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Auditions Aug. 27 for Original Drama LITTLEFIELD

Mattie Kelly Arts Center


8/19/2016 - Auditions Saturday, August 27 for Premiere of Original Drama – “Littlefield” NWF State College Production On Stage Oct. 12 – 15 by South Walton Drama Instructor & Playwright Don Goodrum

Northwest Florida State College is pleased to announce auditions for the original play, Littlefield, by local playwright, Don Goodrum, on Saturday, August 27 in the Sprint Theater of the Mattie Kelly Arts Center in Niceville. Sign-in starts at 1:30pm and auditions start at 2:00 pm. The play, will be the fourth original production premiered at the college and the third original work directed by Clint Mahle.

Those auditioning should prepare a one minute comic monologue. The cast calls for a minimum of 8 male roles ranging in age from 17 to 65 and 9 females ranging from 17 to 55. Rehearsals begin Tuesday August 30, 2016 at 6:30 pm and take place Tuesdays to Fridays. During tech week, rehearsals will be Monday through Saturday. Production dates are October 12 to 15, 2016 in the Sprint Theater. For further information, please contact Clint Mahle at 729-6007 or e-mail at

The play Littlefieldtells the story of a small, north Mississippi town at the beginning of the twenty-first century as seen through the eyes of seventeen year old Polly Littlefield. As Polly’s story unfolds, along with her dreams of attending an Ivy League school and leaving her rural background behind, the dreams of other townspeople are introduced. As secrets become known and dreams are set free, we may see a little of ourselves in a town called Littlefield.

Playwright Don Goodrum has been head of the drama program at South Walton High School for 10 years. A stage veteran with over forty years experience, Goodrum has authored numerous published and non-published plays which have been produced locally by Seaside Repertory Theatre, South Walton High, Stagecrafters in Fort Walton Beach, the Imogene Theater in Milton and more.

Born in Tennessee and raised in Mississippi, Goodman got his first taste of the spotlight as “The King of the Calendar” in his second grade play. Don moved onto the church play circuit and managed to turn a Best Actor win in a One Act Play Festival into a theatre scholarship to Mississippi College. At MC, Don began writing in earnest and saw several of his plays produced. After college, Don wound up married and on the radio ( airing locally on WWAV 103 and Country 105.5), a career choice that kept sharpening his comedic and writing skills for the next 32 years. Don retired from radio in 2006 and began writing once again and has seen production and publication of many of his plays. He lives in Mary Esther, Florida.