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Call for living-history performers

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Kentucky Chautauqua is seeking presenters to develop dramatic programs portraying the lives of historical Kentuckians.

Through the application and audition process, they will select five new Kentucky Chautauqua characters in July 2012. This is your only chance to apply.

Dramatic experience is desirable but not required. Proposed Chauttauqua characters do not have to be famous, but their lives should illuminate some part of Kentucky’s history, and their stories should be compelling enough to appeal to audiences in every part of the state.

Chatauqua characters, who must be deceased, have ranged from the unknown, such as former slave Dinnie Thompson of Louisville to household names like Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln. The common thread is that they all have great stories to tell.

The deadline to submit an application is April 30. For more information contact Kentucky Chautauqua at kyhumanities.org or call (502) 257-5932.