Open Auditions for Blur on January 20 & 21
Kent State University at Stark Theatre has announced open auditions for this season’s final theatrical production, Blur by Melanie Marnich. Auditions are open to everyone, including students and community persons.
A genetic disease is gradually robbing Dot of her eyesight. Her relationships with her mother and friends are challenged during her struggle for independence and self-assertion. With the help of her boyfriend, best friend and a wayward priest, Dot brings the audience on a journey that discovers the kind of vision needed not only to prevail over this disease, but to thrive with spirit, humor and hope. For mature audiences only, due to sexual content and strong language.
Auditions will be held on January 20 and 21 at 6 p.m. in the theatre of the Fine Arts Building, 6000 Frank Avenue NW in Jackson Township.
Roles are available for three men and three women. Those auditioning have the choice of working from sides (selected scene excerpts) or they may perform a prepared monologue. The director may also choose sides for people. For specific role information, visit kent.edu/stark/theatre and click on Audition Information for All Shows in the right-hand column.
The production will be performed on April 17-19 and 24-26 in the Kent State Stark Theatre. Rehearsals commence on February 23 and will take place 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.
Technical production opportunities are available to Kent State Stark students, such as stage and assistant stage managers, assistants to lighting, scenic, sound and costume designers. For more information about these openings, contact Theatre Specialist Louis Williams at 330-244-3375.
To learn more about Kent State Stark’s Theatre Department, contact Theatre Director Brian Newberg at 330-244-3352 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit kent.edu/stark/theatre.