Auditions Announced for THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT at Dayton Theatre Guild

DTGOpen audition notice for THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT by Jeremy Kareken & David Murrell and Gordon Farrell

Auditions are Mon & Tue, Jul 11 & 12, 2022, starting at 7pm both nights.

Production dates: Aug 26-Sep 11, 2022

The Dayton Theatre Guild at the Caryl D. Philip TheatreScape
430 Wayne Ave, Dayton OH, 45410

Directed by Tim Rezash
Produced by Debra Kent

Based on actual events (how loosely is anyone’s guess), Jim Fingal is a fresh-out-of-Harvard fact checker for a prominent but sinking New York magazine. John D’Agata is a talented writer with a transcendent essay about the suicide of a teenage boy — an essay that could save the magazine from collapse. When Jim is assigned by Emily Penrose to fact check D’Agata’s essay, the two come head to head in a comedic yet gripping battle over facts versus truth.

Casting Requirements:

  • Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.
  • A résumé and headshot are not required but are encouraged.
  • Please provide a list of all known conflicts between Jul 18 and Sep 11, 2022


  • Jim Fingal – 20s, recent Harvard graduate
  • Emily Penrose – Late 40s to 60s, Editor-in-Chief
  • John D’Agata – 40s to 60s, essayist

For more information please contact Debra Kent at

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