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Auditions for Return To Niobrara – September 24

The Rose To Host Auditions On September 24, 2018 For Its Production of “Return To Niobrara”

The Rose Theater will host an audition for adult roles in its 2019 production, Return To Niobrara on Monday, September 24th at 6pm with callbacks on Tuesday, September 25th at 6pm.

Adults should sign up for an audition time slot at:

Actors of all types are welcome to audition and must come to The Rose Theater, 2001 Farnam Street. Auditionees will read selections from the script.

Return To Niobrara actors must be available for weekday and weekend rehearsals and performances between January 2-February 10. This is a paid position for adult actors.

Actors of all types are highly encouraged to audition and casting decisions will be made on a basis that is inclusive of disability, race, age, color, national origin, and gender identity, however, for Return To Niobrara, we are specifically looking for 2-3 male-presenting actors.

Email with any questions.

About Return To Niobrara

180 years ago, Steven’s great-great grandfather Chief Standing Bear stood up in court and demanded that a federal Judge recognize that Indians are “persons” under the law. Today, following an altercation where Steven is bullied at school on account of his long hair, Steven must follow in his grandfather’s footsteps and speak out against his school’s attempt to force him to cut his hair, and ultimately, to erase his identity. Written by Mary Kathryn Nagle (citizen of the Cherokee Nation), the play invites the audience to see the past emerging in our present, and ultimately what it means to truly stand for who we are.

This thrilling historic Omaha story receives its world premiere production commissioned by The Rose Theater and developed at The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.

Characters (Adult actors will inhabit youth roles in this production):

STEVEN – teens-20s, doubles as BEAR SHIELD

BETSY– teens-20s, triples as PRAIRIE FLOWER and BRIGHT EYES

TOM – teens-20s, doubles as TIBBLES


MOM— 30s-60s, doubles as SUSETTE PRIMEAU

DAD— 30s-60s, doubles as CHIEF STANDING BEAR

JACK – 20s-60s, doubles as POPPLETON

BOB– 20s-60s, doubles as LAMBERTSON

Two CHORUS MEN play the following roles:

CHORUS ONE (20s-60s)
Soldier One
President Hayes
Superintendent Rogers
Reporter One

CHORUS TWO (20s-60s)
Soldier Two
Reporter Two

By Mary Kathryn Nagle
This play was workshopped and presented as a rehearsed reading in April 2018 at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts as part of New Visions/New Voices 2018.