The Catherine Lindsey Actors/Playwrights Workshop, now in its 20th year, will be holding acting auditions for roles in their public performances. The playwriting workshops began in February and will conclude with a public performance at the Library on Sunday, June 10.

Acting auditions will take place in the Library’s Conference Room at the following sessions:

Wednesday, May 16 at 7 p.m.

Thursday, May 17 at 7 p.m.

Rehearsals will then take place on the following dates:

Sunday, May 20 from 1 to 5 p.m. (In the Conference Room and the Community Room)

Tuesday, May 22 from 6 to 9 p.m. (In the Conference Room)

Tuesday, May 29 from 6 to 9 p.m. (In the Conference Room and the Community Room)

Saturday, June 2 from 9 to 5 p.m. (In the Conference Room and the Community Room)

Thursday, June 7 from 6 to 9 p.m. (In the Conference Room and the Community Room)

Saturday, June 9 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (In the Conference Room and the Community Room)

On Sunday, June 10 at 2 p.m., the Actors/Playwrights Workshop will present the public-staged reading of selections from the plays in the Library’s Community Room.

The plays selected for performance by the Darien Library Committee are:

Green Pastures by Constance Carrozelli

Driven Crazy by Nina Carrozelli

Scrambled Eggs by Mary C. Charest

Answer the Question, Iris by Stefanie DeLeo and Jenifer Menedis

Not Far From the Tree by Margaret D. Lindsey

The Chapel Street Café by Nicholas Troilo

The Actors/Playwrights Workshop welcomes Actors’ Equity actors and non-Equity actors to participate, brings together local and regional playwrights and actors, and encourages a collaborative effort to create new plays and present a public-staged reading. Co-founded by the late Catherine Lindsey and her husband Robert, the workshop introduces original plays in progress to be developed in a workshop environment with the goal of the public-staged readings. Catherine Lindsey was a beloved friend of the Library and director of Darien Library Theater for over 25 years. The memorial workshops offer actors and playwrights the opportunity to work together to create original theatrical works in a supportive and creative environment culminating in the staged readings of short scenes from full-length plays, one-act plays, musicals, and monologues.

The Actors/Playwrights Workshop welcomes all interested playwrights and actors (Equity and Non-Equity), with or without experience, to join. For more information, contact Robert Cusack at (203) 655-7699 or at robert.cusack1@att.net.