Local Theatre/Auditions

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Find local auditions here: kingsriverlife.com/local-theatre/local-auditions/

Local Theatre Companies: 

1. Good Company Players, Fresno, CA 

2. Selma Arts Center 

3. Reedley's River City Theatre Co. 

 4. The Enchanted Playhouse, Visalia, CA 

5. The Kings Players, Hanford, CA 

6. Merced Playhouse 

7. Encore Theatre Company, Tulare, CA 

  8. Lindsay Community Theater 

9. The Golden Chain Theatre, Oakhurst, CA 

10. Centerstage Clovis Community Theatre  

11. Children's Musical Theaterworks, Fresno, CA 

12. Workshop 44 

13. Blossom Trail Players, Sanger, CA  

14. Visalia Players

Good Company Players Tickets can be purchased here! Good Company Players at Roger Rocka's:

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

January 11, 2024 - March 10, 2024

Fiddler On The Roof

March 14th-May 12th

Moon Over Buffalo

March 1, 2024 - April 14, 2024

You may reserve by calling our Box Office at (559) 266-9494. You can purchase tickets on their website here


The Selma Arts Center presents the

series Diaspora Dreams: Celebrating

Black and African Stories Feb 9 – Mar 2,

2024 at the Selma Arts Center in Selma,


The Selma Arts Center announces the first-of-its-kind series called Diaspora Dreams:

Celebrating Black and African Stories. This series features two productions - The Brothers Size and

School Girls; or The African Mean Girls Play - performing at the Selma Arts Center, February 9 through

March 2 in Selma, CA. Selma Arts Center is located at 1935 High St, Selma, CA 93662.

THE BROTHERS SIZE is a play written by Tarell Alvin


McCraney. McCraney is known for his script In Moonlight

Black Boys Look Blue, which is the basis for the Academy

Award-winning film, Moonlight. Directed by Barry Jenkins, the

film earned McCraney and Jenkins an Academy Award for Best

Adapted Screenplay. The story of The Brothers Size follows the

relationship of two brothers, Ogun and Oshoosi, who are

recently reunited after being separated by incarceration. The

character and themes of this story are rooted in West African



is said to be “a love letter to young Black girls” by its

playwright, Jocelyn Bioh. This witty, thought-provoking play

examines the social life of teen girls in the vein of the cinema

classic, Mean Girls. The story is set in a boarding school in

Ghana circa 1986, exploring the issues of beauty standards and colorism during that time and relates to

today’s time. Paulina is the leader of the pack at her school and is set on competing in the Miss Universe

pageant. However, when Ericka, an American transfer student, arrives at her school, she captures the

attention of the recruiter and Paulina’s friends.

“Working on Diaspora Dreams is exactly

what my soul has been needing recently.

I’m surrounded by Black joy and love

week after week and that’s powerful,”

says Nwachukwu Oputa, director of

School Girls. “We get to not only create,

but build community in a space that is

safe and supportive. It’s a space where we

can feel comfortable to be fully ourselves

without having to explain all the things

that have shaped who we are today.”

When Joshua Slack, director of The

Brothers Size, pitched this show to the

Sema Arts Council for the current season,

he wanted to bring “Black talent together

to be a part of a show that’s going to be special and inspire other Black talent.”

Something unique about this particular series of shows is the shared rehearsal space between the two

casts. Nwachukwu, who is also the Series Director of Diaspora Dreams, has cultivated an experience

between the two casts where they commune at the beginning of their rehearsal week before splitting off to

the respective, designated rehearsal spaces. “It’s been delightful and gratifying to be able to watch [the

interaction of our local Black talent] in and out of our rehearsal rooms,” says Oputa.

THE BROTHERS SIZE consists of three talented actors Wade Pierson (Ogun Size), Ebon Christian II

(Oshoosi Size), and Vernon Lee Jones III (Elegba).

SAC’s production of The Brothers Size is led by director Joshua Slack, with vocal direction by Joy Slack,

costume design by Sofia James, makeup design by Alyssa Burgos, choreography by Laquisha Jackson, set

design by Tamrah Sales, lighting design by Glenda Stewart, and Jamiela Williams as property manager.

The production stage manager is Jazmin Valdez.

SCHOOL GIRLS; OR, THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS PLAY will have 11 gifted performers - Zera

Leigh (Paulina Sarpong), Sadahri Wren and Deysha Gonzales (Ericka Boafo), Ananda Shaffer (Ama),

Zen’Ayah Finley (Nana), AyriĆ©se Smith (Mercy), Glenda Stewart (Gifty), Kayliah Clayton (Headmistress

Francis), Deyzha Gonzales (Ensemble), Arielle K. Jones (Ensemble), Arium Andrews (Ensemble).

SAC’s production of School Girls; or, The African Mean Girls Play is led by director Nwachukwu Oputa,

with vocal direction by Joy Slack, costume design and set design by Tamrah Sales, makeup design by

Alyssa Burgos, lighting design by Glenda Stewart, and Jamiela Williams as property manager. The

production stage manager is Sofia James and Myah Galvan serves as assistant stage manager.

The Diaspora Dreams series runs for four weekends, each show running for two weekends.

The Brothers Size Performances: Friday, February 9; Saturday, February 10; Sunday, February 11,

Thursday, February 15; Friday, February 16; and Saturday, February 17.

School Girls; or, The African Mean Girls Play Performances: Friday, February 23; Saturday, February 24;

Sunday, February 25; Thursday, February 29; Friday, March 1; Saturday, March 2.

Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances begin at 7:30PM, with additional 2:00PM matinee

performances planned for Saturdays and Sundays. There will be an Open Mic/Cabaret Night following

The Brothers Size performance on the evening of February 16, where there will be a suggested $10

donation upon entry. And also, on the Thursday evening performances of both shows - February 15 and

February 29 - there will be a Student Discount night, and there will be a Talk Back following those

performances, led by the Diaspora Dreams dramaturg, D’Aungillique Jackson.

Tickets are available for purchase now at selmaartscenter.com or at the Selma Arts Center box office

located at 1935 High Street, Selma, CA 93662. Box office hours are Tuesday–Friday, 1PM-5PM. Tickets

are $21.00 for adults, $19.00 for Seniors/ Students and $15.00 for children 12 and under. Tickets will also

be available at the door for the same price, until sold out.

The Brothers Size is rated R. School Girls; or, The African Mean Girls Play is rated PG-13.

For more information, call (559) 891-2238, email nicolettea@cityofselma.com, or visit the Selma Arts

Center website at selmaartscenter.com.


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