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

Posted Feb. 1, 2011

The African Community Theatre at Kent State University will be holding auditions for its spring 2011 production of “Wine in the Wilderness.” “Wine in the Wilderness” takes place during the Harlem race riots in the 1960s.

“The play focuses on an artist and his ‘so-called’ educated, black middle-class friends who try to define black womanhood and articulate brotherhood, sisterhood and togetherness, but have no real love or understanding for poor, un-educated African American,” said Dr. Fran Dorsey, resident director of the African Community Theatre. “The play was written by Alice Childress, actress, director, playwright, novelist, columnist, essayist, lecturer, and theater consultant, who refused to promote stereotyped images of Africa-Americans in her writings.”

Auditions will be held Feb. 9 through Feb. 11 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Feb. 12 from noon to 2 p.m. at the African Community Theatre, located in Room 230 of Oscar Ritchie Hall on the Kent State University campus, 225 Terrace Dr. in Kent, Ohio. Interested individuals should prepare a three- to five-minute monologue.

The cast consist of three black men ranging from 20 to 60 years of age and two black women ranging from 20 to 40 years of age.

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