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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

SEEKING SUBMISSIONS FOR POSSIBLE REPLACEMENTS

Dallas Theater Center is seeking local DFW actors for possible replacements in our upcoming production of Cake Ladies by Jonathan Norton. To submit, please send your headshot and resume to casting@dallastheatercenter.org .

CAKE LADIES (World Premiere) by Jonathan Norton
Directed by Kevin Moriarty

First Rehearsal – July 17, 2021
Tech – August 3-8, 2021
Dress Rehearsal – August 10, 2021
1st Preview – August 11, 2021
Opening – August 18, 2021
Closing – August 29, 2021

Rehearsals are typically 12 – 6 pm, Tuesday through Friday and 10am – 4 pm on Saturdays.

Cake Ladies will be produced in the Potter Rose Theater at the Wyly Theatre under a LORT B Equity contract (COVID permitting).

General Note to Actors: Cake Ladies is a world premiere new comedy by Jonathan Norton. Though the play is at times gloriously broad, funny and highly theatrical, the acting should be rooted in truthfulness. Often the characters’ size of emotion and intensity is masking their inner fears and vulnerability of equal size. Have fun with these characters. Embrace all of their humanity, from the ridiculous to the sublime; from the larger than life emotions to the quiet moments of realization. Cake Ladies is both an elegy for the damage done in the wake of a pandemic and a joyful love letter to the redemptive power of friendship and the undeniable thrill of the spotlight.

SEEKING:

LeAnne – White female. 45 – 60 years old. Co-owner of Cake Ladies, a cupcake trailer and catering company, which she operates with her co-owner and best friend, Tweedy-Bird, in the small town of Cedar Oak, Texas. An enthusiastic though inexperienced community theater actor, 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, which is then threatened with closure due to COVID. LeAnne is the kind of person you want on your side when the shit hits the fan. Fiercely loyal and always up for good trouble, but sometimes she goes way overboard.

Tweedy-Bird – Black female. 45 – 60 years old. Co-owner of Cake Ladies, a cupcake trailer and catering company, which she operates with her co-owner and best friend, LeAnne, in the small town of Cedar Oak, Texas. A single mother of a grown child and an enterprising business woman, she also harbors a deep seated though rarely expressed desire to be onstage. Tweedy-Bird starred alongside LeAnne in the controversial 2003 community theater production of Angels in America and is still carrying the trauma of that experience. Though she rarely expresses it with quiet tenderness, Tweedy-Bird is a fiercely dedicated, protective mother who deeply loves her child. Tweedy-Bird is that friend who talks you out of slashing the tires on your cheating exes’ car. But Tweedy-Bird’s sensible and cautious nature masks a Pandora’s box of fears.

 

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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

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

SEEKING SUBMISSIONS FOR POSSIBLE REPLACEMENTS

Dallas Theater Center is seeking local DFW actors for possible replacements in our upcoming production of Cake Ladies by Jonathan Norton. To submit, please send your headshot and resume to casting@dallastheatercenter.org .

CAKE LADIES (World Premiere) by Jonathan Norton
Directed by Kevin Moriarty

First Rehearsal – July 17, 2021
Tech – August 3-8, 2021
Dress Rehearsal – August 10, 2021
1st Preview – August 11, 2021
Opening – August 18, 2021
Closing – August 29, 2021

Rehearsals are typically 12 – 6 pm, Tuesday through Friday and 10am – 4 pm on Saturdays.

Cake Ladies will be produced in the Potter Rose Theater at the Wyly Theatre under a LORT B Equity contract (COVID permitting).

General Note to Actors: Cake Ladies is a world premiere new comedy by Jonathan Norton. Though the play is at times gloriously broad, funny and highly theatrical, the acting should be rooted in truthfulness. Often the characters’ size of emotion and intensity is masking their inner fears and vulnerability of equal size. Have fun with these characters. Embrace all of their humanity, from the ridiculous to the sublime; from the larger than life emotions to the quiet moments of realization. Cake Ladies is both an elegy for the damage done in the wake of a pandemic and a joyful love letter to the redemptive power of friendship and the undeniable thrill of the spotlight.

SEEKING:

LeAnne – White female. 45 – 60 years old. Co-owner of Cake Ladies, a cupcake trailer and catering company, which she operates with her co-owner and best friend, Tweedy-Bird, in the small town of Cedar Oak, Texas. An enthusiastic though inexperienced community theater actor, 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, which is then threatened with closure due to COVID. LeAnne is the kind of person you want on your side when the shit hits the fan. Fiercely loyal and always up for good trouble, but sometimes she goes way overboard.

Tweedy-Bird – Black female. 45 – 60 years old. Co-owner of Cake Ladies, a cupcake trailer and catering company, which she operates with her co-owner and best friend, LeAnne, in the small town of Cedar Oak, Texas. A single mother of a grown child and an enterprising business woman, she also harbors a deep seated though rarely expressed desire to be onstage. Tweedy-Bird starred alongside LeAnne in the controversial 2003 community theater production of Angels in America and is still carrying the trauma of that experience. Though she rarely expresses it with quiet tenderness, Tweedy-Bird is a fiercely dedicated, protective mother who deeply loves her child. Tweedy-Bird is that friend who talks you out of slashing the tires on your cheating exes’ car. But Tweedy-Bird’s sensible and cautious nature masks a Pandora’s box of fears.

 

Download this 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 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