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Prime Stage Theatre Announces Auditions for
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings


Sunday, December 17, 2017
1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Monday, December 18, 2017
7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Prime Stage Studio
Lower Entrance
840 Saw Mill Run Blvd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15220

Prime Stage Theatre seeks several actors to play a variety of roles in the regional premiere of the stage adaptation of Dr. Maya Angelou’s classic biography I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.

Director is Pittsburgh theater veteran and Point Park University alum Monteze Freeland.

Needed are African-American men and women between the ages of 20 and 50, and an African- American female age 15 to 18 for the role of Young Maya.

Auditions are scheduled every five minutes on Sunday, December 17 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. and Monday, December 18 from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. at the Prime Stage Studio, 840 Saw Mill Run Boulevard (lower entrance) in the West End.

Actors are asked to bring a resume and current headshot. All auditioners will read scenes from the play.

Choose from the following:

In addition, auditioners are asked to prepare an acapella song (preferably gospel, jazz, blues or R&B). There are no solo songs in the play, but there will be group songs in a few scenes.

Call-backs are planned for Tuesday, December 19 from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m.

Actors are asked to email Prime Stage at and provides their names, requested audition date and time and a phone number. A production representative will call to confirm scheduled date and time.

Rehearsals will begin on January 28 and performances are scheduled from March 9 through 18, 2018 at The New Hazlett Theater Center for the Performing Arts, Allegheny Square on Pittsburgh’s North Side.


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