An Interactive Workshop on Faith & Theatre
June 26 - 28, 2014
Mustard Seed Theatre
Fine Arts Theatre
ACTIVE STORYTELLING taught by Deanna Jent8 Mondays, starting June 2 and ending July 216:30 - 9:00 PM and mid-week check-ins
This Playwriting Intensive will focus playwrights, whether novice or experienced, on creating action-based characterization and scenes that SHOW rather than TELL the story.
Limit 10 students. Cost is $600
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Internship opportunities are available for Fontbonne University students.
Mustard Seed Theatre announces general auditions forThe Amish Project and Dancing at Lughnasa to be held on April 18 between 1-3 pm. Roles are available for 6 women and 3 men (show details below). Auditions and callbacks will be held in the Fine Arts Theatre at Fontbonne University; directions to the theatre are available at www.mustardseedtheatre.com.
For actors who have NOT previously worked for MST, please call Jane at 314-401-8771 to make an appointment. If auditioning for Dancing at Lughnasa only, please prepare a contemporary dramatic monologue. Women auditioning for both shows should prepare two sharply contrasting contemporary dramatic monologues with a smooth transition between the monologues. All actors should bring two headshots/resumes to the audition.
The Amish Project runs August 28 – September 13, 2015, directed by Deanna Jent. Written by Jessica Dickey, this one-woman show is a fictional exploration of the Nickel Mines schoolhouse shooting in an Amish community, and the path of forgiveness and compassion forged in its wake. The actress plays eight unique roles which range from young female students to the male shooter to a Hispanic teen who works at a local store.
Dancing at Lughnasarun February 5 – 21, 2016, directed by Gary Wayne Barker. Set in Donegal, Ireland in 1936, the play explores the tension between dogma and free choice in the lives of five sisters and their brother, a priest recently returned from service in Africa.
Father Jack (50's) -- gentle, elder brother of the sisters. Left home as a young man to work as a missionary in Uganda. Returns home confused and sick. Perhaps has strayed from strict Catholicism, professing admiration for pagan beliefs of Africa.
Kate Mundy (40-50) -- eldest of the Mundy sisters and behaves as a mother figure. As a schoolteacher, she is the only wage-earner. Fiercely devout Catholic. Stern but loving.
Maggie Mundy (35-45) -- tom-boyish and chief family homemaker. Fun-loving, defusing tension with humor. Both challenger and confidante to Kate.
Agnes Mundy (35-45) -- quiet and contemplative, knitting gloves while also helping to keep the house in order. Silently infatuated with Gerry. Protective guardian of Rose.
Rose Mundy (30-40) -- behaves much younger than her years, due to a developmental disability. Open and loving, yet vulnerable. Very close with Agnes with whom she knits gloves to sell in the town.
Chris Mundy (25-35) -- the youngest of the Mundy sisters. Unmarried mother of Michael. Wrestles with both optimism and depression concerning on/off relationship with Gerry.
Gerry Evans (30-35) -- charming father of Michael. Smooth-talking and fun. Traveling salesman. Unreliable in support of Chris and Michael.
Michael Evans (30's-50's) -- acts as adult narrator of this memory play, not only dictating the action but revealing the futures of the other characters. Childhood self is alluded to by other characters, while the adult Michael speaks lines as the boy from the side.
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