• 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.

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