Dedicated Theatre Artists Sought for Controversial Play

First Grace United Church of Christ is hosting Heads Up Productions’ version of the controversial play Corpus Christi by Terrence McNally. Corpus Christi is a retelling of the story of Jesus and his apostles depicting them as gay men living in modern-day Texas.

Heads Up Productions is an ensemble of young professionals who are seeking other artists who share our vision for creating theatre that stimulates and challenges both the audience and ourselves.

Auditions for the play will take place in the sanctuary of First Grace located at 350 S. Portage Path in Akron.  The auditions will be held on Thursday, January 27 beginning promptly at 7 pm.  (No one will be admitted after the auditions start.)  Come prepared with an open mind and ready to move.  There are roles available for 13 men.  If possible, please read the script prior to auditioning.  If you’re planning to attend the auditions email with your name, other pertinent information and attach a favorite photo of yourself. No other preparation is necessary.  This is a paid role.

Performances will be held April 21-23 at First Grace United Church of Christ.  Over the course of the rehearsal process, Heads Up will engage in outreach initiatives in order to prepare the community for the sensitive subject matter.

Benjamin Rexroad, the company’s Artistic Director, is directing the show.  Benjamin trained with Anne Bogart and the SITI Company during their 2010 summer intensive.



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