Auditions for Collection of One Acts

Collection of One Acts
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Eden Prairie Players is holding auditions for our 2024 Collection of One Acts, featuring a new selection of four original and three published plays. Details of the plays are below.

To ensure the smooth running of the auditions, we ask you to please fill out and submit our online audition form, and schedule your audition appointment, at least two hours prior to the start of auditions. You will be asked to upload a recent photo of yourself (portrait-style preferred, but a formal headshot is not required) and a theatrical résumé if you have one, and to mark your conflicts during the rehearsal period.

Eden Prairie Players is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We strongly encourage people with disabilities and members of the BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ communities to audition. Nonbinary actors will be considered for gendered roles.


Tuesday and Wednesday, June 25 and 26, starting at 6:30 PM.

Auditions are by appointment. Choose a time slot in the audition form. Scripts will be available to read starting at 6:00 PM.

If you are unable to attend in-person auditions, we allow you to create an audition video and link to it in your audition form. Please submit video auditions by June 25. If you aren't familiar with posting videos online, TheaterForms has a page explaining different ways to put a video online and get a link to it to paste into the form, including using YouTube, Google Drive, or Dropbox. Click here for these instructions. Make sure the video is set to be visible to anyone with the link.


Eden Prairie Senior Center (Map)
8950 Eden Prairie Road, Eden Prairie
Lower level, park and enter in the back.


Auditioners may choose to read a side from one of the plays or prepare a monologue of up to two minutes. We will provide sides from each play. You may choose one side and role to read from for your audition. You will still be considered for any of the plays. Other auditioners will be asked to read other roles in your chosen side, and you may be asked to read other parts in other people's auditions. You can ask to read with someone you know if they are there at the same time.

We have sides available to download. Choosing a particular side doesn't limit you to being considered for just that play.

Go to folder to download sides.

We recognize that you may not wish to be considered for every play in the collection. You can get a feel for all the plays by reading the sides ahead of time. We will have full copies of all of the plays available to read starting at 6:00 PM on both audition nights. If there are any plays you would prefer not to be considered for, please inform the desk volunteer.

Production Schedule

Rehearsals will be scheduled for each play, around the availability of the actors and directors, from early July 29 to tech week. Typical one acts may rehearse about twice a week, and we are flexible enough to work around summer vacations. Load in is August 24 at 10 am.

Tech and Dress Rehearsals

You will be asked to attend a dry tech rehearsal on either Saturday or Sunday, September 7 or 8 during the day. Regular tech and dress rehearsals are Monday, September 9 through Thursday, September 12 at 6:30 pm


September 13 and 14, 7:30 pm
September 15, 2:00 pm
September 19, 20, and 21, 7:30 pm
September 22, 2:00 pm

Plays and Roles

Gary the Bold by Ron Burch
directed by Stacie LaMoore

Comedy. Armed with his bloody axe, Gary the Bold, a Viking, may have some trouble with Human Resources at the delivery company where he works.

Mandy - A woman in HR.
Gary - A Viking.

Arts and Sciences by Sheri Wilner
directed by Andrew Nawrocki

Comedy, Drama. A fine arts and a plant sciences major are both drawn to the same tree on their college campus, though for extremely different reasons. At first dismissive of each other’s work, they both come to see their beloved tree – and each other -- with a new perspective.

Aaron Reynolds - 21, a college junior majoring in biology. He's introverted and defensive but also very empathetic.
Megan Rice - 18-20, a college undergrad majoring in art. She is horribly homesick and lonely.

Destiny is a Careless Waiter by Julie Zaffarano
directed by Jen Cordes

Comedy. Sean invites Emily to dinner to propose marriage. He brings his grandmother’s engagement ring to the restaurant and instructs the server to place the ring in Emily’s dessert. Justin invites Bria to the same restaurant at the same time, planning to “put their relationship on pause.”  When the engagement ring intended for Emily ends up in Bria’s dessert, the chaos begins.

Bria - Female, 25-35
Emily - Female, 25-35
Sean - Male, 25-35
Justin - Male, 25-35

Mighty Rivers by Gretchen O’Halloran
directed by Dan Reiva

Drama. Mighty Rivers is about the playwright's mother, Norma, and the Transgender woman, Lorelei,  who is a new Caregiver at the facility.  These conversations are real. The characters are real. The story is slightly fictionalized.

Norma - One hundred and seven year old woman in assisted care facility.
Lorelei - Forty-two year old transgender woman who is a Caregiver in the facility. She has a german accent. We would prefer to cast a trans woman in this role.

A Tale of Two Spectators by Peter Manos
directed by Kayla Hambek

Comedy. In a park, a man and a woman secretly watch their respective spouses carry on an affair. As time goes on we realize they have been meeting like this to watch their spouses for quite some time and have even developed something of a bond with each other, despite their predicament. And perhaps they have discovered a little more about themselves and their lives, as well.

Man - 20s to 70s.
Woman - 20s to 70s.

A Mustache and a Mattress by Nancy Gall-Clayton
directed by Lori Alsdurf

Comedy. She wants a mattress, he wants to sell her one, but then a mustache changes everything. What might happen next?

Rosie - A shopper, a woman with a mission.
Burt - A mustachioed man, also with a mission.

Mediation or The Bonapartes Call It Quits by Ellen Abrams
directed by Katlyn Moser

Comedy. After 14 years of an adulterous marriage, Napoleon and Josephine Bonaparte are finally seeking a divorce.  With a 21st century mediator and an overbearing mother involved, what could possibly go wrong?

Estelle - 40-50s, 21st century mediator 
Josephine - Mid-40s, beautiful, unfaithful wife of Napoleon Bonaparte. French accent preferred.
Napoleon - Early 40s, Emperor of France and unfaithful husband of Josephine.  Short in stature and temperament.  French accent preferred.
Letizia - 60s, boisterous and overbearing mother of eight children, including Napoleon Bonaparte. New York accent preferred.

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