Auditions for Split Rock Explosion Play

Monday, February 26th from 11:15 a.m. -12:30 p.m.

Mawhinney 114

Be part of a major community event and something historic! The Onondaga Historical Association (OHA) will be producing the play "Split Rock: Stories from the 1918 Explosion," which was written by students in the fall OCC Honors Seminar on the Split Rock Explosion.

The play will be presented during College Hour and at 7 p.m. on May 2 in Storer Auditorium. This will be a major community event in the lead-up to the 100th anniversary of the explosion, July 2, 2018. It will very likely receive good media coverage throughout Central New York.

Scott Peal, the OHA education coordinator and the director of the play, will be on campus on Monday, February 26, to audition prospective actors. At least five roles will be filled, if possible, by OCC students. These include:

  • Jenny and Luther, a munitions plant patrolman and his wife
  • Ernest, an American munitions plant worker
  • Sam, a munitions plant worker.
  • Clara, a young mother about to give birth

Please contact Professor Laurel Saiz if you are interested in auditioning and for more information. Please indicate if you also have a “special talent” that might be utilized in the show, such as singing, playing the guitar, as there will be brief musical sections.