The Ridgefield Theater Barn will hold open auditions for Word Around Town 4: An Evening of Original Poetry on Sunday, September 23rd 12-2pm, and Monday, September 24th, 7-9pm. The show itself, co-directed by Patti Azzara and Katy Curtis, and produced by Marla Manning, will be presented Sunday, December 16th at 7pm.
This popular event has become a creative mainstay on the Barn calendar because of the refreshing contributions of original verse from the minds of local wordsmiths. Each Word Around Town event, though similar in format and style, is re-imagined by the directors, based on the participants and the themes that emerge. Ms. Azzara and Ms. Curtis, poets themselves, hopes this evening of free-form and prose will continue to encourage self-expression through the poetic arts, while also promoting local artists and their craft.
Those auditioning are asked to bring 4 or 5 short pieces, preferably performed from memory; additional pieces may also be submitted for consideration. All poems (up to 10) should be typed, one poem per page. Preference will be given to free-form poetry and pieces without heavily rhymed line endings. Please wear comfortable clothing that will allow you to move well. Poems must be your own original work; not interested in Poe, Keats, or Dickinson, etc. Previously published work is allowed.