April 19, 2019 – Sierra Stages is pleased to announce open auditions for its fall production of “The Thanksgiving Play” by Larissa FastHorse, playing from September 19 through October 5, 2019 at the historic Nevada Theatre in Nevada City. The director is Sandra Rockman.

In “The Thanksgiving Play,” four mismatched artists attempt to devise an ethnically sensitive play for the local schools to celebrate both Thanksgiving and Native American Heritage Month – with no Native American actors. In this wickedly funny satire, political correctness, ego and just plain ignorance collide as these well-meaning self-proclaimed artists try to perform a Thanksgiving miracle (without killing any turkeys).

There are two opportunities to audition: Saturday, May 11 and Sunday, May 12 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m on each day.  Auditions on both days are at the Sierra Stages Rehearsal Studio, 828 West Main Street in Grass Valley. (Directions are on the Sierra Stages website.) All roles are open. All roles are unpaid. For important information about auditions and scheduling an appointment, please visit http://www.sierrastages.org/auditions.html. If there are questions about auditions, please send e-mail to auditions@sierrastages.org or call Sierra Stages at (530) 346-3210.

Sierra Stages is a nonprofit community theater based in western Nevada County with a mission to provide quality productions that are affordable and accessible to everyone. Since it began eleven years ago, Sierra Stages has presented 35 plays and musicals and 30 informal play readings (as part of Theater by the Book co-presented with the Miners Foundry Cultural Center. For information about Sierra Stages, visit www.SierraStages.org or call 530.346.3210.