May 5, 2015
Susan Goes, Executive Director, 541-942-8001
Cottage Theatre announces auditions for Quilters
Cottage Grove, OR — Cottage Theatre will hold auditions for Quilters, by Molly Newman and Barbara Damashek, on Saturday, May 30 at 1:00 pm and Sunday, May 31 at 6:30 pm. Auditions will be held at the theatre, located at 700 Village Drive in Cottage Grove. This musical patchwork of pioneer life is the fourth production of Cottage Theatre's 2015 season. Quilters will run for three weekends beginning August 14.
Based on true narratives of pioneer women, Quilters dramatizes the strenuous realities of 1800s frontier life. Prairie fires, twisters, starvation, and death are interspersed with lively, and often humorous, accounts of cabin construction, courtship, and childhood pranks. The patterns of life ─ the dark times contrasted with the light ─ are reflected in the women’s quilts, as are the connection, strength, and creativity they shared.
A cast of nine women ranging in age from 20s to 70s is needed for this production directed by Eliza Roaring Springs. Quilters will run for 14 performances from August 14 - 30, 2015.
These auditions are open to any interested women and no appointment is necessary. Actors should come ready to sing, dance, and play (loose clothing is recommended) and be there for several hours. Each actor will be asked to sing a song; folk, ballad, or hymn is suggested. Additional audition information is available at www.cottagetheatre.org or by calling Cottage Theatre at 541-942-8001.