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