Break a Leg: A Night of One-Acts Auditions Announced

Break a Leg: A Night of One-Acts Auditions Announced

Come audition for BFACT’s next show, Break a Leg: A Night of One-Acts! We will be performing a night of three one-acts. Auditions will be held on February 6 and 7 at 6:30pm in the Rec Center Auditorium. You don’t need to bring anything for auditions, just yourself. Due to the nature of this show, only those 16 and above will be considered for acting roles. We will do cold readings from the scripts. If you have any questions, or are unable to make the audition date but still want to audition, feel free to message [email protected] or call 605.645.3255. The show itself is March 15 and 16.

TECH CREW

If you are interested in being involved with the show on the technical side please come to auditions as well. This includes: running lights & sound; set building; costuming; props; backstage work. You do not need to have any experience to get involved.

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Tyler Schone

Tyler Schone

What do you do in your day-to-day life?

I work full time at a thrift store. I see it as a way to give back to the community. I am a voracious reader, cinema fantic, and play a variety of video games. I love storytelling. 

How long have you been involved in Community Theater, how long at BFACT?

I have been doing theater regularly since 2015 when I was in college. I first started at BFACT in 2021 from the monologue competition.

Tyler Schone as Dan in "Couch Potato"
Tyler as Dan in Couch Potato struggling with moving into an apartment with an unexpected tenant

What has been your favorite role to play?

My favorite role would have to be Mortimer in Arsenic and Old Lace. It is always great to have an opportunity to work my comedy chops. 

What keeps you coming back to BFACT?

I enjoy the pleasant atmosphere. All the BFACT regulars are a joy to work with. I always feel comfortable with my cast mates, director, and crew. 

What is your favorite BFACT memory?

I think it would have to be when I was playing Mr. Collins in Pride & Prejudice and I just kept trying new things with each rehearsal. Some of it worked and some of it didn’t but it was fun. I got to experiment on stage and I love having the chance to do so.

Tyler Schone as Lance Schroeder in "House on Haunted Hill"
Tyler as the devious Lance Schroder in House on Haunted Hill

What is your favorite part of BFACT?

For me, it’s whenever I can make everyone I work with laugh. I love having fun at BFACT. I feel like if we’re not having fun than we’re doing it wrong. 

Why did you join BFACT?

I joined because I was looking at different community theaters in the area. The monologue competition seemed like a nice, easy way to get involved. From there, I was impressed by the easy going yet professional manner of the group and I stayed on for more projects.

Anna Robins

Anna Robins

What do you do in your day-to-day life?

I work as a graphic designer and I like to create my own projects on the side.

How long have you been involved in Community Theater, how long at BFACT?

I’ve been involved in small ways for a few years – like helping with the bake sale on show nights – but in 2023 I decided I wanted to get more involved!

What has been your favorite role to play?

Justice in Rock of Ages!!!

What keeps you coming back to BFACT?

I enjoy the casual vibe. It gets me out of the house and helps me feel more connected to my community. The energy during show week is really exciting!

Anna Robins backstage with the cast of "Rock of Ages"
Anna backstage with the cast of Rock of Ages

What is your favorite part of BFACT?

I like that BFACT covers a wide range of show genres and ways to get involved! From the quirky, original one-acts to the large, classic musicals – the variety keeps it interesting and offers something for everyone’s style. I’ve tried doing lights, sound, set building, acting on stage, and helping with the bake sale. There’s always some way to feel connected to the group that works with my schedule. 

Why did you join BFACT?

My partner was already involved and I was newer to the Belle Fourche area. Getting involved in BFACT helped me meet people, feel a part of the community, and get to do something fun and creative in my spare time. It also offered me an opportunity to learn new skills I was interested in.

Stephanie Bussiere

Stephanie Bussiere

What do you do in your day-to-day life?

I work in IT for a company that manages point-of-sale systems. I also hang out with my teenagers and have a million hobbies. 

How long have you been involved in Community Theater, how long at BFACT?

I joined the community theater scene in 2006 up in Minot, ND. My first experience with BFACT was in 2011, a year after I moved to SD.

Stephanie Bussiere as the femme fatale in "Honeymoon on the Rusted Rail"
Stephanie as the femme fatal, Syliva Saint in Honeymoon on the Rusted Rail

What has been your favorite role to play?

They’ve all been fun! How to choose? I really enjoyed the hair/makeup/costume I got to wear as Sylvia Saint in Honeymoon on the Rusted Rail.

What keeps you coming back to BFACT?

The people keep me coming back, along with the fun original scripts.

Stephanie Bussiere as Eric in "Couch Potato"
Stephanie as the unmoving eponymous couch potato in Couch Potato

What is your favorite BFACT memory?

Set builds are always a hoot. I’ll never forget splitting my pants open during one…

What is your favorite part of BFACT?

I really appreciate the camaraderie and all-hands-on-deck attitude of BFACT board members and volunteers.

Whitney Bridgers

Whitney Bridgers

What do you do in your day-to-day life?

I work & hang out with my family

How long have you been involved in Community Theater, how long at BFACT?

Summer of 2023 was my first year in the Community Theater but I have performed in Belle Fourche plays from 6th to 12th grade. 

Whitney Bridgers as Venus Dancer in "Rock of Ages"
Whitney hanging out backstage for Rock of Ages

What has been your favorite role to play?

I have to say Joanna Slydes because I got to jump into “a pit of acid” and jump back out to scare people, or Nurse Nightingale in Bedside Manner!

What keeps you coming back to BFACT?

I had such a wonderful experience. I’ve always loved theater. Everyone was so warming and welcoming the first day of auditions. I have also met so many new people. It’s just been such an amazing experience.

What is your favorite BFACT memory?

I honestly don’t think I have just one

What is your favorite part of BFACT?

The people and the support for the community

Why did you join BFACT?

I realized my whole life doesn’t have to be just work and kids. Theater is a huge piece of me that I didn’t realize I needed so bad.

Heather Pittman

Heather Pittman

What do you do in your day-to-day life?

When I’m not working in social services, I enjoy baking, crochet, British murder mysteries, and taking care of my evil and lovable cat.

How long have you been involved with Community Theater

I have been involved in community theatre since the first show Is He Dead? In 2010

What has been your favorite role to play or role in a production?

I have spent a lot of time working backstage and have always enjoyed the organization of it. I’ve been a bit shy in the past but I’m looking forward to spending more time under the lights in the future.

Heather Pittman in the cast of "Doctor Vile"
Heather as Allyssa in Doctor Vile

What keeps you coming back every year?

I love to be around other people interested in arts. It’s one thing we all share despite different ages, backgrounds, and perspectives. We always have a lot to learn from each other and I love to learn.

What is a show you have always wanted to do?

I would love to do more dinner theaters and/or more murder mysteries.

Heather Pittman in "Boise, Idaho"
Heather as the confused Chastity in Boise, Idaho

What is one of your favorite BFACT memories?

My favorite memory is meeting my future husband, Matt, on the set of Is he Dead? In 2010. We have now been together nearly 11 years and married for 5 ½.

How would you like to see BFACT grow?

I would like to see more people get involved and show an interest in artistic expression. There aren’t a lot of opportunities for adults in this area or for children outside of school to explore their artistic side. I hope more people decide to be brave and join productions and events. I also hope people continue to bring their children and grandchildren and cultivate their interests in imagination and expression as well.

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Kelsey Gronlund

Kelsey Gronlund

What Do You Do In Your Day-To-Day Life?

I am the CFO at the Northern Hills Training  Center. When im not working you can find new gardening, crocheting or sewing. 

How Long Have You Been Involved With Community Theater

I’ve been apart of community theater on and off since 2010. Starting as a stage hand and prop handler for Is He Dead?

Kelsey Gronlund in "You Can't Take It With You"
Kelsey Gronlund as Reba in You Can’t Take It With You as she talks with her beau, Donald (Jonathan Tinsley)

What Has Been Your Favorite Role To Play Or Role In A Production?

My favorite role would have to be Skelemancer from Hero of Eternity.

What Keeps You Coming Back Every Year?

My love for theater. I really enjoy everything from acting, to prop making to painting the set. I love it all.

What Is A Show You Have Always Wanted To Do?

A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen

Kelsey Gronlund in "Prelude to a Kiss"
Kelsey as Rita in Prelude to a Kiss while she flirts with the awkward Peter (Derek Olson)

What Is One Of Your Favorite BFACT Memories?

I have so many! My favorite memory would have to be set building for Last Voyage of the Ginormic.

How Would You Like To See BFACT Grow?

I would like to see our membership grow and hosting workshops.

Geno Pesicka

Geno Pesicka

What Do You Do In Your Day-To-Day Life?

In my day to day life I am the Pool Boy at The Leaky Pot Cafe, where we have no pool.

How Long Have You Been Involved With Community Theater

I have been involved with the BFACT since day 2, I was a little late for day 1. Before that I was with the Matthew’s Opera House since 1999.

Geno Pesicka in "Pride & Prejudice"
Geno as the dashing Mr. Bingley in 2023’s Pride & Prejudice

What Has Been Your Favorite Role To Play Or Role In A Production?

My favorite role to play is hard to say. I have always loved every role I’ve had, so I cant pick just 1. But i would say my top 2 are playing Jean Francois Millet in Is He Dead?, ‘BFACT’s first ever production, and playing Lumiere in Beauty and the Beast. Ironically both shows I wore the biggest and hottest costumes I’ve ever worn, quite literally with playing Lumiere the candlestick.

What Keeps You Coming Back Every Year?

I keep coming back because I keep retiring from acting and you guys keep asking me to unretire for some reason.

What Is A Show You Have Always Wanted To Do?

I’ve done most of the shows I’ve always wanted to be in. Beauty and the Beast was it for me.

Geno Pesicka as the emcee of "Mr. Beautiful Fork"
After many years of competing, Geno became emcee/ref for 2021’s Mr. Beautiful Fork and of course upstaged all the contestants

What Is One Of Your Favorite BFACT Memories?

My favorite memory was the parade float for Is He Dead? and I’m wearing a huge 1900’s Victorian gown. It was raining during the parade that day and I was posing for pictures with people when I realized the float had kept moving and was about 3 blocks away. So here i am, a dude with balloon boobies and a 5 o’clock shadow in a huge gown running barefoot in the rain down the street to try and catch back up. Biggest laughs I’ve ever received in my life.

How Would You Like To See BFACT Grow?

I’d like to see BFACT grow until they finally reach world domination.

Carrie Donovan

Carrie Donovan

How Long Have You Been Involved With Community Theater

Been involved in theatre since 2014.

What Has Been Your Favorite Role To Play Or Role In A Production?

My favorite role was mother of the bride in Plaza Suite because I got to RIP the back of my costars tuxedo jacket and do alot of hand ringing.

Carrie Donovan with the cast of "Plaza Suite"
Carrie as Norma Hubley with the cast of Plaza Suite

What Keeps You Coming Back Every Year?

What keeps me coming back is the great and talented folks who are in every show.

What Is A Show You Have Always Wanted To Do?

The show I would love to do is Arsenic and Old Lace I love old mysteries/thrillers (This was originally posted in 2019, since then Carrie got the chance to star in Arsenic and Old Lace)

Carrie Donovan with the cast of "School Spirit"
Carrie as Miss Hawkes with the terrified cast of School Spirit

What Is One Of Your Favorite BFACT Memories?

One of my favorite memories is doing costumes for Beauty and the Beast.

How Would You Like To See BFACT Grow?

I would love to see BFACT do more festivals/art in the park type events and collaborative shows with other local theatre groups.

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