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A Star Is Born: O’Kane Theatre Hosts Open Auditions


By Sheryl E. Taylor

The O'Kane Theatre is inviting the UHD community and public for open auditions on January 29-30.

Auditions are for the following upcoming performances:

  • “In The Blood” by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks, is “a modern day riff on “The Scarlet Letter” that features Hester La Negrita, a homeless mother of five, who lives with her kids on the tough streets of the inner city.”
  • “Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind: 30 Plays in 60 Minutes” by director and playwright Greg Allen. Premiered last spring at the O’Kane Theatre, the play—the longest running in Chicago’s history—invites the audience and the actors to interact through contemporary issues that are a reflection of our actual lives.

Audition Schedule

Tuesday, January 29
1:30 - 3:30 p.m. and 6-8 p.m.

Wednesday, January 30
1:30 - 3:30 p.m. and 6-8 p.m.

The auditions are open to anyone, including faculty, staff and the public. The only audition requirement is to tell an interesting two-minute story about yourself. Scripts for both plays are available now.

For more information or to check out a script, contact O’Kane Theatre Director Timothy Klein in One Main Building, Room S1085 or 713-226-5597.

About the University of Houston-Downtown

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) – the second-largest university in Houston – has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974.

As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive four-year university led by President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates more than 15,000 students; boasts more than 61,000 alumni and offers 45 bachelor’s, nine master’s degree programs and 16 fully online programs within five colleges (Marilyn Davies College of Business; Humanities & Social Sciences; Public Service; Sciences & Technology; and University College).

For the fourth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report ranks UHD among universities across the nation for Best Online Criminal Justice Programs (No. 27 and No. 15 for Veterans) and Best Online Bachelor’s Programs.

UHD has the most affordable tuition among four-year universities in Houston and one of the lowest in Texas. U.S. News ranked the University among Top Performers on Social Mobility and awarded UHD a No. 1 ranking as the most diverse institution of higher education in the southern region of the U.S. The University is noted nationally as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, Minority-Serving Institution and Military Friendly School. For more on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit www.uhd.edu.