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SWP 2016-2017 SEASON - TWO AWARD-WINNING INDIANA PREMIERES!

StageWorthy Productions, an award-winning member of the Encore Association of Central Indiana, has announced audition and performance dates for its upcoming tenth season to be presented at the Broadway United Methodist Church.  The recipient of several Encore Awards for excellence in local theatre, SWP will be presenting two shows this Spring and Summer on the stage in the Community Room at the historic church at 609 East 29th Street here in Indianapolis.  The shows this season focus on life’s hard, sometimes impossible, decisions (both good and bad), and how the characters deal with their personal issues while making those choices. 

The audition and show details are below, and further information about the history of StageWorthy Productions (as well as donation and volunteer forms) can be found on their facebook page or at www.stageworthy.org  .

SWP strives to present newer works and lesser seen classics to offer its audiences and volunteers fresh alternatives in their theatrical choices.  For more information about StageWorthy Productions, you can visit us on facebook or our website: www.stageworthy.org . 

Upcoming shows for 2017 include:

 

The Exceptionals

A drama with humor

by Bob Clyman

 

Where do you draw the line between genetics and the desire of every parent to give his or her child the best possible start? If the answer seems pretty simple, just ask Gwen, Allie and Tom, three parents whose children were conceived at a prestigious fertilization program, specializing in donors with IQ's over 180. It is now five years later, and the parents of these exceptional children are discovering that the answer is anything but simple. 

'sweet and funny, brilliant and incisive' - DC Theatre Scene

The Exceptionals creates excitement and suspense around the most basic parenting questions ...  What makes this play “exceptional’’ is Clyman’s ability to create a fairly humorous setup, and then ratchet up the tension to transform a simple story into a high-stakes drama ...  taut writing, which plays into assumptions even as he overturns them.- Boston Globe

 

Show dates:  June 16, 17, 18, 23, 24 & 25, 2017

Rated PG-13 for mild adult language and themes.

 

The Outgoing Tide

A family drama

by Bruce Graham

 

In a summer cottage on Chesapeake Bay, Gunner has hatched an unorthodox plan to secure his family's future but meets with resistance from his wife and son, who have plans of their own.  As winter approaches, the three must quickly find common ground and come to an understanding before the tide goes out.          This drama hums with dark humor and powerful emotion.

"brings sensitive observation and minor-key humor to painful situations that many of us will recognize from our own families... its poignant conclusion will have resonance for many in the audience." -NY Times

"superb tightly focused piece about a family of three...Graham zeroes in on recognizable truths." - Chicago Tribune

"The characters are well-drawn, the dialogue is pungent. The script's frequent time shifts from present to past and back again are handled with a telling simplicity and may well flood your emotions with its emotional truth." -BackStage

 

Roles available:

Gunner, stage age early 70's, but still a vibrant-looking guy

Jack, stage age late 40's-50; Gunner and Peg's son

Peg, stage age late 60's, but an energetic, good-looking woman

 

Auditions: June 19 & 20, 2017   7-9pm

at The Broadway United Methodist Church, 609 E. 29th St, Indianapolis 46205

 

Show dates:  August 18, 19, 20, 25, 26 & 27, 2017 (rehearsals will allow for a July 4th break)

Rated PG-13 for mild adult language and themes.

 

Perusal copies of both scripts are available at the Glendale branch Information Desk and Central Library Arts Division Info Desk of the Indianapolis Public Library.

 

For additional show information, or for information on being a production volunteer, contact John Kastner at 317-750-6454.

THE 47th ANNUAL ENCORE AWARDS

STAGEWORTHY PRODUCTIONS

CONGRATULATES ITS WINNERS & NOMINEES

AT THE 47th ANNUAL ENCORE AWARDS

RECOGNIZING EXCELLENCE IN THEATRE FOR

THE 2015-2016 SEASON!

 

THE WINNERS WERE ANNOUNCED AT

THE AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIP CEREMONY ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2016

AT THE TOBY AT THE INDIANAPOLIS MUSEUM OF ART

 

 

FIVE TELLERS DANCING IN THE RAIN

BEST PRODUCTION OF A PLAY (COMBINED CATEGORY) –

JOHN KASTNER, producer 

BEST DIRECTOR OF A COMEDY – DOUG DAVIS

BEST ENSEMBLE IN A PLAY (COMBINED CATEGORY) –

The cast: Jean Adams, Kelly Haas, Tanya Haas, Jill Whelan,

Kristen Wilson & Elizabeth Wysong Berg   

BEST SET DECORATION OF A COMEDY – JOHN KASTNER & DOUG DAVIS

BEST SOUND DESIGN FOR A COMEDY – JOHN KASTNER

BEST STAGE MANAGER OF A PLAY (COMBINED CATEGORY) – KELLY HAAS

 

DOCTOR CERBERUS

BEST LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA - NOLAN HARDAWAY

BEST MINOR SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA – DAN FLAHIVE

BEST MINOR SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA – ZAC TAYLOR

 BEST SOUND BOARD OPERATOR FOR A DRAMA – RYAN CONKIN

BEST SOUND DESIGN FOR A DRAMA – JOHN KASTNER

 

2015 - 2016 Judge’s Special Award

To John Kastner for the creation and implementation of video montages used throughout the production which mixed reality into the fictional tv shows in Doctor Cerberus at StageWorthy Productions

 

 

This was SWP’s most rewarded season at the Encores, scoring

7 awards from 11 nominations; as well as being honored with one of only four Judges Specials presented this year for outstanding merit outside of the competitive fields.

 

SWP also earned its first tech awards in its ten year history (for set decoration, sound design, sound presentation and stage management)!

 

 

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