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Theatre of Gadsden

About This Production

Ostensibly the story of a pioneer woman and her six daughters, QUILTERS blends a series of interrelated scenes into a rich mosaic which captures the sweep and beauty, the terror and joy, the harsh challenge and abiding rewards of frontier life. Illuminating stories contained in various patches or "blocks" with music, dance and drama, the action depicts the lot of women on the frontier: girlhood, marriage, childbirth, spinsterhood, twisters, fire, illness and death. But, with this, there is also love, warmth, rich and lively humor and the moving spectacle of simple human dignity and steadfastness in the face of adversity. In the end, when the various patches are assembled into one glorious, brilliantly colorful quilt, the effect is both breathtaking and magical—and a theatrical masterstroke which will linger in the mind and memory long after the house lights have dimmed.

Auditions For Quilters

Audition Details

Audition sides will be posted prior to auditions. This show is comprised all all women - The women in this show must be strong singers and strong character actors.

This is an ensemble piece. The 7 women in the show play multiple roles, ages, and genders. The piece includes songs, monologues and scenes taken from interviews with women who settled frontier lands in the late 1800s. All vocal ranges available. Must be able to sing in parts and be good with harmonies.

Audition Form

Cast List For Quilters

Important Cast Information

Thank you to everyone who came out and auditioned. It is always a tremendously difficult decision to assign roles when so many talented performers turn out.

The cast list is posted. Your name will be highlighted if you've been assigned a role. If you were not cast in this production, please don't let it deter you from auditioning again in the future!