november, 2020

sun22nov(nov 22)11:00 ammon30(nov 30)11:00 pmAuditions for My Father's Dragon11:00 am - 11:00 pm (30)

Event Details

Auditions for are now open for New Minowa Players’ January production of “My Father’s Dragon.” This show will use puppets in addition to actors, and will be rehearsed remotely, using Zoom. The performance will be a video posted on the New Minowa Players YouTube channel. Audition materials are available on their website,, and must be submitted by November 30 using the form on the website.

New Minowa Players is excited to expand their online offerings as they continue to pursue options that generate theatrical experiences while not meeting in person.

“This will be a unique experience,” says Sheryl Scheffert, director. “Since different people have different amounts of social contact at this time, I want to work within the restrictions that are in place. Maybe housemates or a family will do a scene, maybe an actor will be working alone. There is a path, a vision, a script, but it is all maneuverable as we see who will choose to be involved and that their situations are.”

That maneuverability is possible because Scheffert wrote the musical. New Minowa Player’s January show is be definition “family friendly”, and is often based on children’s literature. This musical is based on the book “My Father’s Dragon” by Ruth Stiles Gannett, a story that is now in the public domain.

Audition materials are due November 30, Zoom rehearsals will occur throughout December and early January, and mid-January the show will be compiled and edited. The finished video will premiere on New Minowa Players’ YouTube channel Friday, January 22 at 7:00 p.m.

Any questions should be addressed to Sheryl Scheffert, director, at [email protected]

Sponsors for “My Father’s Dragon” are Decorah Bank & Trust Co., Family Table Restaurant, Gallery of Tops, Iroc Web Design Services, Pizza Ranch, Rick and Sheryl Scheffert, Sogo Snacks, JoAn Stevenson and Steven Nelson, and Singing Hammers Construction.


22 (Sunday) 11:00 am - 30 (Monday) 11:00 pm