Quark News

Quark will soon be hosting auditions for the regional premiere of Adam Rapp’s The Sound Inside. Please contact us if you are interested in auditioning for the show!

When Bella Baird, an isolated creative writing professor at Yale, begins to mentor a brilliant but enigmatic student named Christopher, the two form an unexpectedly intense bond. As their lives and the stories they tell about themselves become intertwined in unpredictable ways, Bella makes a surprising request of Christopher that neither knows if he can fulfill. Brimming with suspense, Rapp’s riveting play explores the limits of what one person can ask of another.

The show played the 2019/2020 season on Broadway and was nominated for six Tony Awards, including: Best Play, Best Direction and Best Actress for Mary-Louise Parker (which she won!) This is a REGIONAL premiere!


In addition, we are announcing Season Seven! Or perhaps it might be more accurate to say we are announcing our potential Season Seven. Here’s the deal:

We are aiming to produce a three show season of all original plays by Memphis playwrights!

The caveat is that the shows we are looking for must still fit the profile of the kind of shows Quark produces. Meaning high quality writing, excellent roles for actors, small cast size, little to no set requirements, one act, no intermission 90 minutes or less, etcetera.

To that end, we are now accepting submissions. CLICK HERE for more information and how to submit.

We are hoping the playwrights can be involved in the production if their play is chosen. There will be a blind submission process to avoid any possibility of favoritism. None of the founders of Quark are eligible to submit scripts. We want this to be for the Memphis theatre community. In the event that we do not receive three scripts that we think fit our (admittedly subjective) needs, we reserve the right to produce only two or one or zero original scripts. But we have every intention of doing a full season of original work. And we are very excited by the process!