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Nov. 1, 2006

UI Department Of Theatre Arts Holds Public Auditions For Upcoming Productions

The University of Iowa Department of Theatre Arts will hold public auditions for two spring Mainstage productions and several upcoming Gallery series production, Nov. 12-15 in the UI Theatre Building.

General auditions will be 1-5 p.m. and 6:30-10 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, with callbacks Monday through Wednesday, Nov. 13-15.

Productions to be cast are the Mainstage productions of "Versailles" and "Ghost Sonata," plus four new plays in the Gallery series, which feature primarily new scripts from the Iowa Playwrights Workshop.

Audition time slots may be reserved on the main callboard in the north hallway of the Theatre Building. Walk-ins may sign up for the waiting list at the auditions. Actors from the community may call David McGraw, 335-3906, to schedule an audition slot.

Descriptions of the individual plays will be posted on the callboards, and perusal scripts will be available in the Theatre main office.

No affiliation with the theater department or the UI is required to participate in UI theater productions. Actors of all ages and levels of experience are encouraged to audition. The department observes a policy of color-blind casting.

Auditioners for non-musicals should prepare one or two monologues, totaling no more than three minutes. Although no musicals are being cast, auditioners may choose to sing a capella or with a CD as part of their three minutes. Auditioners are encouraged to bring a headshot or recent photo, or instant photos may be purchased for $1.25.

For more information, contact McGraw by phone, or by email at

The Department of Theatre Arts is part 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; cell: 310-430-1013;