The Sauk is now accepting director applications for the 2021 Sauk Shorts. The selected scripts are:

By Sarah Gray
​Our hands are used for good. Our hands are used for evil. Our hands care for others. Our hands show hatred. From the mundane to the extraordinary our lives are expressed through our hands. What do your hands say about you? (1 man, 2 women, 1 any gender)

Honor Among Thieves
By Josh Lightner
​​While carrying out a meticulously planned museum heist, a thief discovers they didn’t account for one crucial detail: someone else would be robbing the place at the same time. As the two would-be criminals argue over who, exactly, would get to do the criminalizing, the night continues to throw curveballs their way. As they lie, backstab, and cheat their way to the prize, it becomes clear that the only truth is that there is no honor among thieves. (4 any gender)

Mr. Cuddles
By Rom Watson
Dave and Miriam go to her grandmother for money, and in the process meet Grandma’s new pet.​ (2 men, 2 women)

Ski Lift
By Scott Mullen
​​Pam isn't happy to find herself sharing a ski lift with a pair of bickering twins and the urn of their father's ashes. (1 man, 2 women)

Stockholm Syndrome
By James McLindon
​The fairy-tale wedding is over, real life has begun, and a beautiful princess is having doubts about her choices in a husband and in life. With her formerly beastly prince in tow (he manscapes for her now), she begins marriage counseling ... and makes a discovery. A comedy for everyone who doesn't trust a happy ending. (1 male, 1 female, 1 any gender)

We Interrupt This Program
By Arthur Keyser
Phoebe is knitting and Cyrus is reading the morning paper. A typical day in their 39 years of marriage, taking place in their living room listening to the 75-year old radio on their equally old sofa. The radio interrupts their usual program to blast an emergency announcement. Other people would freak out but not these two—they focus on old sofas, scratchy radios, and “neighbors having their way!” (1 man, 1 woman, 1 radio announcer)

Windows, Windows, Trees
By Matthew Weaver
​​Cowboy Sam and pitcher Elisa find comfort in their view out the window - and each other - during chemotherapy. (1 man, 1 woman, 1 girl)

Those interested in directing one of the plays should send an e-mail of interest to Executive Director Trinity Bird at saukshorts@gmail.com. Potential directors may request up to three scripts at a time to peruse. Applicants will receive a copy to the requested scripts as well as a link to the online application. Directors may apply for up to three Shorts.

Completed applications are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, October 30. Those selected to direct will be notified on or before December 4.