2015 Biggest Little Theatre Festival

We are accepting submissions for BRUKA THEATRE'S BIGGEST LITTLE THEATRE FESTIVAL from September 15 - September 30, 2015.  Please download the guidelines BY CLICKING ON THE BIGGEST LITTLE THEATRE FESTIVAL LOGO BELOW.  If you have any other questions, please contact: (Mary Bennett, Producing Artistic Director).  Applicants are required to have their own show complete for performance.  Bruka Theatre provides the basic tech, space, inclusion in Festival promotion and house management. 




Written by Jon Robin Baitz
Directed by Tony DeGeiso 

Brooke Wyeth - Megan Fitzpatrick

Polly Wyeth - Veronica Fraser 

Lyman Wyeth - Tom Jacobs

Silda Grauman - Evonne Kezios

Trip Wyeth - Bryce Keil

Stage Manager - Jessey Richards


2015/16 SEASON AUDITIONS - Monday, August 17 @ 6 PM

FACEBOOK EVENT for the Auditions - Please RSVP and like our Bruka Page!

Bruka Theatre will hold Season Auditions for our 23rd Season on Monday, August 17 at 6 PM. Auditions will be held for productions including: Buttcracker 6 - Underland (original production), Ann Frank, The Shape Of Things, Deathtrap, Malvolio (original production). Mr Burns - A Post Electric Play, Theatre For Children, The Bruka Greenshow and Lamb's Tales Players, and our Original Werks (original reading series).  

Callbacks will be announced post season auditions by the individual directors.

We are looking for a variety of actors ages 16 and up for various productions. Please bring a headshot or picture and resume and prepare a one minute contemporary monologue or a 2 minute audition that consists of a contemporary monologue and a classic (shakespearean) monologue. We are also looking for technical, backstage and production people for our new season.  

Please enter through the side door on First Street.  Bruka Theatre Of The Sierra, Inc will open the door on First Street at 5:30 of begin sign-ups for auditions on Monday August 17th. Introductions and announcements will begin at 6:05 followed immediately by auditions. You may leave after your audition group has been seen. Bruka Theatre is located at 99 N. Virginia Street, Reno, NV 89501. We are a non-equity, TCG theatre company providing a variety of opportunities including some stipend positions, company member opportunities and volunteer opportunities for our theatre company.  

Questions? Please send them to If you have performed with Bruka Theatre before and are interested in a specific show and are unable to audition, please let Mary know as well at the above email.





If you did not audition for the season and would be suitable for any of the following roles, please send an email to  Arrangements will be made between you and the director

We are also looking for technical people and volunteers.Questions?  Contact us via email at:  Or leave a message at 775-323-3221 


Written by:  David Lindsay - Abaire     Directed by: Stacey Spain
Performs:  May 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30 @ 8 PM
June  3A, 4, 5, 6 @ 8 PM  Sunday Matinee:  May 24 @ 2 PM

CALL:  Looking for African American Actress who can play 25 – 30. 

THE FULL MONTY (Musical Comedy)
Book by Terrence McNally and score by David Yazb
Directed by:  Androo Allen  Musical Director:  Tony Degeiso
June 26, 27 @ 8 PM  July 2, 3, 4, 8A, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 29, 30, 31, August 1 @ 8 PMSUNDAY MATINEE’S:  July 12, 19 @ 2 PM

CALL:  Black male singer/actor. Needs to play age 40 

The American Melodrama of Tiburcio Vasquez - Notorious California Bandit. 

CALL BACKS/AUDITIONS will be September 21st,  2014 @ 2:00 PM. 
If you are interested in auditioning for Bandido by Luiz Valdez, please bring headshot/resume.
Brüka Theatre, 99 N. Virginia Street, Reno.  Enter in side door on First Street.

We are also looking for technical people and volunteers.

Bandido!” is an anti-melodrama that takes place during the Gold Rush. It is a play with in a play. At the center of the play is Tiburcio Vasquez, in one light, a resistance fighter to his people, in another, a desperado whose story has become part of the American mythology of the Old West. He was the last man to be legally, publically executed in California, hanged in San Jose in 1875. The brave villain or hero, tells his story through flashbacks. While Vasquez is in jail, he sells photographs of himself for fifty cents. He makes his stories of love, jealousy, and betrayal come to life. Valdez, in “Bandido” is not only famous for his exploits but for his womanizing. He leaves his money and inheritance to Rosario and the daughter he had with her.

Rehearsals - Rehearsals for Bandido! will take place from January-February, 2014 with a read-thru prior this fall.

More information - For more information, contact Tami Castillo Shelton at 775-750-3046 (cell) or

Characters of Bandido!: 

The Jail -

Tiburcio Vasquez, notorious California bandit. 

Sheriff J.H. Adams, Sheriff of Santa Clara County.

Samuel P. Gillette, an Impresario.

Jimmy, a young deputy. 

Pettigrew, an older deputy.

Lady in Black, a French journalist.

Mrs. Gillette, an actress.

Assorted Ladies, visitors.



The Melodrama -

Tiburcio Vasquez, the Capitan.

California Kate, a madam.

Daisy Dolittle, a soiled dove.

Other Soiled Doves, ensemble.

Abdon Leiva, Chilean Miner.

Rosario Leiva, his wife.

Cleodovio Chavez, a sheepherder.

Rita Madrid, Fandango dancer.

Fiddler Feliz, a blind fiddler.

Gonzalez, a Mexican.

Moreno, an ex-aristocrat.

A. Snyder, Tres Pinos storekeeper.

Mrs. Snyder, his wife.

Lewis, a young customer.

Basque Sheepherder, a murder victim.

Andres Pico, California general.

Old Gabriel, indio servant.

Soledad, a midwife.


Seeking Submissions for The BIGGEST little Theatre Festival 2014