The Winters Theatre Company will hold auditions for our inaugural 10-minute play festival, on Wednesday, December 18th, and Thursday , December 19th at 7:30pm, at the Winters Community Center located at 201 Railroad Avenue in Winters.

Multiple roles are available for adults ages 18+, and you can audition for as many 10-minute plays as you would like.   The directors for each of the plays will be present each audition date.  You only need to attend one audition date.  Auditions will consist of cold readings from the scripts.

Rehearsal times and locations will be coordinated by the individual directors, with tech week taking place from Monday January 20th through Thursday January 24th at the Winters Community Center at 7:30pm.

Performances will take place at the Winters Community Center the weekend of Friday January 24th through Sunday January 26th, Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 5:00pm.

Questions? Contact the director of the specific script for which you are interested, indicated below.

General questions about the Play Festival can be sent to festival organizers Jim Hewlett at and Ana Kormos at .

Plays for 10-Minute Play Festival

  • Astronauts in Love  Nicholas Walker Herbert, Directed by Nicholas Walker Herbert (
    • Alice and Kiril are astronauts stranded in their space stations, but find each other over their radios and try to help each other get home.
    • KIRIL –male, 20s-50s – Russian (accent NOT required); ALICE –female, 20s-50s (American, any ethnicity)


  • Blue Bench  Aleks Merilo, Directed by Jim Hewlett (
    • Hoping to meet women, a young man sneaks backstage at the worst circus in Paris. He instead finds himself confronted by a haunted figure who will change his life forever, and learns the secrets of the BLUE BENCH
    • 1 young man, about 18; 1 man, age 30’s or above.


  • El Don Ray  Rodney Orosco, Directed by Rodney Orosco (
    • Family struggles, social expectations, and the strive for an undefined better life dominate this drama.
    • Don Ray (middle-aged man); Little Ray (18+ to play around 10 years old);  Abuelo (older man 50+); La Mujer (middle-aged woman); The Devil (female, no specific age).


  • Life of Trees  Peter Snoad, Directed by Rodney Orosco (
    • A man whose estranged brother is dying learns a lesson about
      love and loyalty from his tree-hugging young daughter.
    • 1 female (30’s to 40’s); 1 male (30’s to 40’s); 1 female (18+ to play young girl). Any race/ethnicity.


  • Missing the Boat, Son  Mark Smith, Directed by Mark Smith (
    • A young man applies for a job he is very much unsuited for on a ranch. The rancher is a bit of a curmudgeon and points out to the young man the folly of wasting these potentially productive years of his life.
    • Rose – Male 50’s. A rancher. A no-nonsense man who has worked hard on the land all his life; Young Man – Male 28 years old. A bit of a dreamer. Some college. Unfocused and unsure what he’s doing with his life.


  • Reservations  Kristine Mietzner, Directed by Kristine Mietzner (
    • A streetwise cat and a rather naïve dog meet for dinner on their first date.
    • ROVER .… Male. Dog ears. Tail. Fancy wristwatch. Hawaiian
      shirt. Casual jeans. Leather collar. Dog tags on a chain; TRIXIE …. Female. Cat ears. Whiskers. Triangle nose. Tail. Formal Dress. Blingy ring. Sparkly necklace; WAITER …. Male. Black-and-white attire. Formal demeanor.


  • The Rug  Brian Spencer, Directed by Linda Glick (
    • What are mom and son really arguing about? And, what is under that rug?
    • Mother and son: 1 male (early-mid twenties); 1 female (late thirties/early forties).


  • Where’s This Train Going?  Bruce Guelden, Directed by Bruce Guelden (
    • This play is about a late-night encounter between a seasoned New Yorker and a tourist from Chicago aboard a NYC subway train.
    • 1 female 25 to 30 years; 2 males about 30ish.

General Audition Information

Auditions for Winters Theatre Company productions consist of cold readings from the script. Callbacks, if needed, are held the following week, after which, the production is cast.

Auditions are held at the Winters Community Center, located at 201 Railroad Ave., Winters, CA.

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