The Dayton Playhouse will hold auditions for it’s annual “FutureFest” new play festival on the following dates: Sunday, June 3 at 2 p.m. (all plays, except Provenance), Monday, June 4 at 7 p.m. (all fully staged plays), and Tuesday, June 5 at 7 p.m. (all staged readings).
FutureFest is a festival of previously unproduced plays, which have been submitted from playwrights across the United States. Hundreds of submissions are read and the top six are selected to be performed at the festival. Playwrights of these plays will attend the festival, as will five adjudicators from across the country. Three plays will be performed as staged readings and three will be fully staged over the 3-day festival. Feedback will be given by adjudicators and audience members and a festival winner will be selected. This year marks the 22nd “FutureFest,” which is the largest new play festival in the country sponsored by a community theatre.
The finalists in this year’s “FutureFest” include:
A Political Woman, Directed by Cynthia Karns (fully staged)
Provenance, directed by David Shough (staged reading)
Nureyev’s Eyes, directed by Annie Pesch (staged reading)
Curve, directed by Jim Lockwood (fully staged)
Excavation, directed by Nancy Campbell (staged reading)
This Rough Magic, directed by Gayle Smith (fully staged)
Auditions will consist of cold readings from the scripts. Full cast information is available at www.daytonplayhouse.org.
Auditions will be held at the Dayton Playhouse, 1301 E. Siebenthaler Ave., Dayton, OH 45414. Those auditioning should bring a list of any scheduling conflicts through July 29. Rehearsals are typically in the evening, or on weekends.
FutureFest performances will be July 27-29. To purchase tickets to the festival visit www.daytonplayhouse.org, or call the Dayton Playhouse box office Monday, Wednesday or Friday from 2–5 p.m. Weekend passes are $95 to see all shows and go on sale June 4. Individual show tickets will go on sale July 2nd.
The Dayton Playhouse is a community theatre providing outstanding theatrical productions to Miami Valley audiences of all ages for more than fifty years. The Playhouse is nationally recognized for “FutureFest,” a festival of new plays.