In 2012, the Island Theatre Ten-Minute Play Festival (TMPF) made its premiere. It was the brainchild of then board member Sara Scribner, to showcase plays by established and emerging playwrights throughout Kitsap County. TMPF typically draws over 50 entries, with the top plays, as selected by a panel of theatre professionals, performed over a weekend in August to packed houses at Bainbridge Performing Arts.
Auditions for the Ten-Minute Play Festival will be held:
Saturday and Sunday, May 7th and 8th
10:00 am – 1:00 pm both days
At the Historic Lynwood Theater, 4569 Lynwood Center Road NE, Bainbridge Island.
The ten short plays in the Festival include roles for 26 actors from high school age to senior citizen. Auditions are open to all interested actors.
Actors must register ahead of time, see below for the link.
Actors selected for roles must be available during Festival production week, August 14 – 20, 2022, and for rehearsals ahead of time which will be arranged by each play’s cast and director. Festival performances and production week rehearsals will be held at Bainbridge Cinemas at the Pavilion, 403 Madison Avenue North, Bainbridge Island.
No monologues are necessary for auditions. Actors should come prepared to read short scenes from Festival plays. Sides for review will be provided by email when registering for auditions. Click here to register.
The idea for the Island Theatre came about in 1994 by Louise Mills and friend Michele McCrackin. The first production, The Play’s the Thing by P.G. Wodehouse (adapted from a play by Ferenc Molnár) was performed in Bainbridge High School’s auditorium. It was a huge success, and at a dinner for the cast and crew, held at the end of the successful show run, they decided to start a theatre company.
The Island Theatre was born and named at a meeting later that year. The first board members were: Mary Braden, Steve Buechler, Kate Carruthers, Michele McCrackin, Louise Mills, Steve Nicolet; and Cynthia Sears, with Steve Stolee serving as its first president. In 1995, the Island Theatre became a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and produced its first official play.
With some exceptions, Island Theatre productions are free to the community, with donations gratefully accepted. Since its inception, Island Theatre has presented close to 200 plays at the Bainbridge Public Library or on another stage, such as Bainbridge Performing Arts.
For more information on the Island Theatre, click here.
*Images and information provided by Steve Stolee
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