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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, DTC recognizes that building an equitable, diverse and inclusive environment is the key ingredient to its relevance and sustainability in the community it serves.

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.

Producer: Dallas Theater Center

Writer: Vichet Chum

Director: Tiffany Nichole Greene

Artistic Director: Kevin Moriarty

Artistic Producer: Sarahbeth Grossman

Local Casting: Ally Beans, CSA

 

Dates: TBD

 

Location: Dallas Theater Center’s Kalita Humphreys Theater, Dallas, TX and The Alley Theatre, Houston, TX

Compensation: LORT C (Dallas) & LORT B (Houston)

 

AUDITIONS via Self-Tape and Virtual Callbacks

 

TO SUBMIT:

Please email picture and resume to casting@dallastheatercenter.org

Subject line: HIGH SCHOOL PLAY [ROLE]

 

SEEKING:

At this time, we are accepting submissions from AEA and non-AEA actors. All actors MUST be local hires in Dallas, Texas.

MS. BLOW (Mid-40’s) HIgh school theater teacher with an affinity for wearing animal patterns / Seemingly warm presence with a sharp, incisive bite when pushed / White female / Speaks with a gloriously decadent Texas accent. *Also plays MRS. SIMMS

 

RICH – 17 / High school student with a habit of telling others exactly how he feels about things & maybe going a little further / identifies as gay / Latin male

 

SOPHIE – 17 / High school student with a free spirit and an honest tongue / Dreams of painting in the desert / Biracial – Black & Latinx female

 

PAUL – 16 / High school student who has just arrived from New York City / He’s trying to get a feel for things but errs on the side of being upfront / identifies as gay / Black male

 

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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.