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: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0E4AAEAD2EA6FA7-auditions

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.

PLEASE, IF YOU HAVE SYMPTOMS OR HAVE BEEN EXPOSED TO SOMEONE WHO HAS, PLEASE DO NOT COME TO AUDITIONS DURING YOUR QUARANTINE PERIOD.

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 — www.daytontheatreguild.org

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 — kl.storer@daytontheatreguild.org

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. www.concordtheatricals.com

http://www.daytontheatreguild.org/

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