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Iowa City IA 52242
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UI Iowa Summer Rep holds March 6-7 auditions for August Wilson festival
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa department of theatre arts
will hold March 6-7 auditions for Iowa Summer Rep '99, which will feature
three plays by August Wilson. Initial auditions will be 1-5 p.m. Saturday,
March 6 in the UI Theatre Building. Callbacks will be 1-5 p.m. Sunday,
Roles are available for African-American men and women and white men
of all ages. The auditions are open to the public; no affiliation with
the department of theatre arts or the UI is required.
Auditioners should come prepared with a contemporary monologue, around
two minutes in length, and should also be prepared to read from scripts.
Auditioners who are able to sing should be prepared to do so.
Plays that will be produced are "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom,"
"Fences" and "Joe Turner's Come and Gone." Performances
are scheduled from June 23 through July 24. Rehearsals will begin May 24
and will be held during daytime and evening hours.
For further information or to sign up for an audition time, call Denise
Matthes in the department of theatre arts main office at 319-335-2700.