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Open Auditions for St. Mary’s College of Maryland’s Production of Japanese Kyôgen Comedies

August 14, 2012
Press Release #12-090


Asian performance specialist and professor of theater at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, Holly A. Blumner, will bring a series of new Japanese kyôgen comedies in translation, in both traditional and contemporary stagings, to the Bruce Davis Theater.

Auditions for “Laughing at Life: A Performance of Kyôgen Plays” will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday, September 4-5, from 6:30-9:30 p.m. in the Bruce Davis Theater, Montgomery Hall Fine Arts Center on St. Mary’s College of Maryland’s campus. Callbacks will be held on Thursday, September 6. Performance dates are November 8-11 and 15-18, 2012.

No previous acting experience is required to audition, but come prepared with a 1-2-minute monologue of your choice. Your monologue should showcase or incorporate some type of movement. The kyôgen comedies will be performed in English.

For further information about procedures for auditions or about the November production, contact the director, Holly A. Blumner, at