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King University Theatre Program to Hold Auditions Aug. 26-28

ShakespeareBRISTOL, Tenn., Aug. 20, 2015 – Auditions for the fall 2015 King University Theatre productions of “Shakespeare the King” and “Goodnight Desdemona, Good Morning Juliet” will be held on Aug. 26-28 at the Fine Arts Theatre located on King University’s main campus in Bristol, Tenn.

Auditions are open from 6-10 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 26 and Thursday, Aug. 27. On Friday, Aug. 28, auditions slots will be available from 6-8 p.m. with callbacks held from 8-10 p.m. the same evening.

“Everyone is welcome to audition for the upcoming productions,” says Chris Slaughter, associate professor and Chair of Theatre Department at King University. “We are thrilled to provide a full season of Shakespearian productions to honor William Shakespeare during the 400th year anniversary of his death.”

Script selection will be available for ‘cold-reading’ auditions. Actors can also audition with a one-minute comedic monologue (period style or contemporary), but is not required.

The production of “Shakespeare the King” by Assistant Professor of Theatre Kiara Pipino and Jason Flannery will be performed Oct. 1-3. The “Goodnight Desdemona, Good Morning Juliet” production by Anne-Marie MacDonald will take place Nov. 5-8. Both plays will be performed in King’s Fine Arts Theatre.

“‘Shakespeare the King’ and ‘Goodnight Desdemona, Good Moring Juliet’ are on reserve for your perusal in the E.W. King Library on King’s main campus in Bristol, Tenn.,” says Slaughter.

For additional information contact Kiara Pipino at or 423.652.4839.


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