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CCC Sets Auditions for New Readers' Theatre Project Productions

 

The Readers’ Theatre Project of Camden County College will select performers for its 2013–14 outreach season, “African Americans Speak,” during auditions scheduled for Sept. 12.

The Readers’ Theatre Project is designed to “give voice” to great literature in a classic format of vocal expression. Performers deliver the selected text, from script, directly to an audience. In each presentation, a moderator gives an overview of the author’s life, literary viewpoint and style while providing insight into the time period during which the writer was creating.

The readers also perform an ensemble interpretation of the work. Each performance is followed by a discussion about the work and its relevance to life today.

Those selected as readers for the “African Americans Speak” series will have three productions to choose from:
● “Hughes the Humanist,” which will employ selections from the work of Langston Hughes.
● “The Creation” by James Weldon Johnson.
● “A Woman Speaks,” which will employ selections from the works of Maya Angelou.

A special on-campus event also will be part of the 2013-14 Readers’ Theatre series. In April, Dennis Flyer Theatre will be transformed into a darkened Greenwich Village dive for “The Beats Go On.” Post-World War II New York will be recreated, complete with bongo playing, finger snapping and sawdust on the floor. The Beat Generation was a group of American writers who came to prominence in the 1950s. Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac and William S. Burroughs will be some of the writers featured.

Anyone interested in literature and who has a desire to “give voice” to these authors is invited to audition. This includes Camden County College students and employees as well as members of the local community. No memorization will be required, and scripts will be provided for the tryouts.

Auditions will be held beginning at 7 p.m. Sept. 12 in Room 105 of Truman Hall on the Blackwood Campus. The campus is located at College Drive and Peter Cheeseman Road in Gloucester Township.

For further details, contact the Readers’ Theatre artistic director, Professor Allison Green, at (856) 227-7200, ext. 4362, or agreen@camdencc.edu.

 


Published: September 10, 2013