SCC’s American Theatre Festival to hold open auditions Sept. 12-13

August 25, 2014

St. Charles Community College is holding open acting and music auditions for the upcoming one-act productions of “The Belle of Amherst” and “A Women Called Truth.” The shows will be part of SCC’s American Theatre Festival this fall.

The American Theatre Festival is a series of two performances focusing on history, culture and literary topics, presented by the English, History and Theater departments at SCC.

Auditions for “The Belle Amherst” and “A Women Called Truth” will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12, and 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, in the auditorium of the Daniel J. Conoyer Social Sciences Building. Interested parties only need to attend one day of auditions.

Callbacks will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14. Participants will be notified if they are invited to callback auditions. 

“The Belle of Amherst” delicately explores the life of America’s greatest woman poet, Emily Dickinson, at various stages in her experience from the age of 15, when she was full of hope and success, until shortly before her death. There is one available role – Emily Dickenson.

“A Women Called Truth” chronicles the life of Sojourner Truth, famous abolitionist and women’s rights advocate. There are five available acting roles – three women and two men – along with female chorus members, female and male dancers and one harmonica player.

Performances for both plays will be held Wednesday-Sunday, Oct. 15-19.

Prepared monologues are suggested but not required. Everyone will have an opportunity to do cold readings from the script.

For more information about American Theatre Festival, contact Heather Rodgers at 636-922-8506. For tickets, call 636-922-8050 or visit

St. Charles Community College is a public, comprehensive two-year community college with associate degrees and certificate programs in the arts, business, sciences and career-technical fields. SCC provides workforce training and community-based personal and professional development as well as cultural, recreational and entertainment opportunities. For more information, visit

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