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Maryland Community Theatre Festival Association
MCTFA Festival 2017
The two shows selected to go to ESTAFest 2017
April 6-9, 2017
Wilmington, DE
Montgomery Playhouse
Virtual Reality
by Alan Arkin
SIlver Soring Stage
The Pirate and the Caterpillar
by Jacy D'Aiutolo
The full list of awards presented can now be found on the website!
The 2017 Maryland Festival is dedicated to the memory of Leta Hall
A memorial service for Leta will be held February 4th at 11 am
Grace Episcopal Church in SIlver Spring

Accepting Original Scripts
Watermelon Inc.
2017 Watermelon One Act Festival
This is just a reminder that script submissions for the 2017 Watermelon One-Act Festival (WOAF) is due VALENTINE’S DAY (14 Feb 2017).  
Please email scripts and submission forms in word format to

This year we have a representative from the Dramatists Guild of America ( on the adjudication panel. 
Given this special opportunity to obtain constructive feedback, we are allowing submissions of scripts that have been participants in past WOAFs
as long as they have not been professionally published.

2017 WOAF will be hosted by
St. Mary’s College of Maryland
at the Bruce Davis Theater |
June 3-4 (with tech-ins scheduled evening of the 1st and all day on the 2nd).
Please go to for festival rules and more information.

The British Players
Bernard Shaw's
Directed by Pauline Griller-Mitchell
Produced  by  Pauline  Griller-Miller  &  Eileen  Kent.

Performances: Friday,  March 24 – Saturday, April 9,   2017
Kensington Town Hall, 3710 Mitchell Street, Kensington, MD 20895
For further information please contact Pauline Griller-Mitchell, director at: 
or Eileen Kent, co-producer at:

Opens January 6th
Sandy Spring Theatre Group
In partnership with Arts on the Green
Twelve Angry Men
by Reginald Rose
Directed by Bill Spitz
Produced by Mara Bayewitz
Stage Manager - Evelyn Renshaw, Assistant SM - Kadi Grigg, Props - Christine Santiago, Lights - Joe Connor
January 6-22, 2017
Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 pm
Sundays at 2:00 pm
Gaithersburg Arts Barn
311 Kent Square Road
Gaithersburg, MD
Twelve jurors in a murder trial are corralled in a room for the duration of their deliberation. As prejudices are tested and evidence is weighed, the entire jury is forced to look past the show of the courtroom to unearth the shocking truth. Faced with playing the hangmen, these dozen jurors must first face themselves.
Tickets $20 / $12 Youth (14 and under). Group rates available. Inquire by calling the box office at 301-258-6394. Link to tickets:, surcharges may apply.
Foreman - Jim Kitterman
#2: Scott D'Vileskis
#3: Stephen Swift
#4: Micky Goldstein
#5: Daniel Santiago
#6: Stan Rosen
#7: Marc Rehr
#8: Omar LaTiri
#9: Rob Mostow
#10: Bob Schwartz
#11: Phil Kibak
#12: Jason Damaso
Guard: Robert Burrows

Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre
In the Heights
Directed by Darnell Patrick Morris

Tuesday, January 24, at 7 pm
Saturday, January 28 at 10 am
West Annapolis Elementary School
505 Melvin Avenue.
All roles are open and unpaid.
No appointment is necessary.
Please bring a headshot and resume.
Performers of all ethnicities are encouraged to audition.
We're looking to cast a company of actors who can believably portray their character.
Auditions for “In The Heights” are open to anyone who will be age 18+ as of opening night of the show.
If you will not reach the age of 18 by August 3, 2017 you may not audition. Please bring ID.
Performance times are at 8:30pm Thursdays through Sundays from August 3 through September 3.
Rehearsals will begin in June 2017.
Visit for complete audition requirements, full character breakdowns, ASGT's Audition Policy, and more info on our 2017 shows and directors.

ASGT is an outdoor community theatre presenting musical theatre (featuring live music) in a unique, outdoor setting in historic Annapolis.
New volunteers are always welcome. To get involved, visit or e-mail