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CLC seeks actors Dec. 6-7 for “I Have a Story to Tell” auditions

by Public Relations and Marketing | Published Nov 29, 2021

Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) performers aged 16 and older are invited to audition for the College of Lake County Theatre Department’s winter production “I Have a Story to Tell.” Auditions will be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 6 at the Studio Theatre located at 19351 W. Washington St., Grayslake, and Tuesday, Dec. 7 at Three Brothers Theatre, 221 N. Genesee St., Waukegan.

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Those auditioning need to present a two-minute memorized monologue from any contemporary play. Original monologues are welcome, and actors may share a story in the medium of their choice: movement, spoken word or song. Face masks are required for all individuals auditioning.

Actors should only attend one audition day, not both. Callbacks will be Thursday, Dec. 9 starting at 6:30 p.m.

Rehearsals will begin Jan. 18, 2022, Monday through Thursday evenings. Performances are Feb. 25-27 at the Grayslake Studio Theatre and March 4-6 at Three Brothers Theatre. Actors should ensure they are available for performance dates before auditioning.

Myth, ritual and story—these are the origins of theatre. Every culture, every community and every individual has a story to tell. These stories entertain, pass down wisdom, and facilitate connection. Inspired by many traditions, including African Griots and Hawaiian Talk Story, “I Have a Story to Tell” invites BIPOC students and members of the community to the center of the creative process to devise their own theatrical experience and to tell their stories.

For any question, contact Theater Department Chair Craig Rich at crich@clcillinois.edu.

About College of Lake County

College of Lake County is a comprehensive community college committed to equitable high-quality education, cultural enrichment and partnerships to advance the diverse communities it serves in northeastern Illinois. Offered at three campuses in Grayslake, Vernon Hills and Waukegan or online, college classes are affordable and accessible to help each student achieve academic, career and personal goals. More than 70,000 students graduated with degrees and certificates since the college opened in 1969. College of Lake County is the only higher-education institution ranked among the top 15 best places to work in Illinois by Forbes and is a national leader in many areas, including sustainability and conservation.