Writers Needed for MVLCT New Play Festival

Mt. Vernon Lisbon Community Theatre is announcing a new play festival as part of its 2019 season. Eight to ten new, unpublished short plays by area writers will be selected for production in March. Preference for selection will be given to writers living in, near, or with ties to the Mt. Vernon/Lisbon area. The requirements for the plays themselves are:

1. They must be brand new and unpublished.

2. They must be written on a theme to be announced in late September.

3. They must be 5 – 10 minutes in length and adhere to the production guidelines announced with the theme.

4. They must be submitted by November 30.

Please contact us by September 1 if you are interested in writing for the festival. Include your contact information and a brief summary of your theatre or writing work. We will announce the theme in late September and let you know if you have been selected as a writer for the festival. Writers will be given more specific information at that time.

Thank you!

Amy White


MVLCT New Play Festival Committee
MVLCT Board of Directors

Black Doggers are Casting

This is not an MVLCT event–but a couple of our board members are part of this!  From the Black Doggers:

AUDITIONS ARE BOTH SATURDAY JULY 28 and SUNDAY JULY 29 from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm both days! Actors need not attend both days to be considered.

The Black Doggers are seeking actors for an environmental show featuring 10 plays set in and staged in a diner with the audience as fellow diner patrons. Performances will be Labor Day weekend, 2018. Possibility for future performances in other venues.

Rehearsals will be according to actor and director availability during August 2018.

Produced by The Black Doggers Writing Group in association with C and P Productions.

No preparation necessary. Cold readings of sections from the plays.

Seeking up to 12 actors:

Many roles for male and female actors age 25 – 40.

Many roles for male and female actors age 45 – 75.

Several roles for male and female actors age 17 – 25.

Some characters are wide open as far as gender and age requirements, but no actors under the age of 17 are needed.

Featuring plays by Tony Craine, Patrick Du Laney, Grant Freeman, Monica Leo, Christopher Okiishi, Kelly Shriver Kolln, Barbara Lau, David Martino, Mary Sullivan, Brian Tanner, and Amy White.

Julius Caesar Opens Tonight!

Julius Caesar opens tonight at the Uptown Theatre in Mt Vernon’s First Street Community Center!  Tickets for tonight’s show are still available in-person tonight in the lobby, so just stop on by.  If you purchased tickets in advance, we will have a list with your name on it and how many tickets you ordered in advance.  If you are wanting tickets for a future date–you can still order then in advance online (we take the online ordering down the morning of the show date in order to put together the list) or you can stop by the lobby before the show starts and purchase tickets in person.

Hope to see you there!

Help Support MVLCT this Holiday Season!

Did you know you can support MVLCT when you are shopping online?

If you shop online, please consider donating a portion of your shopping to MVLCT through Amazon Smile.  Simply go to smile.amazon.com and select Mount Vernon Lisbon Community Theatre as your favorite non-profit organization and they will donate a portion of your order to MVLCT!  It’s just that easy!

We definitely urge you to support our local shops and businesses first and foremost–but if you are going to be shopping online anyway, consider supporting MVLCT through Amazon Smile this holiday season!  We sincerely thank you for it!

Audition dates for Resistance Radio!

Resistance Radio Auditions

Announcing audition dates for Resistance Radio!

Auditions: September 24th & 25th, both at 7pm
Show dates: Oct 19th – 21st 2017
Location: 221 First Street NE, Mt. Vernon, IA

We will be staging several radio shows, including the broadcasts of H. G. Wells’ War of the Worlds and Shirley Jackson’s The Lottery. Nothing to prepare! Auditions will include readings from these two scripts, available at the following links:



Parts are available for men and women. So please come audition!

For more information, please contact Amy White at amyloope@gmail.com or 319-899-1399.

MVLCT Presents our 2018 Season!

We are very excited to announce our 2018 season!  And Then There Were None in March, Julius Caesar in July, and Starmites in October!  Keep your calendars clear, and we hope to see you at all the upcoming auditions!!!