Monday, August 20, 2007

AUDITIONS:Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing Adults & Children for Taste of Sunrise Production

The Firehouse Center for the Arts in Newburyport will present Susan Zeder’s award-winning play, Taste of Sunrise this fall under the direction of Bonnie Lake (Orphan Train and The Tide Shall Cover the Earth).

Auditions for this production will be held Sunday, August 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Arekalian Theater at the Firehouse Center for the Arts.

The Firehouse is seeking Deaf Actors, Hard-of-Hearing Actors, Shadow Interpreters and Hearing Actors – both Adult and Children. Taste of Sunrise is set in the turbulent 1920’s, and tells the story of Tuc, a deaf boy growing up in rural Illinois who must come to terms with his Deafness, as well as his place in the world.

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Actors must make an appointment. Please bring resume and head shot. Please be prepared for cold readings from the script. There are roles for lead and supporting actors, male and female, ages 16 and up.

Shadow Interpreters/Actors must be fluent in ASL, have experience in Theatre interpretation and will be expected at a set number of costuming passes and rehearsals. In addition, the interpreters will translate the script from English to ASL. A stipend is available for these positions

There are also roles available for the Hearing, Hearing Children of Deaf parents, Adults and Children. All roles, leading and supporting, are currently available.

To schedule an audition appointment contact: Bonnie Lake at For detailed information about what roles are available, log onto (backstage news). Taste of Sunrise will run from October 25 – November 4. Rehearsals will begin immediately.

The Firehouse Center for the Arts is an arts and cultural member based organization located on the waterfront in Newburyport with a 195-seat, universally accessible theater that offers diverse programming.

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