OSWEGO, NY – Oswego Children’s Theater will host auditions for its annual teen production on January 20 from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. at the home of Mosher family, 151 E. Seneca St.
This year’s production will be the classic play Our Town.
Auditions are open to all area youth aged 13 through 19 years of age. The play requires a large cast with many roles available.
A one-act version of the production is slated to be performed at the The Michael J. Harms Theater Festival on the Auburn Campus of Cayuga Community College on March 28. This will be the fifth year that Oswego Children’s Theater has participated in this event.
Last year, the organization won an award for Best Performance by a Community Theater group as well as several individual awards.
The festival is an annual event sponsored by CNY Arts providing a rare opportunity for theater kids to display their outstanding acting and technical achievement in front of their peers and professional theater practitioners. Schools and community theater groups from around Central NY participate in the festival.
Performances are adjudicated by a panel of area Theater Professionals and each group is given feed back highlighting its strengths and weaknesses in a very constructive manner. The festival features workshops throughout the day where each participant is given the opportunity to work hands on in various theater areas. The program has gained wide recognition as a theater experience of high educational value and fun.
Our Town, Written by Thornton Wilder, explores the lives of people living in a small, quintessentially American town. It was first produced in 1938 and received the Pulitzer Prize for Literature. Our Town is scheduled to be performed locally April 17-19 in full three-act form.
Lyndsie Lee Jones will direct this production assisted by Wayne and Kelly Mosher.
For more information call 315 342 5265 or 315 529 1009.