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SEEKING SUBMISSIONS FOR THORNTON WILDER’S OUR TOWN

Dallas Theater Center is seeking local DFW actors for roles in our upcoming production of  Our Town by Thornton Wilder. To submit, please send your headshot and resume to casting@dallastheatercenter.org, please indicate the role you are submitting for in the subject line.

NOTE:  All actors must be able to provide documentation of full vaccination of a US-government approved COVID19 vaccine regimen for COVID19, at the time of hire.

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Thornton Wilder’s OUR TOWN (Multilingual)

By Thornton Wilder
Featuring translated passages by Nilo Cruz and Jeff Augustin
Directed by: Tatiana Pandiani
Set/Projection Design: TBD
Lighting Design: TBD
Costume/Hair/Makeup Design: TBD
Sound Design: TBD
Venue: Kalita Humphreys Theater

Rehearsals Begin: 12/2/21
First Preview: 1/27/22
Opens: 2/2/22
Closes: 2/20/22

*Rehearsal hours are Tuesday-Friday from 12-6 pm and Saturdays from 10am -4pm.

One of the most beloved American plays ever written, Our Town follows the Webb and Gibbs families as their children fall in love, marry and eventually–in one of the most famous scenes in American theater–die. Narrated by a stage manager and performed with minimal props and sets, Our Town depicts the fictional small town of Grover’s Corners, New Hampshire, through three acts: “Daily Life,” “Love and Marriage” and “Death and Eternity.” In the next step for a play that Wilder conceived from the beginning as a play about everywhere, this version is in three languages–English, Spanish and Creole. Filled with live music and infused with layers of culture and community, this special production celebrates Grover’s Corners as an international address and finds the shared humanity in all its inhabitants.

SEEKING:

MRS. WEBB –  Latinx Female, 40s. Emily and Wally’s mother. Must speak Spanish. MUST BE DALLAS LOCAL.

MRS. GIBBS – Black Female, 40+. George’s mother. She dreams of going to Paris but doesn’t get there. Will speak Creole in the play. STRONG DIALECT SKILLS PREFERRED. MUST BE DALLAS LOCAL.

DR. GIBBS – Black Male, 40+. George’s father, the town doctor. Will speak Creole in the play. STRONG DIALECT SKILLS PREFERRED. MUST BE DALLAS LOCAL. ACTOR WILL ALSO BE CAST IN ‘A CHRISTMAS CAROL’.

HOWIE NEWSOME  – Latinx Male, 30s. The milkman, a fixture of Grover’s Corners. Must speak Spanish. MUST BE DALLAS LOCAL.

EMILY WEBB –  Latinx Female, 20s. One of the main characters; we follow her from a precocious young girl through her wedding to George Gibbs and her early death at 28. Must speak Spanish. MUST BE DALLAS LOCAL. ACTOR WILL ALSO BE CAST IN ‘A CHRISTMAS CAROL’.

MR. WEBB – Latinx Male, 40s. Emily’s father, Editor of the Grover’s Corners Sentinel. Must speak Spanish. MUST BE DALLAS LOCAL.

PROFESSOR WILLARD – Female, 35-75. A rather long-winded lecturer. Sings in CHOIR.  Also plays: DEAD WOMAN. ALL ETHNICITIES ENCOURAGED TO SUBMIT. MUST BE DALLAS LOCAL.

JOE STODDARD – “Sixty-odd.” The undertaker. ALL ETHNICITIES ENCOURAGED TO SUBMIT. MUST BE DALLAS LOCAL.

CONSTABLE WARREN  – Male, 50+. “Elderly policeman.” ALL ETHNICITIES ENCOURAGED TO SUBMIT. MUST BE DALLAS LOCAL.

 

JOE CROWELL, JR. – (CHILD) Male. Must be 12 to 15 years of age (and fully vaccinated) to play the 11 years old. Younger brother of Si Crowell.  Both are local paperboys. ALL ETHNICITIES ENCOURAGED TO SUBMIT. MUST BE DALLAS LOCAL.

 

REBECCA GIBBS – (CHILD) Black Female. Must be 12 to 15 years of age (and fully vaccinated) to play ages 11 – 14.  George’s younger sister. Will speak Creole in the play. MUST BE DALLAS LOCAL.

 

WALLY WEBB – (CHILD) Latinx Male. Must be 12 to 15 years of age (and fully vaccinated) to play ages 11 – 14.  Emily’s younger brother. Will speak Spanish in the play. MUST BE DALLAS LOCAL.

 

SI CROWELL (CHILD) Male. Must be 12 to 15 years old (and fully vaccinated) to play young teenager. Older brother of Joe Crowell. Like his brother he is a local paperboy. Also plays BASEBALL PLAYER. ALL ETHNICITIES ENCOURAGED TO SUBMIT. MUST BE DALLAS LOCAL.

 

 

NOTE: All actors must be able to provide documentation of full vaccination of a US-government approved COVID19 vaccine regimen forCOVID19, at the time of hire.

DALLAS THEATER CENTER

Resident Actor Audition Information  

Dallas Theater Center is a LORT (League of Resident Theaters) regional theater. Our contracts are LORT B, C, and D. Dallas Theater Center functions under the rules set forth by Actors Equity Association governing LORT theaters.

We welcome Union (AEA) and Non Union actors. AEA members are given priority for audition appointments.

Dallas Theater Center (DTC) seeks experienced and versatile actors to join our Diane and Hal Brierley Resident Acting Company (BRAC). Resident Actors will be core members of our company engaged full-time by DTC. They will be cast in 4 – 6 mainstage productions (plays and musicals) each season under AEA contracts with AEA health and benefits.  Resident actors will also will be engaged in the development of new works and participation in special projects over the course of the DTC season. DTC seeks candidates who will work in support of our mission and values and who share our Commitment to Anti-Racism.

When casting productions, DTC looks first to the Diane and Hal Brierley Resident Acting Company to fill roles. DTC also maintains a relationship with Meadows School of the Arts at SMU and Booker T. Washington High School for the Visual and Performing Arts. As part of this relationship DTC often casts students from these programs in mainstage productions. Additionally, DTC casts actors from the region and nationally for a variety of roles. Auditions for these roles occur on an as-needed basis throughout the year.

SEEKING THE FOLLOWING FULL-TIME RESIDENT ACTORS: 

Male, 20s, Black
Female, 20s, Latina
Male, 40s, Black
Male, 50s+, White

We seek versatile acting skills, including voice/speech, basic to advanced dance ability and musical theater singing experience.  Candidates should be members of Actors Equity Association (AEA) or have the equivalent professional experience with a minimum of three years of training or experience working as a professional actor.

ABOUT DALLAS THEATER CENTER: Dallas Theater Center works under the League of Regional Theatres (LORT) contract with Actors Equity Association (AEA), the union of actors and stage managers. The union determines the number of Equity and non-Equity actors cast in each production.

Our 2 primary locations are:

Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre, 2400 Flora St. Dallas, Texas 75201 (This is our primary address and all correspondence should be sent here)

Kalita Humphreys Theater ,3636 Turtle Creek Blvd. Dallas, Texas 75219

Personnel: Artistic Director: Kevin Moriarty
Casting Director: Eisenberg/Beans Casting
Artistic Producer: Sarahbeth Grossman

All dates subject to change.

MISSION, VISION AND VALUES 

Our Mission Dallas Theater Center will engage, entertain, and inspire our diverse community by creating experiences that stimulate new ways of thinking and living. We will do this by consistently producing plays, educational programs, and other initiatives that are of the highest quality and reach the broadest possible constituency.

Dallas Theater Center strongly believes that an effective workforce includes employees from different and diverse backgrounds and experiences that together form a more creative, innovative, and productive environment. As a leading national theater, DTC recognizes that building an equitable, diverse and inclusive environment is the key ingredient to its relevance and sustainability in the community it serves.

EQUITY, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION STATEMENT

ALL ARE WELCOME! At Dallas Theater Center, we want to be the best place to work and see theater, and to be a positive and transformational force in Dallas and beyond. We stand up for equity, diversity and inclusion across our company and community. As a leading national theater, we recognize that building an equitable, diverse, and inclusive environment is central to our relevance and sustainability in the community we serve and love.

DIVERSITY is acknowledging and respecting human qualities that are different from our own and outside the groups we are a part of or associated with, yet are present in other individuals and groups. These qualities include but are not limited to: ethnicity, race, color, country of origin, sex, gender, age, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, beliefs, political affiliations, socioeconomic status, experiences and any form of disability.

An INCLUSIVE work environment is one where all employees are engaged and supported by the leadership of the institution, beginning at the highest level. Dallas Theater Center strives to create a culture of inclusion where employees of diverse human qualities can thrive and succeed and are able to participate in, and contribute to, the progress and success of the institution, while growing both professionally and personally.


 

2021-2022 Season


Tiny Beautiful Things 

Based on the book by Cheryl Strayed
Adapted for the stage by Nia Vardalos
Directed by Joel Ferrell
Set/Projection Design: John Slauson
Lighting Design: Nicole Iannaccone
Costume/Hair/Makeup Design: Micheal Waid
Sound Design: Kyle Jensen
Venue: Wyly / Potter Rose

Rehearsals Begin: 8/3/21
First Preview: 9/8/21
Opens: 9/14/21
Closes: 10/17/21

Based on the best selling book by Cheryl Strayed (author of Wild), Tiny Beautiful Things follows Sugar, an online advice columnist who uses her personal experiences to help the real-life readers who pour their hearts out to her. Rich with humor, insight, compassion – and absolute honesty – Tiny Beautiful Things is about reaching when you’re stuck, healing when you’re broken, and finding the courage to take on the questions that have no answers. Tissues recommended.


 

Cake Ladies 

A world premiere by DTC resident playwright, Jonathan Norton
Directed by Kevin Moriarty
Set/Projection Design: John Slauson
Lighting Design: Nicole Iannaccone
Costume/Hair/Makeup Design: Micheal Heath Waid
Sound Design: Kyle Jensen
Venue: Wyly / Potter Rose

Rehearsals Begin: 8/3/21
First Preview: 9/9/21
Opens: 9/17/21
Closes: 10/17/21

This world-premiere comedy, from playwright-in-residence Jonathan Norton (penny candy), was written specifically to welcome audiences back to the theater. It features tour de force performances by members of our Diane and Hal Brierley Resident Acting company originating roles created specifically for them.. In CAKE LADIES, the Scott County Community Playhouse is the pride of Cedar Oak, Texas, a city recovering from the second largest drug-fueled HIV outbreak ever to hit small town America. With the launch of their first ever “AidsFest!” it seems the town is finally turning a corner for the better. When the COVID-19 pandemic shuts down the playhouse production of Angels in America, the loss is a devastating blow to a city desperately looking to mend. That’s when best friends LeAnne (Sally Vahle) and Tweedy-Bird (Liz Mikel)  – affectionately known as “the cake ladies” – leap into action to make Angels soar again in their home town. However to do so they must confront Cedar Oaks dark past and their own carefully buried secrets. Cake Ladies is a deeply heart-warming exploration of family, friendship and the joys of community theater!


 

The Supreme Leader 

A world premiere by Don X. Nguyen
Directed by Kevin Moriarty
Set/Projection Design: Yu-Hsuan Chen
Lighting Design: Clifton Taylor
Costume/Hair/Makeup Design: Mara Blumenfeld
Sound Design: Melanie Chen Cole
Venue: Kalita Humphreys Theater

Rehearsals Begin: 9/22/21
First Preview: 10/28/21
Opens: 11/3/21
Closes: 11/21/21

While in boarding school in Switzerland, Kim Jong-Un learns he’s next in line to be the Supreme Leader following his older brother’s career-ending trip to Tokyo Disneyland. But he must prove himself. Under the watchful eye of his minder, he sets his paintbrush aside to spy on his pretty American friend Sophie. Will “Oony” get the girl? Will he make his father proud? Set in the snow globe world of stinky cheese and mountain climbing, this coming-of-age comedy imagines Kim Jong-Un’s final throes of youth before his fateful return to North Korea.


 

A Christmas Carol 

Adapted by Kevin Moriarty
Based on the novel by Charles Dickens
Creative Team Director: Christie Vela
Music Director: TBD
Choreographer: Joel Ferrell
Voice/Speech Coach: TBD
Fight Director: TBD

Rehearsals Begin: 10/26/21
First Preview: 11/24/21
Opens: 12/1/21
Closes: 12/26/21


 

Thornton Wilder’s Our Town (Multilingual)

By Thornton Wilder
Featuring translated passages by Nilo Cruz and Jeff Augustin
Directed by: TBD
Set/Projection Design: TBD
Lighting Design: TBD
Costume/Hair/Makeup Design: TBD
Sound Design: TBD
Venue: Kalita Humphreys Theater

Rehearsals Begin: 12/2/21
First Preview: 1/27/22
Opens: 2/2/22
Closes: 2/20/22

Described by Edward Albee as “the greatest American play ever written,” Our Town follows the Webb and Gibbs families as their children fall in love, marry and eventually – in one of the most famous scenes in American theatre – die. Narrated by a stage manager and performed with minimal props and sets, Our Town depicts the small town of Grover’s Corners, New Hampshire, through three acts: “Daily Life,” “Love and Marriage” and “Death and Eternity.” In the next step for a play that Wilder conceived from the beginning as a play about everywhere, this version is for the first time in three languages—English, Spanish and Creole. Infused with layers of culture and community, this new edition celebrates Grover’s Corners as an international address.


 

Native Gardens 

By Karen Zacarias
Directed by: TBD
Set/Projection Design: TBD
Lighting Design: TBD
Costume/Hair/Makeup Design: TBD
Sound Design: TBD

NOTE: This will be a pilot touring production. Up to three weeks of performances in community locations followed by 2-week sit down (16 performances) in the Studio Theatre at the Wyly.

Rehearsals Begin: 1/11/22
Community Tour: 1/31/22
Opens: 2/21/22
Closes: 3/6/22

In the suburbs of Washington D.C., a high-powered lawyer named Pablo and his very pregnant doctoral candidate wife named Tania, have just purchased their dream home. It’s a bit of a fixer-upper, but luckily Tania is a brilliant gardener and plans to transform their outdoor space into a beautiful native garden. Their new next-door neighbor, Frank, is a gardener himself and spends most of his time nurturing his non-native garden to win the annual gardening competition in the neighborhood. Frank and his wife Virginia have lived here for a long time and welcome Pablo and Tania with open arms. However, when Pablo invites his whole law firm over for a BBQ, Tania and Pablo set to work on building a fence and discover that their property line is 2 feet into Frank’s beloved garden. This creates friction between the neighbors and an all-out border dispute erupts. The two couples show their true colors and it is unclear who will win the war.


 

The Sound of Music 

Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein
Book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse
Directed by: Kevin Moriarty
Set Design: Beowulf Boritt
Lighting Design: TBD
Costume/Hair/Makeup Design: TBD
Sound Design: TBD
Venue: Wyly / Potter Rose

Rehearsals Begin: 2/8/22
First Preview: 3/25/22
Opens: 3/31/22
Closes: 4/24/22

Based on the true story of the Von Trapp Family Singers, this play captures a personal tale of growth and hope amidst the horrors of World War II. The Sound of Music tells the tale of young postulant Maria Rainer, whose free spirit has trouble fitting into the rules and regulations of Nonnberg Abbey. Commissioned by the Mother Abbess to serve as the governess for seven motherless children, Maria transforms the Von Trapp family home from a place of dour rules and regulations to one filled with joy, with laughter, and with music. In the process, Maria wins the hearts of all seven children–and their widower father, Captain Von Trapp. With the Mother Abbess’ blessing, and to the children’s delight, Maria follows her heart, and Maria and the Captain marry. Upon returning home from their honeymoon, Maria and the Captain learn that their beloved Austria has been taken over by the Nazis, and the retired Captain is asked to report for immediate service in the Nazi Navy. When the Nazis show up at their door to take Captain Von Trapp away, it is a family singing engagement (wily navigated by their friend Max) that buys the family time to make their narrow escape.


 

Trouble in Mind 

By Alice Childress
Directed by: TBD
Set/Projection Design: TBD
Lighting Design: TBD
Costume/Hair/Makeup Design: TBD
Sound Design: TBD
Venue: Kalita Humphreys Theater

Rehearsals Begin: 4/12/22
First Preview: 5/26/22
Opens: 6/2/22
Closes: 6/19/22

The year is 1957. On the stage of a Broadway theater, an acting company has gathered for their first day of rehearsal. When the black actress in the starring role confronts her white director about his interpretation of the play, everything explodes. Filled with warmth and razor sharp humor, Trouble in Mind is a provocative look at the way people talk about race—and a hilarious backstage drama about artists at work.


 

Public Works Dallas Pageant

title TBD Directed by: TBD
Set/Projection Design: TBD
Lighting Design: TBD
Costume/Hair/Makeup Design: TBD
Sound Design: TBD

Large community-based production in the Potter Rose Theater at the Wyly featuring BRAC members an over 150 local community members.


 

TO PREPARE: Please submit a link to view: 2 monologues – 1 comedic and 1 dramatic – at least one should be contemporary 1 musical theater song of your choice

Tapes should be no longer than 5 minutes total. Must be sent as a link to view on a site (check privacy settings before sending), we will not download video files.

Include a resume (PDF) and headshot (JPG or PDF).

Please submit by July 5, 2021.

Submit audition materials to: casting@dallastheatercenter.org

 

 

 

NOTE: All actors must be able to provide documentation of full vaccination of a US-government approved COVID19 vaccine regimen forCOVID19, at the time of hire.

DALLAS THEATER CENTER

General Audition Information   

Dallas Theater Center is a LORT (League of Resident Theaters) regional theater. Our contracts are LORT B, C, and D. Dallas Theater Center functions under the rules set forth by Actors Equity Association governing LORT theaters.

We welcome Union (AEA) and Non Union actors. AEA members are given priority for audition appointments.

Dallas Theater Center (DTC) seeks experienced and versatile actors to join our Diane and Hal Brierley Resident Acting Company (BRAC). Resident Actors will be core members of our company engaged full-time by DTC. They will be cast in 4 – 6 mainstage productions (plays and musicals) each season under AEA contracts with AEA health and benefits.  Resident actors will also will be engaged in the development of new works and participation in special projects over the course of the DTC season. DTC seeks candidates who will work in support of our mission and values and who share our Commitment to Anti-Racism.

When casting productions, DTC looks first to the Diane and Hal Brierley Resident Acting Company to fill roles. DTC also maintains a relationship with Meadows School of the Arts at SMU and Booker T. Washington High School for the Visual and Performing Arts. As part of this relationship DTC often casts students from these programs in mainstage productions. Additionally, DTC casts actors from the region and nationally for a variety of roles. Auditions for these roles occur on an as-needed basis throughout the year.

We seek versatile acting skills, including voice/speech, basic to advanced dance ability and musical theater singing experience.  Candidates should be members of Actors Equity Association (AEA) or have the equivalent professional experience with a minimum of three years of training or experience working as a professional actor.

ABOUT DALLAS THEATER CENTER: Dallas Theater Center works under the League of Regional Theatres (LORT) contract with Actors Equity Association (AEA), the union of actors and stage managers. The union determines the number of Equity and non-Equity actors cast in each production.

Our 2 primary locations are:

Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre, 2400 Flora St. Dallas, Texas 75201 (This is our primary address and all correspondence should be sent here)

Kalita Humphreys Theater ,3636 Turtle Creek Blvd. Dallas, Texas 75219

For any audition you will be sent information about your appointment time, location, preparation materials, contact person, and any unique requirements.

Personnel: Artistic Director: Kevin Moriarty
Casting Director: Eisenberg/Beans Casting
Artistic Producer: Sarahbeth Grossman

All dates subject to change.

MISSION, VISION AND VALUES 

Our Mission Dallas Theater Center will engage, entertain, and inspire our diverse community by creating experiences that stimulate new ways of thinking and living. We will do this by consistently producing plays, educational programs, and other initiatives that are of the highest quality and reach the broadest possible constituency.

Dallas Theater Center strongly believes that an effective workforce includes employees from different and diverse backgrounds and experiences that together form a more creative, innovative, and productive environment. As a leading national theater, DTC recognizes that building an equitable, diverse and inclusive environment is the key ingredient to its relevance and sustainability in the community it serves.

EQUITY, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION STATEMENT

ALL ARE WELCOME! At Dallas Theater Center, we want to be the best place to work and see theater, and to be a positive and transformational force in Dallas and beyond. We stand up for equity, diversity and inclusion across our company and community. As a leading national theater, we recognize that building an equitable, diverse, and inclusive environment is central to our relevance and sustainability in the community we serve and love.

DIVERSITY is acknowledging and respecting human qualities that are different from our own and outside the groups we are a part of or associated with, yet are present in other individuals and groups. These qualities include but are not limited to: ethnicity, race, color, country of origin, sex, gender, age, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, beliefs, political affiliations, socioeconomic status, experiences and any form of disability.

An INCLUSIVE work environment is one where all employees are engaged and supported by the leadership of the institution, beginning at the highest level. Dallas Theater Center strives to create a culture of inclusion where employees of diverse human qualities can thrive and succeed and are able to participate in, and contribute to, the progress and success of the institution, while growing both professionally and personally.


 

2021-2022 Season


Tiny Beautiful Things 

Based on the book by Cheryl Strayed
Adapted for the stage by Nia Vardalos
Directed by Joel Ferrell
Set/Projection Design: John Slauson
Lighting Design: Nicole Iannaccone
Costume/Hair/Makeup Design: Micheal Waid
Sound Design: Kyle Jensen
Venue: Wyly / Potter Rose

Rehearsals Begin: 8/3/21
First Preview: 9/8/21
Opens: 9/14/21
Closes: 10/17/21

Based on the best selling book by Cheryl Strayed (author of Wild), Tiny Beautiful Things follows Sugar, an online advice columnist who uses her personal experiences to help the real-life readers who pour their hearts out to her. Rich with humor, insight, compassion – and absolute honesty – Tiny Beautiful Things is about reaching when you’re stuck, healing when you’re broken, and finding the courage to take on the questions that have no answers. Tissues recommended.

SEEKING:

Sugar  Female, 40+
Writer #1  Male, 40+
Writer #2
  Female, 20s
Writer #3  Male, 20s


 

Cake Ladies 

A world premiere by DTC resident playwright, Jonathan Norton
Directed by Kevin Moriarty
Set/Projection Design: John Slauson
Lighting Design: Nicole Iannaccone
Costume/Hair/Makeup Design: Micheal Heath Waid
Sound Design: Kyle Jensen
Venue: Wyly / Potter Rose

Rehearsals Begin: 8/3/21
First Preview: 9/9/21
Opens: 9/17/21
Closes: 10/17/21

This world-premiere comedy, from playwright-in-residence Jonathan Norton (penny candy), was written specifically to welcome audiences back to the theater. It features tour de force performances by members of our Diane and Hal Brierley Resident Acting company originating roles created specifically for them.. In CAKE LADIES, the Scott County Community Playhouse is the pride of Cedar Oak, Texas, a city recovering from the second largest drug-fueled HIV outbreak ever to hit small town America. With the launch of their first ever “AidsFest!” it seems the town is finally turning a corner for the better. When the COVID-19 pandemic shuts down the playhouse production of Angels in America, the loss is a devastating blow to a city desperately looking to mend. That’s when best friends LeAnne (Sally Vahle) and Tweedy-Bird (Liz Mikel)  – affectionately known as “the cake ladies” – leap into action to make Angels soar again in their home town. However to do so they must confront Cedar Oaks dark past and their own carefully buried secrets. Cake Ladies is a deeply heart-warming exploration of family, friendship and the joys of community theater!

SEEKING:

Leanne  White female. 50’s to Early 60’s. She played the Angel track in the Scott County Playhouse’s 2003 production of Angels in America, which never saw opening night due to a town outcry. She finally gets her shot when she is given the chance to reprise her role in the Angel track in the Playhouse’s 2020 revival.  CAST

Tweedy-Bird   Black female. 50s to Early 60s. She performed in the 2003 production and is still carrying the trauma of that experience. She wants nothing to do with the stage. TweedyBird co-owns with LeAnne a cupcake trailer and catering company.  CAST

Mikey  White male. Mid 20s. HIV positive and a recovering addict. Works for Tweedy-Bird. He is playing Prior Walter in the Playhouse production and he is the poster boy for the town’s HIV awareness month. The actor playing Mikey also plays MIKEY’S MOM NANCY.  CAST

Antonio  Black or Biracial male. Early 20s. Chooses to use they/them/their pronouns. Tweedy-Bird’s only child. Formerly of the road company of Rent. Home for a bit due to the COVID shutdown. Playing Belize/Mr. Lies in the Playhouse production.  CAST

KeithPlayed by an actress. White male. Early to mid-20s. Mikey’s roommate. Also HIV positive and a recovering addict. The actress playing Keith also plays ROBERTA WHO PLAYED ROSIE IN MAMA MIA and KEITH’S TWIN SISTER KEISHA. CAST


 

The Supreme Leader 

A world premiere by Don X. Nguyen
Directed by Kevin Moriarty
Set/Projection Design: Yu-Hsuan Chen
Lighting Design: Clifton Taylor
Costume/Hair/Makeup Design: Mara Blumenfeld
Sound Design: Melanie Chen Cole
Venue: Kalita Humphreys Theater

Rehearsals Begin: 9/22/21
First Preview: 10/28/21
Opens: 11/3/21
Closes: 11/21/21

While in boarding school in Switzerland, Kim Jong-Un learns he’s next in line to be the Supreme Leader following his older brother’s career-ending trip to Tokyo Disneyland. But he must prove himself. Under the watchful eye of his minder, he sets his paintbrush aside to spy on his pretty American friend Sophie. Will “Oony” get the girl? Will he make his father proud? Set in the snow globe world of stinky cheese and mountain climbing, this coming-of-age comedy imagines Kim Jong-Un’s final throes of youth before his fateful return to North Korea.

SEEKING:

KIM JONG-UN  18-year-old Asian Male.  A student and future Supreme Leader of North Korea.  Must be able to embody the awkwardness and inner turmoil of a teenager struggling between right and wrong. CAST.

SOPHIE PRESCOTT​   18-year-old Female. A fellow student.  Non-Asian. Sophie is open and friendly, works to befriend Kim Jong Un and others at her school.  Her bright personality masks an emotional wound. CAST.

ROGER FULLBRIGHT​  18-year-old Male. A fellow student.  Non-Asian. Sophie’s ex.  Handsome and well meaning with an air of entitlement. CAST.

THE MINDER  40s-50s Asian Male. Kim Jong-Un’s Minder. Loyal to the Korean government and tasked with helping shape Kim Jong Un to be the next Supreme Leader.  A surrogate father to Kim Jong-Un.


 

A Christmas Carol 

Adapted by Kevin Moriarty
Based on the novel by Charles Dickens
Creative Team Director: Christie Vela
Music Director: TBD
Choreographer: Joel Ferrell
Voice/Speech Coach: TBD
Fight Director: TBD

Rehearsals Begin: 10/26/21
First Preview: 11/24/21
Opens: 12/1/21
Closes: 12/26/21

SEEKING:

Scrooge  Male, 50+
Business Person #1/Mr. Fezziwig  Male, 35+
MUST BE DALLAS LOCAL
Marley/Old Joe  Male, 35-50
Young Marley/Undertaker’s Man  Male, 20s
Lucy/LaundressFemale, 20s
Musician/Actor (plays Piano/Guitar/Banjo)  MUST BE DALLAS LOCAL
Musician Actor  (plays Violin/Viola/Bass)  MUST BE DALLAS LOCAL
Bob Cratchit  CAST
Young Scrooge/Topper  CAST
Featured Dancer/Fred  CAST
Business Person #2/Ghost of Christmas Past/Sister-in-Law  CAST
Mrs. Dilber/Mrs. Fezziwig  CAST
Belle/Featured Dancer  CAST
Ghost of Christmas Present  CAST
Mrs. Cratchit  CAST
Peter Cratchit  CAST


 

Thornton Wilder’s Our Town (Multilingual)

By Thornton Wilder
Featuring translated passages by Nilo Cruz and Jeff Augustin
Directed by: TBD
Set/Projection Design: TBD
Lighting Design: TBD
Costume/Hair/Makeup Design: TBD
Sound Design: TBD
Venue: Kalita Humphreys Theater

Rehearsals Begin: 12/2/21
First Preview: 1/27/22
Opens: 2/2/22
Closes: 2/20/22

Described by Edward Albee as “the greatest American play ever written,” Our Town follows the Webb and Gibbs families as their children fall in love, marry and eventually – in one of the most famous scenes in American theatre – die. Narrated by a stage manager and performed with minimal props and sets, Our Town depicts the small town of Grover’s Corners, New Hampshire, through three acts: “Daily Life,” “Love and Marriage” and “Death and Eternity.” In the next step for a play that Wilder conceived from the beginning as a play about everywhere, this version is for the first time in three languages—English, Spanish and Creole. Infused with layers of culture and community, this new edition celebrates Grover’s Corners as an international address.

 

SEEKING:

STAGE MANAGER  Male, 45+. A narrator, commentator, and guide through Grover’s Corners. He joins in the action of the play periodically, as the minister at the wedding, the soda shop owner, a local townsman, etc., and speaks directly to Emily after her death

MRS. GIBBS  40+ Black Woman. “Plump, pleasant woman”. George’s mother. She dreams of going to Paris but doesn’t get there. She saved $350 for the trip from the sale of an antique furniture piece but willed it to George and Emily. Dies while visiting her daughter in Ohio. Speaks Creole in the play. – CAST

MRS. WEBB  40s Female. “A thin, serious, crisp woman.” Emily and Wally’s mother.  Speaks Spanish (fluency not required.) Speaks Spanish in the play. MUST BE DALLAS LOCAL.

GIBBS  Black Male, 35+. George’s father, the town doctor. 

HOWIE NEWSOME  30/33 Male. “About 30, in overalls.” The milkman, a fixture of Grover’s Corners. Appears in flashback in Act III.  Speaks Spanish in the play. MUST BE DALLAS LOCAL.

GEORGE GIBBS  Black Male, 20s. The other main character; the boy next door, a kind but irresponsible teenager who matures over time and becomes a responsible husband, father and farmer. Appears in Act III but doesn’t speak. Speaks Creole in the play.

EMILY WEBB  Female, 20s. One of the main characters; we follow her from a precocious young girl through her wedding to George Gibbs and her early death at 28. Dead in Act III, as well as flashback as teenager. Speaks Spanish in the play.

WEBB40s Male. Emily’s father, Editor of the Grover’s Corners Sentinel. Appears in Act III at grave without speaking; appears in flashback in his 30’s. Speaks Spanish in the play. MUST BE DALLAS LOCAL.

MRS. SOAMES  Friend of Mrs. Webb and Mrs. Gibbs. A gossipy townswoman and member of the choir. Dead in Act III.  CAST

SIMON STIMSON  the choir director and church organist. We never learn the specific cause of his alcoholism and suicide, although Joe Stoddard, the undertaker, observes that “He’s seen a peck of troubles.” He remains bitter and cynical even beyond the grave. Appears in Act I and Act II only. Dead in Act III.  CAST

PROFESSOR WILLARD  Male, 35-75. A rather long-winded lecturer. Appears in Act I only.  Also: Sings in CHOIR. Also plays: JOE STODDARD – “Sixty-odd.” The undertaker. Appears in Act III only. MUST BE DALLAS LOCAL.

CONSTABLE WARREN  Male, 50+. “Elderly policeman.” Includes brief appearance in flashback in Act III. MUST BE DALLAS LOCAL.


 

Native Gardens 

By Karen Zacarias
Directed by: TBD
Set/Projection Design: TBD
Lighting Design: TBD
Costume/Hair/Makeup Design: TBD
Sound Design: TBD

NOTE: This will be a pilot touring production. Up to three weeks of performances in community locations followed by 2-week sit down (16 performances) in the Studio Theatre at the Wyly.

Rehearsals Begin: 1/11/22
Community Tour: 1/31/22
Opens: 2/21/22
Closes: 3/6/22

In the suburbs of Washington D.C., a high-powered lawyer named Pablo and his very pregnant doctoral candidate wife named Tania, have just purchased their dream home. It’s a bit of a fixer-upper, but luckily Tania is a brilliant gardener and plans to transform their outdoor space into a beautiful native garden. Their new next-door neighbor, Frank, is a gardener himself and spends most of his time nurturing his non-native garden to win the annual gardening competition in the neighborhood. Frank and his wife Virginia have lived here for a long time and welcome Pablo and Tania with open arms. However, when Pablo invites his whole law firm over for a BBQ, Tania and Pablo set to work on building a fence and discover that their property line is 2 feet into Frank’s beloved garden. This creates friction between the neighbors and an all-out border dispute erupts. The two couples show their true colors and it is unclear who will win the war.

SEEKING:

Tania Del Valle  30-year-old Latina– smart, likeable, positive, passionate, fit and highly energized pregnant PhD candidate and gardener. CAST

Pablo Del Valle  32-year-old Latino– smart, likeable, ambitious, savvy young attorney. CAST


Virginia Butley  60-75 year old. White – smart, likeable, assertive, direct, no- nonsense engineer. CAST


Frank Butley  White Male, 50+. Smart, likeable, excitable, caring, detail-oriented Federal employee and gardener. 


 

The Sound of Music 

Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein
Book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse
Directed by: Kevin Moriarty
Set Design: Beowulf Boritt
Lighting Design: TBD
Costume/Hair/Makeup Design: TBD
Sound Design: TBD
Venue: Wyly / Potter Rose

Rehearsals Begin: 2/8/22
First Preview: 3/25/22
Opens: 3/31/22
Closes: 4/24/22

Based on the true story of the Von Trapp Family Singers, this play captures a personal tale of growth and hope amidst the horrors of World War II. The Sound of Music tells the tale of young postulant Maria Rainer, whose free spirit has trouble fitting into the rules and regulations of Nonnberg Abbey. Commissioned by the Mother Abbess to serve as the governess for seven motherless children, Maria transforms the Von Trapp family home from a place of dour rules and regulations to one filled with joy, with laughter, and with music. In the process, Maria wins the hearts of all seven children–and their widower father, Captain Von Trapp. With the Mother Abbess’ blessing, and to the children’s delight, Maria follows her heart, and Maria and the Captain marry. Upon returning home from their honeymoon, Maria and the Captain learn that their beloved Austria has been taken over by the Nazis, and the retired Captain is asked to report for immediate service in the Nazi Navy. When the Nazis show up at their door to take Captain Von Trapp away, it is a family singing engagement (wily navigated by their friend Max) that buys the family time to make their narrow escape.

SEEKING:

MARIA RAINER  Female, 20s. A Postulant at Nonnberg Abbey – young, free spirited, warm, gentle and kind with much determination. CAST
THE MOTHER ABBESS / NUN40+ female. Motherly, understanding, strong and authoritative, but kind. CAST
SISTER MARGARETTA / NUN / PARTY GUEST  Female, 35+. Mistress of Postulants, very kind, understanding and concerned. Also a Party Guest. MUST BE DALLAS LOCAL.
SISTER SOPHIA / NUN  Neither demanding nor critical, sticks with the rules. CAST
CAPTAIN GEORG VON TRAPP    Male, 35-50. A retired Austrian naval captain. Polished, yet very military in the way he runs his life to repress his sadness over the death of his wife. Underneath he is warm, understanding and determined.
FRANZ  Male, 45+. The von Trapp butler, rather formal but not without spirit, he is very German and loyal to the Fascist cause.
FRAU SCHMIDT / URSULA / NUN  30+ Female. The housekeeper, stoic, very little personality; she does her job efficiently but without affection. Strong and somewhat demanding. CAST
LIESL VON TRAPP  16 going on 17 Female. The oldest child, blossoming into a young lady with an interest in boys. She has a maternal edge to her and cares very deeply for her younger siblings.
ROLF GRUBER  17 going on 18 Male. Suitor to Liesl, telegram delivery boy, later a Nazi soldier. A very pleasant young man, somewhat aggressive but in a gentle way. CAST.
ELSA SCHRADER / NUN  35-45 year old Female. A baroness of taste and elegance, sophisticated, dignified and mature. MUST BE DALLAS LOCAL.
MAX DETWIELLER  30+ Male, Charming and vital; a man of sophistication who enjoys the good life; true and loyal friend to the von Trapp family. CAST.
HERR ZELLER / LIEUTENANT / PARTY GUEST  White Male, 50+. Stern and unsmiling, a typical Nazi officer whose primary concern is to see that everyone toes the line.
BARON ELBERFELD /ADM VON SCHREIBER/PARTY GUEST/WALTZ COUPLE  CAST
BARONESS ELBERFELD / PARTY GUEST / WALTZ COUPLE / NUN CAST
 


 

Trouble in Mind 

By Alice Childress
Directed by: TBD
Set/Projection Design: TBD
Lighting Design: TBD
Costume/Hair/Makeup Design: TBD
Sound Design: TBD
Venue: Kalita Humphreys Theater

Rehearsals Begin: 4/12/22
First Preview: 5/26/22
Opens: 6/2/22
Closes: 6/19/22

The year is 1957. On the stage of a Broadway theater, an acting company has gathered for their first day of rehearsal. When the black actress in the starring role confronts her white director about his interpretation of the play, everything explodes. Filled with warmth and razor sharp humor, Trouble in Mind is a provocative look at the way people talk about race—and a hilarious backstage drama about artists at work.

SEEKING:

Wiletta Mayer  Black Female. 45-65. A middle-aged actress. She is attractive and expansive in personality. Must be able to sing. Wiletta has been an actor for 25 years, but never a star. As an actor, a woman, and an African-American, she knows she is without power—and she has learned from experience how to swallow her feelings, get along, and say the right thing. Her strength and anger are rarely on the surface. But when she is pushed, her temper flares and we see a woman who can fight the world. As the play goes on, she grows increasingly confident and direct. Her performance of a spiritual must be galvanizing—for her, and for everyone around her.  CAST

Henry  White Male, 50+. The elderly doorman.

John Nevins  Black Male. 20’s. A young actor. He tries to look self-assured, but it’s obvious that he is new to the theater and fighting hard to control his enthusiasm. John Nevins is an African American college graduate aspiring to rise to the top of his profession. Although he believes his formal training and performances in Off-Broadway plays to be superior to Wiletta’s experience, he condescendingly listens to her advice out of deference to her age and her acquaintance with his mother. As the conflict between Wiletta and the director heightens, he becomes embarrassed by her, viewing her as too racially sensitive and ignorant of contemporary acting methods. Aligning himself with the director and the white cast members, he attempts to appease Wiletta without fully considering the validity of her complaints.

Millie Davis  Black Female. 30’s. An actress. Millie is married and says she does not need to work. She displays more wealth than the other African-American characters; she wears a mink coat and an expensive watch. Like Wiletta, she is conscious of how she acts and what she says around whites, and she tries to guide John’s behavior. Millie also does not like the kind of roles she must play because of her race. She says at one point that she did not tell her relatives about the last production because she repeated but one stereotypical line over and over again. Though Millie expresses her objections about a couple of things, she is not willing to put her job on the line for such matters. CAST

Judy Sears  White. Female. 18-25. A young actress who is thrilled to be in her first professional production, having just graduated from Yale. She is a young, energetic white woman who takes the privilege of her race and the financial support of her parents for granted. Earnest and well meaning, but her innocent belief in her “progressive” attitudes can make her seem cloying. When we first meet her, she is emotional and unsteady; life scares her. And yet, she has more self-awareness than one would expect. CAST

Sheldon Forrester  Black Male. 65+An elderly character man. Sheldon is a veteran actor who fawns on the director and criticizes Wiletta for disrupting rehearsals with her racial complaints. He has held such an obsequious posture for so long that he is seemingly numb to the indignities he and other African Americans suffer in the profession, but he may be more than he appears, only playing a role that pleases white people as a means of survival.

Al Manners  White. Male. 35-50. “Manners is in his early forties; product of Hollywood. He is a bundle of energy, considerate and understanding after his own fashion; selfish and tactless after ours.” As the director of the play, Manners is energetic, confident, and patronizing. Underneath a veneer of kindness, he’s selfish, tactless and manipulative. He loves the challenge of a conflict, and if it helps him to win and to get what he wants, he can change his manner in an instant. He’s always watching and calculating his next step; he likes to catch others off guard. Although he considers himself to be a liberal, he treats Black and White cast members differently and is insensitive to the objections the Black members have concerning the script. As the racial strife becomes more intense, he exposes his own deep-rooted racial biases. CAST

Eddie Fenton  Male 20-39. “Eddie is eager and quick.” The Stage Manager. His easy-going attitude in act one becomes nervous and drawn in act two. CAST

Bill O’Wray  Male. White. 40-60 years old. A character actor who radiates strength and power when acting. “When he drops out of character we see that he is very different from the strong character he plays. He appears to be worried at all times. He has a habit of negatively shaking his head even though nothing is wrong. Bill O’Wray is but a shadow of a man – but by some miracle he turns into a dynamic figure” when in character. As himself, “he sees dragons in every corner and worries about each one.” He is the only cast member who has steady work. He insists that he is not prejudiced but is reluctant to have lunch with the black actors. At best he is insensitive, and at worst he is a bigot. CAST


 

Public Works Dallas Pageant

title TBD Directed by: TBD
Set/Projection Design: TBD
Lighting Design: TBD
Costume/Hair/Makeup Design: TBD
Sound Design: TBD

Large community-based production in the Potter Rose Theater at the Wyly featuring BRAC members an over 150 local community members.


 

TO PREPARE:

Please submit a link to view 2 brief contrasting monologues or 1 monologue and 1 song. Tapes should be no longer than 3 minutes total. Must be sent as a link to view on a site (check privacy settings before sending), we will not download video files. Include a resume (PDF) and headshot (JPG or PDF).

 

Performers unable to submit a tape for the EPA may send their pictures and/or resumes to:

 

Regional Casting
Dallas Theater Center
2400 Flora Street
Dallas, TX 75201

 

Or to: casting@dallastheatercenter.org

 

Stage managers unable to attend EPA may send their pictures and/or resumes to:

 

Attn: Megan Winters, Production Stage Manager
Dallas Theater Center
2400 Flora Street
Dallas, TX 75201

 

 

 

Auditions

 

MISSION, VISION, AND VALUES

Dallas Theater Center will engage, entertain, and inspire our diverse community by creating experiences that stimulate new ways of thinking and living. We will do this by consistently producing plays, educational programs, and other initiatives that are of the highest quality and reach the broadest possible constituency.

Dallas Theater Center strongly believes that an effective workforce includes employees from different and diverse backgrounds and experiences that together form a more creative, innovative, and productive environment. As a leading national theater, Dallas Theater Center recognizes that building an equitable, diverse and inclusive environment is the key ingredient to its relevance and sustainability in the community it serves.  Read more

 

Dallas Theater Center is a LORT (League of Resident Theaters) regional theater. Our contracts are LORT B, C, and D. Dallas Theater Center functions under the rules set forth by Actors Equity Association governing LORT theaters.

We welcome Union (AEA) and Non Union actors. AEA members are given priority for audition appointments.

Dallas Theater Center maintains a resident acting company. When casting productions,we look first to the Diane and Hal Brierley Resident Acting Company to fill roles. We also maintain a relationship with Meadows School of the Arts at SMU and Booker T. Washington High School for the Visual and Performing Arts. As part of these relationships we often cast students from these programs in mainstage productions. Additionally, we cast actors from the region and nationally for a variety of roles. Auditions for these roles occur on an as-needed basis throughout the year.

Dallas Theater Center works under the League of Regional Theatres (LORT) contract with Actors Equity Association (AEA), the union of actors and stage managers. The union determines the number of Equity and non-Equity actors cast in each production.  Local equity and non-equity general auditions for the upcoming season are scheduled once per year, usually in late spring. Information about local generals will be posted on our website and on the Actors’ Equity website as well as through our local media.

Additional auditions are held in New York, in conjunction with New York-based casting directors. These auditions are generally by agent submission only.

Local children’s auditions are held on a show-by-show basis. Information about local children’s generals will be posted on our site as well as through our local media prior to auditions.

Our 2 primary locations are:

Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre
2400 Flora St.
Dallas, Texas 75201

(This is our primary address and all correspondence should be sent here)

Kalita Humphreys Theater
3636 Turtle Creek Blvd.
Dallas, Texas 75219

For any audition you will be sent information about your appointment time, location, preparation materials, contact person, and any unique requirements.

 

Personnel

Enloe / Rose Artistic Director: Kevin Moriarty
Casting Director: Ally Beans, ally.beans@dallastheatercenter.org
Producer: Sarahbeth Grossman

Physical headshots and résumés should always:

  • include the current email and phone number you wish DTC to use, should we need to contact you (agent information on the resume means we will contact your agent);
  • include union status (AEA, EMC, Non-union);
  • be stapled back-to-back; and be 8 x 10 inches (both the headshot and resume).

Digital files of headshots and résumés should always:

  • be sent as one file;
  • be titled Firstname_Lastname OR Firstname_Middlename_Lastname;
  • include the current email and phone number you wish DTC to use, should we need to contact you (agent information on the resume means we will contact your agent); and
  • include union status (AEA, EMC, Non-union).
  • Actors should submit updated headshots and résumés to:

Regional Casting
Dallas Theater Center
2400 Flora Street
Dallas, TX 75201

Or as one file to: casting@dallastheatercenter.org

We regret that we are unable to keep or return unsolicited headshots and resumes of actors that we have not seen in audition or performance.

 

Play Submissions

If you are an artist currently living in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex, please email a one page synopsis of your play and a current resume to our Literary Department.

Due to the volume of material we consider each year and limited staff size, we are unable to accept any unsolicited scripts from writers out side of the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex.

Please note that DTC does not provide comments or suggestions about work that we do not intend to develop or produce. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact us via e-mail.

DALLAS THEATER CENTER PLAYWRIGHTS’ WORKSHOP

The Dallas Theater Center Playwrights Workshop was founded by Will Power in 2013 to support DFW area emerging playwrights. The playwrights workshop aligns with Dallas Theater Center’s mission is to engage, entertain and inspire our diverse community by creating experiences that stimulate new ways of thinking and living. Dallas Theater Center will do this by consistently producing plays, educational programs, and other initiatives that are of the highest quality and reach the broadest possible constituency. Please note that this workshop is free of charge and is meant to serve as an educational experience.

Over the course of the workshop, participants will write the first draft of a new play – between 70 to 90 minutes in length. Additionally, playwrights will develop strategies to strengthen their voice and build their knowledge about the business of playwriting. The workshop will be led by Dallas Theater Center’s Playwright in Residence and Dallas Theater Center Playwright-in Residence and Playwrights Workshop alum, Jonathan Norton.

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SEEKING SUBMISSIONS FOR THORNTON WILDER’S OUR TOWN

Dallas Theater Center is seeking local DFW actors for roles in our upcoming production of  Our Town by Thornton Wilder. To submit, please send your headshot and resume to casting@dallastheatercenter.org, please indicate the role you are submitting for in the subject line.

NOTE:  All actors must be able to provide documentation of full vaccination of a US-government approved COVID19 vaccine regimen for COVID19, at the time of hire.

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Thornton Wilder’s OUR TOWN (Multilingual)

By Thornton Wilder
Featuring translated passages by Nilo Cruz and Jeff Augustin
Directed by: Tatiana Pandiani
Set/Projection Design: TBD
Lighting Design: TBD
Costume/Hair/Makeup Design: TBD
Sound Design: TBD
Venue: Kalita Humphreys Theater

Rehearsals Begin: 12/2/21
First Preview: 1/27/22
Opens: 2/2/22
Closes: 2/20/22

*Rehearsal hours are Tuesday-Friday from 12-6 pm and Saturdays from 10am -4pm.

One of the most beloved American plays ever written, Our Town follows the Webb and Gibbs families as their children fall in love, marry and eventually–in one of the most famous scenes in American theater–die. Narrated by a stage manager and performed with minimal props and sets, Our Town depicts the fictional small town of Grover’s Corners, New Hampshire, through three acts: “Daily Life,” “Love and Marriage” and “Death and Eternity.” In the next step for a play that Wilder conceived from the beginning as a play about everywhere, this version is in three languages–English, Spanish and Creole. Filled with live music and infused with layers of culture and community, this special production celebrates Grover’s Corners as an international address and finds the shared humanity in all its inhabitants.

SEEKING:

MRS. WEBB –  Latinx Female, 40s. Emily and Wally’s mother. Must speak Spanish. MUST BE DALLAS LOCAL.

MRS. GIBBS – Black Female, 40+. George’s mother. She dreams of going to Paris but doesn’t get there. Will speak Creole in the play. STRONG DIALECT SKILLS PREFERRED. MUST BE DALLAS LOCAL.

DR. GIBBS – Black Male, 40+. George’s father, the town doctor. Will speak Creole in the play. STRONG DIALECT SKILLS PREFERRED. MUST BE DALLAS LOCAL. ACTOR WILL ALSO BE CAST IN ‘A CHRISTMAS CAROL’.

HOWIE NEWSOME  – Latinx Male, 30s. The milkman, a fixture of Grover’s Corners. Must speak Spanish. MUST BE DALLAS LOCAL.

EMILY WEBB –  Latinx Female, 20s. One of the main characters; we follow her from a precocious young girl through her wedding to George Gibbs and her early death at 28. Must speak Spanish. MUST BE DALLAS LOCAL. ACTOR WILL ALSO BE CAST IN ‘A CHRISTMAS CAROL’.

MR. WEBB – Latinx Male, 40s. Emily’s father, Editor of the Grover’s Corners Sentinel. Must speak Spanish. MUST BE DALLAS LOCAL.

PROFESSOR WILLARD – Female, 35-75. A rather long-winded lecturer. Sings in CHOIR.  Also plays: DEAD WOMAN. ALL ETHNICITIES ENCOURAGED TO SUBMIT. MUST BE DALLAS LOCAL.

JOE STODDARD – “Sixty-odd.” The undertaker. ALL ETHNICITIES ENCOURAGED TO SUBMIT. MUST BE DALLAS LOCAL.

CONSTABLE WARREN  – Male, 50+. “Elderly policeman.” ALL ETHNICITIES ENCOURAGED TO SUBMIT. MUST BE DALLAS LOCAL.

 

JOE CROWELL, JR. – (CHILD) Male. Must be 12 to 15 years of age (and fully vaccinated) to play the 11 years old. Younger brother of Si Crowell.  Both are local paperboys. ALL ETHNICITIES ENCOURAGED TO SUBMIT. MUST BE DALLAS LOCAL.

 

REBECCA GIBBS – (CHILD) Black Female. Must be 12 to 15 years of age (and fully vaccinated) to play ages 11 – 14.  George’s younger sister. Will speak Creole in the play. MUST BE DALLAS LOCAL.

 

WALLY WEBB – (CHILD) Latinx Male. Must be 12 to 15 years of age (and fully vaccinated) to play ages 11 – 14.  Emily’s younger brother. Will speak Spanish in the play. MUST BE DALLAS LOCAL.

 

SI CROWELL (CHILD) Male. Must be 12 to 15 years old (and fully vaccinated) to play young teenager. Older brother of Joe Crowell. Like his brother he is a local paperboy. Also plays BASEBALL PLAYER. ALL ETHNICITIES ENCOURAGED TO SUBMIT. MUST BE DALLAS LOCAL.

 

 

NOTE: All actors must be able to provide documentation of full vaccination of a US-government approved COVID19 vaccine regimen forCOVID19, at the time of hire.

DALLAS THEATER CENTER

Resident Actor Audition Information  

Dallas Theater Center is a LORT (League of Resident Theaters) regional theater. Our contracts are LORT B, C, and D. Dallas Theater Center functions under the rules set forth by Actors Equity Association governing LORT theaters.

We welcome Union (AEA) and Non Union actors. AEA members are given priority for audition appointments.

Dallas Theater Center (DTC) seeks experienced and versatile actors to join our Diane and Hal Brierley Resident Acting Company (BRAC). Resident Actors will be core members of our company engaged full-time by DTC. They will be cast in 4 – 6 mainstage productions (plays and musicals) each season under AEA contracts with AEA health and benefits.  Resident actors will also will be engaged in the development of new works and participation in special projects over the course of the DTC season. DTC seeks candidates who will work in support of our mission and values and who share our Commitment to Anti-Racism.

When casting productions, DTC looks first to the Diane and Hal Brierley Resident Acting Company to fill roles. DTC also maintains a relationship with Meadows School of the Arts at SMU and Booker T. Washington High School for the Visual and Performing Arts. As part of this relationship DTC often casts students from these programs in mainstage productions. Additionally, DTC casts actors from the region and nationally for a variety of roles. Auditions for these roles occur on an as-needed basis throughout the year.

SEEKING THE FOLLOWING FULL-TIME RESIDENT ACTORS: 

Male, 20s, Black
Female, 20s, Latina
Male, 40s, Black
Male, 50s+, White

We seek versatile acting skills, including voice/speech, basic to advanced dance ability and musical theater singing experience.  Candidates should be members of Actors Equity Association (AEA) or have the equivalent professional experience with a minimum of three years of training or experience working as a professional actor.

ABOUT DALLAS THEATER CENTER: Dallas Theater Center works under the League of Regional Theatres (LORT) contract with Actors Equity Association (AEA), the union of actors and stage managers. The union determines the number of Equity and non-Equity actors cast in each production.

Our 2 primary locations are:

Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre, 2400 Flora St. Dallas, Texas 75201 (This is our primary address and all correspondence should be sent here)

Kalita Humphreys Theater ,3636 Turtle Creek Blvd. Dallas, Texas 75219

Personnel: Artistic Director: Kevin Moriarty
Casting Director: Eisenberg/Beans Casting
Artistic Producer: Sarahbeth Grossman

All dates subject to change.

MISSION, VISION AND VALUES 

Our Mission Dallas Theater Center will engage, entertain, and inspire our diverse community by creating experiences that stimulate new ways of thinking and living. We will do this by consistently producing plays, educational programs, and other initiatives that are of the highest quality and reach the broadest possible constituency.

Dallas Theater Center strongly believes that an effective workforce includes employees from different and diverse backgrounds and experiences that together form a more creative, innovative, and productive environment. As a leading national theater, DTC recognizes that building an equitable, diverse and inclusive environment is the key ingredient to its relevance and sustainability in the community it serves.

EQUITY, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION STATEMENT

ALL ARE WELCOME! At Dallas Theater Center, we want to be the best place to work and see theater, and to be a positive and transformational force in Dallas and beyond. We stand up for equity, diversity and inclusion across our company and community. As a leading national theater, we recognize that building an equitable, diverse, and inclusive environment is central to our relevance and sustainability in the community we serve and love.

DIVERSITY is acknowledging and respecting human qualities that are different from our own and outside the groups we are a part of or associated with, yet are present in other individuals and groups. These qualities include but are not limited to: ethnicity, race, color, country of origin, sex, gender, age, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, beliefs, political affiliations, socioeconomic status, experiences and any form of disability.

An INCLUSIVE work environment is one where all employees are engaged and supported by the leadership of the institution, beginning at the highest level. Dallas Theater Center strives to create a culture of inclusion where employees of diverse human qualities can thrive and succeed and are able to participate in, and contribute to, the progress and success of the institution, while growing both professionally and personally.


 

2021-2022 Season


Tiny Beautiful Things 

Based on the book by Cheryl Strayed
Adapted for the stage by Nia Vardalos
Directed by Joel Ferrell
Set/Projection Design: John Slauson
Lighting Design: Nicole Iannaccone
Costume/Hair/Makeup Design: Micheal Waid
Sound Design: Kyle Jensen
Venue: Wyly / Potter Rose

Rehearsals Begin: 8/3/21
First Preview: 9/8/21
Opens: 9/14/21
Closes: 10/17/21

Based on the best selling book by Cheryl Strayed (author of Wild), Tiny Beautiful Things follows Sugar, an online advice columnist who uses her personal experiences to help the real-life readers who pour their hearts out to her. Rich with humor, insight, compassion – and absolute honesty – Tiny Beautiful Things is about reaching when you’re stuck, healing when you’re broken, and finding the courage to take on the questions that have no answers. Tissues recommended.


 

Cake Ladies 

A world premiere by DTC resident playwright, Jonathan Norton
Directed by Kevin Moriarty
Set/Projection Design: John Slauson
Lighting Design: Nicole Iannaccone
Costume/Hair/Makeup Design: Micheal Heath Waid
Sound Design: Kyle Jensen
Venue: Wyly / Potter Rose

Rehearsals Begin: 8/3/21
First Preview: 9/9/21
Opens: 9/17/21
Closes: 10/17/21

This world-premiere comedy, from playwright-in-residence Jonathan Norton (penny candy), was written specifically to welcome audiences back to the theater. It features tour de force performances by members of our Diane and Hal Brierley Resident Acting company originating roles created specifically for them.. In CAKE LADIES, the Scott County Community Playhouse is the pride of Cedar Oak, Texas, a city recovering from the second largest drug-fueled HIV outbreak ever to hit small town America. With the launch of their first ever “AidsFest!” it seems the town is finally turning a corner for the better. When the COVID-19 pandemic shuts down the playhouse production of Angels in America, the loss is a devastating blow to a city desperately looking to mend. That’s when best friends LeAnne (Sally Vahle) and Tweedy-Bird (Liz Mikel)  – affectionately known as “the cake ladies” – leap into action to make Angels soar again in their home town. However to do so they must confront Cedar Oaks dark past and their own carefully buried secrets. Cake Ladies is a deeply heart-warming exploration of family, friendship and the joys of community theater!


 

The Supreme Leader 

A world premiere by Don X. Nguyen
Directed by Kevin Moriarty
Set/Projection Design: Yu-Hsuan Chen
Lighting Design: Clifton Taylor
Costume/Hair/Makeup Design: Mara Blumenfeld
Sound Design: Melanie Chen Cole
Venue: Kalita Humphreys Theater

Rehearsals Begin: 9/22/21
First Preview: 10/28/21
Opens: 11/3/21
Closes: 11/21/21

While in boarding school in Switzerland, Kim Jong-Un learns he’s next in line to be the Supreme Leader following his older brother’s career-ending trip to Tokyo Disneyland. But he must prove himself. Under the watchful eye of his minder, he sets his paintbrush aside to spy on his pretty American friend Sophie. Will “Oony” get the girl? Will he make his father proud? Set in the snow globe world of stinky cheese and mountain climbing, this coming-of-age comedy imagines Kim Jong-Un’s final throes of youth before his fateful return to North Korea.


 

A Christmas Carol 

Adapted by Kevin Moriarty
Based on the novel by Charles Dickens
Creative Team Director: Christie Vela
Music Director: TBD
Choreographer: Joel Ferrell
Voice/Speech Coach: TBD
Fight Director: TBD

Rehearsals Begin: 10/26/21
First Preview: 11/24/21
Opens: 12/1/21
Closes: 12/26/21


 

Thornton Wilder’s Our Town (Multilingual)

By Thornton Wilder
Featuring translated passages by Nilo Cruz and Jeff Augustin
Directed by: TBD
Set/Projection Design: TBD
Lighting Design: TBD
Costume/Hair/Makeup Design: TBD
Sound Design: TBD
Venue: Kalita Humphreys Theater

Rehearsals Begin: 12/2/21
First Preview: 1/27/22
Opens: 2/2/22
Closes: 2/20/22

Described by Edward Albee as “the greatest American play ever written,” Our Town follows the Webb and Gibbs families as their children fall in love, marry and eventually – in one of the most famous scenes in American theatre – die. Narrated by a stage manager and performed with minimal props and sets, Our Town depicts the small town of Grover’s Corners, New Hampshire, through three acts: “Daily Life,” “Love and Marriage” and “Death and Eternity.” In the next step for a play that Wilder conceived from the beginning as a play about everywhere, this version is for the first time in three languages—English, Spanish and Creole. Infused with layers of culture and community, this new edition celebrates Grover’s Corners as an international address.


 

Native Gardens 

By Karen Zacarias
Directed by: TBD
Set/Projection Design: TBD
Lighting Design: TBD
Costume/Hair/Makeup Design: TBD
Sound Design: TBD

NOTE: This will be a pilot touring production. Up to three weeks of performances in community locations followed by 2-week sit down (16 performances) in the Studio Theatre at the Wyly.

Rehearsals Begin: 1/11/22
Community Tour: 1/31/22
Opens: 2/21/22
Closes: 3/6/22

In the suburbs of Washington D.C., a high-powered lawyer named Pablo and his very pregnant doctoral candidate wife named Tania, have just purchased their dream home. It’s a bit of a fixer-upper, but luckily Tania is a brilliant gardener and plans to transform their outdoor space into a beautiful native garden. Their new next-door neighbor, Frank, is a gardener himself and spends most of his time nurturing his non-native garden to win the annual gardening competition in the neighborhood. Frank and his wife Virginia have lived here for a long time and welcome Pablo and Tania with open arms. However, when Pablo invites his whole law firm over for a BBQ, Tania and Pablo set to work on building a fence and discover that their property line is 2 feet into Frank’s beloved garden. This creates friction between the neighbors and an all-out border dispute erupts. The two couples show their true colors and it is unclear who will win the war.


 

The Sound of Music 

Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein
Book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse
Directed by: Kevin Moriarty
Set Design: Beowulf Boritt
Lighting Design: TBD
Costume/Hair/Makeup Design: TBD
Sound Design: TBD
Venue: Wyly / Potter Rose

Rehearsals Begin: 2/8/22
First Preview: 3/25/22
Opens: 3/31/22
Closes: 4/24/22

Based on the true story of the Von Trapp Family Singers, this play captures a personal tale of growth and hope amidst the horrors of World War II. The Sound of Music tells the tale of young postulant Maria Rainer, whose free spirit has trouble fitting into the rules and regulations of Nonnberg Abbey. Commissioned by the Mother Abbess to serve as the governess for seven motherless children, Maria transforms the Von Trapp family home from a place of dour rules and regulations to one filled with joy, with laughter, and with music. In the process, Maria wins the hearts of all seven children–and their widower father, Captain Von Trapp. With the Mother Abbess’ blessing, and to the children’s delight, Maria follows her heart, and Maria and the Captain marry. Upon returning home from their honeymoon, Maria and the Captain learn that their beloved Austria has been taken over by the Nazis, and the retired Captain is asked to report for immediate service in the Nazi Navy. When the Nazis show up at their door to take Captain Von Trapp away, it is a family singing engagement (wily navigated by their friend Max) that buys the family time to make their narrow escape.


 

Trouble in Mind 

By Alice Childress
Directed by: TBD
Set/Projection Design: TBD
Lighting Design: TBD
Costume/Hair/Makeup Design: TBD
Sound Design: TBD
Venue: Kalita Humphreys Theater

Rehearsals Begin: 4/12/22
First Preview: 5/26/22
Opens: 6/2/22
Closes: 6/19/22

The year is 1957. On the stage of a Broadway theater, an acting company has gathered for their first day of rehearsal. When the black actress in the starring role confronts her white director about his interpretation of the play, everything explodes. Filled with warmth and razor sharp humor, Trouble in Mind is a provocative look at the way people talk about race—and a hilarious backstage drama about artists at work.


 

Public Works Dallas Pageant

title TBD Directed by: TBD
Set/Projection Design: TBD
Lighting Design: TBD
Costume/Hair/Makeup Design: TBD
Sound Design: TBD

Large community-based production in the Potter Rose Theater at the Wyly featuring BRAC members an over 150 local community members.


 

TO PREPARE: Please submit a link to view: 2 monologues – 1 comedic and 1 dramatic – at least one should be contemporary 1 musical theater song of your choice

Tapes should be no longer than 5 minutes total. Must be sent as a link to view on a site (check privacy settings before sending), we will not download video files.

Include a resume (PDF) and headshot (JPG or PDF).

Please submit by July 5, 2021.

Submit audition materials to: casting@dallastheatercenter.org

 

 

 

NOTE: All actors must be able to provide documentation of full vaccination of a US-government approved COVID19 vaccine regimen forCOVID19, at the time of hire.

DALLAS THEATER CENTER

General Audition Information   

Dallas Theater Center is a LORT (League of Resident Theaters) regional theater. Our contracts are LORT B, C, and D. Dallas Theater Center functions under the rules set forth by Actors Equity Association governing LORT theaters.

We welcome Union (AEA) and Non Union actors. AEA members are given priority for audition appointments.

Dallas Theater Center (DTC) seeks experienced and versatile actors to join our Diane and Hal Brierley Resident Acting Company (BRAC). Resident Actors will be core members of our company engaged full-time by DTC. They will be cast in 4 – 6 mainstage productions (plays and musicals) each season under AEA contracts with AEA health and benefits.  Resident actors will also will be engaged in the development of new works and participation in special projects over the course of the DTC season. DTC seeks candidates who will work in support of our mission and values and who share our Commitment to Anti-Racism.

When casting productions, DTC looks first to the Diane and Hal Brierley Resident Acting Company to fill roles. DTC also maintains a relationship with Meadows School of the Arts at SMU and Booker T. Washington High School for the Visual and Performing Arts. As part of this relationship DTC often casts students from these programs in mainstage productions. Additionally, DTC casts actors from the region and nationally for a variety of roles. Auditions for these roles occur on an as-needed basis throughout the year.

We seek versatile acting skills, including voice/speech, basic to advanced dance ability and musical theater singing experience.  Candidates should be members of Actors Equity Association (AEA) or have the equivalent professional experience with a minimum of three years of training or experience working as a professional actor.

ABOUT DALLAS THEATER CENTER: Dallas Theater Center works under the League of Regional Theatres (LORT) contract with Actors Equity Association (AEA), the union of actors and stage managers. The union determines the number of Equity and non-Equity actors cast in each production.

Our 2 primary locations are:

Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre, 2400 Flora St. Dallas, Texas 75201 (This is our primary address and all correspondence should be sent here)

Kalita Humphreys Theater ,3636 Turtle Creek Blvd. Dallas, Texas 75219

For any audition you will be sent information about your appointment time, location, preparation materials, contact person, and any unique requirements.

Personnel: Artistic Director: Kevin Moriarty
Casting Director: Eisenberg/Beans Casting
Artistic Producer: Sarahbeth Grossman

All dates subject to change.

MISSION, VISION AND VALUES 

Our Mission Dallas Theater Center will engage, entertain, and inspire our diverse community by creating experiences that stimulate new ways of thinking and living. We will do this by consistently producing plays, educational programs, and other initiatives that are of the highest quality and reach the broadest possible constituency.

Dallas Theater Center strongly believes that an effective workforce includes employees from different and diverse backgrounds and experiences that together form a more creative, innovative, and productive environment. As a leading national theater, DTC recognizes that building an equitable, diverse and inclusive environment is the key ingredient to its relevance and sustainability in the community it serves.

EQUITY, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION STATEMENT

ALL ARE WELCOME! At Dallas Theater Center, we want to be the best place to work and see theater, and to be a positive and transformational force in Dallas and beyond. We stand up for equity, diversity and inclusion across our company and community. As a leading national theater, we recognize that building an equitable, diverse, and inclusive environment is central to our relevance and sustainability in the community we serve and love.

DIVERSITY is acknowledging and respecting human qualities that are different from our own and outside the groups we are a part of or associated with, yet are present in other individuals and groups. These qualities include but are not limited to: ethnicity, race, color, country of origin, sex, gender, age, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, beliefs, political affiliations, socioeconomic status, experiences and any form of disability.

An INCLUSIVE work environment is one where all employees are engaged and supported by the leadership of the institution, beginning at the highest level. Dallas Theater Center strives to create a culture of inclusion where employees of diverse human qualities can thrive and succeed and are able to participate in, and contribute to, the progress and success of the institution, while growing both professionally and personally.


 

2021-2022 Season


Tiny Beautiful Things 

Based on the book by Cheryl Strayed
Adapted for the stage by Nia Vardalos
Directed by Joel Ferrell
Set/Projection Design: John Slauson
Lighting Design: Nicole Iannaccone
Costume/Hair/Makeup Design: Micheal Waid
Sound Design: Kyle Jensen
Venue: Wyly / Potter Rose

Rehearsals Begin: 8/3/21
First Preview: 9/8/21
Opens: 9/14/21
Closes: 10/17/21

Based on the best selling book by Cheryl Strayed (author of Wild), Tiny Beautiful Things follows Sugar, an online advice columnist who uses her personal experiences to help the real-life readers who pour their hearts out to her. Rich with humor, insight, compassion – and absolute honesty – Tiny Beautiful Things is about reaching when you’re stuck, healing when you’re broken, and finding the courage to take on the questions that have no answers. Tissues recommended.

SEEKING:

Sugar  Female, 40+
Writer #1  Male, 40+
Writer #2
  Female, 20s
Writer #3  Male, 20s


 

Cake Ladies 

A world premiere by DTC resident playwright, Jonathan Norton
Directed by Kevin Moriarty
Set/Projection Design: John Slauson
Lighting Design: Nicole Iannaccone
Costume/Hair/Makeup Design: Micheal Heath Waid
Sound Design: Kyle Jensen
Venue: Wyly / Potter Rose

Rehearsals Begin: 8/3/21
First Preview: 9/9/21
Opens: 9/17/21
Closes: 10/17/21

This world-premiere comedy, from playwright-in-residence Jonathan Norton (penny candy), was written specifically to welcome audiences back to the theater. It features tour de force performances by members of our Diane and Hal Brierley Resident Acting company originating roles created specifically for them.. In CAKE LADIES, the Scott County Community Playhouse is the pride of Cedar Oak, Texas, a city recovering from the second largest drug-fueled HIV outbreak ever to hit small town America. With the launch of their first ever “AidsFest!” it seems the town is finally turning a corner for the better. When the COVID-19 pandemic shuts down the playhouse production of Angels in America, the loss is a devastating blow to a city desperately looking to mend. That’s when best friends LeAnne (Sally Vahle) and Tweedy-Bird (Liz Mikel)  – affectionately known as “the cake ladies” – leap into action to make Angels soar again in their home town. However to do so they must confront Cedar Oaks dark past and their own carefully buried secrets. Cake Ladies is a deeply heart-warming exploration of family, friendship and the joys of community theater!

SEEKING:

Leanne  White female. 50’s to Early 60’s. She played the Angel track in the Scott County Playhouse’s 2003 production of Angels in America, which never saw opening night due to a town outcry. She finally gets her shot when she is given the chance to reprise her role in the Angel track in the Playhouse’s 2020 revival.  CAST

Tweedy-Bird   Black female. 50s to Early 60s. She performed in the 2003 production and is still carrying the trauma of that experience. She wants nothing to do with the stage. TweedyBird co-owns with LeAnne a cupcake trailer and catering company.  CAST

Mikey  White male. Mid 20s. HIV positive and a recovering addict. Works for Tweedy-Bird. He is playing Prior Walter in the Playhouse production and he is the poster boy for the town’s HIV awareness month. The actor playing Mikey also plays MIKEY’S MOM NANCY.  CAST

Antonio  Black or Biracial male. Early 20s. Chooses to use they/them/their pronouns. Tweedy-Bird’s only child. Formerly of the road company of Rent. Home for a bit due to the COVID shutdown. Playing Belize/Mr. Lies in the Playhouse production.  CAST

KeithPlayed by an actress. White male. Early to mid-20s. Mikey’s roommate. Also HIV positive and a recovering addict. The actress playing Keith also plays ROBERTA WHO PLAYED ROSIE IN MAMA MIA and KEITH’S TWIN SISTER KEISHA. CAST


 

The Supreme Leader 

A world premiere by Don X. Nguyen
Directed by Kevin Moriarty
Set/Projection Design: Yu-Hsuan Chen
Lighting Design: Clifton Taylor
Costume/Hair/Makeup Design: Mara Blumenfeld
Sound Design: Melanie Chen Cole
Venue: Kalita Humphreys Theater

Rehearsals Begin: 9/22/21
First Preview: 10/28/21
Opens: 11/3/21
Closes: 11/21/21

While in boarding school in Switzerland, Kim Jong-Un learns he’s next in line to be the Supreme Leader following his older brother’s career-ending trip to Tokyo Disneyland. But he must prove himself. Under the watchful eye of his minder, he sets his paintbrush aside to spy on his pretty American friend Sophie. Will “Oony” get the girl? Will he make his father proud? Set in the snow globe world of stinky cheese and mountain climbing, this coming-of-age comedy imagines Kim Jong-Un’s final throes of youth before his fateful return to North Korea.

SEEKING:

KIM JONG-UN  18-year-old Asian Male.  A student and future Supreme Leader of North Korea.  Must be able to embody the awkwardness and inner turmoil of a teenager struggling between right and wrong. CAST.

SOPHIE PRESCOTT​   18-year-old Female. A fellow student.  Non-Asian. Sophie is open and friendly, works to befriend Kim Jong Un and others at her school.  Her bright personality masks an emotional wound. CAST.

ROGER FULLBRIGHT​  18-year-old Male. A fellow student.  Non-Asian. Sophie’s ex.  Handsome and well meaning with an air of entitlement. CAST.

THE MINDER  40s-50s Asian Male. Kim Jong-Un’s Minder. Loyal to the Korean government and tasked with helping shape Kim Jong Un to be the next Supreme Leader.  A surrogate father to Kim Jong-Un.


 

A Christmas Carol 

Adapted by Kevin Moriarty
Based on the novel by Charles Dickens
Creative Team Director: Christie Vela
Music Director: TBD
Choreographer: Joel Ferrell
Voice/Speech Coach: TBD
Fight Director: TBD

Rehearsals Begin: 10/26/21
First Preview: 11/24/21
Opens: 12/1/21
Closes: 12/26/21

SEEKING:

Scrooge  Male, 50+
Business Person #1/Mr. Fezziwig  Male, 35+
MUST BE DALLAS LOCAL
Marley/Old Joe  Male, 35-50
Young Marley/Undertaker’s Man  Male, 20s
Lucy/LaundressFemale, 20s
Musician/Actor (plays Piano/Guitar/Banjo)  MUST BE DALLAS LOCAL
Musician Actor  (plays Violin/Viola/Bass)  MUST BE DALLAS LOCAL
Bob Cratchit  CAST
Young Scrooge/Topper  CAST
Featured Dancer/Fred  CAST
Business Person #2/Ghost of Christmas Past/Sister-in-Law  CAST
Mrs. Dilber/Mrs. Fezziwig  CAST
Belle/Featured Dancer  CAST
Ghost of Christmas Present  CAST
Mrs. Cratchit  CAST
Peter Cratchit  CAST


 

Thornton Wilder’s Our Town (Multilingual)

By Thornton Wilder
Featuring translated passages by Nilo Cruz and Jeff Augustin
Directed by: TBD
Set/Projection Design: TBD
Lighting Design: TBD
Costume/Hair/Makeup Design: TBD
Sound Design: TBD
Venue: Kalita Humphreys Theater

Rehearsals Begin: 12/2/21
First Preview: 1/27/22
Opens: 2/2/22
Closes: 2/20/22

Described by Edward Albee as “the greatest American play ever written,” Our Town follows the Webb and Gibbs families as their children fall in love, marry and eventually – in one of the most famous scenes in American theatre – die. Narrated by a stage manager and performed with minimal props and sets, Our Town depicts the small town of Grover’s Corners, New Hampshire, through three acts: “Daily Life,” “Love and Marriage” and “Death and Eternity.” In the next step for a play that Wilder conceived from the beginning as a play about everywhere, this version is for the first time in three languages—English, Spanish and Creole. Infused with layers of culture and community, this new edition celebrates Grover’s Corners as an international address.

 

SEEKING:

STAGE MANAGER  Male, 45+. A narrator, commentator, and guide through Grover’s Corners. He joins in the action of the play periodically, as the minister at the wedding, the soda shop owner, a local townsman, etc., and speaks directly to Emily after her death

MRS. GIBBS  40+ Black Woman. “Plump, pleasant woman”. George’s mother. She dreams of going to Paris but doesn’t get there. She saved $350 for the trip from the sale of an antique furniture piece but willed it to George and Emily. Dies while visiting her daughter in Ohio. Speaks Creole in the play. – CAST

MRS. WEBB  40s Female. “A thin, serious, crisp woman.” Emily and Wally’s mother.  Speaks Spanish (fluency not required.) Speaks Spanish in the play. MUST BE DALLAS LOCAL.

GIBBS  Black Male, 35+. George’s father, the town doctor. 

HOWIE NEWSOME  30/33 Male. “About 30, in overalls.” The milkman, a fixture of Grover’s Corners. Appears in flashback in Act III.  Speaks Spanish in the play. MUST BE DALLAS LOCAL.

GEORGE GIBBS  Black Male, 20s. The other main character; the boy next door, a kind but irresponsible teenager who matures over time and becomes a responsible husband, father and farmer. Appears in Act III but doesn’t speak. Speaks Creole in the play.

EMILY WEBB  Female, 20s. One of the main characters; we follow her from a precocious young girl through her wedding to George Gibbs and her early death at 28. Dead in Act III, as well as flashback as teenager. Speaks Spanish in the play.

WEBB40s Male. Emily’s father, Editor of the Grover’s Corners Sentinel. Appears in Act III at grave without speaking; appears in flashback in his 30’s. Speaks Spanish in the play. MUST BE DALLAS LOCAL.

MRS. SOAMES  Friend of Mrs. Webb and Mrs. Gibbs. A gossipy townswoman and member of the choir. Dead in Act III.  CAST

SIMON STIMSON  the choir director and church organist. We never learn the specific cause of his alcoholism and suicide, although Joe Stoddard, the undertaker, observes that “He’s seen a peck of troubles.” He remains bitter and cynical even beyond the grave. Appears in Act I and Act II only. Dead in Act III.  CAST

PROFESSOR WILLARD  Male, 35-75. A rather long-winded lecturer. Appears in Act I only.  Also: Sings in CHOIR. Also plays: JOE STODDARD – “Sixty-odd.” The undertaker. Appears in Act III only. MUST BE DALLAS LOCAL.

CONSTABLE WARREN  Male, 50+. “Elderly policeman.” Includes brief appearance in flashback in Act III. MUST BE DALLAS LOCAL.


 

Native Gardens 

By Karen Zacarias
Directed by: TBD
Set/Projection Design: TBD
Lighting Design: TBD
Costume/Hair/Makeup Design: TBD
Sound Design: TBD

NOTE: This will be a pilot touring production. Up to three weeks of performances in community locations followed by 2-week sit down (16 performances) in the Studio Theatre at the Wyly.

Rehearsals Begin: 1/11/22
Community Tour: 1/31/22
Opens: 2/21/22
Closes: 3/6/22

In the suburbs of Washington D.C., a high-powered lawyer named Pablo and his very pregnant doctoral candidate wife named Tania, have just purchased their dream home. It’s a bit of a fixer-upper, but luckily Tania is a brilliant gardener and plans to transform their outdoor space into a beautiful native garden. Their new next-door neighbor, Frank, is a gardener himself and spends most of his time nurturing his non-native garden to win the annual gardening competition in the neighborhood. Frank and his wife Virginia have lived here for a long time and welcome Pablo and Tania with open arms. However, when Pablo invites his whole law firm over for a BBQ, Tania and Pablo set to work on building a fence and discover that their property line is 2 feet into Frank’s beloved garden. This creates friction between the neighbors and an all-out border dispute erupts. The two couples show their true colors and it is unclear who will win the war.

SEEKING:

Tania Del Valle  30-year-old Latina– smart, likeable, positive, passionate, fit and highly energized pregnant PhD candidate and gardener. CAST

Pablo Del Valle  32-year-old Latino– smart, likeable, ambitious, savvy young attorney. CAST


Virginia Butley  60-75 year old. White – smart, likeable, assertive, direct, no- nonsense engineer. CAST


Frank Butley  White Male, 50+. Smart, likeable, excitable, caring, detail-oriented Federal employee and gardener. 


 

The Sound of Music 

Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein
Book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse
Directed by: Kevin Moriarty
Set Design: Beowulf Boritt
Lighting Design: TBD
Costume/Hair/Makeup Design: TBD
Sound Design: TBD
Venue: Wyly / Potter Rose

Rehearsals Begin: 2/8/22
First Preview: 3/25/22
Opens: 3/31/22
Closes: 4/24/22

Based on the true story of the Von Trapp Family Singers, this play captures a personal tale of growth and hope amidst the horrors of World War II. The Sound of Music tells the tale of young postulant Maria Rainer, whose free spirit has trouble fitting into the rules and regulations of Nonnberg Abbey. Commissioned by the Mother Abbess to serve as the governess for seven motherless children, Maria transforms the Von Trapp family home from a place of dour rules and regulations to one filled with joy, with laughter, and with music. In the process, Maria wins the hearts of all seven children–and their widower father, Captain Von Trapp. With the Mother Abbess’ blessing, and to the children’s delight, Maria follows her heart, and Maria and the Captain marry. Upon returning home from their honeymoon, Maria and the Captain learn that their beloved Austria has been taken over by the Nazis, and the retired Captain is asked to report for immediate service in the Nazi Navy. When the Nazis show up at their door to take Captain Von Trapp away, it is a family singing engagement (wily navigated by their friend Max) that buys the family time to make their narrow escape.

SEEKING:

MARIA RAINER  Female, 20s. A Postulant at Nonnberg Abbey – young, free spirited, warm, gentle and kind with much determination. CAST
THE MOTHER ABBESS / NUN40+ female. Motherly, understanding, strong and authoritative, but kind. CAST
SISTER MARGARETTA / NUN / PARTY GUEST  Female, 35+. Mistress of Postulants, very kind, understanding and concerned. Also a Party Guest. MUST BE DALLAS LOCAL.
SISTER SOPHIA / NUN  Neither demanding nor critical, sticks with the rules. CAST
CAPTAIN GEORG VON TRAPP    Male, 35-50. A retired Austrian naval captain. Polished, yet very military in the way he runs his life to repress his sadness over the death of his wife. Underneath he is warm, understanding and determined.
FRANZ  Male, 45+. The von Trapp butler, rather formal but not without spirit, he is very German and loyal to the Fascist cause.
FRAU SCHMIDT / URSULA / NUN  30+ Female. The housekeeper, stoic, very little personality; she does her job efficiently but without affection. Strong and somewhat demanding. CAST
LIESL VON TRAPP  16 going on 17 Female. The oldest child, blossoming into a young lady with an interest in boys. She has a maternal edge to her and cares very deeply for her younger siblings.
ROLF GRUBER  17 going on 18 Male. Suitor to Liesl, telegram delivery boy, later a Nazi soldier. A very pleasant young man, somewhat aggressive but in a gentle way. CAST.
ELSA SCHRADER / NUN  35-45 year old Female. A baroness of taste and elegance, sophisticated, dignified and mature. MUST BE DALLAS LOCAL.
MAX DETWIELLER  30+ Male, Charming and vital; a man of sophistication who enjoys the good life; true and loyal friend to the von Trapp family. CAST.
HERR ZELLER / LIEUTENANT / PARTY GUEST  White Male, 50+. Stern and unsmiling, a typical Nazi officer whose primary concern is to see that everyone toes the line.
BARON ELBERFELD /ADM VON SCHREIBER/PARTY GUEST/WALTZ COUPLE  CAST
BARONESS ELBERFELD / PARTY GUEST / WALTZ COUPLE / NUN CAST
 


 

Trouble in Mind 

By Alice Childress
Directed by: TBD
Set/Projection Design: TBD
Lighting Design: TBD
Costume/Hair/Makeup Design: TBD
Sound Design: TBD
Venue: Kalita Humphreys Theater

Rehearsals Begin: 4/12/22
First Preview: 5/26/22
Opens: 6/2/22
Closes: 6/19/22

The year is 1957. On the stage of a Broadway theater, an acting company has gathered for their first day of rehearsal. When the black actress in the starring role confronts her white director about his interpretation of the play, everything explodes. Filled with warmth and razor sharp humor, Trouble in Mind is a provocative look at the way people talk about race—and a hilarious backstage drama about artists at work.

SEEKING:

Wiletta Mayer  Black Female. 45-65. A middle-aged actress. She is attractive and expansive in personality. Must be able to sing. Wiletta has been an actor for 25 years, but never a star. As an actor, a woman, and an African-American, she knows she is without power—and she has learned from experience how to swallow her feelings, get along, and say the right thing. Her strength and anger are rarely on the surface. But when she is pushed, her temper flares and we see a woman who can fight the world. As the play goes on, she grows increasingly confident and direct. Her performance of a spiritual must be galvanizing—for her, and for everyone around her.  CAST

Henry  White Male, 50+. The elderly doorman.

John Nevins  Black Male. 20’s. A young actor. He tries to look self-assured, but it’s obvious that he is new to the theater and fighting hard to control his enthusiasm. John Nevins is an African American college graduate aspiring to rise to the top of his profession. Although he believes his formal training and performances in Off-Broadway plays to be superior to Wiletta’s experience, he condescendingly listens to her advice out of deference to her age and her acquaintance with his mother. As the conflict between Wiletta and the director heightens, he becomes embarrassed by her, viewing her as too racially sensitive and ignorant of contemporary acting methods. Aligning himself with the director and the white cast members, he attempts to appease Wiletta without fully considering the validity of her complaints.

Millie Davis  Black Female. 30’s. An actress. Millie is married and says she does not need to work. She displays more wealth than the other African-American characters; she wears a mink coat and an expensive watch. Like Wiletta, she is conscious of how she acts and what she says around whites, and she tries to guide John’s behavior. Millie also does not like the kind of roles she must play because of her race. She says at one point that she did not tell her relatives about the last production because she repeated but one stereotypical line over and over again. Though Millie expresses her objections about a couple of things, she is not willing to put her job on the line for such matters. CAST

Judy Sears  White. Female. 18-25. A young actress who is thrilled to be in her first professional production, having just graduated from Yale. She is a young, energetic white woman who takes the privilege of her race and the financial support of her parents for granted. Earnest and well meaning, but her innocent belief in her “progressive” attitudes can make her seem cloying. When we first meet her, she is emotional and unsteady; life scares her. And yet, she has more self-awareness than one would expect. CAST

Sheldon Forrester  Black Male. 65+An elderly character man. Sheldon is a veteran actor who fawns on the director and criticizes Wiletta for disrupting rehearsals with her racial complaints. He has held such an obsequious posture for so long that he is seemingly numb to the indignities he and other African Americans suffer in the profession, but he may be more than he appears, only playing a role that pleases white people as a means of survival.

Al Manners  White. Male. 35-50. “Manners is in his early forties; product of Hollywood. He is a bundle of energy, considerate and understanding after his own fashion; selfish and tactless after ours.” As the director of the play, Manners is energetic, confident, and patronizing. Underneath a veneer of kindness, he’s selfish, tactless and manipulative. He loves the challenge of a conflict, and if it helps him to win and to get what he wants, he can change his manner in an instant. He’s always watching and calculating his next step; he likes to catch others off guard. Although he considers himself to be a liberal, he treats Black and White cast members differently and is insensitive to the objections the Black members have concerning the script. As the racial strife becomes more intense, he exposes his own deep-rooted racial biases. CAST

Eddie Fenton  Male 20-39. “Eddie is eager and quick.” The Stage Manager. His easy-going attitude in act one becomes nervous and drawn in act two. CAST

Bill O’Wray  Male. White. 40-60 years old. A character actor who radiates strength and power when acting. “When he drops out of character we see that he is very different from the strong character he plays. He appears to be worried at all times. He has a habit of negatively shaking his head even though nothing is wrong. Bill O’Wray is but a shadow of a man – but by some miracle he turns into a dynamic figure” when in character. As himself, “he sees dragons in every corner and worries about each one.” He is the only cast member who has steady work. He insists that he is not prejudiced but is reluctant to have lunch with the black actors. At best he is insensitive, and at worst he is a bigot. CAST


 

Public Works Dallas Pageant

title TBD Directed by: TBD
Set/Projection Design: TBD
Lighting Design: TBD
Costume/Hair/Makeup Design: TBD
Sound Design: TBD

Large community-based production in the Potter Rose Theater at the Wyly featuring BRAC members an over 150 local community members.


 

TO PREPARE:

Please submit a link to view 2 brief contrasting monologues or 1 monologue and 1 song. Tapes should be no longer than 3 minutes total. Must be sent as a link to view on a site (check privacy settings before sending), we will not download video files. Include a resume (PDF) and headshot (JPG or PDF).

 

Performers unable to submit a tape for the EPA may send their pictures and/or resumes to:

 

Regional Casting
Dallas Theater Center
2400 Flora Street
Dallas, TX 75201

 

Or to: casting@dallastheatercenter.org

 

Stage managers unable to attend EPA may send their pictures and/or resumes to:

 

Attn: Megan Winters, Production Stage Manager
Dallas Theater Center
2400 Flora Street
Dallas, TX 75201

 

 

 

Auditions

 

MISSION, VISION, AND VALUES

Dallas Theater Center will engage, entertain, and inspire our diverse community by creating experiences that stimulate new ways of thinking and living. We will do this by consistently producing plays, educational programs, and other initiatives that are of the highest quality and reach the broadest possible constituency.

Dallas Theater Center strongly believes that an effective workforce includes employees from different and diverse backgrounds and experiences that together form a more creative, innovative, and productive environment. As a leading national theater, Dallas Theater Center recognizes that building an equitable, diverse and inclusive environment is the key ingredient to its relevance and sustainability in the community it serves.  Read more

 

Dallas Theater Center is a LORT (League of Resident Theaters) regional theater. Our contracts are LORT B, C, and D. Dallas Theater Center functions under the rules set forth by Actors Equity Association governing LORT theaters.

We welcome Union (AEA) and Non Union actors. AEA members are given priority for audition appointments.

Dallas Theater Center maintains a resident acting company. When casting productions,we look first to the Diane and Hal Brierley Resident Acting Company to fill roles. We also maintain a relationship with Meadows School of the Arts at SMU and Booker T. Washington High School for the Visual and Performing Arts. As part of these relationships we often cast students from these programs in mainstage productions. Additionally, we cast actors from the region and nationally for a variety of roles. Auditions for these roles occur on an as-needed basis throughout the year.

Dallas Theater Center works under the League of Regional Theatres (LORT) contract with Actors Equity Association (AEA), the union of actors and stage managers. The union determines the number of Equity and non-Equity actors cast in each production.  Local equity and non-equity general auditions for the upcoming season are scheduled once per year, usually in late spring. Information about local generals will be posted on our website and on the Actors’ Equity website as well as through our local media.

Additional auditions are held in New York, in conjunction with New York-based casting directors. These auditions are generally by agent submission only.

Local children’s auditions are held on a show-by-show basis. Information about local children’s generals will be posted on our site as well as through our local media prior to auditions.

Our 2 primary locations are:

Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre
2400 Flora St.
Dallas, Texas 75201

(This is our primary address and all correspondence should be sent here)

Kalita Humphreys Theater
3636 Turtle Creek Blvd.
Dallas, Texas 75219

For any audition you will be sent information about your appointment time, location, preparation materials, contact person, and any unique requirements.

 

Personnel

Enloe / Rose Artistic Director: Kevin Moriarty
Casting Director: Ally Beans, ally.beans@dallastheatercenter.org
Producer: Sarahbeth Grossman

Physical headshots and résumés should always:

  • include the current email and phone number you wish DTC to use, should we need to contact you (agent information on the resume means we will contact your agent);
  • include union status (AEA, EMC, Non-union);
  • be stapled back-to-back; and be 8 x 10 inches (both the headshot and resume).

Digital files of headshots and résumés should always:

  • be sent as one file;
  • be titled Firstname_Lastname OR Firstname_Middlename_Lastname;
  • include the current email and phone number you wish DTC to use, should we need to contact you (agent information on the resume means we will contact your agent); and
  • include union status (AEA, EMC, Non-union).
  • Actors should submit updated headshots and résumés to:

Regional Casting
Dallas Theater Center
2400 Flora Street
Dallas, TX 75201

Or as one file to: casting@dallastheatercenter.org

We regret that we are unable to keep or return unsolicited headshots and resumes of actors that we have not seen in audition or performance.

 

Play Submissions

If you are an artist currently living in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex, please email a one page synopsis of your play and a current resume to our Literary Department.

Due to the volume of material we consider each year and limited staff size, we are unable to accept any unsolicited scripts from writers out side of the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex.

Please note that DTC does not provide comments or suggestions about work that we do not intend to develop or produce. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact us via e-mail.

DALLAS THEATER CENTER PLAYWRIGHTS’ WORKSHOP

The Dallas Theater Center Playwrights Workshop was founded by Will Power in 2013 to support DFW area emerging playwrights. The playwrights workshop aligns with Dallas Theater Center’s mission is to engage, entertain and inspire our diverse community by creating experiences that stimulate new ways of thinking and living. Dallas Theater Center will do this by consistently producing plays, educational programs, and other initiatives that are of the highest quality and reach the broadest possible constituency. Please note that this workshop is free of charge and is meant to serve as an educational experience.

Over the course of the workshop, participants will write the first draft of a new play – between 70 to 90 minutes in length. Additionally, playwrights will develop strategies to strengthen their voice and build their knowledge about the business of playwriting. The workshop will be led by Dallas Theater Center’s Playwright in Residence and Dallas Theater Center Playwright-in Residence and Playwrights Workshop alum, Jonathan Norton.

Download the application