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Today: Audition for Cornerstone's Play on Traction

By Ed Fuentes
Published: Monday, July 14, 2008, at 08:59AM
Audition Ed Fuentes

Cornerstone Theater Company's D'Lo flagged down actors to audition for @traction.

Cornerstone Theater Company is holding a second day of auditions Monday, July 14th, looking for locals to take part in @traction, its upcoming play about, and performed on, Traction Avenue. Audition times are 2:30 - 4:30pm and 6:30 - 9:30pm.

A first block of auditions was held on Sunday during the Joel Bloom Memorial Arts District Block Party. Theater group members roamed the crowd, handing out fliers about the auditions. One took a cue from real estate marketing and produced a sign for flipping, while another dressed as a giant watermelon.

This is actually a clever commentary on what characterizes the Arts District. I hope they find a place for a sign flipper in the play.

The community-based play comes from stories collected around the Arts District over the last several months. No acting experience is necessary. Cornerstone is also seeking visual artists to help dress the street "set."

Cornerstone's last play, "A Thousand Words," (previewed here) closed on June 29th. Cornerstone's last play was "Someday," part two of a five part series called "The Justice Cycles." It closed on July 22nd. The series consists of "five world premiere plays designed around the question of how laws create and disrupt communities."

Cornerstone Theater Company / 708 Traction Ave / Arts District / For information, call (213) 613-1700 ext 34

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