FINAL WEEK!!! 20TH CENTURY BLUES, the flat-out hit of the American Contemporary Theatre Festival, continues through this Saturday, February 17, with all performances at 8 pm! Starring Annie Miners, Deborah Jacobson, Marjorie Paul-Shook, Peggy Montgomery, Kathy Russ, and Justin Ahearn, and directed by Joy Hawkins. Grab the remaining seats now on the TICKETS page of this website!


Jun 6, 2017

For the 2017-18 Season Shows at the The Red Barn Theatre, Key West

Auditions will be held for two of next season’s shows on Tuesday, June 6th from 5:30 – 8 pm at the Red Barn Theatre 319 Duval Street (rear…behind the Woman’s Club), Key West


from 5:30 to 6:30 pm:

by Karen Zacarias

Director: Murphy Davis
Production Dates: March 20 through April 7

A hilarious new comedy of good intentions and bad manners. Gardens and cultures clash, turning friendly neighbors into feuding enemies. Pablo, a high-powered lawyer, and doctoral candidate Tania, his very pregnant wife, are realizing the American Dream when they purchase a house next door to community stalwarts Virginia and Frank. But a disagreement over a long-standing fence soon spirals into an all-out war of taste, class, privilege, and entitlement. The hilarious results guarantee no one comes out smelling like a rose.


Cast Breakdown:

55 to 65. Old school, mainstream. An engineer for a defense contractor. Tough, cagey, and funny

55 to 65. Old school, mainstream. A retired consultant. Mostly he is an obsessive gardner, fanatically pursuing the Gardner of the Year award from the local horticultural association.

Late 20s, early 30s. Up and coming attorney at a Washington, D. C. law firm, the first Hispanic to be hired there and facing pressure to show he can run with the big dogs. From Chile.

Late 20s, early 30s. An academic, completing a Ph.D in Anthropology focusing on racial stereotyping. Immensely pregnant. Born in New Mexico; no accent. Looks Hispanic.
from 6:30 to 8:00 pm

by Susan Miller

Directed by Joy Hawkins
Production Dates: January 22 through February 17

This sharply funny and evocative exploration of time centers on four women who bonded as protesters one night in jail in their youth. Through the vagaries of love, careers, children, and lost causes, the women reunite once a year for a photo shoot, chronicling their changing selves. But when these private photos have the potential to become part of a public exhibit, mutiny erupts and relationships are tested.

Cast Breakdown: (the four main characters are all women in their 60s)

60s. Attractive, great sense of humor with an artist’s energy. Layered with urban angst and a dose of self-doubt. Divorced. Has a grown son, Simon. She’s an accomplished, well-known photographer at a crucial point in her life.

60s. A real estate agent. Separated from her husband. She works her ass off to keep current. And to keep afloat. Worries about aging.

60s. A high-level journalist. African American. She is witty, smart, opinionated,and being phased out of her job. Lives with her female partner.

60s. A dedicated veterinarian running her own practice. She lives in Boston with her one and only husband. A true friend. She doesn’t do well with conflict and wants everyone to be “okay”. Free-spirited and quirky.

Very senior. Danny’s mother. In no way is she a generic “old woman”. She is modern and very loving, with former talents of her own, though she is now in the early stages of dementia.

Late 20s, early to mid-30s. Danny’s son. He works for a progressive cable/internet news program. He is close with his mother and grandmother.
Auditions will be cold readings from the scripts. All roles are paid. For further information, questions or perusal scripts, please contact Joy Hawkins at


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