The Players Centre announces cast lists for 20th annual New Play Fest

Sarasota, FL – July 16, 2021 – The Players Centre for Performing Arts is excited to
announce the cast lists for this year’s upcoming New Play Fest.
Five finalist plays written, directed and performed by Sarasota locals will take the stage
via Zoom between August 9 and 13. Playwrights earn the opportunity to have their work
read and critiqued by area professionals.
Listed below are the five competing. Congratulations to the following casts:
Monday, August 9: The Mantle
Written by Jalex Scott
Directed by Janet Raines
Benny – Zack Burkholder
Travit – Kelly Leissler
Phoebe – Lake Loving
Candice – Jeanette Dudash 
Misty – Nicole Cunningham
Reader – Sav Burkholder 

Tuesday, August 10: O.U.T.
Written by Derek Sikkema
Directed by Danae Deshazer
Clara – Jamie Saunders
Daryl – Derek Brookens
Devon – Daniel Ajak
Dream Guides – (Facilitator of Fluster, Master of Memory, Neophyte of Nihilism and Earl of
Emotion): Garrick Sigl
Ensemble 1 – (Dad, Therapist, Flight Attendant): Jim Howell
Ensemble 2 – (Miss Henderson, Auntie, Schoolchildren and Captain): Jenny Aldrich Walker
Narrator: Amelia Southerland

Wednesday, August 11: Spiritual Bliss
Written by Stephen Cooper
Directed by Stephen Black
Sylvie Sullivan – Melliss Kenworthy      
Norman Lane – Alan Brasington
Lois Wilson – Jan Wallace                                            
Gordon Wilson – Don Walker                             
Arkadino – Neil Levine                                
Rodney – Shawn Genther  
Narrator – Lynne Doyle

Thursday, August 12: Locked Inside
Written by Morgan Cox
Directed by Diane Cepeda
Zoe – Gwendolyn Ray
Shaun – Mcclain Houdeshelt
Self-image – Carrie McQueen
Anxiety – Charlie Tyler
Inferiority – Cyndi Hineline
Loneliness – Jim Brigger
Hopelessness – Angel Bulens
Mr. Landes – Jim Floyd
Allison/Lackey – Jackie Richards
Jacob/Captain – Sam Echevarria, Jr.
Mrs. Landes/Advisor – Michele Strauss
Narrator – Chip Moehle

Friday, August 13: Just Like Stealing
Written by Douglas Gearhart
Directed by Donna Defant
Reader – Cinda Goeken
Jack – Daniel Pelissier
Ron – Philip Troyer
Ruby – Lexi Zawatzke
Mike – Scott Ehrenpreis
Otis – Jim Floyd

Tickets are $10 per show, $24 for a three-pack and $30 for a five-pack. Patrons will
receive a Zoom link the day of the show/s they plan on attending.
To access our discounted prices, patrons must call the box office at 941.365.2494.

Amanda Heisey

Amanda Heisey

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