Friday, March 18, 2011

Kid actors needed for UI play

Iowa City - One of the the University of Iowa's New Play Festival's shows, Proficient by Jess Foster, needs to cast children. They are having a casting session for First Graders through Fourth Graders on Wednesday March 23 from 5:30-8 pm at the University's Theatre Building. For questions please contact Kristin Kurz at or 732-865-5987.

A description of the show follows:

Ms. Delaney teaches first grade in a worn-out school district that can barely afford books. When an innovative educational program is presented to her with added financial incentives for the school, she jumps at the chance. However, she soon realizes that the program is turning her students into robotic test-taking machines. Ms. Delaney attempts to find her way out of the program and back to the old way of education only to find that she’s more deeply ensnared than she realized. In a world of No Child Left Behind and consistent government cuts to education, Proficient forces us to contemplate the dirty underbelly of America’s educational system, and asks the vital question: is what we are doing really serving our children?

There will be some language in the presence of the children on stage, such as "hell" and "shit".

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