Open Auditions: A Play 4 Peace

Saint Louis Story Stitchers c 2016

Saint Louis Story Stitchers will host two open auditions for young actors ages 15-24  to stage the Collective’s first play, Not Another One! The play, written and directed by Lauron Thompson, artist in residence at Saint Louis Story Stitchers, with original hip hop music by KP Dennis, artist in residence and the Stitchers Teen Council, is based on a 2015 youth-led discussion with civic leaders and police on gun violence and police/teen interaction entitled Not Another One! A Discussion.

Saint Louis Story Stitchers is seeking youth up to age 24 with acting experience and/or hip hop ability to audition for lead roles. Successful selected performers may receive an honorarium for two final performances, Saturday, February 25th, 2017 on stage at the new .ZACK in the Grand Center Theater District.

Open auditions will be held Friday, December 9th, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm and Saturday, December 17th, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Studio Theater in the Kranzberg Arts Center located in the Big Brothers Big Sisters Building in Grand Center. Pre-registration for 10 minute audition slots begins by email at or at the door at 9:45 am each session. Youth under 18 years old must have a parent or legal guardian present to register prior to participation. Prepare a one-minute dramatic or comedic piece and be prepared to read from the script.

Not Another One!   Verse 3 from Lyrics from the song by Trevor, Stitchers Teen Council

(c 2015 Saint LouisStory Stitchers Artists Collective Music Label)

Never knew it could resort to this,

Pointless killing, no purposes.

A long track of dead corpses,

This world changed metamorphosis.

I don’t want people to know the Lou,

As a place where people shoot,

Or a place where people loot,

Or a place where cops are brutes!

Show Me State let’s show them then,

That disputes don’t have to end!

With a life that has to end.

These streets they can be cleansed

It starts with just me and you,

With this power it can all be through.

This world sick it has the flu,

Let’s make a change starting with the Lou.

Concentration leads to dedication, in order to

dedicate you need some patience.

Think about these situations; it could be another life saving.

Living life where there always sirens,

Watch the news another man dying.

Face the facts and stand up!

Change the world and man up!