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AUDITIONS

Dogfight

Music & Lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul

Book by Peter Duchan 
Directed by Karen Rymar
Musically Directed by Christopher W. Smith
Choreographed by Sabrina Harper

Stage Managed by Chloe Deutschman

Produced by No Square Theatre

Artistic Director, Ella Wyatt

Managing Director, Rob Harryman

This audition is non-union and open to 18 and older (not currently in high school, even if 18) *Men playing US Marines must be willing to have their hair crew cut.

Audition Details

INITIAL AUDITIONS (by appointment)

Tuesday, March 12 – 6:30-9:30

Wednesday, March 13 – 6:30-9:30

Thursday, March 14 (TBD, if needed)

 

CALLBACKS (by invitation):

Monday, March 18 – 6:30-9:30

Tuesday, March 19 – 6:30-9:30

 

REHEARSALS/PERFORMANCES

Rehearsals will begin March 25th, and will be scheduled weekday evenings & weekend days. Final rehearsal schedule will be determined based on cast availability within those options. Cast will not be called 7 days a week. 

  • Tech rehearsals will begin on Saturday, May 11

  • Performances are Friday–Sunday, May 17–26


WHAT TO PREPARE & BRING
Please prepare a contemporary musical theatre song (not from the show) under 3 minutes to demonstrate range, musicality and storytelling abilities.
Please bring headshot, resume and sheet music in the appropriate key; an accompanist will be provided. Also bring a list of all conflicts from March 25–May 26
 

SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT 

To schedule an audition appointment, please email Ella Wyatt, Artistic Director, No Square Theatre at theellawyatt@gmail.com

AUDITION GOOGLE FORM

Please click here and complete the Audition Google Form. You'll be prompted to upload a pdf of your resume, and a jpg of your headshot.

Character Breakdown

Rose Fenny

A diner waitress who dreams of life as a musician. She is a naturally shy girl, naive of the world around her. Becomes smitten with Birdlace and discovers a lot about her self-respect and confidence along the way.

Gender: Female

Age: 18 to 21

Vocal range top: E5

Vocal range bottom: G3

Eddie Birdlace

A Marine private first class. He is well respected and a natural leader amongst his comrades. Initially a hothead; a cocky smooth talker. He eventually sheds his brash exterior when he falls for Rose.

Gender: Male

Age: 18 to 25

Vocal range top: A4

Vocal range bottom: A2

Bernstein

A Marine private first class and Birdlace's good friend. A bit nerdy and very inexperienced with the opposite sex.

Gender: Male

Age: 18 to 25

Vocal range top: B4

Vocal range bottom: B2

Boland

A Marine private first class and Birdlace's closest friend. A poor Southern cad, he is the most vocal supporter of the dogfight and fairly crude in his behavior and language.

Gender: Male

Age: 18 to 25

Vocal range top: B4

Vocal range bottom: B2

Marcy

Boland's date for the dogfight. She is a nearly toothless and homely prostitute. Crass and brash, but sneaky and cunning.

Gender: Female

Age: 25 to 35

Vocal range top: Eb5

Vocal range bottom: F#3

*WILL ALSO BE IN ENSEMBLE

Mama

The owner of the local diner. She is unamused by the Marines' antics and protective of her daughter, Rose.

Gender: Female

Age: 40 to 50

*WILL ALSO BE IN ENSEMBLE

Fector, U.S. Marine, Private, not too bright, early 20's

Stevens, U.S. Marine, Private First Class, cocky, early 20's

Gibbs, U.S. Marine, Private First Class, Midwestern, earl 20's

Lounge Singer, 40's - will play several Ensemble roles

Ruth Two Bears, 20's - will be in the Ensemble

Content Warning

Dogfight deals frankly with serious and important subjects such as sexual assault and mental illness. We consider these are aspects of real life which should be represented in art however we acknowledge these subjects may be triggering for some people. 

 

We ask that you honestly consider your ability and comfort dealing with these issues before committing to your involvement in Dogfight.

 

In particular, you should note the following: 

  • Birdlace and Rose are required to kiss and depict an implied sex scene 

  • Birdlace appears to be struggling with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) after returning home from war 

  • Birdlace, Bernstein and Boland visit a sex worker where sexual assault is implied 

  • Some scenes depict war themes, violence and death 

  • Some scenes depict the use of alcohol and drugs 

  • Some scenes and songs include coarse language and adult themes 

  • Some scenes and songs include misogynistic content 

 

We have included this information in the spirit of content transparency. To avoid difficulties later, we encourage all auditionees to read the full synopsis of the show, listen to the cast recording and consider watching the movie prior to auditioning. 

 

Please be assured that Dogfight will be created in a safe and controlled manner and we will always treat the material and our actors with sensitivity. However, if you are auditioning for/offered one of these roles and have concerns about the above please discuss it with the production team before committing to the show.

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