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Mouths of Babes Theatre Company

Mouths of Babes Theatre Company A theatre company based out of Wilmington, NC. We focus on new works and community engagement. Smart and engaging young adult theatre in Wilmington, NC.

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Seeking Actors for a new play! Looking for actors for a monologue play with doubling. We are looking for versatile male ...
02/23/2022

Seeking Actors for a new play!

Looking for actors for a monologue play with doubling. We are looking for versatile male and female actors of all ages to play multiple roles!

To set up an audition, fill out the linked Google Form in our bio or email us [email protected]

About the Play:

Quilt Stories is a meditation on loss and love. A monologue play based on interviews from people who lost loved ones to the AIDS crisis. The play revolves around the AIDS Quilt -- each panel of the Quilt represents a life lost, and each Quilt tells a story. Panels from the Quilt have been installed at various locations around Wilmington starting until the end of April.
Performances for this production are April 23, April 24th, April 30th, and May 1, 2022.

Casting: We are mostly cast, but are looking for at least one female actor and one - two male actors to complete the cast. MoB practices inclusive casting. Pronouns and identity will be taken into consideration as needed. Some actors may be cast in multiple roles.

Galentine’s Day with the MoB Squad! We are hard at work transcribing interviews for Quilt Stories 💪🏻
02/15/2022

Galentine’s Day with the MoB Squad! We are hard at work transcribing interviews for Quilt Stories 💪🏻

02/04/2022

MoB Theatre is partnering with UNCW for various projects. Learn more at our upcoming interest meeting m. Any students, regardless of major, are welcome to join and participate!

Great opportunity for student actors, designers, techies, researchers, storytellers, writers, and anyone interested in using theatre and storytelling as a tool for community building and education.

#wilmingtonnorthcarolina #localtheatre #wilmingtonnc

Happy Ice Day, Wilmington! ❄️Earlier this week the MoB squad was hard at work on our latest production: Quilt Stories, d...
01/22/2022

Happy Ice Day, Wilmington! ❄️

Earlier this week the MoB squad was hard at work on our latest production: Quilt Stories, dedicated to those lost to AIDS ❤️ The AIDS quilt project and those involved with it continuously touches our hearts. We can’t wait for you to see our finished project.

#wilmingtonnorthcarolina #supportlocaltheatre #localtheatre #aidsawareness

Feeling thankful! Thankful to have an amazing team, and an amazing audience, helping us make amazing work. Thanks you, t...
11/25/2021

Feeling thankful! Thankful to have an amazing team, and an amazing audience, helping us make amazing work. Thanks you, thank you, thank you.

A sneak peak at our work in progress play. Sunday Nov 21st, 2pmUNCWRandal Library Auditorium (Rm2047) In partnership wit...
11/18/2021

A sneak peak at our work in progress play.

Sunday Nov 21st, 2pm
UNCW
Randal Library Auditorium (Rm2047)

In partnership with UNCW, MoB Theatre has developing a new play. Quilt Stories: a monologue play based on interviews from people who lost loved ones to the AIDS crisis. A meditation on life, love, and loss. The play revolves around the AIDS Quilt, which memorializes lives lost to AIDS. Each panel of the Quilt represents a life lost, and each Quilt tells a story.

Performed as a staged reading
Followed by a brief talk back
Roughly 60min in length

We did it! We’re finally ready to  launch our ongoing podcast series. Out, NC: a MoB Pod is based on our play of the sam...
09/28/2021

We did it! We’re finally ready to launch our ongoing podcast series. Out, NC: a MoB Pod is based on our play of the same name which highlights the stories and experiences of the LGBTQIA community in the south. We interview local folks on issues ranging from religion to top surgery. The first four episodes are live! Available on Spotify and Apple Podcasts.

No one believed in you the way Joy believed in you. She had a light, a kindness, and a warmth that made you want to be b...
08/03/2021

No one believed in you the way Joy believed in you. She had a light, a kindness, and a warmth that made you want to be better, and believe that you could.

Like so many, I am left reeling from the news that we lost Joy James (aka Livity the Poet) over the weekend. She was an actor, a singer, a poet, a teacher, a writer, a filmmaker, a loving mother, and I'm sure a dozen other things. I feel privileged to have known her, and to have worked with her for the time that I did; and as I think anyone who's worked with her can attest, I feel I'm a better artist for it. In her own quiet way, Joy was a community builder, and we can all learn from that.

Our heart goes out to Joy's family, and her son August.

Joy, you will be missed.
Trey K. Morehouse, MoB Director

Some pics from our “OUT, NC” reading during the Pride Picnic last weekend!
07/02/2021

Some pics from our “OUT, NC” reading during the Pride Picnic last weekend!

Don’t miss out on MoB’s staged reading of ‘Out, NC’ tomorrow 2:30 PM - 3 PM at Dreams of Wilmington during the Pride Pic...
06/26/2021

Don’t miss out on MoB’s staged reading of ‘Out, NC’ tomorrow 2:30 PM - 3 PM at Dreams of Wilmington during the Pride Picnic.

#Repost @portcitypride with @get.repost・・・Join us on Sunday, June 27th, 11:30-4:00! All are welcome! Games, food, music,...
06/23/2021

#Repost @portcitypride with @get.repost
・・・
Join us on Sunday, June 27th, 11:30-4:00! All are welcome! Games, food, music, & family fun!
⭐Free hot dogs & hamburgers⭐
⭐Face Painting⭐
⭐Music by DJ GO AWFF⭐
⭐Slam Poetry from Tim Joyner⭐
⭐MoB Theatre⭐

In May, MoB Theatre held a short documentary theatre workshop at DREAMS of Wilmington. The subject the student selected ...
06/04/2021

In May, MoB Theatre held a short documentary theatre workshop at DREAMS of Wilmington. The subject the student selected was Cyberbullying: An important topic we hope to go back to! #dreamsofwilmington #mobtheatre
@dreams_of_wilmington

MoB is looking for an actor to complete it's cast for our staged reading for Pride Month! We are looking for a black fem...
06/02/2021

MoB is looking for an actor to complete it's cast for our staged reading for Pride Month! We are looking for a black female identifying actor between the ages of 18 - 25. We are performing a short (15 - 20 min version) of our Out, NC play.

Audition by appointment only, please. Either in person or via zoom. Monologues can be provided prior to audition. The reading will be performed as part of Wilmington's Pride on Sunday June 27th. Must be available for evening rehearsals the week of June 21st. Must be available for daytime performances on Sunday June 27th.

See link in bio for more details!

#mobtheatre #wilmingtontheatre #nctheatre

Happy Pride from MoB Theatre! Stay tuned for some exciting updates as we get back in the swing of things!
06/02/2021

Happy Pride from MoB Theatre!
Stay tuned for some exciting updates as we get back in the swing of things!

Making art responsibly in the age of covid #mobtheatre
02/22/2021

Making art responsibly in the age of covid #mobtheatre

MoB networking in the age of Covid 😷Repost from @uncw_cie•Mouths of Babes Theatre Company meets our scientist in residen...
02/18/2021

MoB networking in the age of Covid 😷
Repost from @uncw_cie

Mouths of Babes Theatre Company meets our scientist in residence, Troy Alphin. Ideation and connections being made for an oyster roast fundraiser for @mobtheatre, a CIE tenant. This is what co-working spaces are all about!

#community #CoWorking #Ideation

In honor of Black History Month, this Playwright Wednesday we remember the forever great Lorraine Hansberry. Hansberry d...
02/10/2021

In honor of Black History Month, this Playwright Wednesday we remember the forever great Lorraine Hansberry. Hansberry died far too young at the age of 34, just five years after the premier of her titan of a play A Raisin in the Sun, which made her the first female Black writer to have a play produced on Broadway. Her poetic and fierce family drama set the tone for 20th Century American theatre, and Raisin remains a staple both on the stage and in the classroom.

Folks from Wilmington, NC would be interested to know that one of her unfinished plays was a historical drama covering the events of the Wilmington Massacre and Coup of 1898. A play that she said was stuck in the phase of “first-draft-itis.”

Recent biographers have shed light on a life just as remarkable as her writing: She was, for example, a closeted lesbian during her life, and accounts from friends and her own journals indicate that she was on the road to becoming a full on LGBT activist if her life hadn’t been cut short from cancer. She called a trip to Provincetown (a gay mecca both then and now) near the end of her life a “gathering of the clan.” #lorrainehansberry #araisininthesun #1898 #blackplaywrights #blackhistorymonth #wilmingtonhistory #wilmingtonnc #mobtheatre

Our MoB Monday Spotlight this week is on Dustin Nguyen. Working behind the scenes, Dustin has been assisting with note t...
02/01/2021

Our MoB Monday Spotlight this week is on Dustin Nguyen. Working behind the scenes, Dustin has been assisting with note taking at our board meetings, and research for our various ongoing projects, and generally trying his best to help keep us organized. His enthusiasm has been a huge help in our projects. Here's a little bit about Dustin:

1) What is your favorite MoB memory?
I would say that my favorite MoB memory so far has been researching The Paddock, a gay club that was in Greenville, NC, and connecting the "dots" from when I lived in Greenville.

2) What are you working on with MoB right now? Why does this project matter to you?
As of late, I have been working on transcribing interviews for the AIDS quilt project. This project is important to me because it brings to life the stories of AIDS patients and rather than mourn their lives, we celebrate them while also educating those about HIV/AIDS.

3) What inspired you to get into acting?
When I was younger, I always loved to perform in various ways but it wasn't until high school I found my love of performing. I think the main thing that pushed me was when I was volunteering for BOSS camp at the Hannah Block/USO building downtown I thought to myself why can't I do that? So, following my volunteer stint, I auditioned for the music review being held at Thalian Association's Children's Theatre and I have not stopped since. 4) What’s been your favorite role as a local actor?
It has been a while since I have been in a Wilmington production but when I was living in Greenville my favorite role was Leaf Coneybear from "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee."

5) What social issues matter most to you? And how do you (or how would you like to) tackle these issues with your art?
There are tons but if I had to narrow it down, I would say racial equity, LGBT+ issues, and mental health education. In an effort to tackle said issues, I hope to run a theatre company of my own or work closely with a company such as MoB that produces new and innovative theatre that reaches underserved communities. #poctheatreartists #wilmingtontheatre

This week's Playwright Wednesday shout out goes to Michael R. Jackson. Only 40, Jackson is already an accomplished Playw...
01/27/2021

This week's Playwright Wednesday shout out goes to Michael R. Jackson. Only 40, Jackson is already an accomplished Playwright and songwriter whose works include the musical adaptation of the movie “Teeth” (lyrics and co-writing credit for the book) as well as book, music and lyrics for “White Girl in Danger,” and “A Strange Loop.”

His break out hit “A Strange Loop” follows a young queer Black artist at war with a host of demons and complex inner thoughts voiced by a six-person all Black queer ensemble. It's a trippy musical distilation of what it feels like to navigate a white / heteronormative world that continously tells you that you don't belong. The New York Times wrote, "A Strange Loop is a gutsy, jubilantly anguished musical with infectious melodies by the very deft Michael R. Jackson.”

In June 2020, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Stonewall, the online magazine Queerty named Jackson among one of the 50 people "leading the nation toward equality, acceptance, and dignity for all people."

We'll be watching Jackson's career closely. We hope you will too.
#MichaelRJackson #playwright #BlackPlaywright

With the events of the Capital Riots still fresh on our minds, many in Wilmington are reminded about the events of 1898....
01/26/2021

With the events of the Capital Riots still fresh on our minds, many in Wilmington are reminded about the events of 1898. In November of 1898, on the heels of a local election, Wilmington became home to the only successful coup in the history of the United States when white supremacists violently overthrew the duly-elected government in Wilmington, attacked, burned, and destroyed Black owned businesses, and rounded up and expelled prominent Black community members - forcing them on a train and banishing them, stealing their homes and livelihood. The tragic loss of life from the coup is still not well understood, with estimates ranging anywhere between 60 - 300 dead depending on the source.

The comparisons to the events at the Capital are rampant, and the lessons of history, and the lessons of current events should be a clear signal of a profound need for change and a profound need to do better. We urge you to make a difference in your sphere of influence, whenever, and wherever you feel most passionate. The goal of anti-racism is multifaceted, and needs to happen everywhere, every day, in every sector.

Today we want to share a cause that matters and resonates with us. One of the great losses from 1898 was the destruction of The Daily Record, Wilmington’s prominent black owned newspaper. Flashing forward to today, another Black owned newspaper is in need of support. We would also like to encourage you to take some time to learn about the Wilmington Journal, and consider a donation to help preserve their work. The Journal has been in existence since 1927, but will shut its doors if it doesn't receive the proper funding.

Hate wins when voices of hope are drowned out. And while we lost a great institution, and important platform for Black voices to the violence of 1898, we don’t have to lose another to the slow burn of community neglect.

Please follow the link to learn more.

https://www.gofundme.com/f/save-the-wilmington-journal

#wilmingtonjournal #ilm #blacklivesmatter #1898coup #1898massacre

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Good afternoon. Pender County Tourism in Burgaw NC (right up the road from Wilmington) is desperately looking for actors and actresses for our 2017 Ghost’s of Pender’s Past Ghost Walk due to a lot of them dropping out at the last minute. The event is going to be held on Oct. 13th and 14th, with 2 tour groups running on each night; one at 6pm and one at 8pm. Each station is about 5 minutes worth of dialogue. So it is not too much to memorize and we will also assist in finding costumes/props unless they have something they want to wear. We have been calling every avenue we can locally so the committee has decided to reach out to the rest of the Cape Fear Region. This is what we need as of right now…. 1. We need a young African American Women to play a married woman. This woman does not have a speaking role. She wears a mask and imitates the “Boohag”. The Boohag is a Gullah Geechee witch who sucks the breathe out of their victim. 2. We also need 3-4 African American Women to be in the story about a lady being slapped to death by a ghost. This also has Gullah Geechee origins. The script calls for an older lady (which we may have but we are not sure yet), we need someone to play the narrator, we need someone to play a teenage girl and we need someone to play the ghost. The ghost does not speak but moves things around and acts a little spiteful. 3. We need 3 Caucasian males for our Big Foot. We have a wife to narrate, but we need a Grandfather, a son and a grandson. All 3 need to be in hunter attire. The wife will narrate the story and the men will be sitting together discussing their encounters with bigfoot. We have a rough dress rehearsal tomorrow at 5:30pm but we understand how last minute this is so we are not expecting them to come to this unless it is convenient for them. If there is anyone that is interested please have them contact me Immediately at (910) 259-1278. After hours they can call my cell phone and leave a message (910) 663-0041. We are fully aware of how last minute this really is, so if there is anyone that is interested we can defiantly work with them to make it convenient and less stressful for them. Thank you again and have a great day! -Stephanie Key, Tourism Assistant, Pender County Tourism, (910) 259-1278, (910) 663-0041