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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Allison Benner, College Relations Associate - Media, 610-740-3790
Iva Tchomakova, Student Representative, 610-740-3790

THE CEDAR CREST STAGE COMPANY ANNOUNCES OPEN AUDITIONS FOR MALE PERFORMERS FOR
" SLAM/JAM: WANNA HEAR A POEM"

Allentown, PA (November 1, 2004) - Linda Baas and the Cedar Crest Stage Company will hold open auditions for male performers, ages 17-30, for the "Slam/Jam: Wanna Hear a Poem" theatrical event. The auditions are scheduled for Monday, November 15, and Tuesday, November 16 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the 1867 room in the Tompkins College Center at Cedar Crest College.

The Cedar Crest Stage Company is looking for male performers with reciting, rapping, and slamming abilities to perform either original material or to utilize texts that have already been submitted. Rehearsals will begin immediately following the auditions.

The "Slam/Jam: Wanna Hear a Poem" event is inspired by Russell Simmons' popular and well-received "Def Jam Poetry" performed on Broadway. "Slam/Jam," Cedar Crest's own vision of the highly praised "Def Jam Poetry," seeks to show the beauty of the written word through the exploration of rap, recital and beat poetry slam.

Performance dates for "Slam/Jam: Wanna Hear a Poem" are:

April 14, 15, 16, 2005 at 8:00 p.m.
April 17, 2005 at 2:00 p.m.

For more information please contact the Performing Arts Department at 610-606-4667.

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