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Centenary Social Justice Theatre

Using theatre to illuminate social justice, explore spiritual values and build community.

AUDITIONS FOR SJT’s THE THANKSGIVING PLAY

Centenary Social Justice Theatre announces auditions for their fall production of The Thanksgiving Play will be held in mid-May. The Thanksgiving Play by Larissa FastHorse is a satirical comedy that revolves around four white individuals attempting to create a politically correct pageant to celebrate both Turkey Day and Native American Heritage Month.

FastHorse, the playwright, is the first Native American woman known to have a play produced on Broadway. The play exposes the way history has been and continues to be told, even by well-meaning people, in ways that perpetuate a false narrative. According to a 2023 New York Times review of The Thanksgiving Play, FastHorse creates an “hilarious envelope in which she delivers a brutal satire about mythmaking.”

The cast include four adults, two females and two males. Auditions will take place on Sunday, May 19th at 4 p.m. and Monday, May 20th at 6:00 p.m. at Centenary. Callbacks if needed will take place on Monday, May 20th.

Separately, there are four scenes involving youth and children which will be pre-filmed for use in the production. More information about that opportunity and filming dates will be provided at a later time.

The Thanksgiving Play will be presented Thursday through Saturday, September 26, 27 and 28 with rehearsals beginning September 3rd. The production of this play is made possible by a grant from the Centenary Board of Trustees. Please watch the SJT Facebook page for more information. If questions, please contact Doug Faust at Centenary Social Justice Theatre.

CENTENARY SOCIAL JUSTICE THEATRE ANNOUNCES 2024 SEASON

 

SJT will be producing or co-producing three shows this summer and fall. The first, Tick Tick Boom will be presented June 21 and 22 and 28-30. SJT is lending production support to this show produced by SJT alum, Lucas Youngerberg. Tick Tick Boom is a musical by Jonathan Larson, the creator of Rent. It tells the story of an aspiring composer and his hope for success before reaching age 30. Additional information can be found on the Social Justice Theatre Facebook page.

In July, Social Justice Theatre will again be in a supporting role, assisting Aktion Club Theatre in their production of The Welcoming Table: Relevance and Stories that Matter on July 26 and 27. The play features personal stories from each actor. There will be original poems, singing, dancing and more. Saturday's show will offer a relaxed performance, ASL and a "Talk-Back" after the show. For more information, contact Wilbur at wilburdfrink@gmail.com.

To round out the season, SJT will be producing The Thanksgiving Play by Larissa FastHorse, September 26, 27 and 28. The Thanksgiving Play is a satirical comedy that revolves around four white individuals attempting to create a politically correct pageant to celebrate both Turkey Day and Native American Heritage Month. Auditions for The Thanksgiving Play will be held May 19 and 20. The cast includes four adults and multiple children/youth. Watch the SJT Facebook page for more information.

If questions, please contact Doug Faust at Centenary Social Justice Theatre.

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