Auditions for the upcoming Opera House Playfest will be held Wednesday, December 30, from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Marlinton Municipal Building.
The Playfest will be performed in May 2016.
This is a project of the Pocahontas County Drama Workshop.
The Opera House Playfest will be an evening of six short plays primarily written by playwrights from West Virginia and Appalachia. The subject matter of the plays will range from the comedic to the dramatic to places in-between. There will be roles for seven women and seven men of a variety of ages, from youth to seasoned and all ages in between.
The selected plays include: About the Baby, by K.T. Lee, in which a man arrives at his mother’s home for Sunday dinner, accompanied by an infant she didn’t know he had; Legacy, by Chris Shaw Swanson, features a woman on death row struggling to compose the final words that will be her legacy; Pumps, by Brett Hursey, shows the love/hate relationship between a woman and her favorite pair of shoes; Tammy and Tom, by Jonathan Joy, features a modern take on a romance with special dietary needs; Suburban Garden, by Tom Stobart, depicts the unrequited visual affection between an ugly weed and a beautiful flower, as fate itself plays games with both; and …to a Flame, by Eric Fritzius, presents a man who seeks help from his friend after accidentally shooting the legendary Mothman.
Actors of all levels of experience are encouraged to audition. No prepared audition materials will be necessary. You will be asked to read a scene from one or more of the plays. Those wishing to audition may arrive any time between 5 and 8 p.m. The audition process should not take long.
Rehearsals for the play festival will take place on weeknights during the months of April and May. While the rehearsal schedule will be flexible, please bring any known conflicts for those months to the audition, as well as known April/May work schedules.
The Opera House Playfest will run May 19 through 21, 2016.
Again, auditions will be held at the Marlinton Muni-cipal Building located at 709 Second Avenue, Wednesday, December 30, between 5 and 8 p.m.