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Actors Wanted for Upcoming Theatre Season

Dayton, OH, United States
ID: 262314Exp: 6/2/2024

Looking for talent for several professional entertainment positions for the 2023 season. Please see the details below. About the project: 1. "MS. HOLMES & MS. WATSON – APT 2B" First Rehearsal: September 16, 2024; Performances: October 9 – 20, 2024. SYNOPSIS: This fast-paced romp re-examines the world’s most famous detective story with a bold new feminist lens. In this highly theatrical escapade, oddball female roommates Sherlock (yes, it’s also a girl’s name—wait, is it a girl’s name? Is it even a name?) Holmes & Joan Watson join forces. They emerge from the pandemic fog as a deeply codependent, quasi-dysfunctional Odd Couple adventure duo—solving mysteries and kicking butts, until they come face-to-face with a villain who seems to have all of the answers. 2. "A FROSTY NIGHT" First Rehearsal: November 18, 2024; Performances: December 11 – 22, 2024. SYNOPSIS: In this world premiere farce, Mark Brown takes on winter with a twist! Sharon Frosty, Frosty the Snowman’s wife, knows he’s up to no good and follows his trail to the North Pole. Will she catch him in the act? 3. "A DISTINCT SOCIETY" First Rehearsal: January 13, 2025; Performances: February 5 – 16, 2025. SYNOPSIS: In the tranquil hush of a library that straddles the U.S. – Canada border, life is about to change. When an Iranian father and daughter, separated by the international border, start using the library as a meeting place, the French-Canadian librarian, an American customs agent, and a local teenager find their quiet lives suddenly full of excitement and consequence. Inspired by true events, A Distinct Society is a touching and funny new play about the many things – family, food, art, love, and politics – that can either divide or unite us. 4. "CAMELOT" First Rehearsal: March 3, 2025; Performances: March 26 – April 13, 2025. SYNOPSIS: Embark on a majestic journey to a realm where honor, dignity, and morality pave the way for a new era under the youthful King Arthur's reign. This tightly focused adaptation of the classic musical Camelot breathes new life into the legendary love triangle with the same musical favorites “If Ever I Would Leave You,” “The Lusty Month of May,” “I Loved You Once In Silence,” and “Camelot”. A note from the Director: Voice types and ranges are suggestions in traditional ranges for guidance. Non-binary and gender fluid artists are encouraged to audition. 5. "THE COMEUPPANCE" First Rehearsal: May 5, 2025; Performances: May 28 – June 8, 2025. SYNOPSIS: As the sun sets on the eve of their twentieth high school reunion, a close-knit group of former classmates—once known as the “Multi-Ethnic Reject Group”—reunites to pre-game the monumental night. Bonded in their youth as outsiders, they now navigate the complexities of adulthood with humor, heart, and a hint of nostalgia. Rate: SPT $576 weekly minimum (SPT 6). Additional info: For the plays, please prepare two 1.5-minute contrasting contemporary monologues. For the musicals, please prepare two brief contrasting contemporary musical theatre pieces. If auditioning for both, prepare two 1-minute contrasting contemporary monologues and two brief contemporary musical theatre pieces. Also, please bring your headshot and resume stapled together. If you are unable to attend one of these calls you may submit a video audition. Please see the attachment for details. If you're interested, please apply.

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23 roles

Ms. Joan WatsonBoth genders30-59 y.o.Native American

“MS. HOLMES & MS. WATSON – APT 2B” Female-identifying. Formerly type-A high-achiever. Recently divorced; struggling to find herself, feels broken. Reflexively defensive. Once had great bedside manner. Sometimes accused of being a loser; is not a loser. Wry. Smart.

MoriartyBoth genders30-59 y.o.All ethnicities

“MS. HOLMES & MS. WATSON – APT 2B” Inspector Lestrade & Elliot Monk: male-identifying. Moriarty: a criminal so great you’ve never heard of him. A master blackmailer; knows just when to play his cards. Always playing psychological 3-D chess; operating on a different level than civilians. Lestrade: an inspector new to his position at Scotland Yard. Not very imaginative. Often says the wrong thing. Elliot Monk: an amoral tech billionaire from Texas.

Irene Adler, Mrs. Hudson, & Mrs. DrebberBoth genders26-49 y.o.All ethnicities

“MS. HOLMES & MS. WATSON – APT 2B” Irene Adler, Mrs. Hudson, & Mrs. Drebber: female-identifying, late 20s – 40s. Irene Adler: a whip-smart, super-charming sex worker finding success at the highest levels. Always playing psychological 3-D chess; operating on a totally different level than civilians. Has incredible charm, confidence, and wit, and she knows it—uses it without mercy. You may want to be Irene, or you may want to be with Irene; but you can’t ignore her.

Ms. Sherlock HolmesBoth genders30-49 y.o.All ethnicities

“MS. HOLMES & MS. WATSON – APT 2B” Female-identifying. A once-in-a-generation genius. Eccentric. Focused, to a fault. Can be less-than-sensitive. Always playing psychological 3-D chess; operating on a totally different level than civilians. Like many geniuses, has a megalomaniac streak. Gets bored easily; likes applause; sometimes accused of being unfeeling. LOVES costumes and drama.

Sharon FrostyBoth genders30-59 y.o.All ethnicities

“A FROSTY NIGHT” Female identifying, depressed, desperate, jades.

Mrs. ClausBoth genders30-59 y.o.All ethnicities

“A FROSTY NIGHT” Female identifying, vivacious, sexy, breezy.

SnowmanBoth genders30-59 y.o.All ethnicities

“A FROSTY NIGHT” Male identifying, comedic timing, some physical comedy a must.

Peyman GilaniBoth genders50-59 y.o.All ethnicities

“A DISTINCT SOCIETY” Male identifying. Iranian. A cardiac surgeon. Speaks with a Persian accent, He is grounded.

Manon DesjardinsBoth genders40-49 y.o.All ethnicities

“A DISTINCT SOCIETY” Female identifying. White French-Canadian. The Head Librarian at the Haskell Free Library. Speaks with a Québécois accent. She is enigmatic.

Bruce LairdBoth genders35-39 y.o.African-American

“A DISTINCT SOCIETY” Male identifying.A U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agent. He is charming.

Shirin GilaniBoth genders25-29 y.o.All ethnicities

“A DISTINCT SOCIETY” Female identifying. Iranian. Peyman’s daughter. A medical student. Her Persian accent is milder than her father’s. She is forthright.

Reveler #1Both genders18-30 y.o.All ethnicities

“CAMELOT” Squire Dap, Mordred – identifies as male, baritone

Reveler #2Both genders18-35 y.o.All ethnicities

“CAMELOT” Dinadan – identifies as male, age range 18-35, tenor/baritone

Reveler #3Both genders18-35 y.o.All ethnicities

“CAMELOT” Sagramore – age range 18-35, tenor/baritone

Reveler #4Male18-35 y.o.All ethnicities

“CAMELOT” Lionel – age range 18-35, alto/tenor

Reveler #6Both genders30-45 y.o.All ethnicities

“CAMELOT” Arthur – identifies as male, charming and grounded visionary, baritone

Reveler #7Both genders25-35 y.o.All ethnicities

“CAMELOT” Guenevere – warrior queen, soprano

Reveler #8Both genders25-45 y.o.All ethnicities

“CAMELOT” Lancelot – alluring and skilled knight who knows it, baritone

EmilioMale36-39 y.o.All ethnicities

“THE COMEUPPANCE” A Berlin-based installation artist who has spent the last two years becoming accustomed to being a father, or as he would describe it, his “COVID Project.”

UrsulaFemale36-39 y.o.All ethnicities

“THE COMEUPPANCE” Visually impaired. The residue of her grandmother’s passing and a failed surgical attempt to save her eye has left her with a hesitancy for life, so much so that she refuses to attend the twenty-year reunion.

CaitlinFemale35-39 y.o.All ethnicities

“THE COMEUPPANCE” A stepmother to the children of a well-known congressman. Death pluralizes itself in her life through a string of multiple miscarriages.

KristinaFemale36-39 y.o.All ethnicities

“THE COMEUPPANCE” A derma surgeon whose marriage to a resentful general surgeon has perceivably driven her from a “straightedge” identity to a drinking habit that is cause for worry.

FranciscoMale36-39 y.o.All ethnicities

“THE COMEUPPANCE” A medically discharged military serviceman. His accident has left him with seizure-inducing PTSD.