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December 15, 2009

UofL theatre invites public to audition for spring plays

Opportunity to speak up for diverse roles

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The University of Louisville’s Department of Theatre Arts is inviting the public to audition for its spring plays.

Auditions will take place Monday and Tuesday, Jan. 11 and 12, 7-9 p.m. at the Thrust Theatre, 2314 S. Floyd St. Roles are available for all ages, open to gender and ethnicity.

Callbacks are scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 13, beginning at 7 p.m.

Actors may audition for one or both of the spring plays, “A Song for Coretta” and “The Laramie Project.”

“A Song for Coretta,” by Pearl Cleage, is a “praise song” to Coretta Scott King, one of the major icons for U.S. civil rights. The script includes parts for women aged 17, 22, 24, 40 and 56. The African American Theatre Program production, directed by Lundeana Thomas, will be performed March 3-7. Rehearsals begin on Jan. 19.

“The Laramie Project,” by Moises Kaufman and the Tectonic Theater Project, directed by Russell Vandenbroucke, will be performed April 14-18. The drama revisits the 1998 hate crime murder of gay student Matthew Shepard that shocked the nation. Actors should choose any monologue from the script (copies will be available in the Theatre Arts Department between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday-Friday). Casting includes opportunities for actors with disabilities. Rehearsals begin on Feb. 22.

For more information, call 502-852-7682.

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