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Dallas Theater Center - 24-25 Seasonal EPAs

DALLAS THEATER CENTER 2024-2025 SEASON

Dallas Theater Center Dallas, TX


CONTRACT - LORT Non-Rep LORT B - $1100 weekly minimum LORT C - $1011 weekly minimum LORT D - $807 weekly minimum


DALLAS LOCAL EPA

Thursday May 30, 2024

9am-5pm, lunch from 12:20-1:20pm.


Dallas Theater Center - Wyly

2400 Flora Street - 6th Floor

Dallas, TX 75201


PREPARATION - Please prepare a brief monologue or a brief cut of a song. An accompanist will be provided.


TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT:

Please complete form at https://bit.ly/dtcepa2425


IF UNABLE TO ATTEND: Please email picture and resume to dtc@ebcastingco.com

Subject Line: DTC 25-24 EPA - Dallas


NYC EPA

Friday May 31, 2024

Actors' Equity New York Audition Center, 165 W 46th St, 16th Fl, New York, NY 10036

9:30-5:30pm, lunch from 1-2pm.


PREPARATION - Please prepare a brief monologue or a brief cut of a song. An accompanist will be provided.


IF UNABLE TO ATTEND: Please email picture and resume to dtc@ebcastingco.com

Subject Line: DTC 25-24 EPA - NY


PERSONNEL Executive Director: Kevin Moriarty Interim Artistic Director: Jonathan Norton (expected to attend in Dallas) Casting Director: Daryl Eisenberg, CSA (Eisenberg Casting) (expected to attend in Dallas/NY)

See production-specific personnel in breakdown.

EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition.

An Equity Monitor will be provided.

Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend every audition.

Always bring your Equity Membership card to auditions.


We welcome Union (AEA) and Non Union actors. Only AEA members may make appointments. Non Union actors will be seen when no AEA members are waiting to be seen.


See production dates in breakdown. (All dates are subject to change.)


NOTES:

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


SEEKING- Equity actors for roles in 2024-25 season (see breakdown). Some roles will be understudied.


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.


NOTE: All actors must complete a background check before hire.


We welcome union (Equity) and non-union actors. Only Equity members may make appointments. Non-union actors will be seen when no Equity members are waiting to be seen.


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.


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.


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, the union of stage 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.


DRACULA: A COMEDY OF TERRORS (LORT C)

Written by Gordon Greenberg & Steve Rosen

Directed by Blake Hackler (Diane and Hal Brierley Resident Acting Company member)


First rehearsal: Friday, Sept 6, 2024

Designer Run: Tuesday, October 1, 2024

Tech begins: Friday, October 4, 2024

1st Preview: Friday, October 11, 2024

Opening Night: Tuesday, October 15, 2024

Closing: Sunday, November 3, 2024


SYNOPSIS:In the treacherous mountains of Transylvania, a meek English real estate agent takes a harrowing journey to meet a new and mysterious client, who also just happens to be the most terrifying and ferocious monster the world has ever known: Count Dracula! As famed female vampire hunter Jean Van Helsing and company chase Drac from Transylvania to the British countryside to London and back, their antics are guaranteed to increase your pulse and cause bloodcurdling screams—of laughter.


ALL ROLES CAST, SEEKING FUTURE REPLACEMENTS: NOTE: Please note that the play sends up gender ‘norms,’ and all characters can be played by actors of any gender, ethnicity, age or type.


LUCY & OTHERS: Brilliant, plucky scientist daughter of Dr. Westfeldt, she is full of energy and the spirit of adventure and often underestimated because of her beauty. RP dialect. Great physical comedian. ALREADY CAST.


MINA, VAN HELSING, & OTHERS: Mina is the less attractive, less intelligent Westfeldt daughter, desperate for attention. Dr. Van Helsing is the brilliant and sturdy German vampire hunter, a woman of action. Various dialects. Skilled physical comedian. ALREADY CAST.

DRACULA: Sexy, magnetic, presence for days, a shameless narcissist. Unidentifiable European accent. ALREADY CAST.


DR. WESTFELDT, RENFIELD, & OTHERS: Dr. Westfeldt is Lucy and Mina’s Father, a self-important misogynist given to proclamations. Renfield is a patient of Dr. Westfeldt who lives to serve and loves to eat bugs. Cockney and RP dialects. Skilled physical comedian. ALREADY CAST.


HARKER & OTHERS: Prim and proper, OCD suitor of Lucy. Once bitten he loosens up...a lot...and becomes a Tom Jones style rock star in leather pants. RP dialect. ALREADY CAST.


A CHRISTMAS CAROL (LORT B)

Based on the novel by Charles Dickens

Adapted by Kevin Moriarty

Director Alex Organ (Diane and Hal Brierley Resident Acting Company member)

Associate Director Sasha Maya Ada

Original Choreography by Joel Ferrell


First rehearsal:  Wednesday, Nov 6, 2024

(Note: Rehearsals Wed – Fri 2 – 8 pm, Sat AND Sun 10 am – 4 pm.  Tech 12 – 9 pm)

Designer Run: Tuesday, November 19, 2024

Tech begins: Friday, November 22, 2024

1st Preview: Friday, November 29, 2024

Opening Night: Wednesday, December 4, 2024

Closing: Sunday, December 28, 2024


SYNOPSIS: Three spirits have come to visit the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge, and to take him on a fantastic journey through Christmases past, present, and future. Brimming with joyful songs, magical spirits, and holiday cheer, this holiday classic embodies a story of joy, redemption, and the spirit of Christmas.


SEEKING:


SCROOGE: Character is Male, 50+. ALREADY CAST.


LUCY/BELLE: Character is Female, 20s. ALREADY CAST.


MRS. CRATCHIT: Character is Female, 30+. ALREADY CAST.


BOB CRATCHIT: Character is Male, 30+. ALREADY CAST.


MARLEY/OLD JOE: Character is Female, 35-50. ALREADY CAST.


YOUNG MARLEY/LAUNDRESS: Character is Female, 20s. ALREADY CAST.


GHOST OF CHRISTMAS PAST/SISTER: Character is Female, 30-50. ALREADY CAST.


MRS. FEZZIWIG AND OTHERS: Character is Female, 40+. ALREADY CAST.


MR. FEZZIWIG AND OTHERS: Character is Male, 40+. ALREADY CAST


FRED: Character is Male, 20s. ALREADY CAST.


YOUNG SCROOGE: Character is Male, 20s. ALREADY CAST.


UNDERTAKERS MAN AND OTHERS: Character is Male, 40+. Plays multiple instruments 

including guitar, keys, and drums. ALREADY CAST.


TOPPER AND OTHERS: Character is Male, 20-40. Plays multiple instruments including Guitar, Bass, Keys, Euphonium, and Ukulele. ALREADY CAST.


UNDERSTUDY FOR SCROOGE/FEZZIWIG/OTHERS: Character is Male, 45-65. Guaranteed Scrooge performances.



SHANE

Written by Karen Zacarías

Adapted from the novel by Jack Schaefer

Director Blake Robison


First rehearsal:  Friday, January 3, 2025

Designer Run: Tuesday, January 21, 2025

Tech begins: Tuesday, January 24, 2025

1st Preview: Friday, January 31, 2025

Opening Night: Tuesday, February 4, 2025

Closing: Sunday, February 23, 2025


SEEKING:


SHANE: Black/Latino, 35-40. A mysterious cowboy and gun slinger.


ERNIE WRIGHT/STARK WILSON: White, 30-50. ERNIE is a likable neighboring homesteader with a temper. STARK is the cold-blooded gunslinger hired by Fletcher to manipulate homesteaders into a duel they cannot survive. Also ENSEMBLE.


WINONA STEPHENS (means: Eldest Daughter in Lakota) - Native American, 20s-30s. A Lakota woman that has been charged by her tribe to negotiate and select better cattle for her people on the reservation. She is an interpreter. Also ENSEMBLE.


JAKE LEDYARD/SAM GRAFTON: White. JAKE is an untrustworthy traveling salesman of farming equipment. SAM is the fair-minded owner of the Grafton Saloon and General store.Also ENSEMBLE.


OLDER BOB/ BOBBY STARRETT: Latino, 25-40s and eight years old. A man who recalls an incident from his childhood. He is our witness and our guide. ALREADY CAST.


MARIAN STARRETT: Latina, 30s. Bobby’s Mexican Mother. She’s lively, smart,

and opinionated teacher...who is trying to raise her son to be a good man. ALREADY CAST.


JOE STARRETT: Latino & White, 50-60. Bobby’s Father. He’s half Mexican and half white. A farmer. He’s a good man who is trying to provide the best life possible for his young wife and son. ALREADY CAST.


CHRIS JOHNSON: Black, 18-25. A likable young cowboy trying to rise in Fletcher’s organization. Also ENSEMBLE. ALREADY CAST.


LUKE FLETCHER: White, 40-60. The smart and greedy land-owner who wants the valley for his new enterprise. Also ENSEMBLE. ALREADY CAST.


PRIMARY TRUST 

Written by Eboni Booth

Directed by Sasha Maya Ada


First rehearsal at Stage West:  Tuesday, January 6, 2025 

1st Preview: January 30, 2025

Opening Night: February 1, 2025

Closing at Stage West Sunday, February 16, 2025

Stage West rehearsal schedule is Mondays-Fridays 6-11PM, and Saturdays 1:00-9:30PM with a dinner break, Sundays OFF.

Stage West performance schedule is Thursdays at 7:30PM, Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00PM, and Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:00PM.


DTC tech begins: Tuesday, February 25, 2025 (tech 12 – 9 pm)

1st Preview: Thursday, February 27, 2025

Opening: Friday, February 28, 2025

Closing: Sunday, March 16, 2025

Possible Extension through: Sunday, March 23, 2025


SYNOPSIS: Meet Kenneth, a 36-year-old bookstore worker who spends his evenings sipping mai tais at the local tiki bar. When he’s suddenly laid off, Kenneth finally begins to face a world he's long avoided – with transformative and even comical results. Primary Trust is a touching and inventive play about new beginnings, old friends and seeing the world for the first time.


SEEKING:


KENNETH: Late 30s Black male. An average, yet sensitive, guy with an incredibly deep emotional well and a rich imagination. Has lived in a small town his whole life. Daily routines keep him going - though this comes from years of engrained coping mechanisms. Spends his days working at the local bookstore, and his evenings at happy hour with his best friend, Bert. Desires a life bigger than the one he is living, but fears the unknown. Deeply craves real connection with not a clue how to achieve it, or recognize when it might be right in front of him.


BERT: Early 40s Black male. Kenneth’s best and only friend, his biggest cheerleader and comfort. A family man with a good heart and a calming demeanor. Solid and steady. Has a practical way of looking at the world. Highly attuned to people’s needs. Warm, non-judgmental, and encouraging.


CLAY/SAM/LE POUSSELET BARTENDER: 50s-60s White male. CLAY is the manager at Primary Trust Bank. Former college football champion. Worries that his best days are behind him. SAM is a gruff, chain-smoking owner of the local bookstore. Grizzly, but tender. Sailor mouth. Also plays a posh bartender at a bougie establishment.


CORRINA/WALLY’S WAITER/BANK CUSTOMERS: Late 30s-early 40s Black female, Black. CORRINA is a smart and confident waitress at the local tiki bar who befriends Kenneth. Open-hearted and willing. Marches to the beat of her own drum. Great sense of humor. Doubles as a rotating ensemble of waiters and bank customers with distinct personalities with range and comic instincts. ALREADY CAST



WAITRESS

Music and Lyrics by Sara Bareilles

Book by Jessie Nelson

Based on the motion picture by Adrienne Shelly

Directed by Ashley Wells

Choreography by TBD


First rehearsal:  on or about Wednesday, March 12, 2025 

There will be some 8 hour rehearsal days.

Tech begins: Tuesday, March 25, 2025

1st Preview: Saturday, March 29, 2025

Opening Night: Wednesday, April 2, 2025

Closing: Sunday, April 20, 2025

Possible Extension through: Sunday May 4, 2025


SYNOPSIS: Based on the 2007 film of the same name, Waitress tells the story of Jenna Hunterson, a baker and waitress in an abusive relationship with her husband, Earl. After Jenna unexpectedly becomes pregnant, she begins an affair with her doctor, Dr. James "Jim" Pomatter. Looking for ways out of her troubles, she sees a pie baking contest and its grand prize as her chance.


SEEKING:


JENNA: Female, 20s-30s, any ethnicity. A soulful waitress who pours herself into her baking. She’s lovely, but she’s forgotten that. Her dreams were tucked on a shelf years ago.

A woman stuck in her life as an unhappily married waitress in a small town. Finds some happiness and expression through her meticulous baking of pies and her friendships with her coworkers. Lives her live paycheck-to-paycheck, day by day, and wants nothing more than to get away and start fresh, unbeknownst to her destructive husband. Must have a fantastic pop/rock voice with great range. ALREADY CAST


DAWN: Female, 20s, any ethnicity. The youngest of the waitresses. Socially awkward, a bit of a nerd, loves an ordered world, has spent too much time alone watching The History Channel. Must have an excellent pop/rock/folk voice.  ALREADY CAST


BECKY: Female, early 40s-early 50s, any ethnicity. The oldest of the three waitresses. Irreverent, irascible, been there, made it back, and somehow kept her forward and sometimes wicked sense of humor with excellent comedic timing. Must have a soulful pop voice with an excellent pop belt. 

   

DR. POMATTER: Male, 30s-early 40s, any ethnicity. Handsome, endearing, and neurotic. Has a warm, if clumsy, matter. Jenna’s gynecologist with whom an unexpected extramarital affair is born. Has a quirky sense of humor and a big heart, despite the fact that he’s contributing to the affair. Must have impeccable comedic timing and must move well. Should have a very strong pop/rock tenor that can navigate the musical style of Sara Bareilles with ease. 


EARL: Male, 20s-30s, white. Jenna’s husband. Peaked in high school, handsome in a gruff way, but that face is clouded with broken dreams, drowned with cheap beer. Just enough narcissism mixed with stupidity, to be a potent Molotov cocktail that can explode into unexpected anger one second and then turn into a sobbing mess the next. Publicly he’s all charm, but privately, Jenna gets the brunt of his unhappiness. Guitar playing a plus. 


OGIE: Male, 30s, any ethnicity. Strange, yet oddly lovable. A charming, irresistible nerd. Becomes slightly obsessed with Dawn (in a hilarious yet endearing way) after she goes on a 5-minute date with him. Quirky, incredibly persistent, and odd, yet kind. Should have excellent comedic timing. Must have an excellent pop/rock tenor/baritenor sound. 


JOE: Male, 60s-70s, any ethnicity. The owner of the diner. A feisty, older curmudgeon with a hard shell but a buttercream center. Has a soft spot for Jenna (and her pie), warm at heart. A sarcastically funny and no-nonsense guy with a keen ability to read people. Very funny.  ALREADY CAST


CAL: Male, 40s, any ethnicity. A chef at the diner. A guy’s guy surrounded by gals. Brash, impatient, unsentimental, but somehow charming. Should have a strong pop/rock voice with great comedic chops. Must have a strong contemporary baritone singing voice in the style of Sara Bareilles and have excellent comedic timing. 


FEMALE ENSEMBLE: To play Francine, Mother, & Nurse Norma. Must be strong vocalists and movers.


MALE ENSEMBLE: To play Ensemble. Must be strong vocalists and movers.



JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT

Lyrics by Tim Rice

Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber

Directed by TBA

Choreography by TBA


First rehearsal:  Thursday, May 15, 2025

Designer Run: Friday, May 30, 2025

Tech begins: Thursday June 5, 2025

1st Preview: Friday, June 13, 2025

Opening Night: Wednesday, June 18, 2025

Closing: Sunday, July 13, 2025

Possible Extension through: Sunday July 27, 2025


SYNOPSIS

The biblical story of Joseph and his coat of many colors comes alive in the musical retelling. Joseph -- the favorite son of Jacob -- is blessed with vivid dreams that foretell the future. Sold into slavery by his jealous brothers, Joseph endures a series of adventures which challenge him to his core. Soon he finds himself belonging to Potiphar, whose wife makes advances toward Joseph and ultimately land him behind bars. However, news of Joseph’s ability to interpret dreams sparks the interest of the hilariously Elvis-like Pharaoh. Soon, Joseph is out of jail and well on his way to second-in-command. Eventually Joseph’s brothers find themselves unknowingly groveling at the feet of the brother they betrayed. As they fail to even recognise him, Joseph tests their integrity. He ultimately reveals himself and the brothers are reconciled. A truly timeless Old Testament tale, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is set to a multitude of musical genres, spanning from country-western and calypso to bubble-gum pop and rock and roll.


SEEKING:


NARRATOR: Female. An actress with a strong rock singing voice (high best to E full range Mezzo) who is strong on comedy and moves well. The audience’s guides through the story. The narrator tells Joseph’s story with word and song. Can command the stage while directing focus to story elements. Strong singer with great energy. ALREADY CAST.


JOSEPH: Male, Tenor. The eleventh son of Jacob. Obviously his father's favorite, Joseph early on shows a talent for interpreting dreams and telling the future. This gets him into trouble with his brothers when he predicts his future will include ruling over the other eleven. However, it saves his life when in Egypt he correctly interprets Pharaoh's dreams. In the end he has risen to a great position of power, but he still forgives his brothers and brings his family to Egypt to partake of the bounty he has accumulated there. ALREADY CAST.


JACOB & OTHERS: Male, 55-65, Baritone. Aged father of Joseph and his 11 brothers. Can sing and move well. Also plays POTIPHAR, a Noel Coward type character. Rich, self-indulgent, and sophisticated Egyptian capitalist. Makes Joseph the leader of his household. Has a powerful speaking voice. May also be cast as a member of the greater ensemble. Also plays PHARAOH, Egypt’s ruler, considered a god on earth. Searching for the meaning behind his/her dreams. Portrayed as a world-famous rock star. Full of energy and confidence. Both roles require a strong character actor. May also be cast as a member of the greater ensemble.


BROTHERS: 11 18+ actors to play specific styles for specific numbers:  Elvis impersonator, country western, Jaques Brel/Maurice Chevalier, Calypso, etc. REUBEN , SIMEON, LEVI, NAPHTALI, ISSACHAR, ASHER, DAN, ZEBULON, GAD, JUDAH, and BENJAMIN. Strong singers and movers.


MRS. POTIPHAR/JACOB’S WIFE: Female, Alto/Mezzo. Indulgent and confident in her pursuit of what she wants, which at this time happens to be Joseph. May also be cast as a member of the greater ensemble. Will double as Jacob’s wife and ensemble member.


WIVES: Ensemble wives. Strong singers and movers.

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