Molly Newman and Barbara Damashek
Sunday, December 8 at 2:00 p.m. and Wednesday, December 11 at 7:00 p.m.
Directed by Richard Stephens
7 women, 5 musicians (bit parts)
Ostensibly the story of a pioneer woman and her six daughters, QUILTERS blends a series of interrelated scenes into a rich mosaic which captures the sweep and beauty, the terror and joy, the harsh challenge and abiding rewards of frontier life. Illuminating stories contained in various patches or “blocks” with music, dance and drama, the action depicts the lot of women on the frontier: girlhood, marriage, childbirth, spinsterhood, twisters, fire, illness and death. But, with this, there is also love, warmth, rich and lively humor and the moving spectacle of simple human dignity and steadfastness in the face of adversity. In the end, when the various patches are assembled into one glorious, brilliantly colorful quilt, the effect is both breathtaking and magical—and a theatrical masterstroke which will linger in the mind and memory long after the house lights have dimmed.
Participants will be asked to sing a song of choice either accapella or with sheet music provided to audition pianist. Actresses will also be asked to cold read from the script. Scripts are available on loan from the OTA office. For more information or to schedule an alternate audition time please contact the OTA office at 360-683-7326.
Interested in auditioning? Take a look at the Main Stage Season and Second Stage Season for performance dates and descriptions of the shows.
For more information about auditions or other upcoming events, call the OTA office at (360) 683-7326.