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Kent State Stark Theatre Announces Auditions for What We’re Up Against

The Kent State University at Stark Theatre has announced open auditions for the first theatrical production of the season, What We’re Up Against by Theresa Rebeck, and directed by Kent State Stark Associate Professor of Theatre and Theatre Director Brian Newberg. Auditions are open to everyone, including students and members of the community. The theatre encourages diversity in its casting.

What We’re Up Against features Eliza, an intelligent and impetuous female associate at a male-dominated architecture firm, who challenges boundaries and sexist rules in her dog-eat-dog profession. Watch as she takes a whack at outdated office politics to break through the glass ceiling and rocks the architecture world to its core in this in-your-face dark comedy.

Auditions will be held on Sept. 6 and 7 at 6 p.m. in the Fine Arts Theatre, 6000 Frank Avenue NW in Jackson Township. Roles are available for two women and three men. No children. Those auditioning may perform a prepared monologue if they wish, and the director may also choose sides (selected scene excerpts) for some to perform. The production will be performed Nov. 11-20 in the Kent State Stark Theatre. Rehearsals will begin Sept. 12 and will occur five evenings a week until opening. Visit for more information about auditions for this production.

Scripts (and audition sides or scene excerpts used for the auditions) are available for perusal for periods up to 24 hours from the Fine Arts secretary (call 330-244-5151), Monday through Friday, during business hours (8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.). The campus will be closed on Sept. 5 in observance of the Labor Day holiday. Audition appointments are recommended, but not required. Scripts and audition sides also will be available in the reserve area of the Kent State Stark Library.

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