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Oct. 31, 2007

Department of Theatre Arts holds auditions for spring productions Nov. 10-15

The University of Iowa Department of Theatre Arts will hold public auditions for its spring 2008 productions Saturday through Thursday, Nov. 10-15, in the David Thayer Theatre of the UI Theatre Building.

General auditions will be 7 to 11 p.m. Nov. 10 and 11, with callbacks at various times Nov. 12-15.

Sign up for an audition time on the callboard in the north hallway of the Theatre Building. An audition guide, with detailed information on preparation and procedures, is available from the department.

UI theater auditions are open to anyone, and no connection to the Department of Theatre Arts or the UI is required. Nontraditional casting is the norm for all directors in all productions, except those in which race, gender, handicap or age is the explicit issue. Casting is nontraditional when all roles in a script are open to casting without bias in terms of race, gender, disability or age, so long as the actor can fulfill the artistic requirements of the role.

Auditioners should prepare one or two monologues for an audition not exceeding three minutes. Auditioners must provide a headshot or recent photo. Instant photos can be taken for $1.25.

Descriptions of the plays will be posted on the callboards and perusal scripts are available in the department's main office.

For additional information contact David McGraw, production stage manager, at 319-335-3906 or

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 CONTACTS: David McGraw, UI Division of Performing Arts, 319-335-3906; Winston Barclay, Arts Center Relations, 319-384-0073 (office), 319-430-1013 (cell),