINAL YEAR OF
HIGH SCHOOL AND GOING INTO
COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY,
IF NOT ALREADY THERE.
BECAUSE THEY'LL BE ABLE TO SEE
IT WITH A COMPLETELY OPEN MIND.

L. Dean sits at the table and directs Anjulie.

L. Dean says OKAY, HERE'S WHAT I
WANT YOU TO TRY AND DO.
I WANT YOU TO TAKE IT OUT OF
WHATEVER CENTURY IT WAS IN
BEFORE, OKAY, AND IT'S
IN THE HERE AND NOW.
AND THE PERSON THAT WAS TALKING
TO ME WHEN THEY WERE SITTING
DOWN IN THE CHAIR,
THAT'S WHO I WANT TO HEAR.

Anjulie stand and recites passage from the play.

Anjulie says I WANT TO KNOW WHAT I HAVE
TO DO IN ORDER TO SAY THAT
FOR MYSELF.
YES, I LOVE HAYMAN.
THE HAYMAN I LOVE IS HARD
AND YOUNG AND FAITHFUL,
AND DIFFICULT TO
SATISFY, THE WAY I AM.

Anjulie says WHAT DO YOU LOOK FOR
WHEN YOU'RE AUDITIONING?

L. Dean says WHEN I'M AUDITIONING, FROM
SHOW-TO-SHOW, IT DIFFERS.
AND FROM CHARACTER TO
CHARACTER IT DIFFERS.
BUT FOR THIS PARTICULAR SHOW,
MUSICAL INTEGRITY IS VERY BIG.

Anjulie says 'I'M GONNA LIVE FOREVER
SO BABY REMEMBER MY NAME'

L. Dean says GOOD.
SHE'S SO CUTE.

Anjulie says THERE'S BEEN A LOT OF MOVIES
MADE ABOUT CONTEMPORARY
SHAKESPEARE PLAYS, LIKE
TEN
THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU,
ROMEO AND JULIET AND
O.
WHAT DO YOU THINK THAT'S
SUCH A POPULAR THING TO DO?

L. Dean says PART OF IT IS ABOUT
BREAKING DOWN THE DOOR.
PART OF IT IS SHOWING WHAT
IT IS PEOPLE ARE ACTUALLY
CAPABLE OF DOING.
AND I THINK THE LARGEST
THING ABOUT IT IS THAT IT'S
A MATTER OF LONGEVITY.

Anjulie says 'SHUT YOUR MOUTH
COS THAT'S A LIE
AND YOU DON'T KNOW ME,
YOU'RE JUST CURIOUS
ALL YOU HAVE TO
SAY FOR IT... '

L. Dean says WHEN I INITIALLY WROTE THIS
PROJECT, IT WAS A FILM SCRIPT.
Its PROBABLY STILL GOING
TO END UP BEING A FILM.
THIS IS THE FIRST
STAGE IN THAT PROCESS.
BUT WHEN YOU WANT TO HELP
PEOPLE UNDERSTAND SOMETHING,
YOU WANT TO BE ABLE
TO REACH THE MASSES.

A slate appears and reads “Anjulie was asked to come back for a second
audition. She didn't get the part. But she's still trying!”

Anjulie sings 'AND IT'S ALL SO HARD
WHEN THEY KNOCK YOU DOWN
CLOSE THE DOOR
SHUT OFF THE NOISE, TURN ON
THE LIGHTS, THIS IS SERIOUS
SHUT YOUR MOUTH'

Anjulie says UP NEXT, WE HAVE AN EPISODE
OF VOX, WHERE WE'LL GIVE YOU
THE LATEST ON MUSIC,
MEDIA, PERSONAL PROFILES
AND POP CULTURE.
CHECK IT OUT.
[Musical chime]

Watch: Show #18 Shakespeare Story / Vox Throw