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CLOTA auditions for ‘Close encounters of the hairy kind’

Community Light Opera Theater Association (CLOTA) Daniel Stallings–

CLOTA is preparing for its winter show, and we need performers. “Close Encounters of the Hairy Kind,” written and directed by local playwright Monica Lorenz-Dwyer, is a story set around a campfire conference where a group of diverse people share their stories of Bigfoot sightings in the hopes of establishing a sanctuary for the species. But someone in their group has a far more dangerous idea.

With deals being brokered, a mysterious wanted poster going around, and something watching them from the shadows, stories around the campfire will get a lot more sinister than excuses for s’mores. After all, seeing is believing, right? Everyone is welcome to try out, and no theatrical experience is necessary to take part in the show. Actors will be reading selected passages from the original script by writer/director, Monica Lorenz-Dwyer.

There are 10 roles to fill along with many technical positions to create our campfire world. Actors must be eighteen or older. Auditions will be Friday, December 9 and Saturday, December 10 from 2 to 5 p.m. at CLOTA Center Stage (1425 N. Inyo St.). “Close Encounters of the Hairy Kind” will be performed on March 3, 4, 10, 11, 17 and 18, 2023 at 7:30 p.m. at CLOTA Center Stage with a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday, March 12. Rehearsals dates will be arranged after auditions based on actor availability. For more information, visit