Auditions for "Run-On Sentence"

SATE will host non-equity auditions for its production of Run-On Sentence on Saturday, October 7 from 12:00pm-2:00pm at Centene Center for the Arts, 3547 Olive Street, St. Louis, MO 63103.

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Actors auditioning will be called from 12pm-2pm. All positions are paid. Casting is the decision of the director and the producers. Please email headshot and resume, as we will not require you to bring hard copies to the audition. If you have auditioned for SATE within the last year, you are not required to re-submit a headshot and resume. You will be emailed a script upon request for an audition time. If you would like to audition, e-mail

"Run-On Sentence"
By Stacie Lents
Directed by Rachel Tibbetts
In 2016, Prison Performing Arts commissioned Stacie Lents, professional playwright and Director of Acting at Fairleigh Dickinson University, to write a play based on her experiences working with inmates at Women's Eastern Reception, Diagnostic, and Correctional Center (WERDCC) in Vandalia, MO during a two-week residency. The play, Run-On Sentence, tells the story of cellmates whose lives are turned upside down by the arrival of a new inmate. The play was recently performed at WERDCC by the women inmates who helped Ms. Lents develop the piece and SATE is producing a St. Louis based production in 2018. Run-On Sentence is Prison Performing Arts' first commission for its New Plays Initiative, a project focused on the creation of three new works by professional playwrights exploring the issues concerning mass incarceration in the United States.
SATE is casting the following roles:
Mary -- new to prison, well educated, lacking in street smarts, white.
Bug -- hyper, always has a strong point of view, tries to be tough. (Any race or ethnicity)
Giant -- likely has suffered from brain damage from drug use or physical abuse, has a big heart. (Any race or ethnicity)
Diverse casting is strongly encouraged for the roles of Bug and Giant.

Please note that the roles of Mel, Miss Alice, and Officer Wallace have already been cast.

Production Dates: June 6-June 16, 2018 (Wednesday through Saturday evening performances) at The Chapel.

Come prepared with all known conflicts starting May 7, 2018.


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