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University of Iowa News Release

Feb. 18, 2005

Auditions Will Be March 1-6 For UI New Play Festival

The University of Iowa Department of Theatre Arts will hold auditions March 1-6 for the Iowa New Play Festival 2005.

The New Play Festival, which spotlights new scripts from the department's master of fine arts playwriting program, the Iowa Playwrights Workshop, will produce a half-dozen new plays, with a premiere each day, May 2-7.

Auditions will be 7-11 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, March 1 and 2, in the UI Theatre Building, with callbacks on Saturday and Sunday, March 5 and 6.

Auditioners will be asked to make "cold" readings from scripts for the festival's productions. A sign-up sheet is posted on the callboard in the Theatre Building.

No association with the theater department or with the UI is required for participation in Iowa New Play Festival productions. Actors of all ages and levels of experience are encouraged to audition.

For additional information, contact the festival's production stage manager, Rachael King, at 319-335-2706.

The Department of Theatre Arts is a unit of the Division of Performing Arts in the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

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STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa Arts Center Relations, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 351, Iowa City, IA 52242-2500.

MEDIA CONTACT: Winston Barclay, 319-384-0073,