Auditions for New Minowa Players’ Young People’s Production of “The Mystery of Edwin Drood” To Be Held June 17th

New Minowa Players is excited to announce auditions for the 2017 Young Peoples’s Production of The Mystery of Edwin Drood from 12:00-3:00 PM on Saturday, June 17th (performances will be presented August 10-13) at 906 S Mill Street, Decorah, IA 52101 (the New Minowa Players building).

Loosely based on an unfinished murder mystery written by Charles Dickens and set in a turn-of-the-century British music hall, The Mystery of Edwin Drood is an exciting Victorian murder mystery comedy full of audience participation, outrageous humor, charming music, and multiple possible endings (chosen by the audience)!

Auditions are open to young people of ALL experience levels between the ages of going into seventh grade through having just graduated from college. All interested in auditioning should prepare a 30-90-second monologue, as well as 16-32 bars of a song of their choice to sing a cappella. Additionally, they should come prepared to move, wearing comfortable and flexible clothing.

Materials will be provided at auditions to anyone who does not feel comfortable preparing a monologue and/or music.

Call-backs will be held the following day (Sunday, June 18th) at 1:30 at the same location. Anyone who auditions and is requested for a call-back will be immediately notified the afternoon or evening of June 17th. Anyone seeking to audition is asked to keep the 18th open in case they are requested.
For more information about auditions, scheduling, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, the Young People’s Production, or New Minowa Players, please contact directors Steven Holkesvik ( or Aaron Kvale (

New Minowa Players Seeks Directors for 2017-2018 Productions

Decorah, IA- New Minowa Players in Decorah, Iowa is seeking directors for its 2017-2018 season. Applicants of all experience levels will be considered  and anyone with an interest in directing is encouraged to apply for this exciting volunteer opportunity, regardless of prior directing experience or participation in NMP productions.
A variety of performance slots are still available, including the 2017 Young People’s Production (August, 2017), 2017 Children’s Show (Fall, 2017), 2018 Family Show (January, 2018), 2018 Adult Show (April, 2018), 2018 Summer Musical (June, 2018), and 2018 Young People’s Production (August, 2018).
Anyone interested in directing should propose a production to the New Minowa Players board of directors using the Director Proposal form, available by e-mail or at The deadline for application is March 31st, 2017. 
Please contact NMP board president Mette Hammer at or corresponding secretary Aaron Kvale at for more information and/or to request a proposal form.