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Plausibility of a Female Judas? 
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Post Plausibility of a Female Judas?
Hello all and sundry! I am a student who happens to be taking "Heaven on Their Minds" to my state Thespian Festival in a few weeks. I'm an alto, so the song suits my voice exceptionally well, and I like to think that I have a pretty encompassing understanding of the charachter. The only problem is: I'm a girl. Do you think the judges will care, and if so, how can I evade looking out of place? Any tips you can give me on performing HOTM would be exptremly welcome. Also, do you think that someday Judas could be viewd as a gender-fluid role? It's never struck me as particularly sex-restrictive, despite the fact that it is a male part and some prodcutions choose to play up the Judas/Jesus/Mary love traingle? Any thoughts? :D

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Thu Feb 23, 2012 6:07 pm
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Post Re: Plausibility of a Female Judas?
From my experience of watching the show and performing in it, pretty much every single role in JCS is genderfluid. If Jesus can be a girl in the show, then so can Judas. Good luck on your performance at the Festival!

I think so long as you don't try to ape the particularly famous Judases (Judi?) who've done this song, you should be fine.

Thu Feb 23, 2012 7:46 pm
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Post Re: Plausibility of a Female Judas?
And if you have to ape a Judas, choose Carl Anderson. You can't go wrong.

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