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2023-2024 Season Announced by Dayton Theatre Guild

DTGTHE 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:

RADIO GOLF
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.


WEDNESDAY’S CHILD
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.


TRUE WEST
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.


SUPERIOR DONUTS
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
https://forms.gle/yxUiTqrerrrqKsNa6

If you have any questions, please email us at dtgdirectors@daytontheatreguild.org.
The deadline for submitting your interest is Thursday, February 16 at 5pm.

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Auditions Announced for RELATIVITY at Dayton Theatre Guild

DTGOpen audition notice for RELATIVITY by Mark St. Germain

Auditions will be held Mon & Tue, Jan 16 & 17, 2023, starting at 7:00 pm both nights.

Production dates: Mar 17-Apr 2, 2023

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

Directed by Debra Kent
Produced by K.L.Storer

In 1902, Albert and Mileva Einstein had a daughter. After 1904, the child was never seen or spoken of again. It is now 1942, and a reporter has come to interview Einstein about his mysterious family history, only to discover far more secrets under the surface. As the reporter questions Einstein about his theory of relativity and personal past, she develops a new, more pressing query: To be a great man, does one first need to be a good man?

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 between Jan 18 & Apr 2, 2023.
  • All cast and crew are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19

Roles available:

  • Albert Einstein : 60s to early 70s
  • Margaret/Lieserl: mid to late 40s
  • Miss Helen Dukas: 50s

*Note on character ages: The director is less concerned with your actual age as she is with whether you can play the ages listed above as near as possible. Do not let concern about your age prevent you from auditioning!

*Note on dialect: Both Albert and Miss Dukas will have a slight German accent. Give it a try at auditions, but do not focus on making sure it is perfect!

For more information please contact Producer K.L.Storer at kl.storer@daytontheatreguild.org

The show runs weekends Mar 17-Apr 2, 2023
First Weekend: Friday 8pm, Saturday 8pm, Sunday 3pm
Second & Third Weekend: Friday 8pm, Saturday 5pm, Sunday 3pm
*Children under seven will not be admitted
Individual tickets on sale now

For more information, including auditions, see www.daytontheatreguild.org

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The Passing of Fred Blumenthal

From the Dayton Theatre Guild’s Facebook page:

DTG_Fred BlumenthalIt is with great sorrow that we share the heartbreaking news that long-time Dayton Theatre Guild member, and long-time Dayton Theatre Community veteren, Fred Blumenthal passed away Monday, November 21, 2022.

With the exception of his service in the armed forces, Fred has been an active member at the Dayton Theatre Guild starting in 1953 at the age of 18.

An inductee into the Dayton Theatre Hall of Fame, Fred has appeared in or directed hundreds of theatre productions, at the Guild, The Human Race, the Phoenix Theatre in Indianapolis, and many other theatres, community and professional. He also appeared in several films.

Fred is certainly one of Dayton Theatre’s elder statesmen and we will miss him greatly.

More information will follow.

Rest in peace dear Fred.

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Cast Announced for FOR THE LOYAL at Dayton Theatre Guild

DTGDayton Theatre Guild is pleased to announce the cast of FOR THE LOYAL by Lee Blessing

  • Heather Atkinson as Mia
  • Andrew Mason as Toby
  • Robert Brumberg as Mitch Carlson
  • John Casper as Tanner Hale
  • Dalys Tice Boy

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL!

Toby and Mia are graduate students with a bright future ahead of them: a baby on the way and a college coaching job for Toby. But when Toby stumbles across a secret that threatens to derail their future, he and Mia must decide between honesty and loyalty, and whether doing something wrong is the only way to do what’s right. Inspired by the Penn State sexual abuse scandal, For the Loyal is an emotional and thought-provoking play.

Directed by Doug Lloyd
Produced by Barbara Jorgensen & Michael Welly
The show runs weekends Jan 13-29, 2023

For more information, including future auditions, see www.daytontheatreguild.org

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Auditions Announced for FOR THE LOYAL at Dayton Theatre Guild

DTGOpen audition notice for FOR THE LOYAL by Lee Blessings

Mon & Tue, Nov 7 & 8 from 7-9:30pm

Production dates: Jan 13-29, 2023

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

Directed by Doug Lloyd
Produced by Barbara Jorgensen & Michael Welly

Toby and Mia are graduate students with a bright future ahead of them: a baby on the way and a college coaching job for Toby. But when Toby stumbles across a secret that threatens to derail their future, he and Mia must decide between honesty and loyalty, and whether doing something wrong is the only way to do what’s right. Inspired by the Penn State sexual abuse scandal, For the Loyal is an emotional and thought-provoking play.

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 between Nov 9, 29, 2022 & Jan 29, 2023

Masks are optional but encouraged for everyone auditioning or otherwise involved.

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

The cast consists of 1 woman, 3 men, and 1 teen male:

  • Mia: Female – mid 20s
  • Toby: Male – mid 20s
  • Coach Tanner Hale: Male – 40s
  • Coach Mitch Carlson: Male – 50s
  • The Boy: Male – mid teens

For more information please contact producer Barb Jorgensen at barb.jorgensen@daytontheatreguild.org.

For more information, including auditions, see www.daytontheatreguild.org.

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