Evanston’s Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre will hold general auditions for its 2012 summer season from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 3, at the Noyes Cultural Arts Center.

The theatre will cast two plays and two dramatic readings. People of all types are encouraged to audition and should prepare a one- to two-minute monologue, as well as bring a headshot and a resume.

The first main stage play is “Heat” by Marsha Estelle. Women age 18-70 will be cast; commitment dates are May 14-June 24. The second main stage play is “Home” by Samm-Art Williams. Men and women age 20-40 will be cast; commitment dates are June 11-July 15.

The first play in the dramatic reading series is “Going to St. Ives” by Lee Blessing. Men age 20-30 will be cast; commitment dates are Aug. 6-12. The second play is “Woza Albert!” by Percy Mtwa, Mbongeni Ngema, and Barney Simon. Women age 40-50 will be cast; commitment dates are Aug. 13-19.

Appointments are required. For more information or to arrange an appointment, please call Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre at 847-448-8260 x2519. Auditions will be held in Room 223 at the Noyes center, at 927 Noyes St.

Founded in 1979 under the name of the Foster Community Theatre, Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre presents  African American and African Diaspora-centered storytelling. The theatre is a program of the City of Evanston’s Recreation Division. 

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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