Pitt’s Kuntu Repertory Theatre: A Call for Auditions

Issue Date: 
July 21, 2008


Actors of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to audition for the 18th annual Pittsburgh New Works Festival, which will include a staged reading of Thinking Outside the Box, an original one-act play by Michael Wolfson to be presented by the University of Pittsburgh’s Kuntu Repertory Theatre.

Auditions for Thinking Outside the Box and other productions will take place from
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 26 and 27 at Open Stage Theatre, 2835 Smallman St., Strip District. Actors may select the plays for which they’d like to audition.

Actors should be prepared to deliver a two-minute nonclassical monologue and provide a head shot and résumé. To make an appointment, call 412-881-6888 or visit www.pittsburghnewworks.org.

Thinking Outside the Box is about a reality game show and a potential contestant who has a rather unorthodox audition. Kuntu’s reading, to be directed by Jeannine Foster-McKelvia, is slated for 7 p.m. Aug. 24 at Open Stage Theatre. Admission is free.

The Pittsburgh New Works Festival will present staged readings on Aug. 24 and Aug. 31. Main stage productions run Thursdays through Sundays, Sept. 4-28. The festival is dedicated to fostering the development of original one-act plays written by local and national playwrights that are being produced for the first time by local theater companies.