Fall 2023 Cast Lists: War of the Worlds & Godspell

War of the Worlds: The Panic Broadcast Cast Calle Bisaillon– Jake Laurents, Orson Welles, Narrator, & Professor Pierson Cicely Richardson– Freddie Filmore Daniel Sleeper– Dan Seymour, Carl Phillips, Secretary of the Interior, Father, & The Boston Globe Newsboy Sorchae McMeel– Lana Sherwood, Ora Nichols, 22nd Field Artillery Officer, Wife, Sylvia Homes, & Jingle Quartet Singer Michael Aviles Bramer– Howard Koch, Brigadeer General Smith, Stranger, CBS Announcer, Listener 3, 1970’s Reporter, & Jingle Quartet Singer Ian Manning-Studio Announcer, Husband (in commercial #2), & Jingle Quartet Singer Lillian Graham– Studio Manager, Mr. Wilmuth, 22nd Field Artillery Observer, 8X3R Radio Operator, Daughter (in commercial #3), The Daily News Newsboy, Woman with Poison, 1940’s Reporter, & Jingle Quartet singer Colton Stergue– Harry Haywood, John Houseman, Captain Lansing, Langham Field Radio Operator, Son (in commercial #3), Columnist #1, & 1950’s Reporter Megan McFadden– Sally SoundFX, Meridian Room Announcer, 22nd Field Artillery Gunner, Mother (in commercial #3), Walter Winchell, Dorothy Thompson, & 1990’s Reporter Nicholas Bailey– Mercury Stage Manager, Policeman at Wilmuth Farm, Lieutenant Voght, Reporter 1 at CBS, Listener 1, Campbell Playhouse Announcer, & 2010’s Reporter Felicity Felix– WBFR Stage Manager, Bayonne Radio Operator, CBS Employee, Reporter #2 at CBS, Listener 2, & 2000’s Reporter Read More

Fall 2023 Audition Info: War of the Worlds & Godspell

Fall 2023 Auditions for War of the Worlds: The Panic Broadcast & Godspell May 2-May 4, 2023. All auditions and callbacks are taking place in the Smith Recital Hall Instructions: Please sign up for one five-minute audition slot on the ‘sign-ups’ tab on the callboard and fill out the audition form linked below by noon on Tuesday, May 2. There will be a limited number of Acting Only audition slots available where you will not be required to sing (and an accompanist will not be available during the acting only slots), these slots are labeled ‘Acting Only’ on the sign up sheet. Callbacks for Godspell will take place 6:45-7:30pm on Wednesday, 5/3. Callbacks for The War of the Worlds: The Panic Broadcast will take place 4:30-6:00pm on Thursday, 5/4. Audition Form Link Audition Requirements, Please prepare: -a one-minute contemporary monologue -approximately 32 bars or one minute of a song, in the style of the show (*bring the music with you for the accompanist) Production Information: War of the Worlds: The Panic Broadcast by Joe Landry is looking to cast 10-12 actors (though exact doubling and number is flexible due to the nature of this script). I will be casting singers and non-singers, as a few cast Read More

Auditions for Urinetown & Silent Sky

URINETOWN November 29 & 30 by appointment.Prepare: Monologue and Song.https://plymouth.showportal.net/sheet/urinetown-audition-registration/ SILENT SKY November 29 & December 1 by appointment.https://plymouth.showportal.net/sheet/silent-sky-audition-registration/

Intimacy Training is now here!

We are excited that Heartland Intimacy’s online, extensive training program is now live and accessible for theatre students and faculty. This is a subscription, we have it for a year, and it is amazing. Explore the self-paced modules, and get yourself educated and skilled up. Email Dr. Niki Tulk for the password details: niki.tulk@plymouth.edu.

New Play Exchange is GO!

The largest digital archive of plays by living playwrights–now you can find plays that fit every possible person and need, download scripts, find scenes and monologues, search for work that says what you are wanting to say. https://newplayexchange.org . We are thrilled to offer you this subscription! Our access details are: username: mtd@plymouth.edu password: Theatre2022


Space & Session Workshop Limit Instructors Assistants 1 Session One 9:45-10:45am         1 TOUR: Meet in Silver Lobby Tour of Silver Center 16 Joey Goldberg    1 116/Recital Hall Musical Theatre – Belting Basics 50 Colin Briskey Grace Gilbert, Harrison Christille 1 119/Acting Studio Blow Up the Writer’s Block 20 Niki Tulk Abi Burke 1 121/Dance Studio Stage Movement for Actors 24 Lisa Travis Emma Malloy 1 122/Choral Room Directing a big musical 50 Jessie Chapman   1 131/Classroom Plymouth Players Improv Intensive 30 Plymouth Players   1 206/Costume Shop Fantasy & Deception: Designing Makeup 14 Danee Gosselin Sierra Norko 1 305/Classroom Hum Drum to Hilarious: Shakespeare Out Loud 18 Sara Ann Bailinson   1 Hanaway  Stage Theatre Rigging & the Fly System 16 Bob Bruemmer + Jesse Fredette   1 Hanaway Audience Not Your Grandma’s Acting Games Any Jackson Ploof Kayla OrthmanConnor Butt 1 Loading Dock Tech Olympics 20 PSU Students   1 Studio Theatre Directing from the Inside Out 50 Fran Page Kyle Sidders 1 TOUR: Meet in Silver Lobby Beyond the Scene Shop: Discover the Maker Space 16 Cambria Hobbs   2 Session Two 11:00-12:00         2 TOUR: Meet in Silver Read More

Henry V Friday 9/9 10am Cheney Studio Theater

Advice To The Players’ production of Henry V will be performing in the Elizabeth Cheney Studio Theater at 10am on Friday September 9. The show will be under two hours and include a talk back with the performers–including PSU alums (Garrison Barron, Andrew Codispoti, and Ethan Fifield) and current students (Sara-Ann Bailinson & Abi Burke)–Imanee Gordon is also SM’ing. I included a little marketing description below.  There will be no charge for PSU community. Reach out to jmchapman@plymouth.edu if you have questions, need more info, etc.. Always -Jessie Henry V Politics, history, and swordfights- Advice To The Players is eager to share with you their production of Henry V.  King Henry V, the young king of England, searches for evidence that he is the rightful ruler of both England and France.  After an insult from the French Dauphin, Henry rallies his troops and invades France.  Watch as Henry navigates this tricky time, and keeps his troops strong in battle against all odds. Henry V is sponsored by New Hampshire Electric Cooperative Foundation. King Henry V will be portrayed by an ATTP favorite- Will Johnston who has been a company member for most of his life, starting in Shakesperience! Camp.  Caroline Nesbitt*, founder of Advice Read More


At Jean’s Playhouse Directed by Paul Mroczka. Featuring the work of Teddy Wilkins, Sierra Norko, and Elizabeth Daily.Jean’s Playhouse at Exit 32 in Lincoln is providing $20 Student Rush Tickets for Plymouth State University students with a valid ID at the door. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday this week & next at 7:30 PM and Wednesday Matinees at 2PM. August 25 – Sept. 3. Two hours, including intermission.

Theatre Program Course Survey

Please take 10-15 minutes to complete this anonymous survey by May 7. As the theatre program works to adjust our curriculum, we’d like student feedback on potential courses that are in the works. Google form link: https://forms.gle/MNAshL98WMKqD5Yx8

Summer Theatre Technician Positions

ATTENTION:Jean’s Playhouse in Lincoln, New Hampshire is seeking to fill the following positions: Master Carpenter $350 / weekProps Master – $300 / weekScenic Painter – $300 / week Carpenter Intern – $150 / weekCostume Intern – $150 / week Contract dates differ a little with each position, but are mostly from June 27 to September 4.SOUND OF MUSIC IN CONCERT, CABARET, MAMMA MIA, & THE 39 STEPS. CONTACT: Joel MercierProducing Artistic DirectorNorth Country Center for the ArtsJean’s Playhouse PO Box 1060 Lincoln, NH 03251Business: 603-745-6032Box Office: 603-745-2141www.jeansplayhouse.com

Stage Managers (and some ASMs) for the 2022-23 Season 

(posting for Tim) ***Thanks to all who applied for a stage management position! Please email Tim (tlecuyer@plymouth.edu) ASAP to officially accept (or decline) these assignments.  Into the Woods           SM – Blake Ellis                                      ASM – Kayla Orthman  Midnite                       SM – Emily King                                       ASM – Sadie Covill  Urinetown                   SM – Emily King                                      ASM – To be determined  Silent Sky                     SM – Katie Tetu                                      ASM – To be determined 

Fall 2022 Cast Lists

*please note if you are cast in Into the Woods we will be meeting in the Choral Room (Silver 122) during company time next week. Tuesday 4/19 & Thursday 21 3:30-5:30pm. Tuesday will just be an introductory meeting, Thursday we will be going over music splits so you can learn your music over the summer. Cast List: Into the Woods (plus Stage Managers) Stage Manager                                      Blake E. Asst. Stage Manager                              Kayla O. Cinderella Maddie A. Witch Grace G. Little Red Joey G.Olivia Z. (understudy) Baker’s Wife Emma M. Rapunzel/Choreographer Lindsey B.Emily K. (understudy, will perform 10/8) Jack’s Mother/Snow White Cambria W Stepmother Emma N. Florinda Olivia Z. Lucinda Mackenzie G. Cinderella’s Mother/Sleeping Beauty/Milky White Rear Kaitlyn H. Granny/Giantess/Milky White Head Katie T. Baker Kyle S.Jackson P. (understudy) Jack Ian M. Cinderella’s Prince Harrison C. Rapunzel’s Prince/Wolf Teddy W. Cinderella’s Father/Steward RJ S. Narrator Jackson P. Mysterious Man Michael A-B. Cast List: Midnite (plus Stage Managers) Stage Manager                                      Emily K Asst. Stage Manager                              Sadie C. James Dalton Rylan L. Tom Drake/Bone Nick B. Quillian Calle B. Helen Abi B. Hermione Sara-Ann B. Damian Connor B. Andy Jay B. Nicole Sorchae M. Sam/Cob Tori F. Alex/Pea Sierra N. Tiara Cicely R. The Whisper Colton S. Faye Read More

Unified Professional Theatre Auditions

Graduating Production Students Are invited to register for the Unified Professional Theatre Auditions! Deadline is January 26, 2022 to submit registration UPTA materials go live on February 4, 2022

Little Women Cast List

Jo March – Grace Gilbert Meg March- Maddie Anna Beth March – Lindsey Brunelle Amy March – Emily King Marmee March – Emma Molloy Mr. Laurence – Garrison Barron Laurie Laurence – Kyle Sidders Aunt March- Hanna Street Professor Bhaer- Teddy Wilkin Mr. John Brooke- Harrison Christilles Mrs. Kirk – Anna Skala Rodrigo- Aidan Lamont Thanks again to all who auditioned. The offer still stands if you are not cast and would like to reach out to Jessie and/or Hannah for feedback on your audition, you are encouraged to do so. To the Little Women company, we’ll be in touch in the coming weeks with more details and information (rehearsals begin 1/10). If you live on campus please let Jessie know by December 8th, so we can get you on the list for Residential Life of those who are returning to campus early. Always -Jessie, Hannah, Lisa, Justin, and Sara-Ann

Little Women Callbacks

Thursday, December 2. 3:30-5:30pm Thank you so much to all who auditioned for Little Women. There was a tremendous amount of talent displayed, which made our job very hard. Since this is a small-cast show, our callback decisions reflect the strongest possibilities for the tight-knit ensemble we’d like to create for this production.  The final cast list will be posted by the end of the week, and those who are not called back may be included in the final cast list, and those who are called back may be cast in a different role than what you are called back for. If you are not cast and would like to reach out to Jessie and/or Hannah for feedback on your audition, you are encouraged to do so. The Callback is broken into three sections: Acting 3:30-4:15, Music 4:15-5:00, and Dance 5:00-5:30pm. Acting sides and music cuts for callbacks will be available in the Student Lounge tomorrow/Wednesday by late afternoon. Always -Jessie, Hannah, Lisa, Justin & Sara-Ann Acting 3:30-4:15pm Recital Hall Maddie A: Meg Garrison B: Mr. Laurence Lindsey B: Beth Harrison C: Mr. Brooke Janaysia G: Amy, Aunt March Grace G: Jo Emily K: Amy Aidan L: Laurie, Rodrigo Emma M: Marmie Jackson P: Read More

Online Program for You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown

Printed 8-page programs will be distributed to audience members at the show. Printed programs include a URL and QR Code that point to the online program. The online program includes full company bios and other information and are about 24 pages long.

Message from NHETG

Dear Matt and the Legendary P.S.U. Theatre Department,  On behalf of the entire New Hampshire Educational Theatre Guild, I would like to extend our sincerest thanks and congratulations for an incredibly successful day.  To be sure, this year had increased challenges, and your staff weathered them admirably.   I can’t tell you how good it felt to walk back into the Silver Center for a day of theater education after a long hiatus.  Speaking as a teacher of attending students, my group had a fantastic day and learned a great deal that will stay with them as they take on future projects.  As always, P.S.U. set the bar high for our students and have given them a great deal to think about.  Congratulations as well on your production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime.  A fabulous production, to be sure.  Thank you, Matt, for all of your hard work in setting this up.  We, as a board, are incredibly appreciative of your efforts.  We look forward to our continued attendance to this annual event.   We wish your department all the best for the rest of the year.  Sincerely, Scott GiesslerPresident, NHETG 

Senior Awards 2021

Each year at Plymouth State University, we honor our graduating seniors for their accomplishments and growth during their time in our program. For the second year in a row, we are unable to hold any kind of in-person convocation or social gathering to properly recognize these remarkable people. In lieu of our traditional ceremony, we are again presenting here, online. We are pleased to present this year’s Senior Awards in Theatre (in alphabetical order). The Plymouth Players Award is also included here, at the end.