Auditions Announced for THE ROOMMATE at Dayton Theatre Guild

DTGOpen audition notice for THE ROOMMATE by Jen Silverman

Auditions will be held Mon & Tue, April 12 & 13, 2021, starting at 7:00 pm both nights.

To reserve a spot on one of the two nights go to:

Please reserve a spot on only one night.

There will be call backs on Wednesday, April 14.

These all will be in-person at The Guild — Covid protocols will be observed. Masks will be required except for during specific brief moments during audition — and protocols will still be observed, especially distancing between the two actors with masks down.


Production dates: This will be a pre-recorded streaming production, which will show in six separate streaming events over the weekend of June 24-27.
*see below for rehearsal and shooting schedule.

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

Directed by K.L.Storer

Sharon, in her mid-fifties, is recently divorced and needs a roommate to share her Iowa home. Robyn, also in her mid-fifties, needs a place to hide and a chance to start over. But as Sharon begins to uncover Robyn’s secrets, they encourage her own deep-seated desire to transform her life completely. A dark comedy about what it takes to re-route your life — and what happens when the wheels come off.

Casting Requirements:

  • Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.
  • A résumé and headshot are not required but are appreciated.
  • Please provide a list of all known conflicts.

Character breakdowns:

  • Sharon — 54 year-old woman (race/ethnicity open)
    Sharon is not naive but she has lived a stereotypical, normal, Midwestern, middle-class life with little sense of adventure. She’s still a little wounded and disillusioned by her recent divorce. Her craving for adventure is awoken by the introduction of Robyn into her life.
  • Robyn — 56 year-old woman (race/ethnicity open)
    Robyn is a more worldly woman with a darker past who is trying to turn over a new leaf. She has a tinge of cynicism coming from hard knocks.

*(actors need to be able to play these ages rather than actually *be* these ages)

Rehearsal are on the following overall schedule of Apr 19-May 26*
(usually Mon-Thu)
Sat, May 29 will be the Tech rehearsal
Performance will be shot June 1-4 (Tue-Fri)
*First two weeks on Zoom
Covid protocols will be followed for all in-person work

For more information please contact K.L.Storer —

The show will stream on-line through BookTix in six separate streaming events June 24-27

  • Thu, June 24 – 7:00 pm
  • Fri, June 25 – 8:00 pm
  • Sat, June 26 – 3:00 pm
  • Sat, June 26 – 8:00 pm
  • Sun, June 27 – 3:00 pm
  • Sun, June 27 – 8:00 pm

*This show contains adult language and situations

THE ROOMMATE is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc.

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