West Coast Players is kicking off our new Staged Reading Project with its production of Defiance by John Patrick Shanley.

This performance will be held March 26, 2016 at 8 p.m. at the West Coast Players Theatre. Admission will be general admission and donations will be accepted at the door the evening of the performance with a suggested minimum donation of $5.

Produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

Defiance is the second play in a trilogy of plays by Shanley about American hierarchy. The first play in the trilogy is the award-winning Doubt.

Defiance is set in the spring of 1971 on the United States Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, North Carolina. Two officers, one black and one white, are on a collision course over race, women, and the high cost of doing the right thing. The play is about power, love, and responsibility — who has it, who wants it, and who deserves it.

West Coast Players will hold auditions for this staged reading on March 6 & 7, 2016 at 7 p.m. at the theatre.

Director John Kobasic will be casting 5 males and 1 female for the following roles:

  • Lt. Colonel Morgan Littlefield: White Male, 40s-50s
  • Margaret Littlefield: Female, 40s-50s
  • Captain Lee King: Black Male, 30s
  • Chaplin White: Male, 30s-50s
  • Gunney Sergeant: Male, 40s
  • Private First Class Evan Davis: Male, 20s

West Coast Players Theatre is located at 21905 US 19 North, Clearwater, FL.  Directions to the theatre can be found at

West Coast Players is a Non-Profit 501(c)(3) Corporation.