ATP is holding auditions for its Ten Minute Play Festival

BRATTLEBORO — The Actors Theatre Playhouse will be holding auditions and interviews for its 2018 Ten Minute Play Festival. Auditions will be held at the Hooker-Dunham Theater and Gallery 139 Main St., on Thursday, Dec 7 at 6:30 p.m. and Sunday Dec 10 at 1 p.m.

If you plan on attending, let ATP know which date you prefer. Copies of all the scripts are available as PDF files for your perusal by email from the producer Jim Bombicino ( Contact either Jim Bombicino at or Burt Tepfer at to let them know your date preference, or your desire to have scripts emailed to you, or for other questions. If you are unable to arrive on time or attend either audition session, you may also contact Burt to make other arrangements.ATP is also seeking stage managers and production teams for the season. all levels of experience welcome for being part of the Stage management, production management, lights, sound, props, costumes and house management teams. Volunteers are trained for every production.

The Festival

The Festival goal is to provide an opportunity for new playwrights to have their work recognized and brought to life. Since its inception over 10 years ago, ATP has endeavored to create as many acting and directing opportunities as possible. Actor participation and involvement are key to the success of the program, and the challenge is to cast as many actors in each Festival as possible.

At the auditions, you will be asked to read from those plays that interest you. Directors may also ask you to read for other plays as well. You may audition for as many plays as you like and you may perform in more than one play. There may be call backs with informal table reads to confirm casting.

The plays

"Kamasutra" by Tom Coash

1 male, 1 female both 50s-60s

The question of sex raises its head when Doris and Harold, a nice older couple from Hackensack, visit the Chandela Temples in India, famous for their erotic carvings celebrating the Kamasutra religious rituals. Amidst the highly suggestive surroundings, Doris and Harold reexamine their love and marriage.

"Forget Me Not" by Myra Slotnick

1 female teens-early 20s, 2 female, elderly but spry

A young girl who works in a flower shop and speaks in today's techno-vernacular (OMG -it's FAB) has a profound effect on 2 elderly woman who come in searching for more than just Zinnias.

"Taking Up Space" by John Greiner-Ferris

husband and wife 40s to 50s

After parking his truck in the same space for sixteen years, Will comes home to find the new neighbor's Jeep in his spot. The effect this has on Will is, by turns, ludicrous and touching.

"Film Appreciation" by David Sussman

1 woman, 4 men mid-late 20's

Imagine a relationship with a guy who speaks by quoting lines from one famous film after another. Is there anything more nerve wracking? Maybe so.....

"Quack" by Patrick Gabridge

1 woman, 1 man, mid-20s to mid-30s

A young man and his duck are inseparable, until one fateful day.....we learn the answer to the age old question, "Is a duck really just a duck?!"

"Shaken By A Low Sound" by Darcy Bruce

man (father) - 60s, man (son/husband) - 30-40's, woman (wife) 30-40s

A flood in a small Alaskan town washes all sorts of truth to shore.

"Dear Susan Love Harold" by James Walczy

man (husband), woman (wife) - 50's-60's

A husband confronts his wife about love letters that were stashed away,

and must come to terms with who sent them and why.

The following alternative plays may be chosen/substituted

depending on availability of actors:

"A Long Time Coming" by Jody McColman

2 women - late 30's to early 50's

Two friends reminisce about their relationship

and the lives that happened along the way.

"Gel Us" by Paige Zubel

2 women - 30's

Running a marathon......? Even with orange slices, a Camelbak,

and energy gels, one must ask, "Where's my motivation?"

The production

The goal is to start table reads in January 2017 and for everyone to be off book by mid-May. A few rehearsals will be spread out over several months, with the most intense time being the two weeks prior to the opening and through the first weekend's run. You should plan to have those two weeks open and available every evening (May 29 through June 7). Directors G. Sherman H. Morrison, Mo Hart, Mike Jerald, Marilyn Tullgren, Brenda Seitz, and Paige Lussier-Johnson will make up the rehearsal schedules for their respective plays with their actors.

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