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ARTSQUEST SEEKING TEENAGED ACTORS FOR STAGED PLAY READING JUNE 9

New work, ‘Unentitled,’ coming to the ArtsQuest Center June 9

Auditions for a staged reading of Charles White’s new play Unentitled, directed by award-winning director Lynnie Godfrey and presented at the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks June 9, will be held May 2 and 9, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., in the Banko Community Room at the Banana Factory, 25 W. Third St., Bethlehem. Audition slots must be reserved by contacting ArtsQuest Programming Manager Ryan Hill at rhill@artsquest.org; each slot is 15 minutes long.

For this reading of Unentitled, which focuses on the struggles of a contemporary middle-class African American family, ArtsQuest is looking for African American teenagers or individuals who can play teenagers. The selected actors will perform with adult equity actors portraying adult characters. Roles being cast include:

  • VICKI SAUNDERS: daughter of Frank & Deanna – precocious, attractive, outspoken.
  • CURTIS CARPENTER: very fair-complexioned, preppy.
  • ERIC TALIAFERRO: muscular.

Unentitled will run June 9, 7:30 p.m., in the ArtsQuest Center’s Blast Furnace Room for one show only. Interested actors must be available for the entire day June 9, and those selected will receive a stipend of $100 for their participation. No experience is necessary; auditions will be a cold reading from the script. Sides can be made available if requested.

Those interested in auditioning should e-mail Hill at rhill@artsquest.org by May 8 with their name, phone number, resume, headshot and availability for June 9, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Audition times will be assigned via email; no phone calls please.

Unentitled deals with the struggles of a contemporary middle-class African American family. The conflicting issues of property ownership, loyalty, secrecy, childhood principles and values are played out within three generations in this two-act drama. The complexities of color differences within the black race are touched upon in this intense piece, though there are light moments of humor.

Please contact Hill at rhill@artsquest.org with any questions regarding this release.