Tin Building Theatre

The Bosque Arts Center Tin Building Theatre (TBT) has provided family-oriented comedy, drama and musicals for appreciative Central Texas audiences for over 30 years. The theater, named for the metal siding which formerly housed a manufacturing plant, was formally organized by a small group of visionaries in 1981. The group presented its first play in the summer of 1982. Along the way, thousands of theater-goers, young and old alike have experienced live theater first-hand. The Tin Building Theatre is one of several active sub-groups of the Bosque Arts Center (formerly Bosque Conservatory), a non-profit fine arts organization located in the historic, former administrative building of Clifton Lutheran College. The Bosque Arts Center is funded by memberships, tuition fees from a variety of classes offered on site, and an annual *Big Event* fund-raiser held each April.

TBT has been described as a "working, hands-on theater", meaning that previous acting or theater experience is not necessary for involvement. Many of the group's most seasoned members have learned their craft "hands-on" by becoming actively involved in the group. The directors and actors are all volunteers and the sets, costumes, even publicity, posters, and programs are created by volunteers of the group. TBT presents 2 full-length productions per season, complete with two dinner theater productions per show and usually five performances per play.

The group also presents other special presentations, as time and talent allow. Many a newcomer to a TBT production has been amazed at the professionalism of the shows and the volunteers. More than one has termed it "one of the best community theaters operating today."


TBT Spring Show Auditions

UNDER A COWBOY MOON  by Carl L. Williams

There ain't much in this dry West Texas town except some cowboys, some Dr Pepper, and the Saddle Horn Bar. Needless to say, Spitwhistle, TX, isn't much of a tourist destination. Desperate to lure visitors to their dying town, the residents have organized an annual cowboy poetry contest, where cowboys can compete for the chance to win $500 and "to be high-thought-of...for a change." But when a TV crew from PBS arrives to film the contest as part of a documentary on cowboy poetry, the prospect of appearing on national TV and winning a $5,000 purse ups the stakes. The romance of the mythic West swirls around the barroom as young guns, old-timers, and even an English professor masquerading as a cowboy face off in a poetry showdown to determine who’s the best pen in the West.

Auditions are set for the following dates:  Sunday, February 17; Tuesday, February 19; and Thursday, February 21, if needed.

There are 6 male parts and 4 female parts with optional parts for bar patron extras.

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P.O. Box 373
215 College Hill Drive
Clifton, Texas 76634

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