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Seeking Submissions
Rockville Little Theatre
is delighted to announce that it is now seeking submissions to direct for its
70th Anniversary Season (2017-18)
To those interested, please submit no more than three proposals for plays selected from RLT's approved play list.
by December 19.
The list and full instructions are available at the link below.

Audition Workshop (ages 10-18)
Children's Theatre of Annapolis, Inc.
Whether you're auditioning for the first time or want to brush-up on your audition skills...
this workshop is a fantastic way to learn how to put your best foot forward at your next theatre audition.
Join local actor, director, and teaching artist Jose de la Mar
this Saturday (October 15) at 1:00 p.m. and learn:
 * How to dress for an audition
 * Warm-up exercises
 * Practice cold readings
 * Basic theatre vocabulary
 * Stage directions
 * Work on diction, voice projection, behavior, & positive attitude
For more information and ti register today, please visit

Call for Entries!
Colonial Players of Annapolis
2016-17 Promising Playwrights Competition
A biennial contest open to unpublished plays from playwrights who live in Washington D.C. or in one of the 13 colonies that became the United States.
The winning play earns a $1,000 cash prize and will be the focus of a June workshop weekend at the theater.
The weekend culminates with a rehearsed reading of the play, which will be free and open to the public.

Entries will be judged blindly, meaning the names of authors will not be revealed to members of the judging committee at any point in the process.
The first round of judging will be based on a plot summary and a 10-page excerpt from the play.
Finalists will be judged on the entire play, which must be at least 85 minutes long with no more than 10 characters.
Musicals will not be considered.

For the first time this year, no paper submissions will be accepted.
To enter, playwrights must go to HERE and submit their scripts and other required material in PDF form.
The deadline for submissions is December 31, 2016.
The winner will be announced by May 15, 2017.

Opens December 2nd
A traditional British pantomime
A tale of sorcery, skulduggery and romance featuring a Princess in Distress who must be rescued from the Evil Wizard, Ravenclaw,
with the help of Merlin, King Arthur and his Queen, Merlin’s handsome apprentice, a Knight, (and Day!)
and of course you, the audience, whose cheers for the good guys and boos for the bad guys will spur on the rescuers.
See a Dragon, (don’t) see an invisible Cat. See the glittering costumes, listen to the tender and rousing songs,
marvel at the dancing, groan at the jokes. It’s all here. FUN for the Whole Family.
It’s PANTO time again!!
December 2 – 11, 2016
Kensington Town Hall
3710 Mitchell Street, Kensington MD 20895

Opens December 2nd!
Bowie Community Theatre
by Susan Cooper and Hume Cronyn
December 2-18, 2016
Fridays and Saturdays at 8PM, Sunday matinees at 2PM
Please note:  Add’l Saturday matinee December 10 – 2PM
Bowie Playhouse
White Marsh Recreation Park     
16500 White Marsh Park Drive, Bowie, MD 20715
(Handicapped parking and theatre facilities available)
Bring one non-perishable food item for donation to the Bowie Food Bank in exchange for one FREE concession item!
Reservations: (301) 805-0219 or
Tickets $22/adults, $17/Seniors (62+) & Students (Group rates available)
Cash, Check and Major Credit Cards accepted.
Annie Nations, a strong-willed Appalachian woman, lives on her mountain farm with her sharp-tongued, bullheaded husband, Hector.
Her tranquility is threatened by a brash real estate developer who wants to turn her land into a vacation resort,
and by concern over her son, Dillard, a country singer who has come home with two stranded children because his wife has run away. 
Annie's battle to decide her future takes her through some funny, touching and magical flashbacks to her life with Hector. 
Foxfire is a poignant drama about maintaining one's identity and memories through the inevitable march of time.

December 2nd and 3rd!!
JAM the Revue
J. A. M. 6 Days of Christmas
Friday, December 2 at 8pm
Saturday, December 3 at 3pm and 8pm
Anacostia Arts Center
1231 Good Hope Road, SE, Washington, DC 20020
Haul out the Holly! It’s Christmas time again at J.A.M. and we’re getting in the spirit!
The metropolitan area’s most exciting song and dance Christmas revue returns to Anacostia to bring in the holidays! 
Created by choreographer Jeremy A. McShan, J.A.M. 6 Days of Christmas, is a crowd-thrilling dance spectacular
that mixes your favorite Christmas carols along with some of your favorite pop songs of all time.
These dance-floor favorites are sure leave audiences dancing in their seats as we count down the days
‘til the arrival of good ole St. Nick!
Featuring the J-Mac's, the show's beautiful and talented dancers, and some of DC’s best singers,
this 90 minute production, suitable for the entire family, is sure to get your in the Christmas spirit!
Tickets -

The British Players
Bernard Shaw's
Directed by Pauline Griller-Mitchell
Produced  by  Pauline  Griller-Miller  &  Eileen  Kent.
Monday Dec. 12, 2016  7–9pm
Tuesday Dec. 13, 2016 7–9pm
Callback (if needed) Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016
First read through Saturday, Dec. 17,   2016
Bannockburn Clubhouse
6314 Bannockburn Drive, Bethesda, MD 20817
Applicants are asked to prepare a 30 second monologue with a British accent.
There will also be cold readings from the script.
All roles are non-paying.
All ages. British accents preferred.
Performances: Friday,  March 24 – Saturday, April 9,   2017
Kensington Town Hall, 3710 Mitchell Street, Kensington, MD 20895
Eliza Doolittle - age 25'ish - has struggled all her life and been looked down on - needs to be able to transform from flower girl to sophisticated elegant young lady - must be able to sustain British accent - cockney to upper crust
Professor Higgins - 50'ish – chauvinistic, arrogant, superior - must have proper British accent
Colonel Pickering - 50-65 - ex military, charming, sympathetic, protective, caring personality - strong very British upper crust accent
Doolittle - 50'ish - charismatic man of the world - strong cockney accent - wheeler dealer - sees opportunities wherever he can
Mrs Higgins - 70s – Higgins’ mother - very elegant and aristocratic - disapproves of her son's behaviour
Mrs Pearce - 50'ish - Prof Higgins’ housekeeper - takes care of Eliza - motherly warm character - gets annoyed with Higgins
Freddie Eynsford-Hill -25-30 - Mrs Eynsford-Hill's son - falls in love with Eliza - typical rather soppy young man
Clara Eynsford-Hill - 20-25 - Mrs Eynsford-Hill's daughter - very impressionable - thinks Eliza is the latest thing in society
Mrs Enysford-Hill - 50s - mother to Clara and Freddie - upper crust lady who is easily shocked
Also casting ensemble - Covent garden crowd - men, women, boys and girls - all ages - some speaking roles.
For further information please contact Pauline Griller-Mitchell, director at: 
or Eileen Kent, co-producer at: