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Announcing Auditions for “The Watsons Go to Birmingham – 1963” (Shows on Nov. 14, 15, 21, 22, 2014)Produced in partnership with the Dept. of Theatre & Dance at NCCU and The Hayti Heritage Center
WHEN: Saturday, September 13, noon – 2:00 pm and Monday, September 15, 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
WHERE: Central Park School for Children, 724 Foster Street, Durham, NC
WHO: Roles for African American actors aged 6 – 76
HOW: Cold readings from the script; first come/first seen
CONTACT: Jenny Justice, firstname.lastname@example.org, (919) 286-5717
Daja Middleton, a junior at NCCU and a native of Durham, NC, has been awarded DFT’S first Devonté Squire Apprenticeship for acting. Congratulations to Daja Middleton, the 2014 “Star Performer” with the Department of Theatre and Dance at North Carolina Central University! As the DSA, Ms. Middleton will receive a $1,200 stipend for her performance of a major role in DFT’s 2014-2015 main stage season of plays.
Ms. Middleton will perform the role of Wilona Watson in DFT’s 5th season opening show, “The Watsons Go to Birmingham – 1963,” from the Newbery and Coretta Scott King Honor Book novel by Christopher Paul Curtis, adapted for the stage by Reginald Andre Jackson.
*The 2014-2015 DSA is made possible through a grant from The Mary Duke Biddle Foundation