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Cast Announced for MR. RICKEY CALLS A MEETING at Dayton Theatre Guild

DTGDTG is  pleased to announce the cast of MR. RICKEY CALLS A MEETING
by Ed Schmidt.

In order of appearance:

  • Saul Caplan as Branch Rickey
  • Shaun Diggs as Jackie Robinson
  • Robert Culpepper as Clancy Hope
  • Edward Hill as Paul Robeson
  • Robert-Wayne Waldron as Joe Louis
  • Franklin Johnson as Bill Robinson

In a NYC hotel room, in the spring of 1947, Branch Rickey, owner of the Brooklyn Dodgers, meets with four prominent African-Americans to discuss breaking the color barrier in Major League Baseball. He wants support from their community to help with the controversy he knows will ensue. Jackie Robinson, Joe Louis, Paul Robeson, and Bill Robinson, aka Mr. Bojangles, attend the meeting, but it isn’t an easy fix. Concern about loss of jobs, as well as suspicion about Branch Rickey’s motives come into play. The 2012 revival was nominated for three Jeff Awards for Play Production, Direction, and Ensemble.

Directed by Rick Flynn
Produced by Deirdre Root
The show runs weekends Jan 24-Feb 9, 2020

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

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Auditions Announced for MR. RICKEY CALLS A MEETING at Dayton Theatre Guild

DTGOpen audition notice for MR. RICKEY CALLS A MEETING by Ed Schmidt

Auditions will be held Mon & Tue, Dec 2 & 3, 2019, starting at 7:00 pm both nights.
Production dates: Jan 24-Feb 9, 2020

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

Directed by Rick Flynn
Produced by Deirdre Root

In a NYC hotel room, in the spring of 1947, Branch Rickey, owner of the Brooklyn Dodgers, meets with four prominent African-Americans to discuss breaking the color barrier in Major League Baseball. He wants support from their community to help with the controversy he knows will ensue. Jackie Robinson, Joe Louis, Paul Robeson, and Bill Robinson, aka Mr. Bojangles, attend the meeting, but it isn’t an easy fix. Concern about loss of jobs, as well as suspicion about Branch Rickey’s motives come into play. The 2012 revival was nominated for three Jeff Awards for Play Production, Direction, and Ensemble.

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 Dec 4, 2019 and Feb 9, 2020.

Roles available:

  • Clancy Hope
    A bellboy, 17 (African American)
  • Branch Rickey
    General manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers, 65 (Caucasian)
  • Jackie Robinson
    Second baseman for the Montreal Royals, 28 (African American)
  • Joe Louis
    Heavyweight Champion of the World, 32 (African American)
  • Paul Robeson
    Actor, Singer, Political Activist, 48 (African American)
  • Bill “Bojangles” Robinson
    Tap Dancer, 68 (African American)

NOTE: Ages are for reference, not a specific requirement

For more information please contact Rick Flynn at rickf413@gmail.com

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ICEBERGS Runs Nov. 29-Dec. 15

DTG_IcebergsICEBERGS
Dayton Theatre Guild
Nov. 29-Dec. 15
[Dayton]

Directed by Debra Kent
Produced by K.L. Storer

Cast: Maximillion Santucci as Calder, Sha-Lemar Davis as Abigail, Stephen Powell as Reed, Lorin Dineen as Molly & Titus Unger as Nicky

Welcome to Los Angeles, California, where the weather is always nice, and the future looks bright –mostly. We visit the trendy Silver Lake hills of L.A. on a warm November evening, on the Day of the Dead. Calder is a promising writer-director, and his wife Abigail is an actor still waiting for her big break. An old school buddy of Calder’s visits, as does his agent, and Abigail’s friend Molly – who stops over to read Tarot cards. The evening weighs in on loyalty, principles, climate trauma, carbon footprints, the fear of having children, and the fate of humankind.

  • Fri-Sat, Nov. 29-30 at 8pm
  • Sun, Dec. 1 at 3pm
  • Fri, Dec. 6 at 8pm
  • Sat, Dec. 7 at 5pm
  • Sun, Dec. 8 at 3pm
  • Fri, Dec. 13 at 8pm
  • Sat, Dec. 14 at 5pm
  • Sun, Dec. 15 at 3pm

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Auditions Announced for ICEBERGS at The Dayton Theatre Guild

DTGOpen audition notice for ICEBERGS by Alena Smith

Auditions will be held Mon & Tue, Oct 14 & 15, 2019, starting at 7:00 pm both nights.
Production dates: Nov 29-Dec 15, 2019

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

Welcome to Los Angeles, California, where the weather is always nice, and the future looks bright — mostly. We visit the trendy Silver Lake hills of L.A. on a warm November evening, on the Day of the Dead. Calder is a promising writer/director, and his wife Abigail is an actor still waiting for her big break. An old school buddy of Calder’s visits, as does his agent, and Abigail’s friend Molly — who stops over to read Tarot cards. The evening weighs in on loyalty, principles, climate trauma, carbon footprints, the fear of having children, and the fate of humankind.

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 Oct 16 and Dec 15, 2019.

NOTE: If you would like to audition but are unavailable Oct 14 or 15, please contact the director at dannkent@aol.com to schedule an alternate time.

Character breakdowns:

  • Calder: Male – 35-40-ish*, a filmmaker
  • Abigail: Female – 35–40-ish*, Calder’s wife, an actor
  • Reed: Male – 35-40-ish*, Calder’s friend and a paleontologist, African-American
  • Molly: Female – 30-45-ish*, Abigail’s friend and a fortune-teller
  • Nicky: Male – 30-35-ish*, Calder’s agent

*DIRECTOR’S NOTE: I am more interested in whether you can play this age than if you actually ARE this age.

For more information please contact:
Producer K.L.Storer at kl.storer@daytontheatreguild.org
Director Debra Kent at dannkent@aol.com

The show runs weekends Nov 29-Dec 15, 2019

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DECISION HEIGHT Runs Oct. 11-27

DTG_Decision Height logo.jpgDECISION HEIGHT
Dayton Theatre Gulid
Oct. 11-27
[Dayton]

Directed by David Senatore
Produced by Kathy Mola

Cast: Wendi Michael as Mrs. Deaton, Amanda Schrader as Virginia, Samantha Stark as Eddie, Carly Laurette Risenhoover-Peterson as Norma Jean, Heather Atkinson as Rosalie, Amy Leigh as Alice, Susie Gutierrez as Carol, Janell Blanks as Ziggie Lewis & Kat King as Mildred

DECISION HEIGHT tells the story of six Women’s Air Force Service Pilots (called WASPS) who flew aircraft during World War II. While they didn’t see combat, these ladies were responsible for transporting planes and pulling targets for live ammunition training, freeing the men for active duty after the attack on Pearl Harbor. The WASPS proved an important asset for the military, but have been largely forgotten in the history books.

  • Fri-Sat, Oct. 11-12 at 8pm
  • Sun, Oct. 13 at 3pm
  • Fri, Oct. 18 at 8pm
  • Sat, Oct. 19 at 5pm
  • Sun, Oct. 20 at 3pm
  • Fri, Oct. 25 at 8pm
  • Sat, Oct. 26 at 5pm
  • Sun, Oct. 27 at 3pm

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