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King University News :: King Theatre Announces Open Auditions for Spring Productions

King College Theatre announces open auditions for two spring semester productions.  Auditions will take place Jan. 21-22 for senior Theatre major Jensen Lavallee’s production, 'Spasíba: Thank You!,' and on Jan. 28-29 for “How I Became a Pirate.”  Auditions will take place at 5 p.m. in the King College Fine Arts Theatre. 

King Theatre is seeking actors for “Spasíba: Thank You!,” a devised theatre piece created by Lavallee and fellow Theatre students.  Lavallee says, “The show will be made up of individual études that we will create as an ensemble.  Études can simply be thought of as short scenes - a beginning, middle, and an end.  That's the basic layout.”  Each actor will bring with them their favorite item, such as a quote, poem, song, picture, painting, or stuffed animal to the rehearsal process where scenes will be created.  More and more theatre groups are creating devised theatre pieces as a unique way to tell stories.

King Theatre will also cast for King’s annual Dogwood Playhouse Production, “How I Became a Pirate.”  “With last spring’s ‘Frog and Toad’ receiving such rave reviews, we wanted to bring back another theatre-for-youth musical,” said Elizabeth Dollar, associate professor of Theatre and director of King’s Theatre program.  “During Dogwood Weekend, King Theatre will present ‘How I Became a Pirate,’ a story of adventure and finding one’s own heart – a path that can’t be found on any treasure map.” 

All auditions will consist of readings from the scripts.  For more information, please call Elizabeth Dollar at 423.652.4839.


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