Open Auditions Set Aug. 29 for “Crowns”

Published on: August 03, 2009

Lone Star College-CyFair Drama Department, in collaboration with Houston Family Arts Center, will hold open auditions in August for the fall play “Crowns.”

Auditions will be held at the LSC-CyFair Main Stage Theatre from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29 with callbacks set for 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday, Aug. 31.

Director Ron Jones seeks six adult African-American women and one adult African-American man who can sing and dance. Those auditioning should bring a headshot photo, resume and sheet music as well as be prepared to sing and give a one-minute comic monologue.

 “Crowns” is a unique play with music about six African American women of the South whose stories are woven into the hats that crown their heads and the songs that speak their truth. Adapted from Michael Cunningham’s and Craig Marberry’s book, Regina Taylor’s “Crowns”  captures the thrill of self-expression with a series of intimate gospel-infused musical portraits, as seen through the eyes of a Brooklyn teen sent to live with her grandmother in South Carolina.

Performances will be held Oct. 8 through Oct. 18 in the Main Stage Theatre, which is located in the Center for the Arts building at 9191 Barker Cypress.

For information, contact Jones at 281-290-3929 or ron.w.jones@lonestar.edu