Theatre Tuscaloosa hosting auditons for ‘Launch Day’ Aug. 29, 30

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By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Melanie Bumpus

Love performing or want to give it a try this fall? Theatre Tuscaloosa is holding auditions for “Launch Day (Love Stories from the Year 2108)” on Aug. 29 and 30 at 7 p.m. in the Bean-Brown Theatre on Shelton State Community College’s Martin Campus.

“Launch Day,” by playwright Michael Higgins, is a series of vignettes set in the 17th century with a humorous twist on how love overcomes the complexities of modern life.

The play will open the 2022-23 season at Theatre Tuscaloosa and is part of the American Association of Community Theatre’s NewPlayFest program that unites performers and playwrights from all over the country to produce new plays.

Auditions are open for anyone in their late teens through late 40s. Those interested in auditioning should prepare for cold readings of the script and provide a calendar of potential conflicts at the audition. No monologues are required.

A 60-minute cutaway of “Launch Day” will be entered into this year’s Alabama Community Theatre Festival, which will be held Nov. 4-6 in the Bean-Brown Theatre. During this festival, community theatres throughout the state present one-act plays or cuttings of one-act plays. Participants compete for the chance to represent Alabama at the Southeastern Theatre Conference, of which winners will advance to AACTFest 2022 in Lexington, Kentucky from March 1-5, 2023. Participants in “Launch Day” are not required to participate in the festivals but are invited to continue to the competition.

The production will be held on Oct. 21-30 in the Bean-Brown Theatre.

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