TAPPS One Act Play and Cast Announced

TAPPS One Act Play Cast List

Sending Down the Sparrows is a work of historical fiction that bears witness to the systematic persecution and extermination of the handicapped by Nazi Germany through the character of Viktor, a young man who is a reluctant member of the Hitler Youth. Viktor has a secret; a mentally handicapped sister who is the ward of a state institution. Viktor soon finds himself caught between the Nazi ideologies of racial and genetic purity and the love of a sister for whom he feels shame. As the play unfolds, he must choose whether to continue protecting his secret himself or to come to the defense of his sister. The author, Laura Lundgren Smith, is a native Texan who lives in Fort Worth.


  • Josh Romero – Viktor
  • Casey Larson – Alina
  • Dan Owen – Josef
  • Ethan Auzenne – Karl
  • Felise Bressler – Nurse
  • Thomas Cedeno – Officer/Blind Man/Doctor
  • Brittany Garland – Inspector/Person 1
  • Allie Hilton – Teacher/Admin 2/Nurse 2
  • Gemma Prince – Admin 2/Person 2
  • Matthew Stewart – Leader/Guard
  • Kate Lobpries & Faith Seybert- Asylum Patients
  • Amelia Pimentil, Bianca Parr, Robyn Turner – Female Hitler Youth & Nurses

District II-4 Competition

October 29 & 30, 2018 at Reicher Catholic School in Waco, TX