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By Stephanie Thompson
People Editor 

Actresses sought for 12 distinct monologues

 


Aspiring actresses who want to improve their skills will not want to miss out on auditioning for the Actors’ Mission’s upcoming play.

For its first production of the 2015 year, the play “Blue Yonder” by Writer Kate Aspengren will be performed.

Green River resident and director Nina Kessner said this play was brought to the board by the Readers Committee, which is a group of volunteers from Sweetwater County. This group will review scripts and make recommendations to the board.

“It is such an awesome script,” Kessner said.

She said “Blue Yonder” is a drama with comedic elements. There are 12 distinct monologues about contemporary women and their careers and why they have chosen that career or how a certain career seemed to choose them.

It is about how women need to make decisions in life, not only about their careers, but about life in general.

In “Blue Yonder,” the audience meets 12 fascinating and sometimes eccentric women, including a flight instructor, a firefighter, a woman who donates body parts to her family members, a receptionist in an employment agency, a professional baseball player, a nurse, and a daredevil who plays with dynamite.

For example: one of the monologues called “Blue Yonder,” is about a woman who is a flight attendant who is teaching a class.

During the class, the students find out that she is fighting breast cancer and may not even be able to finish the class.

Another monologue called “The Follower,” is about a woman who literally follows people around like a stalker.

“I really want this to be a great play for actresses who want to develop their skills,” Kessner said.

The four actresses selected will be required to perform three of the 12 monologues.

“‘Blue Yonder’ is a voice play,” Kessner said. “What that means is that we are hearing the distinct stories of real women as portrayed by our actors. I am looking for strong, intelligent women who want to push the boundaries of characterization, who can memorize, and who really want to have a blast with this wonderful script. I don’t care about ages and body types, but I stress commitment and enthusiasm. I am looking for some real powerhouses to pull this production together. ”

Auditions will take place Friday from 6-9 p.m.; and Saturday and Sunday from 3-6 p.m. at the Elk’s Lodge, which is located on C Street in Rock Springs.

No past experience or advance preparation is required; all women are welcome and encouraged to audition.

“Blue Yonder” will be performed the first two weekends in March.

More information about the play will be available on actorsmission.org, along with the titles for the remainder of the 2015 season.

All Actors’ Mission productions are partially funded by Sweetwater Board of Cooperative Educational Services and donations from the community.

 

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