Upcoming Auditions

NATIVE GARDENS by Karen Zacarías

Native Gardens by Karen Zacarias
Rehearsal Dates: September 6 - November 2
Directed by Lynn Sotos
Mendocino Community Center
998 School Street, Mendocino


AUDITIONS for Mendocino Theatre Company’s production of Karen Sacarias’ comedy NATIVE GARDENS directed by Lynn Sotos, will be held, Saturday, August 27  and Sunday, August 28 at 2:00 PM in the Mendocino Community Center, 998 School St., Mendocino.  Rehearsal Dates: September 6 – November 2;  Performance Dates: November 3 – December 4

Actors will read from script sides. Click here for access to audition script excerpts.  Perusal scripts are available at the MTC office; please call Beth, 707-937-2718.  For questions, please email the director, Lynn Sotos


Pablo, a high-powered lawyer, and doctoral candidate Tania, his very pregnant wife, are realizing the American dream when they purchase a house next door to community stalwarts Virginia and Frank.  But a disagreement over a long-standing fence line soon spirals into an all-out war of class, privilege, and entitlement.  The hilarious results guarantee no one comes out smelling like a rose.



Tania:  Female 25-35

29 years old, Latina, from New Mexico, some Spanish-speaking required, working-class, PhD student with a deep passion for anthropology, the environment and gardening, a mamma bear nesting, getting ready for the arrival of her first child, highly active and energized during her pregnancy, determined, passionate and committed to moving through the world with kindness, she has an ingrained respect for elders.

Pablo:   Male, 25-35

31 years old, Latino, from Chile, he comes from an affluent family, and attended boarding school in the States, while Spanish is his first language, he has no accent, he is smart, ambitious, driven, hungry to move up in the world, minimal Spanish language required.

Virginia: Female, 55-65

Polish American, direct, assertive, smart, affluent, socially savvy engineer.

Frank: Male, 55-65

New England native, retired, deeply passionate about his garden, can get worked up/stressed out easily, gardening and Virginia help keep him calm, vulnerable, loving, giving person.

EXTRAS:  2 to 4 Extras to play silent roles of a Surveyor, Landscapers, and Building Examiner also needed

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