Friday, October 4, 2013

Auditions for The Sniper's Nest by Lisa Soland and Mocha by Eleanor Burgess, Last Act Theatre Company, November 1 and 2, 2013

Last Act Theatre Company Austin TXLast Act Theatre Company, which produces pathos-driven works promoting local and independent artists and embracing unconventional venues, will be holding auditions for 2 shows at once: Lisa Soland's The Sniper's Nest and Mocha by Eleanor Burgess. Both productions will be in FronteraFest 2014’s The Long Fringe.

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Auditions will take place on Friday, Nov. 1 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. (or later, if need be) at Manos de Cristo (4911 Harmon Ave.) and Saturday, Nov. 2 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Dougherty Arts Center (1110 Barton Springs Road). Callbacks are scheduled for Monday, Nov. 4 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Dougherty Arts Center.

Both shows will be directed by Elizabeth V. Newman (Yale, BA - Theatre; Boston University, MFA - Film), who recently assistant-directed Thom Pain (Based on Nothing) at Hyde Park Theatre. Mocha will be co-produced with Elizabeth’s company, EVN Productions (

Rehearsals for The Sniper's Nest and Mocha will go from mid-November to mid-December, with some additional rehearsal dates in early January. Locations to be announced. Performances of both shows will run for 4 days between Jan. 20 and Feb. 2, 2014. Exact rehearsal and performance dates and times to be announced.

The Sniper's Nestwill be a B.Y.O.V. (Bring Your Own Venue) FronteraFest show. The venue name will be announced at a later date. Mocha will be performed at Salvage Vanguard Theater (2803 Manor Road).

THE SNIPER'S NEST is a tension-filled drama telling the story of the 1963 love affair between Lee Harvey Oswald and cancer researcher Judyth Vary Baker.
It is a two-character play, based on Baker's autobiography Me & Lee: How I Came to Know, Love and Lose Lee Harvey Oswald. Their relationship would end up having world-changing historical significance, and this play looks at the infamous Oswald in an unexpected light. (Click for character descriptions.)

MOCHA When film star Eliot Henessey arrives in Indonesia to adopt a baby, she attracts the interest of a journalist who questions her motivations, a bureaucrat who hopes to use her to publicize the islands and a foster father who believes that Eliot’s fame and personal life leave her little room for a child. Meanwhile, Ted and Carol, an infertile couple in the American suburbs, initiate a more conventional adoption process, but find that the expense, uncertainty and invasive examinations reveal rifts in their desires to have a family. (Click for character descriptions.)

Actors are encouraged to look into the original source material for "The Sniper's Nest." Audition sides for both shows will be emailed ahead of time to those confirmed to audition.

For more information or to schedule an audition, contact us at We look forward to seeing your best!

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