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Target Dates for the Spring Play

Hey everybody! Ok, here are some target dates for the spring play.

January 9th: Rehearsals start and off book for everybody

February 15 and 16: Set building days. The cast needs to help.

February 17-21: mid-winter break

February 22-25: Tech

February 26: Dark

February 27-March 1: Dress Rehearsals

March 2-6: performances


Read through

Hey, a couple of things. First, all the chat groups are great, and texting groups are great, but your audition form does say to subscribe to the blog, and use that as a primary source of information. So, if you don’t get it from there, please do not consider it gospel. Always feel free to ask me anything you might want to know. 8657483636.

OK, regarding the read through, my suggestion what just this: if the majority of people still preferred today, I was open to today. It was an option. It was just an option. My hope was that, if there were enough people who wanted to go today, they would be pleased that this option were still available. But an option is just an option until it becomes official. We’re just dealing with a suggestion. We’re just dealing with offering a choice. If enough people chose to make that choice. That’s all. That’s all.

if you received a text yesterday, saying that the readthrough had been moved to Monday, yes, absolutely, go with that. You have probably made plans in and around that and I appreciate that flexibility. When things got cleared up a little earlier than we thought today, this was simply a conversation topic. This was simply a “what if” that I wanted to offer people so that they knew that if they had some sort of preference, I was open to hearing it. Perhaps you had more plans Monday. Perhaps you had moved a lot of things to make today possible, and then, having a read through on Monday became difficult. If that were something impacting the majority, then I was open to still having it today. That’s all. But if people are planning on Monday, Monday, it is.


Cast List

Cast List:

Baker: Evelyn Peterson
Wirz: Zach Mitchell
Chipman: Riley Watkins
Wallace: Greg Glenn

Gray: Carly Galbreth
Culver: Seth Nagle
Davidson: Halianna McAmis
Chandler: Nolan Humphrey
Bates: Nicholas Kurzak
Spencer: Jack McDowell
Dr. Ford: Keylor Piers
Hosmer: Will Carroll
Schade: Macye Farra

Members of the Court
Jack Ryan
Mia Panin
Ally Bonnafaccio

For Members of the court, we would like you in this show. You would be also part of the crew but in uniform. This is only if this fits your availability and if you want to be involved. We totally understand there are other things bidding for your time but there is a place for you in this show. Just come by the read-through if you can and let us know.

3. Wallace, Chipman, Baker.

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2. Chipman Wirz

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1. Baker, Davidson, – Dec 1, 2022

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Schedule conflicts should be the exception rather than the rule. However, if you have some sort of trip out of town or regular appointment, please write that at the bottom of your audition form underneath your signature. Thank you!


Please fill this out on a computer or tablet (or print and scan) and return to this email address by Thursday at 6pm.

Put your name in the subject linealong with the their show title. Like this:




I’ll have forms in the next few days and will most likely announce in chapel on Thursday or Friday, but auditions for ANDERSONVILLE TRIAL are on November 28 and 29, with callbacks for scenes on the 30th. All at 4pm in the theater.

Prepare a 1-2 min dramatic monologue from any American or British non-musical play written between 1935-1995.

Performances will be during the first week and full weekend of March (through the 6th). Specifics are TBD, but you should be available through those days.

We’ll have a read-through at 4pm on December 9. Please audition only if you can make it to that, if cast, and can begin rehearsing the day we return to school.

Regular rehearsals will start when we get back. M-Th, 4-6, and Sundays 3-5.

Between two equally appropriate actors, preference will be given to the more available performer. Please have an accurate picture of your schedule when you audition. It would be great (but is not necessarily a dealbreaker) if we could rehearse over the founder’s break.

There are 15 parts, and character gender is not my primary concern right now. I may not be able to cast everyone.

This is the most accurate and helpful way to look at casting:

It’s like buying a shoe. If you have a 9.5 foot and the shoe is an 8, it doesn’t make the shoe “bad.”

If you audition, that’s the gig. That’s the job. Aim to audition well, and consider that its own end. That is the most fair moment in theatre. When you deliver that monologue, you are the lead for two minutes, so enjoy that.

If you get called back to read, then that set of moments is the play. Because those moments are yours. That set of moments features you in the lead or some equally challenging part. Make the most of that as its own end.

Anything else will make you get weird. Good advice from Michael Keaton, who said that one change of mindset is what made his career and kept his emotional health.

Come by with any questions, any time.