DALLAS THEATER CENTER 2022-2023 SEASON GENERAL AUDITIONS [DALLAS LOCALS]
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.
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 maintains a resident acting company. 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.
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.
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:
The Dee and Charles Wyly Theater
2400 Flora St.
Dallas, Texas 75201
(This is our primary address and all correspondence should be sent here)
The 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.
Artistic Director: Kevin Moriarty
Associate Artistic Director: Tiffany Nichole Greene
Artistic Producer: Sarahbeth Grossman
Casting Director: Eisenberg/Beans Casting (Ally Beans, CSA & Daryl Eisenberg, CSA)
Casting Associate: Mark Tam Quach
All dates subject to change.
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.
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.
Please fill out the following form:
Send a headshot and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with a link to a contemporary monologue and short song selection.
Submissions will be open until April 26th.
Based on the screenplay by Jonathan Lynn
Written by Sandy Rustin
Additional Material by Hunter Foster and Eric Price
Based on the Hasbro board game CLUE
Original Music by Michael Holland
Director: Alan Muraoka
Music Director/Keys: TBD
Fight Director/Intimacy: TBD
Venue: Potter Rose
Rehearsals Begin: August 2, 2022
First Preview: September 8, 2022
Opens: September 14, 2022 Closes: September 25, 2022
SYNOPSIS: Based on the iconic 1985 Paramount movie which was inspired by the classic Hasbro board game, Clue is a hilarious farce-meets-murder mystery. The tale begins at a remote mansion, where six mysterious guests assemble for an unusual dinner party where murder and blackmail are on the menu.
WADSWORTH - Character is Male, 30s-50s. A traditional British butler in every sense: uptight, formal and “by the book.” He is the driving force in the play.
YVETTE- Character is Female, 20s. A loyal and sexy French maid. May not be as innocent as she appears.
MISS SCARLET - Character is Female, 30s-40s. A dry, sardonic D.C. madam, more interested in secrets than sex.
MRS. PEACOCK - Character is Female, 40s-60s. The wealthy wife of a senator. A bit batty, neurotic, and quick to hysteria.
MRS. WHITE - Character is Female, 40s-60s. A pale, morbid, and tragic woman. Mrs. White may or may not be the murderer of her five ex-husbands.
COLONEL MUSTARD - Character is Male, 40s-60s. A puffy, pompous, dense, blowhard of a military man.
PROFESSOR PLUM - Character is Male, 30s-50s. An arrogant academic, easily impressed by himself.
MR. GREEN - Character is Male, 20s-40s. A timid yet officious rule follower. He’s awfully anxious.
ENSEMBLE WOMAN / UNDERSTUDY SCARLET - Plays: THE COOK, a gruff woman with a threatening presence. (Alive and Dead.) SINGING TELEGRAM GIRL, a tap dancer with a heart of gold. (Alive and Dead.) AUXILIARY SCARLET, the back of Miss Scarlet during a scene of theatrical trickery. BACKUP COP, backup for the Chief in the very final Cop entrance.
ENSEMBLE MAN 1 / UNDERSTUDY MR. GREEN - Plays: MR. BODDY, a slick, Frank Sinatra, film noir-esque type fella. (Alive and Dead.) THE MOTORIST, a professional driver. (Alive and Dead.) CHIEF OF POLICE, a cop who helps to save the day.
ENSEMBLE MAN 2 / UNDERSTUDY WADSWORTH - Plays: THE UNEXPECTED COP, a regular Joe. (Alive and Dead.) BACKUP COP, backup for the Chief. AUXILIARY MUSTARD, the back of Colonel Mustard during a scene of theatrical trickery.
EXTRA - DEAD BODY / UNDERSTUDY PLUM AND MUSTARD - An additional body to play the DEAD MOTORIST in the Lounge during Scene 11.
Trouble in Mind
By Alice Childress
Director: Tiana Kaye Blair
Venue: Kalita Humphreys
Rehearsals Begin: September 6, 2022
First Preview: October 13, 2022
Opens: October 19, 2022 Closes: October 30, 2022
SYNOPSIS: 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.
WILETTA MAYER - Character is Female, Black. 45-65. A middle-aged actress. She is attractive and expansive in personality. Wiletta has been an actor for 25 years, but never a star. As an actor, a woman, and an African-American, She understands the power structure working against her—and she has learned from experience how to swallow her feelings, get along, and say the right thing. She accepts compliance as a means of survival and catalyst towards stardom.. But when she is pushed, her true colors unfold and we see a woman who can no longer be relegated to a stereotype.. 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. ACTOR MUST BE ABLE TO SING.
HENRY - Character is Male, of Irish descent . 70-79. The elderly doorman.
JOHN NEVINS - Character is Male, Black. 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 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 - Character is Female, Black. 30’s. 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. Unlike Wiletta she is much more vocal and uses bald, flat statements in resistance of stereotypes., 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 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.
JUDY SEARS - Character is Female, White. 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.
SHELDON FORRESTER - Character is Male, Black. 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 - Character is Male, White. 35-50. Manners is a 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.
EDDIE FENTON - Character is Male, White. 20-39. White. Eager and quick. The Stage Manager. His easy-going attitude in act one becomes nervous and drawn in act two.
BILL O’WRAY - Character is Male, White. 40s-60s. 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.
A CHRISTMAS CAROL
Adapted by Kevin Moriarty
Based on the novel by Charles Dickens
Director: Tiffany Nichole Greene
Music Director: TBD
Music Supervisor: Kevin Moriarty
Choreographer: Joel Ferrell
Venue: Potter Rose
Rehearsals Begin: October 18, 2022
First Preview: November 25, 2022
Opens: November 30, 2022 Closes: December 24, 2022
SEEKING: ALL ROLES MUST BE ABLE TO SING WELL
SCROOGE - Character is Male, 50+
BUSINESS PERSON#1/MR. FEZZIWIG - Character is Male, 35+.
MARLEY/OLD JOE - Character is Male, 35-50.
LUCY/LAUNDRESS - Character is Female, 20s.
BOB CRATCHIT - Character is Male, 30+.
YOUNG SCROOGE/TOPPER/UNDERTAKER’S MAN - Character is Male, 20s
FEATURED DANCER/FRED - Character is Male, 20s-30s.
BUSINESS PERSON#2/GHOST OF CHRISTMAS PAST/SISTER-IN-LAW- Character is Female, 20s-40s.
MRS. DILBER/MRS. FEZZIWIG - Character is Female, 30+.
BELLE/FEATURED DANCER - Character is Female, 20s.
GHOST OF CHRISTMAS PRESENT - Character can be any gender, any age.
MRS. CRATCHIT - Character is Female, 30+.
MUSICIAN #1/ACTOR/YOUNG MARLEY - Character is male. 20s. Plays Violin/Fiddle, other instruments as able, and various ensemble roles.
MUSICIAN #2/ACTOR - Character can be any gender, any age. Plays Piano & Guitar or banjo, other instruments as able, and various ensemble roles.
MUSICIAN #3/ACTOR - Character can be any gender, any age. Plays Bass, other instruments as able, and various ensemble roles.
By Karen Zacarias
Fight Director: TBD
Venue: Kalita Humphreys/Community Tour
Rehearsals Begin: January 10, 2023
First Preview: February 16, 2023
Opens: February 22, 2023 Closes: March 5, 2023
SYNOPSIS: 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.
TANIA DEL VALLE - Character is Female, Latina. 30. Smart, likable, positive, passionate, fit and highly energized pregnant PhD candidate and gardener.
PABLO DEL VALLE - Character is Male, Latino. 32. Smart, likable, ambitious, savvy young attorney.
VIRGINIA BUTLEY - Character is Female, White. 60-75. Smart, likable, assertive, direct, no- nonsense engineer.
FRANK BUTLEY - Character is Male, White. 60-75. Smart, likable, excitable, caring, detail-oriented Federal employee and gardener.
Into the Woods
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by James Lapine
Director: Kevin Moriarty
Music Director: Gary Adler
Fight Director/Intimacy Coach: TBD
Venue: Potter Rose
Rehearsals Begin: February 21, 2023
First Preview: April 7, 2023
Opens: April 13, 2023 Closes: April 30, 2023
SYNOPSIS: James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone's favorite storybook characters and bring them together for a timeless, yet relevant, piece... and a rare modern classic with a Tony Award-winning book and score. The story follows a Baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King's Festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch's curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. Everyone's wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results.
NARRATOR – Character is Male, 45+. An intellectual and pleasant story-teller who helps to orchestrate the show and illustrate lessons to the audience. Vocal range top: E4, vocal range bottom: G2. Doubles as MYSTERIOUS MAN – A mischievous vagrant and nosy meddler. He is a good-natured protector and observer. Vocal range top: Eb4, Vocal range bottom: G2
CINDERELLA – Character is Female, 20-30. A young, earnest maiden who is constantly mistreated by her stepmother and stepsisters. Vocal range top: G5, vocal range bottom: G3
JACK – Character is Male, 20-30. The feckless Giant killer who is ‘almost a man.’ He is adventurous, naïve, energetic and bright-eyed. Vocal range top G4, vocal range
JACK’S MOTHER – Character is Female, 50-65. Browbeating and weary, Jack’s protective mother who is independent, bold and strong-willed. Vocal range top: Gb5, vocal range bottom: Bb3
THE BAKER – Character is Male, 35-45. A harried and insecure baker who is simple and loving, yet protective of his family. He wants his wife to be happy and is willing to do anything to ensure her happiness but refuses to let others fight his battles. Vocal range top: G4, vocal range bottom: Ab2
THE BAKER’S WIFE – Character is Female, 35-45. Determined and bright woman who wishes to be a mother. She leads a simple, yet satisfying life and is very low-maintenance yet proactive in her endeavors. Vocal range top: G5, vocal range bottom: F3
CINDERELLA’S STEPMOTHER / UNDERSTUDY WITCH – Character is Female, 40 – 50. The mean-spirited, demanding stepmother of Cinderella. Vocal range: F#5, bottom range: A3
FLORINDA / UNDERSTUDY BAKER’S WIFE - Character is Female, 25-35. Cinderella’s stepsister who is black of heart. Follows in her mother’s footsteps of abusing Cinderella. Vocal top Ab5, vocal bottom: C4
LUCINDA / UNDERSTUDY CINDERELLA - Character is Female, 25-35. Cinderella’s stepsister who is black of heart. Follows in her mother’s footsteps of abusing Cinderella. Vocal top Ab5, vocal bottom: C4
LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD – Character is Female, 18+ TPY. A spoiled young girl who is strong-willed, quick-witted, fearless, yet youthful and naïve. Vocal range top: F5, vocal range bottom: Bb3
THE WITCH – Character is Female, 45-55. Sarcastic, ugly-then-gorgeous, obsessive protector of Rapunzel who is straightforward and aggressive. Vocal range top: G5, vocal range bottom: F3
CINDERELLA’S MOTHER / GRANNY / GIANT – Character is Female, 40-55. Deceased with her soul guarding and aiding her daughter from a tree. Vocal range top: F4, vocal range bottom E4. Doubles as GRANDMOTHER, and GIANT VOICEOVER – The Giant’s wife is an angry and vengeful ‘monster.’ She is seeking restitution for her loss.
CINDERELLA’S FATHER / UNDERSTUDY NARRATOR AND MYSTERIOUS MAN - Character is Male, 40s-50s. Willfully ignorant and neglectful of his first daughter. NON-SINGING ROLE.
WOLF / CINDERELLA’S PRINCE – Character is Male, 30- 40. Hungry and insatiable hunter who takes advantage of the weak by misleading and captivating his prey. Vocal range top: Gb4, vocal range bottom: Bb2. Doubles as CINDERELLA’S PRINCE – Male 30 – Vain and gorgeous, he is a disloyal lover who is currently searching for the next new, exciting thing. Vocal range top: F4, vocal range bottom: B2
RAPUNZEL / UNDERSTUDY CINDERELLA – Character is Female, 20-30. A loopy-but-lovely maiden who is sheltered by the Witch and terribly lonely. She yearns to experience the world. Vocal range top: A5, vocal range bottom: B3
RAPUNZEL’S PRINCE / UNDERSTUDY WOLF – Character is Male, 30-40. Just as vain and gorgeous as his Prince brother, he is always chasing the newest, most exciting endeavor. Vocal range top: E4, vocal range bottom: C#3
STEWARD / UNDERSTUDY BAKER, CINDERELLA’S FATHER - Character is Male, 30s-40s. Loves order and wants to maintain it, even in absurd circumstances. NON-SINGING ROLE.