Aloha Theatre announces Selections and Auditions for 25th Annual Original Play Festival
The Aloha Theatre will celebrate 25 years of original plays during the Original Play Festival by featuring three evenings of staged readings of full-length plays, and an evening of “shorts.”
The six plays to be presented were chosen from among a staggering 458 submissions, representing playwrights across the US and 14 other countries.
“Last year we discovered that audiences love an evening of ‘short’ plays,” notes Jerry Tracy, the Aloha Theatre’s artistic director. “We’re pleased to present that concept again with some zinger scripts, including one written as a rap, one examining the relationship between two elderly neighbors, and one looking at a reaction to the false-alarm nuclear missile threat! Our three long-form plays look at what happens when neighbors turn against neighbors, a cancer patient who becomes a YouTube sensation, and a party where an uninvited guest arrives. Audience members are in for some real treats.”
Auditions for the festival plays will be held July 7 & 8 at 2:00pm in Damron Hall, the building adjacent to the theatre parking lot in Kainaliu. Auditions are open to anyone age 13 and up, and is an excellent opportunity for newcomers as no script memorization will be required for the staged readings. The festival is featuring six all-new directors, Yasir Bey, Nikki Johnson, Victor Lugo, Rich Mears, Harli Meech, and Randall Shirley. The festival requires seventeen male roles and twelve female roles, plus two non-specific gender roles are available. Approximately four rehearsals will be required in addition to a dress rehearsal and the performances.
The Original Plays Festival will run for four nights, August 15-18. More information at AlohaTheatre.com or call 808-322-9924.