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Sept. 6, 2007


Community Invited To Audition Sept. 17 and 18
For CSU Dominguez Hills Original Production

Carson, CA The California State University, Dominguez Hills Department of Theatre Arts is holding auditions for its second production of the 2007-2008 season, the result of The Dominguez Bridge Project, an ambitious undertaking to gather 40 years of faculty, staff and student remembrances. The research has culminated in the play “The Little College on a Hill,” written by CSUDH alumnae Brenda Killian and Naomi Buckley. The play will be presented on the University Theatre stage from Nov. 9 to 18.

Director Bill DeLuca, professor of theatre arts at Dominguez Hills, encourages community members to audition for one of the 25 roles in the play, explaining that community is what the play is all about. No acting experience is necessary. Auditions are from noon to 5 p.m. in the Loker Student Union and from 7 to 9 p.m. in the University Theatre on Monday, Sept. 17. A third audition is from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, also in the University Theatre.

The story revolves around three students trying to finish a documentary about the university. They — and the audience — listen and watch as the stories of the university come to life; ultimately one of them will make a decision that will change the rest of his life.

CASTING FOR 25 ROLES (Including):

Correy: A young Latina student; junior; bright with an easy way about her that makes her well liked.

Keven: A young black student. He is majoring in film and television. He is also a junior. He has a strong personality with definite opinions.

Eli: Late 20s/early 30s. Served in Iraq and was wounded. He is paralyzed from the waist down. He is the older and wiser friend.

Present Peter: 60s. Very nice and charming. Nostalgic about his class of ’66.

Young Peter: Peter in 1965-66 while he was attending the then-named California State College at Palos Verdes. Wears black-rimmed glasses and looks nerdy; a reporter for the Mariner, the school’s first newspaper.

Young Margaret: A beautiful black woman attending CSUDH in the late 60s/early 70s. Confident and intelligent.

Judy: A classmate of Young Peter in 1965-66. From Palos Verdes. She is a snob. She also plays the “devil” character.

For further information, contact Bill DeLuca at (310) 243-2400 or e-mail him at bdeluca@csudh.edu.

The University Theatre complex on the campus of CSU Dominguez Hills is located on Toro Center Drive/Tamcliff Street off Victoria Street in the city of Carson. Metered parking lots are within walking distance. Permits are $3 and can be purchased at yellow kiosk machines near each lot.

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About the Department of Theatre Arts -- Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre and with memberships in the California Education Theatre Association and the Southern California Educational Theatre Association, the CSUDH Theatre Arts Department stages six major theatrical productions each season in either its 485-seat University Theatre or the more intimate 70-seat Edison Studio Theatre. In addition to producing actors and actresses, the department also educates students to be part of the community. Through its Teatro Dominguez multicultural theatre company students take on leadership roles in touring original and ethnic shows to local K-12 schools; its Black Theatre Program provides courses, touring shows and workshops that illuminate the black experience for people of all ages and ethnicities; and the newly formed Dominguez Bridge Theatre Company creates and produces original plays that tell the story of the surrounding communities.

About CSU Dominguez Hills -- California State University, Dominguez Hills is a highly diverse, urban university located in the South Bay, primarily serving the Los Angeles metropolitan area. The university prides itself on its outstanding faculty and friendly, student-centered environment. Known for excellence in teacher education, nursing, psychology, business administration, and digital media arts, new degree programs include computer science, criminal justice, recreation and leisure studies, social work, and communication disorders. On campus is the Home Depot Center, a multi-purpose sports complex that hosts world-class soccer, tennis, track and field, lacrosse, and cycling.




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