Press Release for Thursday, May 3, 2007
UNF Holds Auditions for 'Day of Absence' One-Act Comedy
Contact: Joanna Norris, Assistant Director
Department of Media Relations and Events
The University of North Florida Department of English will hold auditions for the one-act comedy play “Day of Absence” by Douglas Turner Ward. Auditions will be held at UNF on Wednesday, May 16, and Thursday, May 17, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in Building 15, Room 1303.
The comedy play turns the minstrel tradition upside down as African-American actors wearing white clown faces parody the responses of Caucasian bigots who wake up one morning to find that all the African-American people in their sleepy Southern town have mysteriously disappeared.
Roles are available for 12 African-American actors, male and female of all ages. For more information, contact Jessica Rich at (954) 454-6175 or at Jrich604@aol.com or Dr. Pam Monteleone at (904) 704-3207 or firstname.lastname@example.org.