THE DAYTON THEATRE GUILD IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THE 2023-2024 SEASON
*(We’re doing things a little differently this year and announcing our shows without directors attached. We want to hear from any potential directors who may be interested in directing for us. Please see information following this list if you’re interested in directing.)
And Now Here’s Our Exciting Season:
by August Wilson
Production dates: Aug 25-Sept 10, 2023
Auditions: June TBD
August Wilson’s RADIO GOLF follows a black man named Harmond Wilks on his quest to revive his childhood neighborhood and become the first black mayor of Pittsburgh. He finds himself on the verge of the business breakthrough of a lifetime, but the arrival of an unexpected visitor and surprising news leads Harmond to choose between his personal aspirations and his integrity. With humor and courage,ˇthis play challenges the steep price “progress” can exact upon the soul.
by Mark St. Germain
Production dates: Nov 3-Nov 19, 2023
Auditions: August 28 & 29, 2023
WEDNESDAY’S CHILD is a fast-paced thriller, murder mystery, and more. Susan and Martin Merrit are unable to have a child on their own, so they hire Becca Connor to serve as a surrogate. When Becca is found dead, a police investigation explodes the lives of everyone who knew her. As Detectives Valez and Dixon begin to put the pieces together, secrets surface, alibis weaken, and lies are uncovered. This dramatic play explores motherhood, passion, and that thin line between right and wrong.
by Sam Shepard
Production dates: Jan 12-28, 2024
Auditions: January 15 & 16, 2024
This Pulitzer Prize finalist and Tony-nominated play examines the relationship between two estranged brothers. It is set in the kitchen of their mother’s home in the desert, 40 miles east of Los Angeles. Austin, a screenwriter and achiever, is working on a script he has sold to producer Sal Kimmer. Lee is a demented petty thief who drops in and pitches his own idea for a movie to the producer. Sal then wants Austin to junk his bleak, modern love story and write Lee’s trashy Western tale.
FLIGHT OF THE LAWNCHAIR MAN
Book by Peter Ullian
Music & Lyrics by Robert Lindsey-Nassif
*Based on a concept by Robert Lindsey-Nassif
Production dates: Mar 22-Apr 7, 2024
Auditions: March 25 & 26, 2024
Jerry Gorman is a regular guy from Passaic, New Jersey, who just got promoted to Snack Bar Manager at Wal-Mart. But what he really wants to do is fly.ˇWhile the neighbors think he’s nuts, and his mother disapproves, his girlfriend Gracie believes in him and encourages him to follow his dream. Jerry soars to 16,000 feet with nothing but a lawnchair and 400 helium balloons. Loosely based on a true story, FLIGHT OF THE LAWNCHAIR MAN is a musical that inspires hope, and reminds us that dreams can come true if you believe in yourself.
by Tracey Letts
Production dates: June 7-23, 2024
Auditions: March 25 & 26, 2024
Arthur Przybyszewski, a former 1960’s radical, owns a rundown donut shop in Chicago’s Uptown. His only employee, an energetic but troubled young African American assistant, Franco, wants to update the establishment with lively music and healthy menu options. The writing is on the wall that things are going to change — maybe even for the better. SUPERIOR DONUTS explores the challenges of embracing the past, and the redemptive power of friendship.
If you’re interested in directing any of these shows, please complete a Google form at
If you have any questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline for submitting your interest is Thursday, February 16 at 5pm.