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Mar. 14th, 2009 @ 03:07 pm Casting Call for “BIRTH”
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Auditions for the Gainesville June 2009 benefit production of Karen Brody’s critically-acclaimed play “Birth” will be held Sunday, March 15th from 1-3 p.m. at the Tower Road Library (3020 SW 75th St. - in the meeting room).


Auditions are open to all who are interested - no previous theatre experience necessary! Roles are available for eight adult women. Also casting one actor to stand-by for all roles, all performances. Looking for a diverse and dedicated cast.


This is an independently produced, fundraising and awareness-raising benefit production of “Birth”, not affiliated with a theatre company and all roles are volunteer positions. No prepared scenes or monologues; materials will be provided at the auditions. Dress comfortably, in clothing that you can move around in easily. Also, please bring (or be prepared to provide) as detailed a schedule as possible of your availability from April 1st through June 30th. Childcare will be available at audition.


“Birth” will be performed June 11th – 14th at The Thomas Center. Other possible performances may be added in June. Actors must be available for all production dates. Rehearsals will begin in April and will be approximately two times per week (exact dates to be determined based on the various schedules of the cast and crew).


Hailed “The Vagina Monologues for birth” by renowned women's health expert Dr. Christiane Northrup, “Birth” is a documentary-style play based on over one hundred interviews playwright Karen Brody conducted with mothers across America who gave birth between 2000-2004. It tells the true stories of 8 women painting a portrait of how low-risk, educated women are giving birth in America today.


Gainesville is one of many cities around the world organizing productions of “Birth” as part of BOLD 2009 (www.boldaction.org). BOLD (Birth On Labor Day) is a global movement to make maternity care mother-friendly that raises awareness about maternity care issues, raises money for organizations working to make maternity care mother-friendly, and validates mothers’ birth experiences in all communities worldwide.


Volunteers are also needed for: lighting, sound, stage management, set, props, costuming, publicity and fundraising.


For more information about the Gainesville production of “Birth”, to volunteer for the event, or to RSVP for auditions, please e-mail boldgainesville@yahoo.com, call 352-262-6907, or visit our website at www.boldgainesville.com.