Stray Dog Theatre (SDT) is holding non-Equity auditions for this June 2014 production of the Tony Award-Winning play, Love! Valour! Compassion! As always, Stray Dog Theatre honors diversity and non-traditional casting practices.


By Terrence McNally

Eight gay men gather at a summer vacation home in upstate New York over three holiday weekends. Flirtations, infidelity, love, death and the nature of friendship are explored against the idyllic country lakeside setting where the drama of the real world is never far from mind. A beautifully haunting comedy that unfolds like a dream.

Performances: Opens June 12, 2014 and closes June 28, 2014. 8:00pm Thursdays through Saturdays and one 2:00pm matinee on the final Saturday, June 28, 2014.
First Rehearsal: Sunday May 4, 2014. Must rehearse through Memorial Day.  Evenings and weekends.

Audition: See “TO SCHEDULE AN AUDITION” below.


(All actors should be comfortable with Gay Themes and some partial nudity.)

GREGORY MITCHELL (Male.  40’s-50’s.  A successful choreographer who fears he is losing his creativity.)

JOHN JECKYLL / JAMES JECKYLL (Male. 40’s-50’s. Twin brothers played by the same actor.  John is sour and mean spirited.  James is kind and loving and is dying from AIDS)

BUZZ HAUSER (Male. 30’s-40’s. A humorous die-hard musical theatre fanatic.  Buzz has AIDS.)

BOBBY BRAHMS (Male. 20’s.  A blind, gentle young man.  Gregory’s lover.)

RAMON FORNOS (Male. 20’s.  A handsome, hot, Latino dancer.  John’s summer lover.  Nudity required.)

ARTHUR PAPE (Male.  40’s. A business consultant and friend of Gregory’s.  Perry’s partner.)

PERRY SELLARS (Male.  40’s. A business consultant and friend of Gregory’s.  Arthur’s partner.)


Email: (No phone calls, please.)

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


Sunday December 15, 2013

Auditions from 1 PM - 4:00 PM (5 minute time slots.)

Audition Space opens at 12:30 PM

If by chance the busy Holiday Season conflicts with this audition date and time, please inform us by email at about your conflict, and arrangements may possibly be made to schedule an alternate audition time. 

Casting Authority:

 Gary F. Bell and Justin Been.

For Your Appointment:

-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.

-Provide ONE resume and ONE headshot, even if you have auditioned for Stray Dog Theatre before.

-Prepare one 2-3 minute comedic monologue or you may audition by reading from script. (Sides Provided Below)

-If auditioning with a prepared comedic monologue, you may also be asked by the casting directors to read from the sides provided.

-Your Audition appointment will also serve as your Call Back.

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


Arthur Monologue
Bobby Monologue #1
Bobby Monologue #2
Buzz Monologue
Gregory Monologue
James Monologue
James/John Monologue
Perry Monologue
Ramon Monologue