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Kent State’s African Community Theatre Holds Auditions for Fall Production, Sept. 29-30

Posted Sep. 21, 2011

The African Community Theatre at Kent State University will be holding auditions for its 2011-2012 season production of “Stagolee: A Black Folktale.” 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. It 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.

Auditions for the “Stagolee” production will take place Thursday, Sept. 29, and Friday, Sept. 30, from 5 to 7 p.m., at the African Community Theatre. It is located in Room 230 of Oscar Ritchie Hall at Kent State. The street address is 225 Terrace Dr. Interested individuals should prepare a three- to five-minute monologue or a song. Musicians, choreographers and volunteers are also needed.

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