Upcoming Auditions & Workshops


Always a Bridesmaid, A Comedy by Jones, Hope and Wooten

Presented by Tarpon Arts & Directed by Jamie Bierchen

**Auditions will be by video submission. Please submit a 1–2-minute monologue no later than February 10 to the director at jamie.bierchen@culture.io


In this hilarious comedic romp, four friends have sworn to keep the promise they made on the night of their Senior Prom: to be in each other’s weddings, no matter what. Many years later, these friends-for-life are still making “the long walk” for each other, determined to honor that vow. Libby Ruth, the hopeful romantic with the perfect marriage, believes – in spite of all evidence to the contrary – that her friends can find the very same happiness. Headstrong Deedra’s “rock-solid” union hangs by a thread when she discovers her husband of many years has not only a wandering eye but the hands to match. Monette, flashy, high-spirited and self-involved, continues to test her friends’ love and patience with all-too-frequent trips down the aisle. And salt-of-the-earth, tree-hugging Charlie discovers – the hard way – that marital bliss is not the end of her rainbow and panics in outrageous style when the opportunity presents itself.

Hop on this marriage-go-round for a laugh-out-loud journey with these beleaguered bridesmaids as they navigate the choppy waters of love and matrimony. Libby Ruth, Deedra, Monette and Charlie are committed to the notion that careers, waistlines and even marriages may disappear, but real friendships last a lifetime. Forsaking all others, in sickness and in health, they repeatedly struggle to stage the perfect wedding in spite of fistfights at the altar, runaway brides and the mistaken, and unfortunate, release of a flock of white doves on the first day of hunting season. Always A Bridesmaid is the rollicking tale of four loyal and determined women who definitively answer the question, “Just how far are you willing to go to keep a promise to a friend?”


Kari: (20’s) a kind-hearted, spirited Southern charmer

Libby: (40’s) hopeless romantic, sweet country woman, plain-spoken and guileless

Monette: (40’s) kinda flashy, kinda trashy, Southern-to-the-bone flirt

Charlie: (40’s) tree-hugging, Birkenstock-wearing, acerbic Southern free spirit

Deedra: (40’s) headstrong with a dry wit, no-nonsense Northern transplant

Sedalia: (60’s) gregarious, energetic Virginia hostess and life-force


• Friday, May 3, 10 at 7:00 PM

• Saturday, May 4, 11 at 2:00 PM

• Sunday, May 5, 12 at 2:00 PM

Performance Location

Tarpon Springs Cultural Center, 101 S. Pinellas Ave., Tarpon Springs, FL 34689 

For more information, or questions please contact Jamie Bierchen at jamie.bierchen@culture.io

Tickets available now at tarponarts.org or call 727-942-5605.