Adding to recent action, AVT announces…

29th August
written by Nalin

AVT is holding open auditions for CROSSINGS by Barbara Schneider.  Rehearsals will be twice weekly for approximately 2 hours per rehearsal, starting as soon as roles have been cast.  There will be 6 performances from November 12-21, Fri/Sat 8pm and Sun 2pm.

Auditions will be by cold reading on Tuesday, September 7th, from 6:30-9:00pm in the AVT garage black box at  [street address information available on AVT’s website] Lancaster, CA 93536.  Please contact the stage manager, Courtney Marietta ( if you intend to audition.

A probing and compassionate look at the constantly changing relationship between a German musician who lived through the Second World War in Nazi Germany, and his daughter who emigrates to the United States to become a political activist.  The play begins in postwar Germany with a father telling his young daughter the old and familiar story of his escape from a prisoner-of-war camp. In ensuing scenes, the daughter grows up and begins to question her father’s passive behavior during the war. Though he tries to defend his actions as a rational response to the time and place he lived, his daughter remains skeptical. It is only when the daughter realizes her own vulnerability to the easy habit of indifference, in present-day America, that she truly begins to understand her father.

There are four roles available, each of which must be able portray a range of age:

Katja (young) – female, character age is 8-12.

Katja (grown up) – female, character age is 20-30.

Papa – male, character age 40+.

Anna Marie – female, character age 40+.


CROSSINGS is produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.

Producer: Nalin A. Ratnayake
Stage Director: Karen Gruca
Artistic Director: Kara McCollum
Production Stage Manager:  Courtney Marietta

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