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Open Auditions for Plumfield, Iraq on Sept. 7 & 8

Posted Jul. 18, 2011


Kent State University at Stark Theatre has announced open auditions for the season’s fall theatrical production, Plumfield, Iraq by Barbara Lebow.

This powerful memory drama follows two Plumfield High School seniors who join the Army and are deployed to Iraq. The effects of war, on them and their families at home, are poignantly examined, as one friend struggles with returning to a normal life while suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. The audience is pulled into these young soldiers’ emotional experiences on and off the battlefield, poetically moving between past and present, fantasy and reality.
 
Auditions will be held on September 7 and 8 from 7-9:30 p.m. in the theatre of the Fine Arts Building, 6000 Frank Avenue NW in Jackson Township.
 
Auditions are open to everyone, including students and community persons. Roles are available for five men and three women, portraying multiple characters with an age range in their 20s. Those auditioning have the choice of working from sides (selected scene excerpts) or they may perform a prepared monologue. The director will also choose sides for people and scene partners.
 
The production will be performed on November 4-6, 10, 12 and 13 in the Kent State Stark Theatre. Rehearsals will commence shortly after casting is completed and will usually occur approximately five evenings a week until opening.
 
Scripts (and audition sides or scene excerpts used for the auditions) are available for perusal for periods up to 24 hours from the secretary (330-244-5151) of the Fine Arts Building, Monday through Friday, during business hours (8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.). Audition appointments are recommended, but not required. Scripts and audition sides will also be available in the reserve area of the Stark Campus Library.
 
For more information, contact Kent State Stark Theatre Director Brian Newberg at 330-244-3352, bnewberg@kent.edu or visit www.stark.kent.edu/theatre.