The Play-Write Project

What is The Play-Write Project?

We, like so many other theatre lovers, are feeling the pain of not being able to do the art form we love. In an effort to bring a creative outlet to our community, we are excited to present our first ever “Play-Write” Project, Carousel’s newest artistic endeavor.

Have you ever wanted to write a play, but never got around to it? The Play-Write Project is the perfect opportunity for you. Designed to be a collaborative effort, The Play-Write Project will bring together up to 8 local playwrights to write a show, which will then be performed as a one weekend event in our 2021-22 season. Whether you are new to writing, or have years of experience, all are welcome.

The group of playwrights will be meet virtually twice a month through the month of April 2021. Over that time period they will have the chance to come up with a story, characters, locations and dialogue for their own original play. The whole process will be led by a facilitator, there to encourage creativity, keep ideas flowing and help guide the group through the steps of writing a play.



Registration is now closed.


This past year, Carousel Theatre took on a new and exciting challenge by hosting a group of five budding playwrights in our new creative endeavor, The Play-Write Project. Over the course of several months, they have met virtually, sharing ideas and cheering each-other on as they took on the daunting task of writing their own original one act plays. Final drafts are in, scripts are hot off the presses, and it’s time to hit the stage!

Carousel Theatre of Indianola is excited to announce auditions for our summer one act series. Auditions will be held virtually on May 18 from 6:00 PM-9:00 PM. These 5 plays, written during the pandemic, will be rehearsed in person and then filmed to have premieres weekly beginning July 9.
We are looking for men and women of all ages, and 1 boy around the age of 10.  For more information about the roles, please see the casting breakdown below.
To sign up for an audition time, please visit
Cuttings will be sent two weeks prior to the auditions along with the zoom link to attend the auditions.
Casting Breakdown
A Powerful Placebo
1.       1 Older Female
2.       1 Older Male
3.       2 Females, Age not Determined
Last Call
1.       1 Male, Mid 50’s
2.       1 Male, 40’s
3.       1 Male, 60’s
4.       1 Male, Late 20’s
5.       1 Male, Age not Determined
6.       2 Females, Age not Determined
Long Time, No See
1.       1 Male, Early 40’s
2.       1 Male, Late Teens/Early 20’s
A Prayer for the Lost and Found
1.       1 Male, 70’s
2.       1 Male, Mid 40’s
3.       1 Male, 10 years
4.       1 Male, Age not Determined
5.       1 Female, Mid 40’s
Game Night
1.       4 Females, Age not Determined