Dr. Daniel Boatright has been selected by the Wabeno Area Players as the first Playwright –In-Residence in the groups history. He will be the playwright for all of 2019. Dr. Boatright will engage with the Players and community through teaching. He will hold master classes, workshops and will write and develop a new play in collaboration with the Players for the 2020 Season. He will be focusing on two writer workshops this summer. The first workshop will be in June and is for students in grades 7-12. The second workshop will be for adults and will be held in August.
This program, made possible by the support of our patrons and Wabeno Area Players Members, recognizes playwrights whose work has had significant impact on the rural arts. Dr. Boatright has written numerous plays and readers’ theater selections for the Players in the past. He has also written exclusively for The Big Easel Bistro and Gallery in Wabeno as well as numerous groups in Oklahoma.
Have you always wanted to do a little performing? Are you a little shy to try out for a play? Well, you have the perfect opportunity to put your fears aside and have a great time with others like you.
The beginning rehearsal starts on the 9th of January. Only three rehearsals to commit and then a performance for friends and family. The rehearsals and performance will take place at the beautiful Big Easel Bistro and Gallery in Wabeno. This is the performing venue for so many amazing shows and performances. Tim and Connie will be our hosts with Wabeno Area Players running the workshop.
On Wednesday, December 5th, The WabenoAreaPlayers were honored with a $4000 Grant from the Green Bay Packer Foundation. It was a momentous occasion for the players and one the community can truly be proud of. The grant will be used for a New Fine Arts Series and Community Programing. The Players will be adding two concerts in conjunction with the three mainstage productions in 2019. The performing groups will also be spending the day with area school students working with them on music, theater and dance. Included with the concert additions the players will be hosting several adult workshops throughout the year for adults. The workshops will range from beginning acting to short play performances. The three mainstage productions for 2019 are On Golden Pond, Working and Farce of Habit.
The Players are a completely community focused non-profit organization.
Wabeno Area Players will hold open auditions for “On Golden Pond” at Madonna Hall, 1793 Elm Ave., Wabeno, WI 54566, at 6 p.m. Monday, December 10, and Tuesday, December 11.
Auditions are open to anyone in the community regardless of race or ethnic background. No previous stage experience is required to try out for any Wabeno Area Player production. Casting decisions are made by the director and production team.
A sports widow is “mad as hell” and she’s not going to take it anymore! The football commissioner mysteriously resigns. A cheerleader stages her own kidnapping. A referee is up to his ears in drug deals and bad calls. This deadly game goes into overtime for an intricate scheme of revenge and cover ups that invites a lot of audience participation. If you are interested in participating or would like to schedule an audition please call (715) 889-1606 or email email@example.com. All auditions must be complete by September 20th. If acting is not for you, we have positions on the stage crew and other supportive roles.
This production will take place November 15-18, 2018. The rehearsals will begin in October. You can purchase tickets for this show by going to wabenoareaplayers.brownpapertickets.com or by calling (800) 838-3006.