Apprenticeship open in memory of NCCU theater student

May. 12, 2014 @ 03:13 PM

Theater students at N.C. Central University are invited to apply and audition for the first Devonte Squire Acting Apprenticeship.

The chosen apprentice will get $1,200 for working as an actor in the Durham Family Theatre production of "The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963," adapted from the award-winning novel by Christopher Paul Curtis by Reginald Andre Jackson. The apprentice works 15 hours per week for 8 and 1/2 weeks, starting on Sept. 13, 2014.

The apprenticeship was founded in the memory of Devonte Squire, an NCCU theater student who died suddenly earlier this year.

To apply, visit or pick up a packet at the university's Department of Theatre & Dance office at 115 Farrison-Newton Communications Building, 1801 Fayetteville Street, Durham, NC. Application deadline is Aug. 15. After materials are received, an audition will be scheduled for a 1-minute scene plus cold reading from the play script between Aug. 25 and 28.