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Upcoming Auditions

All auditions take place at The Sauk.



Nana's Naughty Knickers

Audition Dates: December 10 and 12, 2018 at 7 p.m.

Performance Dates: February 7-10, 14-17, 2019

Auditions will consist of readings from the script. We are seeking 5 men and 5 women. You must be 18-years-old to audition. No preparation and no experience is necessary. Trinity Bird will direct this production. Allison Cleveland is stage manager.


Male Roles

  • Tom O'Grady - The newest cop on the force, happily assigned the beat where Sylvia's apartment is. 
  • Gil Schmidt - The landlord, overly eager to rid himself of his aged tenants. 60s. 
  • Voice - The man at the front desk. Slightly bored and always sarcastic.
  • UPS Man - Cute and a little lonely.
  • Other UPS Man - The strong and silent type. 


Female Roles

  • Sylvia Charles - In her early eighties, living like she's in her early twenties. The mastermind behind Saucy Slips, Etc., and the proud tenant of a rent controlled apartment.
  • Vera Walters - Sylvia's aged accomplice: equipped with two hearing aids and a collapsible walker. 
  • Bridget Charles - Sylvia's unsuspecting, 20-something, soon-to-be-law-student granddaughter. 
  • Heather Van Pree - Employee of Saucy Slips, looking for better opportunities, a modeling career or just her boxes. 
  • Clair - The big client. Mid 60s.



The Laramie Project

Audition Dates: February 11 and 12, 2019 at 7 p.m.

Performance Dates: March 28-31, 2019

Audition requirements will be announced at a later date. We are seeking 4 men and 4 women. Jennifer Wagler will direct this production. Michele Harmon will stage manage.


Male Roles

  • Actor 1 (Stephen Belber, Doc O’Connor, Matt Galloway, Anonymous Friend of Aaron McKinney, Bill McKinney, Andrew Gomez, Fred Phelps, Mormon Spiritual Advisor, Conrad Miller)
  • ​Actor 2 (Moisés Kaufman, Philip Dubois in Act One, Stephen Mead Johnson, Murdock Cooper, Jon Peacock, Dennis Shepard, Harry Woods)
  • Actor 3 (Andy Paris, Jedadiah Schultz, Doug Laws, Dr. Cantway, Matt Mickelson, Russell Henderson, Aaron McKinney, Philip Dubois in Act Two, Kerry Drake)
  • Actor 4 (Greg Pierotti, Detective Sergeant Hing, Phil LaBrie, Father Roger Schmit, Rulon Stacey, Detective Sergeant Rob DeBree, Jonas Slonaker) 


Female Roles

  • Actress 1 (Amanda Gronich, Eileen Engen in Act One, Marge Murray, Baptist Minister, Trish Stiger, Shadow, Newsperson)
  • Actress 2 (Reggie Fluty, Rebecca Hilliker, Debbie the Waitress, Newsperson)
  • Actress 3 (Barbara Pitts, Catherine Connolly, April Silva, Zubaida Ula, Sherry Aenonson, Lucy Thompson, Eileen Engen in Act Two)
  • Actress 4 (Leigh Fondakowski, Zackie Salmon, Alison Mears, Romaine Patterson, Aaron Kreifels, Tiffany Edwards)



Sauk Shorts

Audition Dates: March 4 and 5, 2019 at 7 p.m.

Performance Dates: April 25-28, 2019

Auditions will consist of readings from the scripts. We are seeking 12 men, 13 women and 7 roles can be either gender. No preparation and no experience is necessary. Trinity Bird is the production coordinator for this project. Joella Hendrickson will stage manage.


​Avocado Toast
By Ken Levine, Directed by Sandi Miller
A young couple dine in the trendiest new hot spot in town – a restaurant where every table has its own audience. Since Millennials feel they star in their own reality show, here they actually do. It’s an interactive satire on trends, modern relationships, and avocado toast.

  • Sherry - Late 20s/early 30s. Adventurous. Game for anything.
  • Bill - Late 20s/early 30s. More conservative. Self-conscious eating in front of an audience.


Been There, Done That
By Paul Bowman, Directed by Jennifer Wagler
BEEN THERE, DONE THAT is the story of an old man and his in-home caretaker.  They have different backgrounds and family situations, but when he shares a war story and a distant emergency hits her family they learn to respect each other and care for each other.

  • James - Male. In his 70s. Somewhat unpleasant. Has to use a walker. 
  • Rose - Female. His caretaker. In her 20s. 


Dynamite & Sassy Pants
By Laurie Allen, Directed by Jo Johnson
When two residents of the Loving Arms Nursing Home meet, their fun and sassy characters reminisce of days gone by.  Soon, their little jabs, teasing, and laughter turns into flirting.  And soon it appears that falling in love and living happily ever after has no age limit whatsoever!

  • Attendant - Male or Female. Nursing home attendant. 
  • Frank - 80s. Resident at the Loving Arms Nursing Home.
  • Ruby - 80s. Resident at the Loving Arms Nursing Home.


For Whom the Yell Tolls
By James C. Ferguson, Directed by Trinity Bird
Joss wants to introduce his girlfriend Pepper to his mother. Although her words are encouraging and positive, her tone indicates otherwise.

  • Pepper - Female. 20s. 
  • Joss Reynolds - Male. 20s. 
  • Felicity Reynolds - Female. Joss' mom. 60s-70s. 


Funeral Parlor
By Christopher Durang, Directed by Ron Boyle
A widow is accosted at her husband's funeral by a very inappropriate guest.

  • Susan
  • Marcus


Just Desserts
By David MacGregor, Directed by Savannah Durocher
Three co-workers unmask and deal with a fellow employee who has been stealing other people's food from the company lunchroom.

  • Joyce - Woman in her 20s-50s.
  • Evan - Man in his 20s-50s.
  • Becky - Woman in her 20s-50s. 
  • Kris - Man or woman in his/her 20s-50s. 


Santa Doesn’t Live Here Anymore
By Patrick Gabridge, Directed by Angela Forant
Jeffrey is 30 and still believes in Santa. This Christmas, Mom and Dad reveal all kinds of truths. A hilarious poke at the secrets we keep.

  • Dad
  • Mom
  • Jeffrey - Their son. About 30.


Selling It
By G.M. (Bud) Thompson, Directed by Bruce Crews
What constitutes "art?” Is being art enough? Or should it generate enough money to fund the venue, the artist, and more works of art? And if so, at what point does the value of art become its ability to generate cash? As funding for the arts becomes tighter and tighter, the question looms.

  • Art
  • The Connoisseur
  • The Visitor
  • The Artist
  • The CEO


So, You Want to Be An Actor?
By Bud Vear, Directed by Angela Forant
A potential first-time actor learns the ins and outs of auditions and being in a play.

  • Tom
  • Joe


Stuck
By Scott Mullen, Directed by Mari Nunez
A young airport barista's curiosity about the young man she sees get on a plane every day leads her to finally ask him what is going on; the answer surprises her, and changes both of their lives.

  • Palmer. A young man in his 20s. 
  • Zoe. A young woman in her early 20s. 


The Naked Man on the Couch
By Richard Davis, Jr., Directed by Ann Holt
Suppose you’re a older lady, waking on the morning of a trip to a mysterious naked man (though he’s under covers) on your living room sofa. No nudity, just laughs!

  • Mildred - an attractive older lady, smart, practical and clearly the leader of the household of three middle-aged older ladies.
  • Harriet - another older lady. Though she is a bit of a free spirit, she relies on Mildred to make the hard decisions.
  • Sophie - about the same age as the other two, she's a bit more flighty. 
  • Brad - a young man recovering from a romantic catastrophe. In a moment of drunkenness, he broke into the ladies' house and passed out on their sofa.


World Premiere Work
By G.M. (Bud) Thompson, Directed by Trinity Bird

Mr. Thompson will once again write an original play especially for SAUK SHORTS. Title and plot to be announced.

  • Roles To Be Announced.



June Musical

Audition Dates: April 5 at 6:30 p.m., April 6 at 2 p.m.

Performance Dates: June 6-9, 13-16, 2019

Audition requirements will be announced at a later date. Title and Character Descriptions TBA. Trinity Bird will direct this production with musical direction by Kristi Gautsche. Gay Shaw is vocal coach. Michele Harmon will stage manage.



Plays-in-Development

Audition Dates: June 10 and 11, 2019 at 7 p.m.

'Darlene's Dead' and 'Gravity: A Union" public readings are June 28, 2019

'The Date' public reading is June 29, 2019

Audition will consist of readings from the scripts. We are seeking 4 men, 6 women and 1 girl for this production. No preparation and no experience is required. Trinity Bird is the production coordinator for this project. 


Darlene's Dead

By Tiffany Thatcher (of Homer, MI)

Sisters Trina and Rachel have always had a contentious relationship, which is fueled by their mother Joyce, who likes to pit the girls against one another. The two are currently in a full-blown feud after one stole the other's late husband's belongings and sold them on eBay. The untimely, and some would say, hilarious death of sister-in-law Darlene has forced the two foes back together. The duo will fight, laugh and maybe even find some understanding all while attending Darlene's memorial.

  • Trina: Mid-thirties. Successful. Widowed. Younger sister of Rachel.
  • Rachel: 40. Stay at home mother of twins. Overweight. Poor. Unhappily married. Older sister of Trina.
  • Joyce: Mid-seventies but looks 50. Mother of Trina and Rachel. A big gossip and likes to pit her daughters against each other.


Gravity: A Union

By Alexander Wolfe (of Nebraska), Directed by Angela Forant
Gravity: A Union tells the story of a Father and Daughter recovering from the recent death of their Wife/Mother. A representative from Child Services has been assigned to their case, as there is some question of the Father's ability to take care of the Daughter. As the play continues, it is revealed that the Father has a fairly dark past as part of a military experiment to discover, and potentially contact, Heaven. Supernatural and psychological forces collide as each character eventually reveals their true motivations, and the play ends on a question: what is actually important to a family after a tragedy of this scale?

  • Dad: A man in his early thirties. A recent veteran, he has just been honorably discharged from military service. 
  • Daughter: Dad's 14-year-old daughter. A smart and quick-witted child. 
  • Man: A representative from Child Protective Services. He is in his early forties. He does his best to do his job with care and understanding.
  • Woman: A woman in her early fifties. Equal parts power, charm and danger. 
  • Soldiers: Three large military men dressed in black. 


The Date

By Michael Griffo (of Secaucus, NJ), Directed by Trinity Bird

​Kevin, a forty-something gay man, invites his business associate, Greg, and Greg's wife, Deirdra, to dinner at his apartment so he can introduce them to his much younger boyfriend, Jim, who is in his early 20's. Greg and Deirdra are fine with Kevin's sexuality and the difference in the ages of him and Jim until Jim arrives and it's discovered that Jim is actually Greg and Deirdra's son. The evening turns ugly when the true colors and beliefs of all involved are exposed.

  • Kevin: 48, good-looking gay man-boy, well-dressed and in great shape, but a bit of a high-strung New Yorker. Strives for perfection, but knows it can't be achieved so underneath the perfect veneer is an underlying sadness.
  • Greg: 42, average-looking guy, salesman, smooth talking and well-spoken, but a bit rough around the edges and trying hard to conceal his inner rage.
  • Deirdra: 44, intelligent but uncultured. Greg's wife. Uses humor and a smile to mask the fact that at her core she's an unhappy woman making the most of the choices she's made in life. 
  • Jim: 23, young, cute, thoughtful, with a sexy innocence, but not a gorgeous well-built model. Kevin's boyfriend. Suburban guy now living in Williamburgh so much more of a Jersey boy than a Hipster.​



Mamma Mia!

Audition Dates: May 10 at 6:30 p.m., May 11 at 2 p.m.

Performance Dates: August 8-11, 15-18, 2019

Audition requirements will be announced at a later date. We are seeking 7 men, 6 women and a large singing and dancing ensemble for this production. Trinity Bird will direct this production with musical direction by Kristi Gautsche. Gay Shaw is vocal coach. 


Male Roles

  • Sky - 20s. Sophie's fiance.
  • Pepper - 20s. Barman at Taverna
  • Eddie - 20s. Helps Sky with Water-Sports.
  • Harry Bright - 40s. May be Sophie's father.
  • Bill Austin - 40s. May be Sophie's father.
  • Sam Carmichael - 40s. May be Sophie's father.
  • Father Alexandrios - the local priest. 
  • Large singing and dancing ensemble.


Female Roles

  • Sophie Sheridan - 20. Born and raised on the island. 
  • Ali - 20. Sophie's friend.
  • Lisa - 21. Sophie's friend.
  • Donna Sheridan - 40. Sophie's mother.
  • Tanya - 38. Former Dynamo.
  • Rosie - 40. Former Dynamo. 
  • Large singing and dancing ensemble.



The 39 Steps

Audition Dates: July 19 at 7 p.m., July 20 at 2 p.m.

Performance Dates: September 5-8, 2019

Audition requirements will be announced at a later date. We are seeking 3 men and 1 woman for this production. Tami Hindes will direct this production.


Male Roles

  • Richard Hannay
  • Clown 1
  • Clown 2


Female Role

  • Annabella Schmidt/Pamela/Margaret 



Lord of the Flies

Audition Dates: August 12 and 13, 2019 at 7 p.m.

Performance Dates: October 10-13, 17-20, 2019

Audition requirements will be announced at a later date. We are seeking 11 young men (ages 8 to 25) for this production. Trinity Bird will direct this production. Mandee Leigh Howard is stage manager.


Available Roles

  • Jack - A natural psychological bully. Proud and arrogant. He is hungry for power. 
  • Ralph - A good leader. Sensible. Brave. 
  • Piggy - An outsider. Intelligent and behaves with dignity. He is bullied for his weight and speech. 
  • Roger - A dangerous loner. Cruel. Inner intensity. Becomes Jack's right hand man. 
  • Simon - Spiritual. Considered weird. Helpful. 
  • Maurice - The joker. Innocent. Childlike charm. 
  • Sam & Eric - Twins (although we do not expect to cast twins). 
  • Henry
  • ​Perceval
  • Bill
  • Naval Officer



A Christmas Carol

Audition Dates: October 14 and 15, 2019 at 7 p.m.

Performance Dates: December 5-8, 12-15, 2019

Audition requirements will be announced at a later date. Jennifer Wagler and Traci Jo Hubbard will co-direct this production. 


Available Roles

  • Ebenezer Scrooge
  • Bob Cratchit
  • Fred, Scrooge's nephew
  • Two Portly Gentlemen
  • Tiny Tim
  • Jacob Marley's Ghost
  • Mrs. Cratchit
  • Peter Cratchit
  • Belinda Cratchit
  • Martha Cratchit
  • Two Smaller Cratchits, a boy and a girl
  • The Spirit of Christmas Past
  • Child Scrooge
  • Young Scrooge
  • Headmaster
  • Fan, Scrooge's sister
  • Fezziwig
  • Dick Wilkins, Fezziwig's other apprentice
  • Mrs. Fezziwig
  • Three Misses Fezziwig
  • Belle, once engaged to Scrooge
  • Belle's husband
  • Belle's daughter
  • The Spirit of Christmas Present
  • Scrooge's nephew
  • Fred's wife
  • Miss Rosie, the Plump Sister
  • Topper
  • Guests at Fred's Party
  • Ignorance, a boy
  • Want, a girl
  • The Spirit of Christmas Yet to Come
  • Four businessmen
  • Two important men
  • Man on Scrooge's Corner of the Exchange
  • Old Joe, a receiver of stolen property
  • Charwoman
  • Mrs. Dilber, a laundress
  • An Undertaker's Man
  • Caroline
  • William
  • Their Child
  • Boy in Sunday Clothes
  • Poulterer's Man
  • Fred's Maid
  • Sailors, Miners, Lighthouse Men, etc.