MDI Drama is pleased to announce the selection of Adam Bock's award winning dark comedy The Thugs as its 51st competition one act play. We hope you will join us this winter as we seek to defend our back-to-back 2017 and 2018 Maine State Drama Festival Championships. 

Adam Bock's The Thugs is a 2006-07 "Obie Award winning dark comedy about work, thunder and the mysterious things that are happening on the 9th floor of a big law firm. When a group of temps try to discover the secrets that lurk in the hidden crevices of their workplace, they realize they would rather believe in gossip and rumors than face dangerous realities." -- Samuel French

"Bock starts you off giggling, but leaves you with a chill." - Time Out New York

"A delightfully paranoid little nightmare that is both more chillingly realistic and pointedly absurd than anything John Grisham ever dreamed up." - New York Times

Auditions for The Thugs

Wednesday, December 5 - full group - 3:00-6:00
Thursday, December 6 - individual - beginning at 3:00

The full group day will be run as a rehearsal, with warmups, vocal exercises, improvisation, mask work, and scene study.

The individual tryout will consist of a prepared bit of dialogue from The Thugs performed with a scene partner (provided) and physical mask movement will last about 10 minutes.

MDI Drama One Act 2019 - Production Brainstorming/Parking Lot