16-3-3, Home

adapted for the stage by Heather Schultz from the historical fiction novel 16-3-3 by Vicki Tieche
Directed by Heather Schultz

Production Kickoff: July 07, 2019

Audition: July 14, 2019

Performance Dates

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Unless specifically noted, all roles are open to all regardless of race or ethnicity.


  • With the exception of actors playing Benajah and Cassandra Cook, actors will play multiple roles.
  • Benajah Cook – Patriarch to the Cook Family
  • Cassandra Cook – Wife of Benajah
  • Ben Cook – (age 12) Oldest son of Benajah & Cassandra
  • Celina Cook – (age 11) Oldest daughter of Benajah & Cassandra
  • James Cook – (age 9) Younger son of Benajah & Cassandra.
Other roles

Adam Hosek (sheriff), Angus Fyffe (business owner), Charlie Plummer (business owner), Thomas Scott (business owner), John Haggins (attorney), Mr. Bipps (Clerk), Mary Johnston (school teacher), Native American (3), Richard Thompson (older settler), Rebekah Thompson (Richard's wife), Stephen Thompson (Richard's son), Joseph Beecher (Richard's son-in-law), Sybble Beecher (Richard's daughter), Colonial Moses Byxbe (associate of Benajah) and Benjamin Fairchild (millwright)

16-3-3, Home is a story of the unsung heroes, the original settlers of Range 16, Township 3, Section 3, who, through grit and determination, carved out a community which became Harlem Township. Through the eyes of members of the Cook Family, we see how the parcel passed into their hands as a rough and untamed Ohio frontier where it became a community where descendants of the original settling families still reside. This play is the featured performance of the 2019 Harlem Township Days (Galena, OH) festival in August.

Heather Schultz has been involved with theatre for more than 35 years as an actor, director, dancer, choreographer, and more. She is president of Curtain Players for the 2018-19 season. During the 2017-18 season she directed the first fully staged production of the new play Wendy Darling, which earned eight Ohio Community Theatre Association Central Region awards -- including an Outstanding in Director for Schultz -- and an invitation to the 2018 OCTA State Conference. She also appeared on stage as Lenny in Crimes of the Heart. Schultz's other Curtain credits include Five Women Wearing the Same Dress and Zombies from The Beyond (director), and The Skin of Our Teeth and It's A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play (actor).



Production Kickoff and auditions takes place at:
Westerville Public Library
126 S. State St., Westerville, OH 43081

Curtain Players offers a information session for each of its productions as a help for actors seeking roles, but attendance is not required to audition. The event is an opportunity for actors to become acquainted with the community theatre organization, to discuss the play with the director, and to ask questions about the audition process, rehearsal period, and production plans. Those interested in working behind the scenes are also invited to attend.

Curtain Players conducts open auditions for its productions. Roles are not cast in advance, and, unless specified otherwise in the role's description, are open to all without regard to race or ethnicity. Casting decisions are made by the director and a casting committee comprised of a member of the theatre board, a general member of the organization, and individuals of the director's choosing.

Actors should be ready to read cuttings from the script. Every effort will be made to give actors equal chances to read. Resumes and head shots are helpful but not necessary.
For more information, contact the director at schultz.heathers@gmail.com

Requests for an early audition for 16-3-3, Home must be made no later than June 30, 2019.

Questions related to the audition process may be directed to production@curtainplayers.org.

Rehearsals will take place at an off-site location, until tech week, at which point rehearsals will move to the performance site.

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