• Auditions


    Auditions for Mornings at Seven will be January 27 and 28, 2020 at 7pm at The Dayton Theatre Guild

    Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Please bring ALL conflicts through the end of the run.

    Performance dates are over 3 weekends beginning March 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29, April 3, 4, 5. Please note the last 2 Saturday performances are at 5:00 pm.

    The director is looking for a strong ensemble cast. There are 9 roles available as follows:

    Theodore Swanson
    Cora Swanson **
    Aaronetta Gibbs **
    Ida Bolton **
    Carl Bolton
    Esther Crampton **
    David Crampton
    ** Sisters

    The above 7 roles should appear between 60 and 75 years of age.

    Myrtle Brown – Homer’s fiancé, appearing late 30’s to mid 40’s
    Homer Bolton – son of Ida and Carl, appearing early to late 40’s

    Questions may be directed to Kathy Mola via facebook message or at Kathy.Mola@daytontheatreguild.org


    Auditions for THE OLD MAN AND THE OLD MOON will be March 23 and 24, 2020 at 7pm at The Dayton Theatre Guild

    Auditions will consist of cold reads from the script. A headshot and resume are encouraged but not required. Please be prepared to list all conflicts, including weekends, between March 25, 2020 and June 14, 2020.

    Casting Requirements:

    This is a movement play. The director is looking for a strong group of actors who are comfortable with physical movement and singing on stage. Experience as a puppeteer is a plus. All actors must be able to sit, stand, move, and lift objects easily.

    This production will use 7 actors to play nearly 30 roles by changing costume pieces and using hand props. Actors never leave the stage and work as an ensemble to tell the story. Those auditioning may be asked to attempt a Brittish, Scottish, or Irish dialect. The show will also include some choreographed dance.

    Those auditioning should dress comfortably to move.

    Be prepared to sing 16 Bars of a song in the style of the show.

    Synopsis:

    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.

    Casting Breakdown:

    Actor 1 (Male): THE OLD MAN (This role has been precast)
    Actor 2 (Male): MATHESON, PATRON (This role has been precast)
    Actor 3 (Female): BUTCHER, BEN, CALLAHAN, REBEL TWO, PERRY
    Actor 4 (Female): MABELU, FINE LADY, DOG (puppet)
    Actor 5 (Male): BOATSWAIN ONE, LLEWELLYN, GHOST SINGER
    Actor 6 (Female): THE OLD WOMAN, BOATSWAIN TWO, MICKEY, CAPTAIN,
    BARTLEY, YOUNG WOMAN
    Actor 7 (Male): FISHMONGER, CLERK, COOKIE, REBEL ONE, BARTENDER,
    SOLOMON