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Announces General Auditions for its 2014-2015 Season:
BELLEVILLE  by Amy Herzog
THE NORWEGIANS  by C. Denby Swanson
A CIVIL WAR CHRISTMAS  by Paula Vogel
SLOWGIRL  by Greg Pierce
BECKY SHAW by Gina Gionfriddo
SUPERIOR DONUTS  by Tracy Letts
Audition Dates/Times:
Tuesday, April 29 / 5pm-10pm (EQUITY & NON EQUITY)
Thursday, May 1 / 3pm-5pm, 6pm-10pm (EQUITY PRINCIPAL)
Saturday, May 3 / 10am-5pm (EQUITY & NON-EQUITY)
Monday, May 5 / 5pm-11pm  (EQUITY & NON-EQUITY)
Tuesday, May 6 / 3pm-5pm, 6pm-10pm (EQUITY PRINCIPAL)
*by appointment only
*Email auditions@dobama.org to arrange a date & time.
Please include your Equity status in this email (AEA, non-AEA, EMC candidate)
Equity Actors may call to make an audition appointment. (216) 932-6838
(To cut down on phone calls and save us time in the office, please email for an audition if possible.)
Non-equity actors, email only please.
AT: Dobama Theatre Rehearsal Room at Grace Lutheran Church
13001 Cedar Rd, Cleveland Heights, OH 44118
(second floor, enter thru side door off of west parking lot)
AEA contracts:  There are 1-3 AEA Contracts available for each production.
Non- AEA contracts Non-AEA Contracts will pay a $500 stipend.
Audition Requirement:
  • Please prepare 2 contrasting, one minute contemporary monologues.
    (actor chooses the first monologue and directors may ask for the second)
  • Please bring a headshot
  • Please bring a resume with both an email address and phone number
  • *For the Civil War Christmas audition, a short (1 minute or less) selection of a Christmas Carol, Traditional Spiritual, or Jewish song is encouraged. Accompanist provided. NOTE: Directors may not ask for this until call backs.
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BELLEVILLE  by Amy Herzog
Directed by: Corey Atkins
Play synopsis:  Young Americans Zack and Abby have the perfect ex-pat life in Paris: a funky bohemian apartment in up-and-coming Belleville; a stable marriage; and Zack’s noble mission to fight pediatric AIDS. But when Abby finds Zack at home one afternoon when he’s supposed to be at work, the questions and answers that follow shake the foundation of their seemingly beautiful life.
Characters:  Two men. Two women.
ABBY: 28, American, white, Zack’s wife
ZACK: 28, American, white, Abby’s husband
ALIOUNE: 25, French-Senegalese, Amina’s husband
AMINA: 25, French-Senegalese, Alioune’s wife
Production dates: Sept. 5, 2014 to Oct. 5, 2014. Preview date: Sept. 4, 2014
Rehearsals begin August 12th, 2014
Audition:  Please prepare 2 contrasting, one minute contemporary monologues.
Call backs: (by invitation only) May 29-30
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Call backs will be held at the Dobama Theatre rehearsal room located on the second floor of Grace Lutheanr Church, 13001 Cedar Rd, Cleveland Heights, OH 44118
AEA contracts:  There are 1-2 AEA Contracts available for this production. Non-AEA Contracts will pay a $500 stipend.
*Please email auditions@dobama.org to arrange a date & time. Please include your Equity status in this email (AEA, non-AEA, EMC candidate) No phone calls please.
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THE NORWEGIANS  by C. Denby Swanson
Directed by: TBA
Play synopsis:  A strong, bitter comedy about women scorned in Minnesota and the really, really nice gangsters—Norwegian hit men—they hire to whack their ex-boyfriends. Olive is a transplant from Texas and Betty is a transplant from Kentucky, but neither of them was prepared for the Norwegian men they would fall in love with there: the practical, warm, thoughtful, destructive, evil, jilting kind. If you’re a hit man in Minnesota, 83% of your clients want to take out their ex (oofda!). Betty has referred Olive to Gus and Tor, a partnership in the whacking business. What Tor doesn’t know is that Gus has been sleeping with the clients. What Olive doesn’t know is that Gus is Betty’s own ex, and she has already put out a hit on him with a Swiss firm. Can Betty call off the job in time to let Gus do his? Should she?
Characters:  Two men. Two women
GUS; 30s-40s, Minnesota-Norwegian, hitman
TOR: 30s-40s, Minnesota-Norwegian, hitman
OLIVE: 30s-40s, originally from Texas
BETTY: 30s-40s, originally from Kentucky
Production dates: Oct. 24, 2014 to Nov. 22, 2014. Preview date: Oct. 23, 2014
Rehearsals begin Sept. 29, 2014

Audition:  Please prepare 2 contrasting, one minute contemporary monologues.

Call backs: (by invitation only) TBA
AEA contracts:  There are 1-2 AEA Contracts available for this production. Non-AEA Contracts will pay a $500 stipend.
*Please email auditions@dobama.org to arrange a date & time.
Please include your Equity status in this email (AEA, non-AEA, EMC candidate) No phone calls please.
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A CIVIL WAR CHRISTMAS  by Paula Vogel
Directed by: Nathan Motta
Play synopsis:  It’s 1864, and Washington, D.C. is settling down to the coldest Christmas Eve in years. In the White House, President and Mrs. Lincoln plot their gift-giving. On the banks of the Potomac, a young rebel challenges a Union blacksmith’s mercy. In the alleys downtown, an escaped slave loses her daughter just before finding freedom. This musical by Pulitzer Prize–winner Paula Vogel intertwines many lives, showing us that the gladness of one’s heart is the best gift of all.
Characters:  (all actors play multiple roles)
The ensemble will be comprised of 12-15 actors. All actors will play multiple roles. We will be also looking for actors who are comfortable singing and who play a musical instrument appropriate to the Civil War period (violin, cello, guitar, banjo, harmonica, etc) The cast will include at minimum:
- Two African American women, (22-45)
- Two White women (35-55)
- Three African American men (22-40)
- Three White men (45-65)
- Two White men (22-35)
- One African American girl (8-15)
Production dates: Dec. 5, 2014 to Jan. 4, 2015. Preview date: Dec. 4, 2014
Rehearsals begin: Nov. 8, 2014

Audition:  Please prepare 2 contrasting, one minute contemporary monologues.
For the Civil War Christmas audition, a short (1 minute or less) selection of a Christmas Carol, Traditional Spiritual, or Jewish song is encouraged. Accompanist provided. NOTE: Directors may not ask for this until call backs.

Call backs: (by invitation only) Tuesday, May 13
at Dobama Theatre, 2340 Lee Rd., Cleveland Heights, OH 44118
AEA contracts:  There are 1-3 AEA Contracts available for this production. Adult Non-AEA Contracts will pay a $500 stipend.
*Please email auditions@dobama.org to arrange a date & time.
Please include your Equity status in this email (AEA, non-AEA, EMC candidate) No phone calls please.
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SLOWGIRL by Greg Pierce
Directed by: TBA
Play synopsis: The story of a teenager who flees to her reclusive uncle’s retreat in the Costa Rican jungle to escape the aftermath of a horrific accident. The week they spend together forces them both to confront who they are as well as what it is they are running from.
Characters:  One man. One woman.
BECKY: 17, niece
STERLING: 49, uncle
Production dates: Jan. 23, 2015 to Feb. 15, 2015. Preview date: Jan. 22, 2015
Rehearsals begin Dec. 29, 2014

Audition:  Please prepare 2 contrasting, one minute contemporary monologues.

Call backs: (by invitation only) TBA
AEA contracts:  There are 1-2 AEA Contracts available for this production. (AEA contracts are based on the Special Appearance Agreement).  Non-AEA Contracts will pay a $500 stipend.
*Please email auditions@dobama.org to arrange a date & time.
Please include your Equity status in this email (AEA, non-AEA, EMC candidate) No phone calls please.
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BECKY SHAW by Gina Gionfriddo
Directed by: Donald Carrier
Play synopsis:  A newlywed couple fixes up two romantically challenged friends: wife’s best friend, meet husband’s sexy and strange new co-worker. When an evening calculated to bring happiness takes a dark turn, crisis and comedy ensue in this wickedly funny play that asks what we owe the people we love and the strangers who land on our doorstep.
Characters:  2 men. 3 women.
MAX GARRETT: 30s, financial advisor, womanizer
SUZANNA SLATER: 30s, studying for a PhD in Psychology
SUSAN SLATER: late 50s, mother of Suzanna, suffers from Multiple Sclerosis
BECKY SHAW: 30s, intelligent, emotional, a temp in Andrew’s office
ANDREW PORTER: 30s, writer (working to complete a book), married to Suzanna
Production dates: March 6, 2015 to March 29, 2015. Preview date: March 5, 2014
Rehearsals begin: February 9, 2015

Audition:  Please prepare 2 contrasting, one minute contemporary monologues.

Call backs: (by invitation only) May 31, 2014
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will be held at the Dobama Theatre rehearsal room located on the second floor of Grace Lutheran Church, 13001 Cedar Rd, Cleveland Heights, OH 44118
AEA contracts:  There are 1-2 AEA Contracts available for this production. Non-AEA Contracts will pay a $500 stipend.
*Please email auditions@dobama.org to arrange a date & time.
Please include your Equity status in this email (AEA, non-AEA, EMC candidate) No phone calls please.
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SUPERIOR DONUTS  by Tracy Letts
Directed by: Nathan Motta
Play synopsis:  Arthur Przybyszewski owns a decrepit donut shop in the Uptown neighborhood of Chicago. Franco Wicks, a black teenager who is his only employee, wants to change the shop for the better. This comedy-drama by Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize–winning author Tracy Letts explores the challenges of embracing the past and the redemptive power of friendship.
Characters:  7 men, 2 women
*The role of ARTHUR PRZYBYSZEWSKI has already been cast
ARTHUR PRZYBYSZEWSKI: 55, Polish-American
FRANCO WICKS: 21, African-American, college student, novelist, passionate
MAX TARASOV: 49, Russian
KIRIL IVAKIN: 35, Russian, big, intimidating (Dolph Lundgren look-a-like; limited acting experience ok)
LADY BOYLE: 72, Irish-American
OFFICER RANDY OSTEEN: 49, Irish-American woman
OFFICER JAMES BAILEY: 43, African American
LUTHER FLYNN: 45, Irish/ Italian-American
KEVIN MAGER: 28 Irish-American, Luther’s bodyguard
Production dates: April 24, 2015 to May 24, 2015. Preview date: April 23, 2015
Rehearsals begin: Saturday, March 30, 2014

Audition:  Please prepare 2 contrasting, one minute contemporary monologues.

Call backs: (by invitation only) Sunday, May 25
at Dobama Theatre, 2340 Lee Rd., Cleveland Heights, OH 44118
AEA contracts:  There are 1-3 AEA Contracts available for this production. Non-AEA Contracts will pay a $500 stipend.
*Please email auditions@dobama.org to arrange a date & time.
Please include your Equity status in this email (AEA, non-AEA, EMC candidate) No phone calls please.