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Rain and Zoe Save the World by Crystal Skillman (small stipend)
June 5, 6, 12, 13, 2020
Two Seattle teenagers embark on an impulsive motorcycle journey to join a group of oil protesters on the east coast. But as they follow a major pipeline across the country, what began as two young activists’ longing to belong to something greater than themselves gives way to Rain and Zoe discovering that the true danger in this world might just be growing up. Rehearses Monday-Wednesday 7:30pm-10:00pm starting March 30th.
Monologue Café (no pay)
May 1, 2, 2020
Series of true stories from community members inspired by the theme “Lessons Learned” and brought to life by talented performers– rehearsals April 20-23 evenings
Staged Reading- TBD (no pay)
April 17, 2020
Laughing Pig Theatre accepts new works submissions all year long for Staged Readings and as a part of our season.
Rain and Zoe Saves the World by Crystal Skillman (small stipend)
-Rain: POC, male-presenting, 18+ playing 16. Introverted, nerdy, but capable of righteous fury. Raised by his mom. *must play an instrument and sing
-Zoe: POC, female-presenting, 18+ playing 17. Confident, too cool for school, looking to change the world. Raised by her dad. *plus if play an instrument
-Ensemble Member: Any, male-presenting, age 30+. Creates the world around Rain and Zoe through props and movement. Plays various characters including Bike Dad, and Owl, and a Police Officer. *plus if play an instrument
-Ensemble Member: Any, female-presenting, age 30+. Creates the world around Rain and Zoe through props and movement. Plays various characters including Moon, Mom, and Owl. *plus if play an instrument and does sing a song
Staged Reading and Monologue Café Vol 4 (no pay)
We are looking for 15-20 performers of all genders, races, sizes, ages, abilities, etc.
What To Prepare
Prepare a 1-minute contemporary monologue
Please email a headshot and resume to email@example.com and reserve a slot here.
Closing our Pigpen for Always Plenty of Light in the Starlight All Night Diner, opening this Friday, January 10th, is the lovely Dayna Renee Donovan playing the Starlight expert and lover Sam.
What is your favorite and least favorite part about them?
Why did you want to be involved in this show?
If you could travel to any time in history, when and where would you want to travel? Why? What would you want to see?
What is your favorite type of Pie? Convince us.
What is next for you?
Handles or anything we should follow?
The Pigpen is open again with the cast of Always Plenty of Light in the Starlight All Night Diner, opening this Friday, January 10th. To start us off is one of our leading ladies, Jessa, played by the incredibly talented Erin Cote:What is your favorite and least favorite part about Jessa?My favorite part about Jessa is her resilience. Even with everything she is going through, she seems like the person who will figure it out and land on her feet. My least favorite part (and I’ve been struggling with this) is her selfishness. Does she honestly love Sam (I think a part of her does) or is it just the convenience of not having to be alone (I also think this is part of it, too.)Why did you want to be involved in this show?This is a good challenge for me. I love romance and comedy, but I usually play people I easily like. It was a challenge playing someone that I disagree with and think is a kinda terrible person! Jessa is a tease.If you could travel to any time in history, when and where would you want to travel? Why? What would you want to see?Most likely Elizabethan England to see Shakespeare. I love the bard.What is your favorite type of Pie? Convince us.My mom makes this special pie every thanksgiving we call sugar pie or graham cracker pie. It is a custard pie that is vanilla flavored. It has a graham cracker crust and a meringue topping. It is my favorite because not only is it damn delicious, but seeing it means we are on vacation. I never see this pie in restaurants, but everyone I make it for always says “wow this is so good”. It is, because it’s made by a sweet and kind mom from Indiana.
What is next for you?I’m still on LPT’s improv team, but I’m very excited to take a wee break. Been involved in back to back shows and need to recharge my artistic battery. Recharge usually doesn’t take long hahahaHandles or anything we should follow?You can read more about me at misscote.comGet your tickets now for Always Plenty of Light at the Starlight All Night Diner today, playing Friday-Saturday nights January 10-18 at 7:30 in the Mesa Arts Center Acting Studio. Discounts available for students, educators, veterans and theatre artists!
reasons to be pretty by Neil Labute opens September 28th and closes October 6th. Purchase your tickets today.
Starring Casey Anderson as Greg, Taylor Moschetti as Steph, Clare Thompson as Carly, and Andre Johnson as Kent.
About reasons to be pretty: When Greg makes a seemingly harmless comment about his girlfriend Steph’s “regular” looking face, the information gets back to Steph and sends their relationship over the deep end. Greg’s life spirals out of control when Steph leaves him, and he has to come to terms with what he has said. Greg’s best friend Kent is married to Steph’s best friend Carly, and when things start collapsing in Steph and Greg’s life, Carly and Kent are pulled in for the ride. We see Greg, Steph, Carly and Kent deal with the pressures of what it means to be ‘pretty’, and observe how the four friends manage the infidelity, betrayal and deceit that creeps into their lives.
Tickets are $20 for evening performances or $15 for matinee.
September 28, 29, and October 6th at 7:30pm
September 30th at 2:00pm
You cannot miss this show!