Auditions coming up for East/West PlayFest

Eastbound Theatre, a division of the Milford Arts Council, will partner with Westport Community Theatre for a program of six original plays under the banner of “East/West PlayFest 2016”.

Auditions will take place June 13 and 14, 7 p.m. at Westport Community Theatre, at the Westport Town Hall, 110 Myrtle Avenue. A second round of auditions will be held on June 15 and 16, 7 p.m., at the Margaret Egan Center, 35 Mathew Street in Milford.

Sixteen actors of all ages are needed for six plays. Actors will read from the scripts. For a copy of the scripts, contact producer Tom Rushen at

Performances will take place at Westport Community Theater on July 15 and 16, with a second round of performances on August 5 to 7 at the Milford Center for the Arts, 40 Railroad Avenue South in Milford.

The plays presented are as follows:

And What a Damn Fine Morning It Is, by Trace Crawford of Hilliard, Oh., features two suburban husbands (30-40) who begin their day by trying to outdo each other with their accomplishments. The play is directed by Michael Shavel of Stratford.

I Was Fine Until You Came in the Room, by Rich Orloff of New York, N.Y., shows Pete and Helen (one couple is in their 20s, one couple in their 70s) viewing their relationship from two stages of their lives. The play is directed by Ann Baker of Milford.

In Her Golden Years, by Steven Korbar of Torrance, Ca., shows a daughter (40s) who inadvertently finds a memento that puts her mother (60s) in a new light. The play is directed by Rachel Babcock of Branford.

Is This Seat Taken?, by Brad Systma of Caledonia, Mi., follows Charlie (20s) as he tries to hit the reset button on his relationship with his girlfriend, Nat (20s). The play is directed by Barry Hatrick of Milford.

It Skips a Generation, by C.J. Ehrlich of Chappaqua, N.Y., centers on Chaya (15), an Orthodox Jewish girl who coaxes her grandfather, Sam (70) to relive his days as a performer in the Catskills. The play is directed by Nancy A. Herman of Milford.

Just Desserts, by David MacGregor, finds three coworkers (ages open) who sink to dangerous levels to catch a lunchroom thief. The play is directed by Kevin Pelkey of Beacon Falls.

Ages may be flexible at the discretion of the directors.

For more information contact the Milford Arts Council at 203-878-6647 or Westport Community Theatre at 203-226-1983.