Annual Series of Shorts

Wed. Aug. 11 & Thurs. Aug. 12

Riot Act Studio, Center for the Arts

Auditions for our Annual Series of Short Plays will be held Wed. Aug. 11 from 7-9p & Thurs. Aug. 12 from 7-9pm at Riot Act, Inc’s Studio 305 in the Center for the Arts. 

Join us for Auditions!  Everyone welcome!

Aug. 11th and 12th Riot Act, Inc. will be holding auditions for its Annual Series of Short Plays.

Annual Series of Shorts includes 3 plays with 3 different directors.  The performances will run in Riot Act, Inc’s studio Sept. 15-18.  Actors will work with individual directors to schedule rehearsal times.  Due to COVID19 the current plan is to have a very limited masked live audience and offer a live streaming.  Of course, this may change as the pandemic continues to unfold.

This year, all three plays are the winners from our Annual New Play Festival.  You will have the opportunity to work with the playwrights during rehearsals.

Winning plays are:

#1 – In Memory by Abigail Walls of Pueblo, CO.  Directed by Charley Daveler

Asks the question of how do we create and influence our children? What do we expect of them?  Rolls for 1 man, 2 women, younger woman has no lines but will

have movement.

#2 – Transgressions by Steve Palmer of Helena, MT,  Directed by Deborah Supowit

An interaction between Father and Son that leads to confessions of the past.  Rolls for 1 older man (50s-70s) and 1 younger man (20s-30s).

#3 – Free Birdy by DeLaney Hardy Ray of Billings, MT Directed by Macey Mott

Set in the 1960s, a serio-comedic look at anxiety, loss, and social etiquette.  Rolls for 2 men (20s-40s), 2 women (20s-30s), and one woman (older)

All three plays are excellent examples of our talented regional writing pool and Riot Act is excited for the opportunity to bring these new creations to life on the stage.  There are great roles for both men and women, young and old, and everyone in between!

Please bring to auditions your schedule of conflicts including work schedule through Sept. 19.  Due to COVID19, auditions will work a little differently than normal.  Please contact us to schedule an audition time.  We will provide masks at the studio for those who would like them.  If you are uncomfortable auditioning in person, we will offer a virtual option.  Please let us know your preference when you contact us about the audition time slot.  Otherwise please arrive at the beginning of your scheduled audition time.  If you are not able to make auditions but still would like to audition, please contact us to set up another time.  If you have a head shot and resume, please bring them.  If you would like to read the script before auditions, please let us know.

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Hope to see you there!