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Please initial next to your name to signify acceptance of role. 

Please email the director with any conflicts. 

Director: Chloe White

Next Stop! By Matt Thompson

Ian: James Alder

Denise: Jordyn Strilecky


Director: Catherine Mccaig

Spades by Jim Beaver

Young Marine: Eddie Sorrow

Corporal Jack Chitwood: Quentin Powell
Lance Corporal Rob Flanagan: Matthew Green


Director: Quentin Powell

No Thanks, Mr. Shakespeare by E.R. Schultz
Zane - Emma Fox

Shakespeare - William Guynn

Receptionist - Emily Barnett


Director: Briley Barnett

Tape by Jose Rivera

Attendant: Mathias Hagewood

Person: Ryan Steele


Director: Janey Quire

The Master of the World versus the Dude by Raven Metzner

DM: Brett Turner

The Dude: Aaron Ramsey

Shalimar: Lilly Cunningham

Beth: Emily Holeman


Director: Ashley Hale

Playwriting 101: The Rooftop Lesson by Rich Orloff

The Teacher: Alley Hale

The Jumper: Riley Grecol

The Good Samaritan: Dillon Preston


Name: Samuel Loyd

The Monkey's Paw by W.W. Jacobs

Father: James Alder 

Mother: Sharon Henry

Sammy: Logan Campell

Morris: Ronnie Stegall

Visitor: Ryan Steele 

Narrator: Moi


Director: Justin Lee

Two Truths and a Lie by Mary Michael Wagner

Claire- Billy Sunday

Danny- Mathias Hagewood


Director: Alexis Atnip 

Red Carnations by Glen Hughes

Boy- Matthew Green 

Man- Ronnie Stegall 

Girl- Emily Barnett 


Director: Anna Gatlin

The Wedding Story by Julianne Homokay

STORYTELLER - William Guynn

BRIDE - Jordyn Strilecky

GROOM - Corey Goavec


Director: Aaron Ramsey

Bake off by Sheri Wilner

Paul - Todd Beasley

Rita - Kennady Campbell

Announcer/Pillsbury Doughboy - Ryan Steele


Director: Douglas Buckner

Arabian Nights by David Ives

Norman - Eddie Sorrow

Flora - Emily Holman

Interpreter - Corey Goavec


Director: Emma Olson

Not In the Light by Coe Olson

Ray - Lilly Cunningham

Ella - Kennady Campbell

Dan - Logan Campbell

Hands - Obang Lwangmianga

Voice - Callie Mabry

Please Text Emma at her number (931)265-3997 to help us set up a first cast meeting. 


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Newsletter 02-10-2022
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Newsletter 8-25-2021


We gratefully thank Spotlight Costumes for the beautiful costumes on our recent production of The Fantasticks! It is amazing to have this local company do such expert work. Thanks to Amy Ing and Anthony Herd!

Spotlight Costumes

Cast List for Airness

Ed “Shreddy Eddy” Leary     Aaron Ramsey
Gabe “Golden Thunder” Partridge   Aaron Ross 
Mark “Facebender” Lender     Cory Goavec
Astrid “Cannibal Queen” Anderson   Ashley Hale
Nina “The Nina” O’Neal     Chloe White
David “D Vicious” Cooper    Ronnie Stegall
Announcer/Sprite Exec/ Hooded Figure  Robert Olson   

Thank you for a great night of auditions. I am always impressed by the talent on this campus. 

If you were not cast but expressed interest in tech work we will contact you shortly.

Our first cast meeting will take place on Saturday, February 19 at 10:00am in the Backdoor Playhouse. Scripts will be distributed as well as rehearsal schedules. Costume measurements will be taken at this time. 

If you have a conflict please contact me at and Emma Waltenbaugh at and James Alder at  I look forward to working with all of you. We are going to ROCK the Backdoor Playhouse!!!

Mark H. Creter


Cast List for The Wolves* 

#00 – Kennady Campbell 
#2 – Elise Hilpert 
#7 – Alanah Smitshon 
#8 – Lex Edwards 
#11 – Harley Dodson  
#13 – Miranda Davis 
#14 – Lilly Cunningham  
#25 – Emily Graham  
#46 – Ashley Hale  
Soccer Mom – Emily Amonett 
I am so excited to work with each and every one of you, and look forward to our first read-through, which will be this coming Saturday, November 20th, 11AM – 2PM. We will discuss the show, take measurements, and read through the show together!  
A large thank you to all the talented women who participated in auditions! You are all incredible and made casting this show delightfully challenging. If you were not cast but are still interested in working as a crew member on The Wolves, feel free to message stage manager Catherine McCaig at  for additional information!  



Current Audition Information @ the TTU Backdoor Playhouse

Can be found on our new "Auditions" webpage here: 
Upcoming Auditions at the TTU Backdoor Playhouse



Auditions - Tuesday  NOV  16th from 7pm-10pm

By Sarah DeLappe

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.

Audition Notice Wolves PDF version

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.
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  or visit 

The Fantasticks!

Cast List for The Fantasticks 

The Narrator                             Emma Olson                                                

Bellomy, the Girl’s Father         Dylan DeVries  

Hucklebee, the Boy’s Mother    Sheela Brachey 

Luisa, The Girl                          Emma Fox 

Matt, The Boy                           William Guynn 

El Gallo                                    Eleni Fragopoulos 

Henry, The Old Actor                Samuel Lloyd                                               

Mortimer, The Man Who Dies   Brenden Stoops 

The Mute                                 Quentin Powell 


Understudies-  Ryan Steele,  Emma Olson 
Thank you for a great night of auditions. I am always impressed by the talent on this campus.  
If you were not cast but expressed interest in tech work we will contact you shortly. 
Our first cast meeting will take place on Tuesday, September 14 at 7:00pm in the Backdoor Playhouse. Scripts and scores will be distributed as well as rehearsal schedules. Costume measurements will be taken at this time.  

If you have a conflict please contact me at  and James Alder at   I look forward to working with all of you.   


Mark Creter / Director 

The Fantasticks!

Book and lyrics by Tom Jones, Music by Harvey Schmidt.

Suggested by a play called “Les Romanesques” by Edmund Rostand. 

Directed by Mark Harry Creter

Music Direction by Mendy Richards

Auditions will take place at the Backdoor Playhouse.

Acting and Singing auditions on Thursday, September 9, 2021 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Callbacks on Saturday, September 11, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (as needed)

Principle roles (both men and women) available for 8 performers (18-50). * 

*Originally the production called for 6 men and 1-2 woman. Our production is going to be more flexible with gender. The fathers could be mothers, or one father and one mother, The Old Actor and the The Man Who Dies could be woman, even El Gallo could be a woman. Ultimately, I believe the show can be mounted with any combination of male and female actors. Also, your age is not important as you will be actors playing characters therefore a young actor can play the “Old” actor. 


1. The Narrator (m/f)                 2. The Boy’s Father (Mother) (m/f)

3. El Gallo (m/f)                         4. The Girl’s Father (Mother) (m/f)

5. The Girl (f)                              6. The Old Actor (m/f)

7. The Boy (m)                             8. The Man Who Dies (m/f)

9. The Mute (m/f)

You do not need to be a TTU student to audition or to be cast. 

Minority actors are strongly encouraged.

Interested performers should prepare 16 bars of any song for their singing audition, acting auditions will consist of cold-reading and improvisation. 

Performance dates in the Backdoor Playhouse:

November 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 12, 13, 2021 at 8:00 p.m.

Late Show: November 11, 2021 at 10:00 p.m., Matinee: November 13, 2021 at 2:00 p.m.

Produced in arrangement with Music Theatre International. 

For more information contact Mark Creter at 372-6595 or or visit our homepage at

 Interested actors are encouraged to read the script in advance. You may borrow one for 24 hours from Mark Creter by contacting him at 931-372-3478 or

For further information call the Theatre office at  931-372-6595 or Mark Creter at 931-372-3478. 



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