Tuesday, November 23, 2010

"The Very Different Christmas Dinner" - Staged Reading

GroundWorks Theatre will be presenting its latest original, Robert A. O'Connell's "The Very Different Christmas Dinner," as a staged reading. The reading will be at the Darkhorse Theater, Saturday December 18, at 2:30pm. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted at the door for Susan G. Komen For the Cure.

After praying that their dinner guests could be someone more interesting than their usual friends, Robb and Laura Dish open their doors instead to Abe Lincoln, Amelia Earhart, Oscar Wilde, Marilyn Monroe, Janis Joplin, and Jesus. Performers include: Jonathan Stephens, Myra Stephens, Charles Howard, Trish Crist, Michael Roark, Megan Murphy Chambers, Jack E. Chambers, and Donna Stephens. There will be a talkback after the reading, including cast and author.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Summer Vacation

GroundWorks Theatre will be announcing the 2010-2011 season shortly, as well as audition for our latest World Premiere Christmas Show. Please check back regularly for details.

If you're not on our audition list, please drop us a note at groundworkstheatre@gmail.com, and we'll add you to the list for audition and performance updates.

In the meantime, check out some other shows around town -- see links to the right!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Next Up: "The Conscientious Objector" by Michael Murphy!

In early 1967, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. informed his advisors that he intended to play a major role in the anti-war movement, advocating immediate withdrawal of all U.S. troops from Vietnam. No major figure of Dr. King's stature had yet been willing to take such a dramatic stand, even those thought to oppose the war, such as Senators Kennedy and McGovern. King knew he would be turning past allies like President Johnson into powerful enemies and reviving the animus of old enemies as well. King's inner circle feared he would trigger a political backlash that could undo the progress made in civil rights. The Conscientious Objector draws upon the historical record, including the FBI's relentless surveillance, often illegal, and the White House's infamous secret telephone recordings.

GroundWorks Theatre is proud to present this co-production with the Destiny Theatre Experience. Shawn Whitsell of DTE directs a veteran ensemble cast at the historic Darkhorse Theater. The production runs from April 30 - May 8, with 7:30pm performances every night but Sunday and Monday. There will be a 2:30 matinee on Sunday, May 4. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for students and seniors. All ticket for Tuesday night's show are $10. Tickets and information available at www.groundworkstheatre.com, or call 615.262.5485 for reservations.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Monday, January 11, 2010

Auditions! Auditions! Auditions!

GroundWorks Theatre Announces Auditions for Neil LaBute's "Fat Pig"!

GroundWorks Theatre will hold open auditions for Neil LaBute's "Fat Pig" at the Darkhorse Theater on Saturday, January 23, from noon - 4pm. Performances will be at the Darkhorse Theater, 4610 Charlotte Avenue, from March 5-13 2009. Paul Cook will direct.

Cast includes 2 men and 2 women (one plus-sized), ages 25-35. All roles are available. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. No appointments necessary; headshots & resumes appreciated but not required.

Character breakdown:

Tom: all-American, charming.
Carter: loud, narcissistic.
Helen: self-confident, smart, fun, plus-sized.
Jeannie: strong, attractive, slim.

Please direct all questions regarding the auditions to Paul Cook at mmmpaul@hotmail.com or 773.485.7285.