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December 3, 2007


Auditions Dec. 13 and 14 for CSU Dominguez Hills
Production of “The Colored Museum”

(Carson, CA) The California State University, Dominguez Hills Department of Theatre Arts is holding auditions Dec. 13 and 14 for its third play of the 2007-08 season, “The Colored Museum.” The play will be presented in the university’s Edison Theatre Feb. 22-March 2, 2008.

Written by playwright George C. Wolfe in 1986, “The Colored Museum” is one of the most well-known satires on black culture. In a series of 11 vignettes, Wolfe puts African American imagery and stereotype on display as a commentary on their struggle to reconcile the past and find a true identity. As one character concludes, “I can’t live inside yesterday’s pain, but I can’t live without it.”

Wolfe is best known for his plays “Jelly’s Last Jam,” about performer Jelly Roll Morton, and the musical, “Bring in ’Da Noise, Bring in ‘Da Funk.”

Eight female and eight male roles will be cast for the production. Individuals of all ethnicities will be considered for the parts. Both auditions—Thursday, Dec. 13 and Friday Dec. 14—will take place beginning at 7 p.m. in the Edison Theatre on campus. Conducting the auditions will be the production’s director, Jeffery Wright. Wright is a CSU Dominguez Hills alumnus (Class of ’04) and current master’s student.

In preparation for the audition, people should memorize a two-minute monologue of their choosing, whether from “The Colored Museum” or any other play. Scripts will be available for a one-day checkout from the Theatre Arts Department.

Actors and actresses chosen for the parts must be available for rehearsals from 7 to 9 p.m. weeknights beginning Jan. 7, 2008, and for performances on Feb. 22, 23, 29, 24, March 1 and 2.

For more information, (310) 428–6731 or (310) 243-3588.

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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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