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TWT to hold Feb. 4 auditions for ‘Sweet Bird of Youth’

 

Jan Swoope

 

The Tennessee Williams Tribute and Tour of Victorian Homes held in Columbus each September has become known for presenting quality theatrical performances. The 2010 event slated for Sept. 5-12 will be no exception. 

 

Stage, film and television actor Rus Blackwell will return to the Golden Triangle to direct Williams'' "Sweet Bird of Youth." Regional and national call auditions will be held Thursday, Feb. 4, at 7:30 p.m. in the Cromwell Center on the Mississippi University for Women campus. 

 

Actors are asked to bring a resumé and head shot, said Brook Hanemann, adjunct professor in the MUW Department of Music and Theatre. They are also asked to have a one-to-two-minute monologue prepared, Blackwell added.  

 

Video may also be e-mailed to Blackwell at redmoonjoint@yahoo.com. 

 

Already, actors hailing from New York, Florida, New Orleans, Jackson, Columbus and Starkville are expected at the audition. 

 

Blackwell was trained at the noted Circle in the Square on Broadway. His film credits include acting opposite Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett in "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," "Monster," with Charlize Theron, and "Bait Shop," with Bill Engvall. On television, he has appeared in programs including "Law and Order," "ER" and "One Tree Hill," to name only a few.  

 

For more information, contact Brenda Caradine, chair of the Tennessee Williams Tribute Committee, at sbcaradine@cableone.net, or call 662-328-5413. Or contact Brook Hanemann at bhanemann@as.muw.edu. 

 

 

Jan Swoope is the Lifestyles Editor for The Commercial Dispatch.

 

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