Auditions

Stray Dog Theatre (SDT) celebrates 2016-7 as a Saint Louis professional theatre and is holding non-Equity auditions for two plays! As always, Stray Dog Theatre honors diversity and non-traditional casting practices.


Buyer and Cellar

By Jonathan Tolins. Presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc. Directed by Gary F. Bell.

An irresistible one-man play from the most peculiar of fictitious premises—an underemployed Los Angeles actor goes to work in Barbra Streisand’s Malibu, California, basement. One day, the Lady Herself comes downstairs to play. It feels like real bonding in the basement, but will their relationship ever make it upstairs? An outrageous comedy about the price of fame, the cost of things, and the oddest of odd jobs.

Performances: Opens December 1, 2016 and closes December 17, 2016. 8:00pm
Thursdays through Saturdays. Matinee on Saturday, December 17 at 2:00pm.
First rehearsal: Tuesday, November 1, 2016. Must rehearse over the Thanksgiving holiday. Evenings and weekends.

Audition: See “TO SCHEDULE AN AUDITION” below.



Cast

PRINCIPAL CAST

ALEX MORE (Male, Late 20s-30s, All ethnicities) An underemployed actor living in L.A., who gets hired to work in the shopping mall in Barbra Streisand’s basement. Sweet, smart, funny, but a bit timid in his career, Alex enthusiastically tells the story of his employment and budding friendship with the diva, while also taking on the characters of Barbra, James Brolin, Alex’s opinionated Jewish boyfriend Barry, and Barbra’s officious house manager Sharon.


A Doll’s House

By Henrik Ibsen. Presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc. Directed by Gary F. Bell.

Nora Helmer has years earlier committed a forgery in order to save the life of her authoritarian husband Torvald. Now she is being blackmailed and lives in fear and shame of what could happen to his career if he should find out. But when the truth is revealed, Nora is shocked to learn where she really stands in her husband’s esteem. One of the most famous and scandalous theatrical climaxes in all of 19th Century drama.

Performances: Opens February 2, 2017 and closes February 18, 2017. 8:00pm
Thursdays through Saturdays. Matinee on Saturday, February 18 at 2:00pm.
First Rehearsal: Monday, January 2, 2017. Evenings and weekends. Must rehearse through the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.

Audition: See “TO SCHEDULE AN AUDITION” below.



Cast

PRINCIPAL CAST

NORA HELMER (Female, 20s-30s, All ethnicities) The attractive, vivacious young house-wife to Torvald, mother of three, living out the ideal of a 19th century wife until harsh reality shatters her dream. When the illusions behind her marriage become apparent, Nora begins a spiritual awakening, which puts her on the path to becoming a fully realized, fully independent human being.

TORVALD HELMER (Male, 30s-40s, All ethnicities) Nora’s husband, newly promoted bank manager - he professes his love for Nora but treats her like his personal toy and possession. A bit domineering and self-centered.

SUPPORTING CAST

DR. RANK (Male, 40s-50s, All ethnicities) Rich family friend, terminally ill, secretly in love with Nora. Kind and supportive.

KRISTINE LINDE (Female, late 20s-30s, All ethnicities) Nora’s childhood friend, widowed, fallen on hard times, seeking employment. A good friend and confidante.

NILS KROGSTAD (Male, 30s-40s, All ethnicities) Employee at Torvald’s bank, single father, pushed to desperation by life’s twists and turns. Machiavellian in nature.

ANNE-MARIE (Female, 50s-60s) Nora’s former nanny who now cares for Nora’s children. Anne Marie had to give up her own daughter in order to take the nursing job offered by Nora’s father. Small but important role.

HELENE (Female, 20s-30s, All ethnicities) The Helmer’s maid. Small but important role.


TO SCHEDULE AN AUDITION:

Email: StrayDogTheatre@Gmail.com (No phone calls, please.)



PLEASE INCLUDE:
1.) First and last name,
2.) Contact phone number,
3.) Desired appointment time,

4.) The show(s) you are considering.

AUDITION DATES & TIMES

Friday, March 18, 2016 | 7:00pm – 10:00pm
(Audition Space opens at 6:30pm)

Saturday, March 19, 2016 | 12:00pm – 3:00pm
(Audition Space opens at 11:30am)

CALLBACK: Saturday, March 19 | 3:30-5:00pm

Casting Authority: Gary F. Bell

For Your Appointment:

Location: Tower Grove Abbey, 2336 Tennessee Ave., Saint Louis, Missouri 63104 (Off-street parking at lot north of the Abbey.)

Arrive at scheduled audition 15 minutes early to complete necessary paperwork.

  1. Prepare one 2-3 minute comedic monologue for “Buyer and Cellar.” One 2-3 minute dramatic monologue would be ideal if interested in “A Doll’s House.” If you’d like to use a side from one of the shows, see the links to the sides below.
  2. Provide up to two resumes/headshots, even if you have been seen at SDT before. (One headshot/resume per production.)
  3. Being seen by the casting director, you will be asked to present one monologue or side that you feel is your strongest. If he wants to see your contrasting monologue, or an additional side, you will be advised during the appointment.

A HELPFUL AUDITION NOTE: To assist you in having the best audition possible, it is highly advised that you research the play(s) and character(s) for which you are auditioning.

AUDITIONS SIDES

Buyer and Cellar

Alex More 1
Alex More 2

A Doll’s House

Nora Helmer Monologue
Torvald Helmer Monologue 1
Torvald Helmer Monologue 2
Nora Helmer & Kristine Linde Monologue
Dr. Rank Monologue
Nils Krogstad Monologue