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Auditions Announced for BROADWAY BOUND at Dayton Theatre Guild

DTGOpen audition notice for BROADWAY BOUND by Neil Simon

Auditionsto be held Tue & Wed, Sep 6 & 7 starting at 7pm both nights.

Production dates: Nov 4-20, 2022

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

Directed by Marjorie Strader
Produced by Scott Madden

Following Brighton Beach Memoirs and Biloxi Blues, BROADWAY BOUND is the funny and poignant conclusion of Neil Simon’s semi-autobiographical Eugene trilogy. Eugene and his brother Stanley are trying to break into the world of professional comedy writing while coping with their parents’ messy and gut-wrenching split. When their material is broadcast on the radio for the first time, the rest of the family is stunned to hear a comedic rendition of their own trials and tribulations. Broadway Bound gently and humorously looks at the conflict between family loyalties and personal happiness, as well as the challenges we face, even as adults, of breaking out of parent-child patterns that we formed years ago.

Casting Requirements:

  • Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.
  • A résumé and headshot are not required but are appreciated.
  • Please bring all scheduling conflicts, including weekends, between Sep 8 and Nov 20, 2022.

Masks are strongly suggested for everyone auditioning or otherwise involved.

All cast and crew are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19

  • Eugene: (23) the play’s narrator. Affable, witty and quick with a joke, Eugene is trying to break into comedy writing with his older brother Stanley. Although he seems care-free, he cares deeply for his family, and through the course of this play, begins to see his parents as actual people with their own stories and heartbreaks.
  • Stanley: (28) Eugene’s older brother. Driven and high-strung, Stanley is the force behind the brothers’ quest to get into show business. Although he bickers constantly with Eugene as they write, he also demonstrates his devotion to his brother and the rest of the family.
  • Kate: (early 50s) Eugene and Stanley’s mother, Jack’s wife. Strong and hardworking, Kate does everything in her power to put up a happy front and keep her family together and well-fed, even as she is undergoing the pain of her 30-plus year marriage crumbling in front of her.
  • Jack: (mid to late-50s) Eugene and Stanley’s father, Kate’s husband. Having spent years working in the same job and living in the same neighborhood, he has become tired of the monotony of life…and of marriage.
  • Ben: (late 70s) Kate’s father. Ben lives with his daughter Kate and her family, while his semi- estranged wife of many years lives with Blanche, another daughter. Ben is an old socialist who doesn’t understand his grandsons’ “comedy.” If it isn’t educating people or making the world a more equitable place, what’s the point? While not an affectionate man, he is there for Kate in his own way.
  • Blanche: (late 40s/early 50s), Kate’s younger sister, Ben’s daughter. A widow who has re-married into money, Blanche visits from her Park Avenue home to attempt to convince Ben to move to Florida with his wife, but Ben can’t see past Blanche’s new wealth and how it clashes with his own socialist views.

For more information, including perusal script, please contact:

Director Marjorie Strader at mstraderia@gmail.com

The show runs weekends Nov 4-20, 2022

First Weekend: Friday 8pm, Saturday 8pm, Sunday 3pm
Second & Third Weekend: Friday 8pm, Saturday 5pm, Sunday 3pm

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THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT Runs Aug. 26-Sept. 11

DPH_The_Lifespan_of_a_FactTHE LIFESPAN OF A FACT
Dayton Theatre Guild
Aug. 26-Sept. 11
[Dayton]

Directed by Tim Rezash
Produced by Debra Kent

Cast: Jennifer Lockwood as Emily, Brandon Shockney as Jim & Jared Mola as John

A fresh-out-of-Harvard fact checker for a prominent New York magazine is assigned to fact-check an essay about the suicide of a teenage boy. It is written by a talented and established writer, and publishing his piece can save the struggling magazine from collapse. The two battle over facts versus truth, with the magazine’s editor, who wants to run the story and who assigned the fact-checker to look it over, serving as referee.

  • Fri-Sat, Aug. 26-27 at 8pm
  • Sun, Aug. 28 at 3pm
  • Fri, Sept. 2 at 8pm
  • Sat, Sept. 3 at 5pm
  • Sun, Sept. 4 at 3pm
  • Fri, Sept. 9 at 8pm
  • Sat, Sept. 10 at 5pm
  • Sun, Sept. 11 at 3pm

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Cast Announced for LIFESPAN OF A FACT at Dayton Theatre Guild

DTGDayton Theatre Guild is pleased to announce the cast of LIFESPAN OF A FACT by Jeremy Kareken & David Murrell & Gordon Farrell

The cast includes:

  • Jennifer Lockwood as Emily
  • Brandon Shockney as Jim
  • Jared Mola as John

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL!

A fresh-out-of-Harvard fact checker for a prominent New York magazine is assigned to fact-check an essay about the suicide of a teenage boy. It is written by a talented and established writer, and publishing his piece can save the struggling magazine from collapse. The two battle over facts versus truth, with the magazine’s editor, who wants to run the story and who assigned the fact-checker to look it over, serving as referee.

Directed by Tim Rezash
Produced by Debra Kent

The show runs weekends Aug 26-Sep 11, 2022

Fore more information visit www.daytontheatreguild.org

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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
937-278-5993

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

Roles:

  • 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 dannkent@aol.com.

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THE OLD MAN AND THE OLD MOON Runs May 27-June 12

Basic CMYKTHE OLD MAN AND THE OLD MOON
Dayton Theatre Guild
May 27-June 12
[Dayton]

Directed by Jeff Sams
Produced by Debra Strauss

Cast: Brad Bishop as The Old Man, Chuck Larkowski as Matheson, Heather Martin as The Old Woman and others, Dylana Harris as Cookie and others, Anna Hazard as Callahan and others, Drew Roby as Llewellyn and others & Stephanie Johnson as Mabelu and others

The Old Man tends to 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.

  • Fri-Sat, May 27-28 at 8pm
  • Sun, May 29 at 3pm
  • Fri, June 3 at 8pm
  • Sat, June 4 at 5pm
  • Sun, June 5 at 3pm
  • Fri, June 10 at 8pm
  • Sat, June 11 at 5pm
  • Sun, June 12 at 3pm

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