INDIANA PLAYWRIGHT FESTIVAL WINNING PLAYS - Fort Wayne Civic Theatre Non Equity Auditions

Posted: February 25, 2014
Audition Location: Fort Wayne, IN

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Sunday, March 23 from 5:00 to 9:00 pm

Arts United Center



The winning plays of the 
5th Annual Northeast Indiana Playwright Festival


1st Place – Whispers to the Moon by Kris Bauske (Full Production) - Marcia Mayfield has returned to the same hotel on the Riviera every August for the last forty-two years.  There, she meets up with the one true love of her life, Charles DÁnjou, and they spend two weeks together despite the fact that each is married to someone else.  This summer, however, Marcia’s adult daughter shows up unannounced, and Marcia must juggle her efforts to help Carol choose her life’s path while trying to find a way to tell Charles she must finally end the affair.  Can Marcia keep her secret from Carol, and is the affair the only secret Marcia’s hiding?  What is the dark secret only Charles knows?
Director:  Phillip H. Colglazier
2nd Place – Tinfoil Memories by Emily Farris (Stage Reading-2 rehearsals only) – Sam, a vaguely puzzled man, wants an answer to the odd disconnects in his life, such as how his housemate, the kind and patient Gina, knows more about him than two weeks could possibly reveal.  When he constructs a tinfoil hat to counter what he thinks are her psychic energies it leads to a conversation that he didn’t expect, including the reason a married woman was looking for a housemate.
Guest Director:  Thom Hofrichter      
3rd Place – The Teapot Collector by Jack Peterson  (Stage Reading-2 rehearsals only) – Owen Rose is an eighty-two year old white retired school teacher who’s hobby is collecting teapots.  He is surprised on day to find a black girl, fourteen-year-old Neda James standing in his family room admiring his collection.  After a brief period of verbal sparring, a mutual respect blossoms into what will become a warm friendship.  The other ladies in Owen’s life are his bitter niece Madeline Briskin and his dear friend, almost lover, Beverly Colmane.  Each of the three is like a teapot in Owen’s priceless collection.             
Guest Director: Steve Sarratore


Sunday, March 23 - 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm



All auditions will be held at the Arts United Center at 303 East Main Street.  Enter from the rear of the building, using the glass doors to the Green Room.  Please arrive early to check in and fill out an audition form.  

We ask that you sign up to audition in advance:


   Please Contact Phillip Colglazier at
 422-8641 EXT. 225 TO SIGN UP TO AUDITION!

Scripts may be signed out with a refundable $10 deposit.  


The Directors for the 2nd and 3rd place Play Readings will be present at the March 23rd auditions.  If you are interested in doing the 2nd or 3rd place play readings you may indicate it on your audition form and meet the director.  A quick audition will take place and the directors will select whom they like.  The 2nd and 3rd place plays will be presented as stage readings on the Festival weekend of May 30-June 1, 2014 only.  Each of these play readings will be presented once during the Festival.


Each actor cast in the staged production or readings will receive a free pass into the entire Festival and reception which will feature the Pulitzer Prize Winning Playwright Donald Margulies as our guest moderator and speaker.

WHISPERS TO THE MOON (staged production)
Rehearsals: Mon.-Fri., April 28th – May 29th 
@ Plymouth Church, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Dress Rehearsals: Mon.-Thurs., May 26-29, Auer Center ArtsLab Black Box Theatre 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Performances: Fri., May 30th through Sun., June 15th – ALL AT THE AUER CENTER ArtsLab/Black Box Theatre
Performance times: Friday, Saturday @ 8pm, Saturday matinee on May 31st @ 2pm, Sundays @ 2pm, 
Thursdays @ 7:30pm on June 5 & 12; Possible Brush up Rehearsal on Wednesday, June 4 and 11. 
Rehearsals:    Monday, May 26  and Wednesday, May 28 
@ Plymouth Church, 6:30 -  9:30 p.m. 
Performance:  Saturday, May 31 @ 10:00 am at Auer Center ArtsLab/Black Box Theatre
Rehearsals:  Tuesday, May 27 & Thursday, May 29
@ Plymouth Church, 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Performance:      Sunday, June 1 @ 10:00 am at Auer Center ArtsLab/Black Box Theatre



Whisper to the Moon: 2 Women, 2 Men


Marcia Mayfield: An elegant, affluent American woman in her late sixties. She is more surprised than anyone to find herself embroiled in a forty-plus year affair in Monaco. She is married to Douglas Mayfield, but her one true love is Charles DÁnjou.


Charles DÁnjou: An equally elegant, well-bred Frenchman. He is also in his sixties or early seventies. He is handsome and romantic and has a lovely French accent.


Carol Mayfield: Marcia’s adult daughter who arrives unannounced from the US. Marcia is a free-spirit and fairly unusual in her tastes. She does not fit in well with the Mayfield family. American, about forty.


Pierre St. Armand: The hotel manager at the resort where Marcia stays each year when she comes to Monaco. He can be any age over sixty, but he is always elegant and dresses impeccably.



Tinfoil Memories: 1 Women, 1 Man, 1 Teenage Girl


Sam: A man in his mid-twenties, mildly frenzy and worried


Gina: A woman around Sam’s age, but considerably more worn                            

Frieda: A young teenager girl



The Teapot Collector: 1 Man, 2 Women, 

1 African-American girl


Owen Rose: A seventy-five year old white man. He is tall, slightly gaunt. There is something distinguished about him. 


Neda James: A fourteen year old black girl. Quick witted. By her own admission, she is precocious.


Madeline Briskin: A fifty-something-year-old white woman. Owen’s niece.  She is not attractive. She is not unattractive. She is plain.


Beverly Colmane: When they were both much younger, it is possible Beverly and Owen might have become lovers. Instead, they opted to be friends. A wise decision. Bev is in her early sixties.




Festival Sponsors:
John S. & James L. Knight Foundation
Made possible in part by a Neighborhood Grant from Arts United
of Greater Fort Wayne

Civic Season Sponsor:

Lincoln Financial Group


With Additional Support

Provided By:


Arts United 
of Greater Fort Wayne

Indiana Arts Commission

with support from


The Auer Foundation

Foellinger Foundation

English Bonter Mitchell Foundation

Fort Wayne 
Community Foundation


If you would like to volunteer backstage for
 to the Moon
Call 422-8641 
ext. 227
for Robert Shoquist

Audition Notice available online at


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