Producer: Dallas Theater Center
Writer: Dominique Morriseau
Director: Tiffany Nichole Greene
Artistic Director: Kevin Moriarty
Artistic Producer: Sarahbeth Grossman
Local Casting: Ally Beans, CSA
First Rehearsal: March 9
Tech Begins: March 29
First Preview: April 3
Opening Night: April 8
Closing: May 10
Location: Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre, Studio Theatre, Dallas, TX
Compensation: LORT D
AUDITIONS (by appointment only):
Pre-Screens: Saturday, October 26th
Appointments: Sunday, November 17th
Callbacks: Monday, November 18th
Location: Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre, Studio Theatre - 6th floor
Director, Artistic Director, Artistic Producer and Local CD will be present for these appointments.
Please email picture and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject line: PIPELINE [ROLE]
At this time, we are accepting submissions from AEA and non-AEA actors. All actors MUST be local hires in Dallas, Texas.
NYA – Black woman, mid-late 30's. Single mother. Public H.S. Teacher. Trying to raise her teenage son on her own with much difficulty. A good teacher inspiring her students in a stressed environment. A struggling parent doing her damndest. Strong but burning out. Smoker. Sometimes drinker. Holding together by a thread.
OMARI - Black man, late teens. Smart and astute. Rage without release. Tender and honest at his core. Something profoundly sensitive amidst the anger. Wrestling with his identity between private school education and being from a so-called urban community. Nya's son.
JASMINE - Black or Latina woman, late teens. Sensitive and tough. A sharp bite, a soft smile. Profoundly aware of herself and her environment. Attends upstate private school but from a so-called urban environment. In touch with the poetry of her own language.
XAVIER - Black man, mid-late 30's. Single father - struggling to connect to his own son. Marketing exec. Wounded relationship with his ex-wife. Financially stable. Emotionally impoverished. A man who has come up and left his past behind. Nya's ex-husband. Omari's father.
LAURIE - White woman, 50's. Pistol of a woman. Teaches in Public High School and can hold her own against the tough students and the stressed environment. Doesn't bite her tongue. A don't-fuck-with-me chick. Doesn’t need to “look” the type, just needs to be able to deliver.
GENERAL NOTE FOR ALL ACTORS:
The language is poetry. Don’t put a hat on a hat. Live in the moment-to-moment realism. Dig for the dirt.
Actors with 2 sides should prepare both – but come in with a preferred side to start with. We may or may not get to the second side.
NOTE ABOUT THE SETTING:
Not necessarily NYC, but definitely modeled after it. Can be any inner city environment where the public school system is under duress. However, the quick pace of the language is NY-inspired and should be maintained in any setting. Present Day.
Also, we have Undefined Space. This is a place where location doesn’t matter. It is sometimes an alternate reality bleeding into reality. It is sometimes just isolated reality that doesn’t require a setting. Only words.
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.