• Auditions & Acting Workshop
    January 18, 2018 - January 20, 2018
    6:00 pm - 12:00 pm

The Sunflower Troupe

at the Sunflower Theatre at KSJD

is looking for performers, designers, and crew for two productions-


This is part audition/ part acting workshop. We will be studying Viewpoints-

The Viewpoints is a technique of improvisation that grew out of the postmodern dance world. It was first articulated by choreographer Mary Overlie, who broke down the two dominant issues performers deal with—space and time—into six categories. Since that time, directors Anne Bogart and Tina Landau have expanded her notions and adapted them for actors to function together spontaneously and intuitively and to generate bold, theatrical work.

The Viewpoints are a set of names given to certain principles of movement through time and space—they constitute a language for talking about what happens on stage. Coupling this with Composition, which is the practice of selecting and arranging the separate components of theatrical language into a cohesive work of art, provides theatre artists with an important new tool for creating and understanding their art form.

Primarily intended for the many theatre artists who, in the last several years, have become intrigued with Viewpoints yet have had no single source to refer to in their investigations. It can also be used by anyone with a general interest in collaboration and the creative process, whether in art, business or daily life.

The Productions

Reader’s Theatre

Love Letters

Wednesday February 14

Directed by: Desiree Henderson

Readers Theater is a dramatic presentation of a written work in a script form. Readers read from a “script” and reading parts are divided among the readers. No memorization, costumes, blocking, or special lighting is needed.


For Valentine’s Day, we will be reading love letters from famous lovers- Beethoven to his mystery lover, Johnny Cash to June Carter, F. Scott and Zelda, and poets Emily Dickinson, Elizabeth Barrett, Robert Browning, and, of course, Shakespeare among many others.


4 Readers wanted

This is a great opportunity for those who love to read, but don’t necessarily want to perform, who love words and rhythm, but aren’t actors. You will have a script the whole time. Call 970-516-1818 or go to sunflowertheatre.org for more information.



The Butterfly’s Evil Spell

By : Federico Garcia Lorca

April 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28

Directed by: Desiree Henderson

A beautiful butterfly breaks her wing and falls to the ground into a society of insects and bugs and creepy-crawlies. One of the bugs, Curianito, a dreamer and poet, falls in love with the butterfly and is left heart-broken and desolate when, her wing healed, she flies away.


8-10 actors wanted

NO experience necessary.

These auditions will be more of an actor’s workshop and less of an audition. Come prepared and dressed to move, speak, and have fun! Please bring loose clothing, water, and a journal or something to write with.


This play will include puppets, so if you would like to work on creating puppets, or as a puppeteer, please contact Desiree at desiree@ksjd.org



8 E. Main St., Cortez, Colorado, 81321, United States


Located in the historic Basin Industrial Bank building adjacent to the KSJD radio studios in downtown Cortez, Colorado.