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WLYT Summer 2021 Theatre Workshop 2

The White Lake Youth Theatre will present If Only the Lonely Were Home, theatre for young audiences, in August as part of the 2021 Summer Theatre Festival.


The White Lake Youth Theatre is Directed by Cindy Beth Davis-Dykema. The audtions will be held In-Person, or rescheduled for those in quarantine.

  • Location The Playhouse
  • Date Tuesday, June 1, or Thursday, June 3
  • Time 4:00 to 5:30 PM
  • Number of Roles This is a story told by one, by some, or by many, but will be woven together by the creative movement choreographed by Lauren Sawson and Director Cindy Beth Davis-Dykema. This cast of movement company actors and singers will be the core storytellers of the play, and will feature many young performers, in addition to speaking roles available for those a little bit older.
  • Age Range 6 to 18 year old actors
  • Application Download the application Click on the link to view the file. It will open as a PDF. Adobe Reader is required to open and view PDF documents. Depending upon your browser, the downloaded document will either open in a new window or be downloaded directly to your computer. You may then print it and/or save it to your computerIf Only the Lonely


Play Synopsis—If Only the Lonely

The Lonely hasn’t been seen for a long time. His house stands quiet, on the furthest edge of town—he won’t come out. So everyone brings to his doorstep the things they love —a photo of the wind, a song you sing in cars, a feeling of ferris wheels, some lightning in a jar. The Lonely is ignoring them all. But one girl stands at his door and won’t go away …


BEFORE You Audition

BEFORE auditions, please be sure you are available for all required meeting times:

  • Auditions 
    • Tuesday, June 1, or Thursday, June 3
    • 4:00 to 5:30 PM, at the Playhouse in person (unless otherwise noted on our website that day)
  • Rehearsals
    • will run 2-3 weekday afternoons, likely around 1:00 to 5:00 PM, but will be set based off the cast’s conflicts and availability
    • begin early July and run weekly throughout the production
  • Tech Week
    • as needed in the afternoon 1:00 to 5 PM, August 16 through 21
  • Performance Week 
    • Performances will be August 19, 20, and 21 (2 nights, 1 matinee on Saturday at 2:00 PM)


Questions? Concerns?

Do you have questions or concerns? If so, please call (231) 894-0119 or contact Cindy Beth Davis-Dykema, Director of the WLYT, via this website.

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