Mason & Starr

Monday - Friday 6:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

The Ark in Ann Arbor is looking for some inspiring actors/actress and singers. Interested actors and singers can audition for a part in Tree Town’s The Ark concert reading. For the March 18 event, 7-8 creatives are needed to read from Tanya Shaffer and Vienna Teng’s The Fourth Messenger. The musical is a contemporary reimagining of the Buddha legend with a female Buddha. The auditions will take place at the First Congregational Church of Ann Arbor, 608 E William St, on Sunday, Jan 29 from noon – 7 p.m. and Tuesday, Jan 31 from 6:30 – 8 p.m.

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Originally from San Francisco, Shaffer now resides in Ann Arbor as a playwright and author. Besides releasing several albums, Teng has won four Independent Music Awards in one year and is a University of Michigan alumna. Director Giovanni Rodriguez and musical director Rebecca Biber will direct the March reading of The Fourth Messenger.

For successful applicants, a stipend of $200 will be provided. For any further question, email