Saturday, May 19, 2018

Audition Announcement: God of Carnage

The Tillamook Association for the Performing Arts (TAPA) is holding auditions for their fall comedy, “God of Carnage”, June 2nd & 3rd starting at 11:00 am both days.

Directed by Rob Buckingham, in this seriously funny comedy, we find two couples meeting for the first time due to an incident on the playground involving each of their 11-year old sons. There's the matter of a dental bill to discuss, as well as bullying and taking responsibility. What begins as civilized "grown-up" behavior quickly turns to chaos. We see how our public faces and private faces are sometimes very different, and the lengths some will go to in order to protect their image and defend their position in a hilarious, yet thought provoking way.

Originally written in French, the play was a success, and has since been translated into English. It has enjoyed equal acclaim in productions in both London and New York. “God of Carnage” runs September 14-30th, and rehearsals will start in June.

This production is looking for two (2) men, and two (2) women to fill out the cast. Experience is not necessary! TAPA is a non-profit volunteer organization where learning and growth are fostered.

Auditions will be held at TAPA’s Barn Community Playhouse, located at 12th & Ivy (1204 Ivy Ave).   Audition packets can be found on here (God of Carnage Aud Packet) or by email (

Saturday, April 28, 2018

"Moonglow" shines, starting May 4th

"It must have been moonglow, way up in the blue. It must have been moonglow, that led me straight to you.” Lyrics to the classic song also embody TAPA’s newest play, directed by Ann Harper. Opening May 4th and based on a true story, “Moonglow” is a love story, a comedy, and a drama, all wrapped into one.

Joe and Maxine get close on the couch, watching a soap opera

Sponsored by Mark Stewart and Pam Zielinski of Berskshire Hathaway Real Estate, “Moonglow” follows the story of Maxine (Sue Wilson), a feisty Alzheimer’s victim, as her life transitions to an assisted living facility. She is not pleased with the transition, until

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Announcing "Moonglow" Cast

Back row: Gary Barclay, Rikki Reid, Lora Ressler
Front row: Kiel Kellow, Bill Pickney, Carly Persons, Sue Wilson

 We are excited to announce, along with sponsor Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, the cast of the upcoming heartwarming comedy “Moonglow”, written by Kim Carney, and directed by Ann Harper.

“Moonglow” follows Maxine, a feisty, bitter Alzheimer's victim who doesn't want to move into a nursing facility. But when she meets Joe, a widower who shares her love for dance, her outlook begins to change. Although the two clash when lucid, their hazy memories overlap, and they begin an affair that rejuvenates and fulfills them. But can these lovers - played simultaneously

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

We are looking for next season's play proposals!

TAPA is seeking show submissions from directors for their 2018/2019 theater season, which runs October 2018-September 2019. Deadline for submissions is April 14, 2018.

If you are interested in directing but don’t have a specific show in mind, please let us know, we can help you find the right script!

As always, TAPA is looking for a balanced season with some classics, comedies, and dramas.
The submission form can be filled out and submitted a variety of ways.
  • An online submission form

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Summer Theater Camp Accepting Applications

The Tillamook Association for the Performing Arts (TAPA) will be holding their annual summer theater camp for students ages 11-14, the week of June 18th, with performances on June 22nd & 23rd. There are spots for 13 students and registration forms are due April 1st.

This year’s Starlite Theater Camp will be directed by Diane Cross, a current TAPA Board Member. Students in the camp will attend a variety of theater classes and work on preparing this year's show! 

Cost is $25/student and registration is now open! Registration forms can be found here: Starlite Registration Form, or by emailing

Forms are accepted on a first come, first served basis, and space is limited.  Mail your form in soon to secure your student’s spot! Forms are due April 1st.