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Acclaimed Director/Playwright, Charles Evered, to Hold Actress Auditions for Cultural Center’s Theatrical Performance of “Class”

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JOSHUA TREE, CA – The Hi-Desert Cultural Center is thrilled to announce an outstanding opportunity for actresses in Southern California.  Award-winning writer/director Charles Evered will hold actress auditions on August 31, 2012 for a staged reading theatrical performance of his play, Class, at the Hi-Desert Cultural Center’s Blak Box Theater. Evered has written scripts for Universal Pictures, DreamWorks, Paramount Pictures, and NBC, to name a few, and the actress chosen to play “Sarah” will perform under the direction of Evered and along-side brilliant Los Angeles actor, Joshua Fardon, at the Hi-Desert Cultural Center on September 30, 2012.  

Evered’s career contains many highlights including directing some of Hollywood’s finest actors and actresses.  Most notably, Evered wrote and directed the feature film, Adopt a Sailor, starring Emmy winners Peter Coyote and Bebe Neuwirth, which premiered on Showtime and was an official selection of more than twenty national and international film festivals.  In 2008 the Hi-Desert Cultural Center also staged its award-winning production of Adopt A Sailor directed by New York Drama Desk and award-winning playwright, Ronald House.  A Thousand Cuts, his second feature film as a director, stars Academy Award nominee Michael O’Keefe, and premiered at The Palm Springs International Film Festival in 2012.  Mr. Evered’s work has been profiled in The New York Times, BBC World and on NPR, among other outlets and was just awarded Best Short Play of 2012 by Smith & Kraus for Evered’s original play, Looking Again.

Actor Joshua Fardon is best known for his roles in A Thousand Cuts, Conspiracy Theory, Volcano, Star Maps, Frasier, The West Wing and the Lucasfilms/NPR voice for Luke Skywalker in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi

“We are ecstatic that Mr. Evered will be directing this special reading of his play, and we are thrilled to welcome him – a prestigious artist of the highest caliber – as a new member of our Desert communities,” stated Cultural Center President, Jarrod Radnich.

In brief, Class is about Sarah, a movie star who walks into a small, run-down New York studio.  Earning $6 million a picture, she feels like a fraud.  She has come to seek the help of an acting teacher who was once a distinguished actor and now has a major chip on his shoulder.  Actresses who would like to take advantage of this incredible opportunity must be between 17 and their early 30s in age and need to send an email to info@hidesertculturalcenter.com to receive a scheduled audition time between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Friday, August 31, 2012.  Actresses are encouraged to bring a photo of themselves and a sheet detailing their acting experience.  Sides will be available at the time of the audition, but actresses are also welcome to bring a prepared short monologue.

For more information on the audition process, please contact the Cultural Center by sending an email to info@hidesertculturalcenter.com.  Tickets to the performance of Class will go on sale this weekend online at www.hidesertculturalcenter.com or by calling the box office at 760.366.3777.

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The mission of the Hi-Desert Cultural Center is to operate a Cultural Center that provides venues, support facilities, funding, promotion, leadership, innovation, education, and other resources for programs and productions whose focus is on the aesthetic arts - including dramatic, musical, visual, and other forms of artistic expression.


The Hi-Desert Cultural Center is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 corporation incorporated in the State of California as the Hi-Desert Playhouse Guild, Inc. doing business as the Hi-Desert Cultural Center. As required by law it is also registered with the CA DOJ Registry of Charitable Trusts. Donations to it are deductible to the full extent of the law; it is exempted from both federal and state taxes.

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