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Upcoming Auditions at the TTU Backdoor Playhouse

The 32nd Annual Dorothy Printz Pennebaker Memorial Spring Production:


By Chelsea Marcantel

Auditions:   Thursday,  February 14th   from  7  to 10pm

The Story:
When Nina enters her first air guitar competition, she thinks winning will be easy. But as she befriends a group of charismatic nerds all committed to becoming the next champion, she discovers that there's more to this art form than playing pretend; it's about finding yourself in your favorite songs, and performing with raw joy. Will Nina be able to let go and set herself free onstage?
Following her mission to shred or be shredded, AIRNESS is an exuberant reminder that everything we need to rock is already inside us. A comedy about competition, completion, and finding the airness inside yourself.

Auditions will consist of cold-readings from the script.

Interested performers are encouraged to prepare a 30-60 second air guitar performance. You should provide your own music on a flash drive.

For inspiration, look at available air guitar performances on YouTube.
For example:

Cold Steel Renegade US Air Guitar Championships 2021
Cold Steel Renegade's 2021 US Air Guitar Championships online competition video entry. The song featured in the video is Bounty Hunter by Molly Hatchet!

Roles available for 7 actors:
2-3 women, 4-5 men.
Casting is open to all interested people. Minority performers are strongly encouraged to audition.
Directed by Mark Harry Creter.
Produced by the TN Tech English Department

For further information, or to borrow a script, please contact
Mark Creter at (931) 372-3478 or    




(See Below) The rifftastic C Diddy rocks out to classical arrangements metal style. Get ready for the US Air Guitar 2007 tour with this amazing display of rockdom! You too can enter the US Air Guitar Tour and Championships or buy tickets to attend at !







By Sarah DeLappe

Auditions were held on- Tuesday  NOV  16th from 7pm-10pm

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.
Roles available for 10 women (16-21).
Casting is open to all interested people. Minority performers are encouraged
to audition.

Come to the Backdoor Playhouse (BDPH) on the lower floor of the Jere Whitson building on the Tennessee Tech Campus, NOV 16th (map below)

Directed by Joe Clark.   Produced by the TN Tech English Department.
For further information, or to borrow a script, please contact
Mark Creter at (931) 372-3478 or  

From the Director Joe Clark:

“For those planning to or thinking about auditioning for The Wolves:

Auditions will consist of cold-readings from the script, so no memorization or preparation is required! The Playhouse is an affirming place and encourages all women to audition, even if you have no prior acting experience, as our company always enjoys seeing fresh faces on the BDPH stage.

If you have any questions or concerns about auditioning for The Wolves, please feel free to contact director Joseph Clark at , as he is more than happy to respond to all those interested! If you desire to read the show before auditioning – which is always encouraged – you may contact Artistic Director Mark Creter at  to borrow a script. All scripts borrowed should be returned by the audition date, November 16th.”

The Story:
Pulitzer Prize finalist The Wolves is the debut play of up-and-coming playwright Sarah DeLappe. Featuring an all-female cast (comprised of nine adolescents and one briefly-seen adult), The Wolves chronicles six Saturday mornings in the lives of a soccer team somewhere in suburban America as they prepare for their games. The girls discuss everything from genocide to menstrual cycles to drugs to boys to literature to each other, and a group of girls whom at first seem indistinguishable as each is referred to by only her number and all are clad in the same jersey only bearing her number quickly become identifiable and different. In the course of six short weeks, the Wolves deal with love, loss, and identity in ways that real teenagers do.

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