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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) is the second-largest university in Houston and 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 approximately 14,000 students, boasts more than 66,000 alumni, and offers 45 bachelor’s degrees, 12 master’s degrees, and 19 online programs within four colleges: Marilyn Davies College of Business, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Public Service, and College of Sciences and Technology. UHD has one of the lowest tuition rates in Texas.

U.S. News and World Report ranked UHD among the nation’s Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Applied Administration and Best Online Master’s Programs in Criminal Justice, as well as a Top Performer in Social Mobility. The Wall Street Journal/College Pulse ranked UHD one of the best colleges in the U.S. for its 2024 rankings, with notable distinctions: No. 1 for diversity (tied) and No. 3 for student experience. The University is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, a Minority-Serving Institution, and a Military Friendly School. For more information on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit uhd.edu.