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December 3, 2007
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Auditions Dec. 13 and 14 for CSU
Production of “The Colored Museum”
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
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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CSU Dominguez Hills -- California
State University, Dominguez Hills is a highly diverse,
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