African Community Theater
in its theatrical productions. Students enhance communication skills and gain awareness and appreciation of the African-American heritage as depicted through theatre.
The nucleus groups for the African Community Theatre are the Mbárí Mbáyò Players and
the African Theatre Arts Workshop. The Mbárí Mbáyò Players are in training for acting on stage, the African Theatre Arts Workshop serves to train students and community residents in various aspects of theatre. The goal of the African Community Theatre is to extend the knowledge of African creativity presented through theatre. The theatre is open to the participation of senior citizens, younger adults, and college and public school students.
If interested in poetry, costuming, acting or directing, the theatre would appreciate your participation.
Schedule of Events
African Community Theatre Presents:
For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf
By Ntozake Shange
This groundbreaking "choreopoem" modern day classic was first produced in New York City in 1975 with Henry Street Settlement and Joseph Papp Public Theatre and then made its Broadway debut in 1976. It is a spellbinding collection of vivid prose and free verse narrative about and performed by Black women. Twenty poems capturing the brutal, tender and dramatic lives of contemporary Black women, For Colored Girls... offers a transformative, riveting evening of provocative dance, music and poetry.Directed by Terence Spivey
Saturday, March 15, 2014
Kent State University
African Community Theater
Oscar Ritchie Hall
225 Terrace Drive
Kent, OH 44242
AUDITION PREPARATION: Please prepare 2 contrasting monologues no more than 2 minutes each. Please no "For Colored Girls..." monologues. You will be asked to do a cold reading from the script. Please bring Headshot and Resume. This is a non - Equity production utilizing students and artists within Northeast Ohio. There are no stipends.
ALL ROLES AVAILABLE
Afro-Latina women encouraged to audition.
The director is also seeking a dancer to move to a poem in the play. Please bring your own music to move to.
Can't make the audition date but still want to participate?
Prepare and capture 2 videos of 2 contrasting monologues no more than 2 minutes each. Please no "For Colored Girls" monologues. In addition to the video monologue, you will need to submit by email a Headshot and Resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rehearsals begin March 17, 2014
TECH dates: April 7-11
Production Dates: April 11-13, 2014 and April 25-27, 2014
"A triumphant event, filled with humor. Pure theatre."- New York Daily News
" A poignant, gripping, angry and beautiful work."- Time
KSU Students may be able to attend the play for free, check out KSU's "Fee for Free Policy"