Our Mission: To build and strengthen community through storytelling. Become a gathering place for artists and community members to explore and celebrate the human experience.
Date: June 16, 2019
Time: 3-5 pm
Location: Sharp Park Amphitheatre 1401 Elmwood Lansing, MI
Our 2019-20 season explores the flyover country that we call home. Our season will be:
by Sarah DeLappe
Directed by Jacquelyn Marks
Performance Dates: September 14, 15, 21 & 22
by Mallery Avidon
Directed by Todd Heywood
October 26-27 and November 2-3
by Dominique Morisseau
Directed by jeff croff
March 21, 22, 28 & 29
rUSt: Monologues from the Midwest
by members of Ixion's Wheel writing group
Directed by Mark Gmazel
May 2, 3, 9 & 10
Auditions for the first three productions will be held the same day. rUSt auditions will be announced at a future date.
Auditions will be cold reads from the scripts.
Left quad. Right quad. Lunge. A girls indoor soccer team warms up. From the safety of their suburban stretch circle, the team navigates big questions and wages tiny battles with all the vim and vigor of a pack of adolescent warriors. A portrait of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for nine American girls who just want to score some goals.
9 females believably high school age
1 female soccer mom age
tells the story of The Kid, a fourteen-year-old starting high school in a small town. Everyone knows he has two moms, and that's just the beginning of his trouble. While dodging bullies, The Kid invents a group of imaginary friends with whom to share his troubles, including sex/relationship advice columnist Dan Savage and Dr. McSteamy from TV's Grey’s Anatomy. But as his reality becomes more and more hazardous, their "help" becomes less and less helpful. Staring down four more friendless years, what is a Kid to do?
4 adult males
2 teen males believable for 14 years old
At the start of the Great Recession, one of the last auto stamping plants in Detroit is on shaky ground. Each of the workers have to make choices on how to move forward if their plant goes under. Shanita has to decide how she'll support herself and her unborn child, Faye has to decide how and where she'll live, and Dez has to figure out how to make his ambitious dreams a reality. Power dynamics shift as their manager Reggie is torn between doing right by his work family, and by the red tape in his office.
DEZ - Black man, mid-late 20’s, Working class man. Young hustler, playful, street-savy, and flirtatious.. Somewhere, deeply sensitive.
SHANITA - Black woman, mid-late 20’s, Working class young woman. Pretty but not ruled by it. Hard-working. By-the-books. Believes in the work she does. Also, pregnant. Somewhere, a beautiful dreamer.
REGGIE - Black man, late 30’s. White collar man. Studious. Dedicated. Compassionate. The Foreman. Somewhere, a fire brims
If you are unable to attend auditions at the set time or would like more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 517.775.4246.