Auditions – Papermaker

M&D Playhouse will be holding auditions for “Papermaker” by Monica Wood, as directed by Rich Russo, at 1857 White Mountain Highway in North Conway on Sunday, July 9, and Monday, July 10, at 6:30 p.m.

During a paper mill strike in a small Maine town, the lives of two families collide around a company CEO and a man building a wooden ark in his yard. Criss-crossing the lines between workers and management, novelist Monica Wood’s first play is a revealing drama about family, loyalty, and the quiet tragedies of mill-town life. Wood is a local Maine playwright and author.

There are three male roles and three female roles available. Auditions will consist of a cold reading from the script.

ERNIE DONAHUE, 60: A papermaker on strike; VP of Local 12

MARIE DONAHUE, 60: His wife; ill but emotionally strong

JAKE DONAHUE, 21: Their son; papermaker on strike

HENRY JOHN McCOY, 60ish: CEO of Atlantic Paper Company

EMILY McCOY, 26: Henry’s daughter; a Ph.D. candidate

NANCY LETOURNEAU, 56: Home-health nurse; wife of union president

Performance dates for “Papermaker” are Thursday through Saturday, August 24 through September 9.

For more information, contact the theater at (603) 733-5275.