The Ohio State University at Newark

Audition Dates Scheduled for Five Mile Lake

January 8, 2020

The Ohio State University at Newark’s Black Box Theater has announced audition dates for the April production of "Five Mile Lake", a drama by playwright Rachel Bonds.

Auditions are open to the public and will be held on Tuesday, January 21 and Wednesday, January 22, at 7 p.m. at The Black Box Theater in LeFevre Hall, 1199 University Drive, on the shared campus of Ohio State Newark and Central Ohio Technical College (COTC). Performance dates will run from April 2-12, 2020. Please note that the last week of performances is during Easter week.

Audition requirements: optional two- to three-minute prepared monologue and cold script reads will be expected. Parts are available for two females and three males. Copies of "Five Mile Lake" scripts are available in the John L. and Christine Warner Library. All actors are encouraged to read the script before auditioning.

Persons interested in a crew position, please email the director immediately for an interview. Be prepared to discuss your interests for this production and provide a short resume of previous stage experience. If students would like to earn credit for being involved in the production, contact the director to enroll now and avoid late fees that would be applicable at audition time.

"Five Mile Lake" is a tender, realistic portrayal of relationships between those who leave for the city, those who stay home, and those who feel trapped in their surroundings including a look at the complicated relationship between two brothers, one who left home, the other who stayed.

This production is presented through special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. For more information, contact Norlin at

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