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Auditions, Rehearsal Space, New Partners and Funding

i Mar 28th No Comments by

As Day Room Window moves forward towards its October 16 – 25 premiere performances at The New Hazlett Theater, I want to share with you what’s happened and where we are in bringing the play and the issues it raises to life.

  • Auditions Scheduled: Auditions for the roles of the nine incarcerated adolescents are being held March 31 – April 6 at CAPA and The New Hazlett Theater. Auditions for the five adult roles will be held at the end of May/early June.
  • New Rehearsal Space: I’m delighted to announce that we have a new rehearsal space in The Pittsburgh Project’s wonderful north side facility. (We learnt in January that the space at the Pittsburgh Mennonite Church would not be available). The Pittsburgh Project has also signed on a Day Room Window partner. Thanks & welcome.
  • New Partner: I’m happy to let you know that The Girls Coalition of Southwest Pennsylvania  is also a new partner of the Day Room Window project, joining the national organization Campaign for Youth Justice, the Pittsburgh alumni chapter of Delta Sigma Theta, a national professional African-American women’s service organization, The New Hazlett Theater and The Pittsburgh Project. Thanks to all of the partners for their collaboration in helping make Day Room Window happen.
  • Funding Update: We received word that the Day Room Window project is being recommended for a Sprout Fund Seed Award. I look forward to announcing the award’s final approval in our next update. Grant requests to the Pittsburgh Foundation (A.W. Mellon Educational & Charitable Trust Fund) and Heinz Endowment Small Arts Initiative have been submitted and are pending.

As you can see, with spring on its way, the Day Room Window project is truly coming to life. I want to thank each of you for your support, interest and enthusiasm. I encourage you to stay in touch with Day Room Window through the project’s website and Facebook page. Please share both with your friends, family and colleagues and please share with me any comments or questions you might have.

I’ll continue to keep you posted as we move forward to the October premiere.


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