Audition Process at DCP
DCP COVID-19 policies for auditions:
Face masks are not required.
Directors have the option to require masks. If they do so, this information will be included in the audition notice.
Auditions for all DCP productions are open to the community. We welcome all talents onstage and behind the scenes.
All positions are volunteer (non-union/non-paid)
All auditions take place at DCP Theatre unless otherwise noted. No appointments needed. (unless specified)
Audition material will be cold readings from the script provided at each audition. (unless otherwise noted)
Headshots and resumes appreciated but not required.
Please arrive 15 minutes early to complete paperwork.
DCP Theatre embraces diversity in its membership, its volunteers and its patrons. Additionally, all auditions are open to anyone regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, disability, gender identity or veteran status.
Family Theatre Auditions
Check back in 2024
Sunday October 8, 7:30pm
Monday October 9, 7:30pm
Friday at 8:00 pm
Saturday at 4:00 pm & 8:00 pm
& Sunday 2:00 pm
Friday at 8:00pm
Saturday at 4:00 pm & 8:00 pm
Director’s Note on Casting
Join the DCP Family for a special two-part Christmas Presentation!
The main show is a fun-filled farce by Ken Ludwig featuring thrills, chills, villains and heroes (and an impressive swordfight!) Roles available for 2 adult males, 1 young girl, 1 adult female, and 1 mouse (can be played by any gender, but the character must be played as a male)
Available Roles for Ken Ludwig’s “Twas the night Before Christmas”
Uncle Brierly/Sir Guy of Gisbourne – Male - Age Range: 40 - 60
Description: A bit of a portly man with a hearty laugh and a charming smile. Brierly is the kind of man who is everyone’s uncle and is just the kind of man you want to be around at Christmas time. The actor playing Brierly will also play Sir Guy of Gisbourne. (singing and swordfighting are part of this role)
Emily – Female - Age Range: 10 - 15
Description: A little girl with a zest for living! Her passion, energy and playful nature shine brightly, making her the perfect addition to a Christmas family. Casting Note: We will consider teenagers and young adults. (singing and rapping are part of this role.
Amos/Amos of Kansas – Male or Female (but must be played as male) - Age Range: 15-25
Description: A mouse who is calm, cool and collected…on the surface! Underneath, he is the embodiment of a nervous mouse. The actor playing Amos will also play Amos of Kansas. (singing, rapping, and swordfighting are part of this role)
Calliope/Britannia Sneed – Female - Age Range: 20 - 50
Description: An elf with the true embodiment of Christmas magic. She is loving, sweet and nurturing. The actor playing Calliope will play Britannia Sneed. (singing is part of this role)
Mulch/Santa Claus/Wendell Sneed – Male - Age Range: 20 - 50
Description: The side-kick to Sir Guy of Gisbourne. He is clueless and dorky, which leads to a madcap adventure! The actor playing Mulch will aslo play Wendell Sneed and Santa Claus.
Actors auditioning for the main show should review all the sides and be prepared to sing a verse of their favorite Christmas Carol. Actors auditioning for Emily and Amos should prepare 15-30 seconds of a rap (family friendly please!)
Part two of this presentation is a short play called “Can the Toys Save Christmas” with an incredible acting opportunity for younger actors (ages 8-16). This playlet is written by DCP’s own Deb Takes and Jayne Galleta and features the following characters:
Mrs. Claus – female – age 20-50
Jack in the Box
Toy Soldiers or Nutcrackers (2)
This is a unique opportunity for young actors as they will not only be the presentation before the “main play” but will also be in Santa’s Workshop during the main play. A fabulous opportunity for young actors who want to experience character work!
Actors auditioning for “Can the Toys Save Christmas” are asked to choose a toy from the script to present and also prepare one verse of their favorite Christmas Carol to sing at the audition. As these are younger actors they will be seen first and should be finished by 8:15 PM
Auditions will be held on Sunday and Monday October 8th and 9th at DCP Theatre beginning at 7:30 PM.
Auditions for 2024 Season
Nick is a single, Italian-American guy from New Jersey. His parents retired and moved to California. That doesn’t mean his family isn’t still in Jersey. In fact, he sees both sets of his grandparents every Sunday for dinner. This is routine until he has to tell them that he’s been offered a dream job – the job he’s been waiting for – but it’s in Seattle. The news doesn’t sit well with his grandparents and thus begins a series of schemes to keep Nick around. Frank, Aida, Nunzio and Emma do their level best to keep Nick in New Jersey, including bringing a lovely, and single, woman to dinner as bait.
Jan 26, 27, 28, Feb 1, 2, 3, 4
Nov 5 and 6, 2023 at 7:30pm
Nick Cristano: He is an Italian American bachelor who routinely visits his four grandparents every Sunday for dinners which are governed by the three “F’s” – family, faith and food. He is offered a promotion that will separate him from them.
Fran Gianelli: Nick’s maternal grandfather, eighty years old
Aida Gianelli: Nick’s maternal grandmother, in her seventies
Nunzio Cristano: Nick’s paternal grandfather, in his seventies
Emma Cristano: Nick’s paternal grandmother, in her seventies
Caitlyn O’Hare: Attractive and Charming, in her late twenties. She is Irish and is being set up as a love interest for Nick.
Both sets of grandparents are Italian immigrants. Their purpose in life was to create a loving home for their families and to give their children and grandchildren all the opportunities they did not have. The grandfathers expressed their love by working hard to support their families, the grandmothers, through food. They are motivated to keep Nick in the area as he is their only relative living in the area.
Age adaptations will be considered based upon turn out of talent during auditions.
The entire show takes place in the Gianelli home in Hoboken, New Jersey.
Are you ready for it...? Let’s go!!! Welcome to auditions for DCP Theatre's Season 2024 opener, Over the River and Through the Woods by Joe DiPietro. Auditions will be cold readings from the script. This play is a relatable, comedic, and heartfelt journey from beginning to end, with an unforgettable, dynamic "sextet" of actors. See you at auditions, November 5th, and 6th!
For questions, please contact director, Thomas Rush, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Olivia and Gabe are moving into their first apartment together. They’ve just packed up all their belongings and driven halfway across the country to start a new life together in Chicago. Their moving day doesn’t go exactly as planned, though, and things become slightly more complicated when all their parents show up to help! Can a two-bedroom apartment contain all the love, laughs, worry and wisdom that’s about to happen?
March 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, 10
Nov 12 and 13, 2023 at 7:30pm
Gabe and Olivia are moving halfway across the country to share their first apartment together. Moving day doesn't go exactly as planned, though, when both sets of parents show up. A new and fresh contemporary comedy filled with love and laughs, brought to you by the author of
Nana's Naughty Knickers.
OLIVIA KEEGAN- Late 20’s (27 ½ in the script)- energetic, neat, slightly OCD, an architect
GABE LAWSON- Late 20’s (28 in the script)- good natured, easy going, a writer
WYATT LAWSON-50s-60s- Gabe’s father; good natured, loves his son, marriage, golf and beer
LYDIA LAWSON-50s-60s- Gabe’s mother; a retired psychologist, always thinking what is best for her son
KAREN KEEGAN-50s-60s- Olivia’s mother; loves her daughter and doesn’t want her to repeat her own mistakes
CARTER KEEGAN-50s-60s- Olivia’s father; kind and caring, permanently attached to his Smartphone
MAX MIROWSKI-40s-60s-Building superintendent, Polish accent, can be played either male or female
For questions or further information, please contact Director, Nancy Server Thompson at email@example.com