Auditions Announced for THE OLD MAN AND THE OLD MOON at Dayton Theatre Guild

DTGOpen audition notice for THE OLD MAN AND THE OLD MOON
Book/music/lyrics: Pigpen Theatre Co

Auditions will be held Mon & Tue, Mar 23 & 24,, 2020, starting at 7:00 pm both nights.
Production dates: May 29-June 14, 2020

The Dayton Theatre Guild at the Caryl D. Philip TheatreScape
430 Wayne Ave, Dayton OH, 45410
937-278-5993 —

Directed by Jeff Sams
Produced by Brian Buttrey & Debra Strauss

The Old Man tends to The Old Moon, refilling the light that spills out every night. When his wife unexpectedly leaves home, The Old Man abandons his post to find her and plunges the world into darkness. His eventful journey across land, air, and sea reminds them—and us—of the unwavering power of love. This is basic storytelling at its best and a lesson about the inevitability of change, reminding us of the magic of folktales that take place in a timeless land far, far away.

Casting Requirements:

  • Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.
  • A résumé and headshot are not required but are appreciated.
  • Please bring all scheduling conflicts, including weekends, between Mar 25 and June 14, 2020.

This is a movement play. The director is looking for a strong group of actors who are comfortable with physical movement and singing on stage. Experience as a puppeteer is a plus. All actors must be able to sit, stand, move, and lift objects easily.

This production will use 7 actors to play nearly 30 roles by changing costume pieces and using hand props. Actors never leave the stage and work as an ensemble to tell the story. Those auditioning may be asked to attempt a British, Scottish, or Irish dialect. The production will also include some choreographed dance.

Please note that two roles have been precast due to the necessity of finding actor/musicians.

Those auditioning should dress comfortably for a movement audition and be prepared to learn and sing an excerpt from a song.

Be prepared to sing 16 Bars of a song in the style of the show.

Character breakdowns:

  • Actor 1 (Male)
  • Actor 2 (Male)
    Matheson, Patron *(THIS ROLE HAS BEEN PRECAST)
  • Actor 3 (Female)
    Butcher, Ben, Callahan, Rebel Two, Perry
  • Actor 4 (Female)
    Mabelu, Fine Lady, Dog (puppet)
  • Actor 5 (Male)
    Boatswain One, Llewellyn, Ghost Singer
  • Actor 6 (Female)
    The Old Woman, Boatswain Two, Mickey, Captain, Bartley, Young Woman
  • Actor 7 (Male)
    Fishmonger, Clerk, Cookie, Rebel One, Bartender, Solomon

For more information please contact Director Jeff Sams at

The show runs weekends May 29-June 14, 2020
First Weekend: Friday 8pm, Saturday 8pm, Sunday 3pm
Second & Third Weekend: Friday 8pm, Saturday 5pm, Sunday 3pm

For more information, including auditions, see

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