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Audition Information for From Awkward Spaces: The Story of the Bartell & The Journey to Permanence  

By Brendon Smith & Suzan Kurry

Directed by John Jajewski

Auditions: Monday & Tuesday, July 10 & 11, 2017.  Details below.

Performances:  Only 4 performances, August 17, 18, & 19 (two shows on closing day), at the Bartell Theatre, 113 E. Mifflin St., Madison.  This is a fundraiser to help celebrate the Bartell's 20th Anniversary season.

Play Description

An original play about the Bartell Theatre’s history. Six local theatre groups, who have been producing plays in whatever space they can find, unite to create a permanent home. Being led by a retiree who likes a challenge, they quickly learn there’s more drama in building a stage than performing on it.


TOM HAIG – 60s - 70s

SARAH WHELAN – 50s  (this part has been cast; the ageless Sarah Whelan will be playing herself)




CHORUS MEMBER #1 (also plays four other characters) - female; any age

CHORUS MEMBER #2 (also plays four other characters) - male; any age

CHORUS MEMBER #3 (also plays five other characters) - male; any age

CHORUS MEMBER #4 (also plays four other characters) - female; any age

STAGE MANAGER - female or male; any age

Auditions:  Monday & Tuesday, July 10 & 11 - 7:00 – 9:00 each night -- at the Madison Theatre Guild Firehouse, 2410 Monroe Street, Madison.  If you can't attend either, contact the producer (

What to prepare: Nothing.  You will be reading from the script.

Please bring a completed AUDITION FORM

Casting Decisions:  Casting decisions will be made as soon as possible.  Please be patient.  We will contact everyone by phone or e-mail.  In addition, the cast list will be posted on the Madison Theatre Guild website shortly after people are notified. 

Rehearsals will begin Sunday, July 16th, and will typically be Sunday, Noon to 4:00 or 5:00; Monday, 6:00 to 9:00; Friday, 6:00 to 9:00; and Saturday, 1:00 to 4:00 or 5:00.  Not everyone will be called for each rehearsal.  Tech week begins on August 13 & rehearsals will be evenings until we open. 

Please contact the producer, Jim Chiolino, with any questions: