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Kent State’s African Community Theatre Holds Auditions for Fall Production

Posted Sep. 24, 2010

The African Community Theatre at Kent State University will be holding auditions for its Fall 2010 production of “Stagolee: A Black Folktale.” “Stagolee” is based on the short story by Julius Lester and adapted for a play by Ed Smith and revised by Dr. Fran Dorsey, director of the African Community Theatre. This ensemble production captures the folklore of African-Americans interspersed with music, song and dance. The cast consists of 13 characters, six women and seven men, ranging in age from 16 to 60 years old.

Auditions for the “Stagolee” production will take place Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the African Community Theatre, located in Room 230 of Oscar Ritchie Hall on the Kent State campus. The street address is 225 Terrace Dr. in Kent, Ohio. Interested individuals should prepare a three- to five-minute monologue and/or a song.

For more information, contact Dr. Fran Dorsey at 330-672-0151 or

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Media Contacts:
Fran Dorsey,, 330-672-0151
Emily Vincent,, 330-672-8595