17th Annual Summer One-Acts Auditions

May 22-23, 2017 @ 7PM

Auditions at the Players'  Back Door Theater, 1619 49th St. S. Plan to arrive a few minutes early to complete an audition form. Cold readings from the script. Resumes and headshots are helpful but not mandatory. Performances  will be July 6-16, 2017 at the Hickman Theater. 

Eight directors are looking to cast actors and actresses, 20's to 80's, in the following 10 finalists plays:

Good Grooming for the Discriminating Gentleman by Jonathan Schork

Adam, a young gay man is new to werewolfism. Lou Pine, an older, sophisticated urbanite, knows a few things. They share stories about their lives waiting for a dog grooming at Patty's Puppy Love, where the young receptionist offers consultations and makes appointments.

Here Comes the Drone by Arlene Hutton

An accident at a wedding causes a bride to rethink her future. The setting is a "natural wonder" tourist attraction that has seen better days. 

Housekeeping by Connie Schindewolf

Matt and Allie take possession of their new house and discover a gift has been left for them. They will have the house of the future, inclusive of Housekeeping 102.- a beautiful robot.


Memory Card by Connie Schindewolf

Cora and Carol who both suffer from dementia are in an experimental memory care facility. Their memories come and go with downloads and deletions. Their friendship remains stalwart until a certain secret is revealed.

Neighborly Succession Plans by John Grant Stone

The action takes place in a condominium community where Mark is trying to enjoy life as a recently-retired widower. Mark is threatened by the intrigues of several neighbors, close female friends of his late wife.

Rule #3 by Julie Malady and Robert Meyers

Takes place in Howard's apartment in Living Large Condominiums. he is confronted by his "fashionista" estranged wife Jessica.

Sex and the Mailman by Jose Torres and Larry Nadler 

Barbara wants her mother Sylvia to move into an assistant living facility due to some strange behavior. Sylvia starts out to explain these concers, when she can't, Barbara feels she has no choice but to pursue a nursing home.

Theatre of Plagiarism by James Marlow

A member of the audience claims plagiarism. The incensed playwright stands to rebut the accusation. The play self destructs when audience gets involved.

Tucked in Panama by Les Abromovitz

A man and woman sit next to each other on a flight to Panama. Both believe the trip will change their lives.

Vernissage by Jonathan Schork

Emerging artist talks about her artwork at a gallery opening. Characters break the 4th wall in a documentary intrusion to discuss what really happened.

17th Annual One-Acts will be performed July 6-16, 2017 at the Catherine A. Hickman Theater of Gulfport.