Media Contact: Jan Wenzel, 874-2116
URI to hold auditions for
The Black Jacobins
KINGSTON, R.I. -- September 15, 2003 -- The University of Rhode Islands African and African-American Studies Department and director Ricardo Pitts-Wiley are looking for people interested in appearing in the play, The Black Jacobins, by CLR James. Auditions will be held Sept. 22 from 6 to 9 p.m. in URIs Multicultural Center on the Kingston campus. You need not be a URI student or have extensive acting experience to audition.
The play, a true story of the rights of humanity, revisits the first successful independence movement in the Western Hemisphere, the Haitian Revolution. Enslaved individuals rose from bondage in the island of Hispaniola to lead a revolution against the French, which resulted in the independent nation of Haiti and a permanent end to slavery on the island.
For more information, call 874-2536.