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22 Davis Hall, 10 Lippitt Road, Kingston, RI 0288
Phone: 401-874-2116 Fax: 401-874-7872

URI Theatre to hold auditions for fall productions

KINGSTON, R.I. -- August 28, 2002 -- Do you live to be the center of attention, to feel the sense of satisfaction in a round of applause? If so, the URI Theatre Department has just the opportunity you’re looking for. Auditions for its fall productions, The Laramie Project and Cinderella, will be held Sept. 4 through 6.

The Laramie Project, written by Moisés Kaufman and the Members of the Tectonic Theatre Project, will be the first show of the 2002-2003 season. Auditions will be held in J Studio at the URI Fine Arts Center on Sept. 3 from 4 to 10 p.m. and by appointment on Sept. 4 from 5 to 11 p.m. Callbacks will take place on Sept. 5 from 5 to 11 p.m. and if needed, on Sept. 6 from 4 to 6 p.m. People who audition will be required to memorize two one-minute contemporary monologues where two characters tell a story, react to an event, or display with truthfulness some inner life, vigor, and humor. The monologues should display the actor’s range and technical skills.

Rehearsals for The Laramie Project will begin on Sept. 8 from 12:30 to 6:30 p.m. including a play discussion and presentations by the director and designers.

Auditions for Cinderella, with lyrics by Richard Rogers and the book and music by Oscar Hammerstein, will be held in G Studio at the URI Fine Arts Center on Sept. 3 from 6 to 10 p.m. and by appointment on Sept. 4 from 6 to 10 p.m. Callbacks will be held on Sept. 5 from 6 to 11 p.m. and on Sept. 6 from 7 to 10 p.m., if needed. Auditions require two contrasting songs from the musical theatre field, both should be memorized and sheet music must be provided. A pianist will be provided. A group dance routine will be performed, so dance clothes and heeled shoes are required. Additional dancing, singing and reading from the script will be required of all callbacks.

Three to five children will be cast in this production and auditions for these roles will be held in late September. For more information concerning this date call 874-2712.

To request additional information or to schedule an appointment call 874-5921. Auditions are open to not only URI students, but also members of the community.

For Information: Jan Wenzel 401-874-2116, Nicole Duguay 401-874-2116

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