Department of Tourism
International Mystery Writers Festival Seeks Local Talent to Fill Roles
OWENSBORO, KY. – The International Mystery Writers’ Festival
will produce multiple performances of six new full-length plays and at least six new
screenplays. There are approximately 50 roles to fill locally for the festival in
June 2008 in Owensboro.
The new Agatha Christie play, Chimneys, and a new Sherlock Holmes play
will be performed on RiverPark Center’s Cannon Hall stage. Two other winning
productions will be presented in RPC’s Jody Berry Cabaret Theatre, along with two
in the Trinity Center at Theatre Workshop of Owensboro. These productions will
utilize all-star casts and crew assembled from around the region.
The festival will also include opportunities for other performers to be involved
in the presentation of eight to 10 fan-favored Widescreen Audio events that
originated as screenplays but will become a personal dramatic experience for
the audience. These Widescreen Audio events are similar to reader’s theatre
in the old time radio style. These works will be performed at Goldie’s Best Little
Opryhouse in Kentucky.
Open auditions will be held Sunday Feb. 24 at 2 pm and Tuesday Feb. 26 at 6 pm
at RiverPark Center, 101 Daviess Street, Owensboro, KY. No preparation is necessary
for auditions, but please bring a headshot if you have one.
Individuals auditioning will be asked to read small excerpts from one or more
of the pieces presented.
RiverPark Center also is seeking regional actors, technicians, and designers
to participate in the festival.
For more information, or photos from the 2007 Festival, please visit www.newmysteries.org.
If you need any additional information, please call RiverPark Center at (270) 687-2770.