- By Don Dwiggins
- Posted Friday, August 28, 2009
Volunteer Readers/Actors Needed
The BOOKMARKS Festival of Books and Forsyth County Public Library are looking for volunteer readers/actors for Waiting for Zora: A Reader's Theatre
, in conjunction with this year's On the Same Page/Big Read community read title Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God
. This original Reader's Theatre production will debut at BOOKMARKS Festival of Books on September 12, 2009 in The Arts District of Downtown Winston-Salem (www.bookmarksbookfestival.org
). Three additional performances at library branches will follow in coming months.
We are looking for at least seven actors to fill the following roles: Zora Neale Hurston, Langston Hughes, Josephine Baker, Jackie Robinson, Billie Holliday, Madam CJ Walker, and Rosa Parks.
Actors should be in grades 7 – 12. The script is short, running around 15 minutes total. Volunteer credit will be given for rehearsals and performances. Actors need to be available on Thursday, September 10 at 5 PM for a short rehearsal at the Walkertown Library. The first performance will be at BOOKMARKS Festival of Books at 2:00 on Saturday, September 12. Dates and locations for the other three performances will be announced, and actors are encouraged to participate as their schedules allow.
For more information and/or to sign-up, email Carole Bonnel
or Nastasha Johnson