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, a play with music
Book, Music, and Lyrics by Pigpen Theatre Co.

Auditions will be held Mon & Tue, Mar 14 & 15, 2022, starting at 7:00 pm both nights.
Production dates: May 27-June 12, 2022

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 Debra Strauss

THE OLD MAN AND 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. It reminds 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 encouraged.
  • Please be prepared to list all conflicts, including weekends, between Apr 4 & Jun 12, 2022.


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 should 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. Playing an instrument is not necessary, but please let us know if you are able.

Be prepared to sing 16 Bars of a song in the style of the show. A folk song would be great. An accompanist will be provided.

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

Here is a link to a Google folder which includes a perusal of the script and the audition sides:

  • 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

The show runs weekends May 27-June 12, 2022

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