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Award winning Two Planks Theater Company presents August: Osage County, winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award. The production runs Fridays and Saturdays at 8 PM and Sundays at 5 PM at 515 Cutlers Farm Road, Monroe CT from October 20th-29th.

A vanished father. A pill-popping mother. Three sisters harboring shady little secrets. When the large Weston family unexpectedly reunites after Dad disappears, their Oklahoman family homestead explodes in a maelstrom of repressed truths and unsettling secrets. Mix… Continue reading

Two Planks Theater Company is holding auditions for Tracy Letts’ Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning comedic drama, August: Osage County. The play centers around the Weston family – a cast of eccentric characters including a sharp-tongued, pill-popping matriarch and her alcoholic poet husband, their three grown daughters, and a host of extended family members, each with his/her own little secret. The clan reunites at the Oklahoma homestead upon the father’s mysterious disappearance, releasing a maelstrom of unsettling revelations. Directed by… Continue reading

Two Planks Theater Company Auditions!

LOST IN YONKERS by Neil Simon WINNER – 1991 Pulitzer Prize for Drama WINNER – 1991 Tony Award, Best Play

Directed by Susan Halliwell

Saturday, March 4, 2017 – 1-3:30 PM (by appointment – please see below) Sunday, March 5, 2017 – 10 AM – 2 PM (by appointment – please see below)

Auditions held at Monroe Dance Academy, 838 Main Street, Monroe, CT Callbacks (if needed) are scheduled for Monday, March 6th at 7… Continue reading

Two Planks Theater Company is seeking male dancers to play the characters of Les Cagelles in the award-winning musical La Cage aux Folles.

Auditons will be held on Wednesday, January 11th at 7 PM and Sunday, January 15th at 2 PM at Two Planks Theater Company (United Methodist Church building), 515 Cutlers Farm Road, Monroe. Please come prepared to learn several short dance combinations in different styles. You may be asked to sing a few bars from the show or… Continue reading

Two Planks Theater Company is excited to announce extended auditions for its 2016-17 winter musical:

La Cage aux Folles Book by Harvey Fierstein Music and Lyrics by Jerry Herman Based on the Play by Jean Poiret Directed by Susan Halliwell Music Direction by Dan Koch Choreography by Judy Abbatiello

La Cage aux Folles unfolds in a St. Tropez Night Club, 1978.

After twenty years of un-wedded bliss, Georges and Albin—two men partnered for better-or-worse—get a bit of both when Georges’… Continue reading

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Two Planks Theater Company is excited to announce auditions for its 2016-17 winter musical:

La Cage aux Folles Book by Harvey Fierstein Music and Lyrics by Jerry Herman Based on the Play by Jean Poiret Directed by Susan Halliwell Music Direction by Dan Koch Choreography by Judy Abbatiello

La Cage aux Folles unfolds in a St. Tropez Night Club, 1978.

After twenty years of un-wedded bliss, Georges and Albin—two men partnered for better-or-worse—get a bit of both when Georges’ son… Continue reading

 Two Planks Theater Company is excited to announce auditions for its 2016-17 fall comedy: Blithe Spirit. The smash comedy hit of the London and Broadway stages, this classic from Noel Coward offers up fussy, cantankerous novelist Charles Condomine, re-married but haunted by the ghost of his late first wife, the clever and insistent Elvira who is called up by a visiting “happy medium,” one Madame Arcati.  As the (worldly and un-) personalities clash, Charles’ current wife… Continue reading

Two Planks Theater Company is looking for two actors to fill out the cast of our May main stage comedy, Larry Shue’s The Foreigner. The roles of Catherine, the moody and restless fiancée, and that of Ellard, her not-so-backward younger brother, are still open. Susan Halliwell is directing–rehearsals begin on April 3rd.

The Foreigner, winner of two Obie Awards and two Outer Critics Circle Awards as Best New American Play as well as Best Off-Broadway Production, is an inspired comic… Continue reading

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Two Planks Theater Company will hold audiitons for Larry Shue’s comic play.

The Foreigner is the winner of two Obie Awards and two Outer Critics Circle Awards as Best New American Play as well as Best Off-Broadway Production. An inspired comic romp, equal in inventive hilarity to the author’s classic comedy The Nerd, the play enjoyed a sold-out premiere in Milwaukee before moving on to a long run Off-Broadway. Based on what the NY Post describes as a “devilishly clever… Continue reading

Two Planks Theater Company auditions have been extended for a February 19th production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Appointments are available on Sunday, November 29th from 2-5 PM, Friday, December 4th from 7-9:30 PM and Saturday, December 5th from 2-5 PM at The United Methodist Church, 515 Cutlers Farm Road, Monroe CT

All auditions are by appointment only.

Please send a headshot and resume c/o Brooke Burling, Executive Director, at twoplankstheater.org All applicants are requested… Continue reading

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