Auditions for I Never Saw It Coming

By Doug Grissom

In 1997, award-winning playwright and UVA professor Doug Grissom wrote I NEVER SAW IT COMING for a teen peer education group confronting the issues of dating and sexual violence. Live Arts believes that now is the time to reinvent and re-energize this landmark play and bring it to our stage, directed by Denise Stewart.

We would like to invite all theatre-makers – actors, writers, techies, and student activists – to become a part of this exciting opportunity to create theatre for social change.

Live Arts welcomes teens to join the project as a performer or a discussion leader. If you have an interest in helping create healthy relationships among your peers, there is a place for you in this company. Workshops will be offered to participants that include training on the subject matter, how to lead group discussions, and how to provide crisis intervention.

Audition Information
Date: Sunday, December 2nd (Callbacks TBA as needed)
When: 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Location: Rehearsal A, 4th floor at Live Arts, 123 East Water St.

Rehearsals will take place on Sunday afternoons from 4:30pm to 6:30pm with an occasional weeknight as needed, to be scheduled. Our first performance will take place at Live Arts on Sunday, Jan. 13th, 2019, with another Live Arts performance scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 3rd, at 4pm. Additional performances will be held at other community locations throughout next year.

For more information and to get involved, contact Program Coordinator Geri Schirmer at