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Kevin Moore, President and Artistic Director

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Dayton, Ohio 45402

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General Auditions – Adults (Ages 18+)

Dayton, Ohio — Plays and Musicals
Saturday, May 21 (10:00 am – 6:00 pm) – Musicals or Musicals and Plays (Accompanist provided)
Sunday, May 22 (10:00 am – 6:00 pm) – Plays only
Appointment calls accepted starting Monday, May 9. (Monday – Friday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm EST)
Phone: Preston McCarthy, Company Manager at 937-461-3823 x3116 (No emails please.)
AEA and Non-Equity actors are welcome.

Unable to attend our Dayton general auditions?
If you cannot attend our Dayton General Auditions and wish to be considered, submit your updated resume and headshot to preston@humanracetheatre.org with a letter explaining the show(s) and role(s) of interest to you (please be specific).


New York City and Chicago
Auditions are by agent submission or invitation on a show-by-show basis. If you wish to be considered, please e-mail your headshot, resume and what show(s)/character(s) you are interested in (please be specific) to: preston@humanracetheatre.org


Adults will be auditioning for:

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (musical) music and lyrics Stephen Sondheim, book by Hugh Wheeler, from an adaptation by Christopher Bond
Hail Mary! by Tom Dudzick
26 Pebbles by Eric Ulloa (world premiere production)
On Golden Pond by Ernest Thompson
Musical Theatre Workshops and Marsha Hanna New Plays Workshops (reading/workshop contract) artists TBD
Shakespeare: Shuffle Off This Mortal Coil In-School Touring production (Non-Equity only. Daytime commitment.)

Click here to read the short descriptions about the plays.

Click here for the character breakdowns.

The Human Race Theatre Company is a professional theatre that works under a Small Professional Theatre Contract (SPT 6) and performs in The Loft Theatre, a 212-seat thrust stage. Kevin Moore, President & Artistic Director. Tara Lail, Associate Artistic Director.

Rehearsals are primarily Monday – Friday evenings, and daytime on weekends.

Auditions are open to Non-Equity and Equity actors (unless otherwise noted), with Non-Equity actors having the opportunity to join the Equity Membership Candidacy Program.


Procedures for Dayton adult auditions:

Plays only: Come prepared with 2 one-minute contrasting monologues in the style of the show(s) or from the show(s) you are interested in OR 1 two-minute monologue tailored toward the specific show you are interested in.

Musical only: Come prepared with 1 song of up to 32 bars of music in the style of the show(s) or from the show you are interested in. Be prepared with a 2nd song in the event the producer asks to see more. Bring your sheet music. An accompanist will be provided. No a cappella singing or recorded music.

Both: Come prepared with 1 one-minute monologue and 1 song (up to 32 bars) in the style of the show(s) or from the show you are interested in. Bring your sheet music. An accompanist will be provided. No a cappella singing or recorded music.

Actors will be auditioning for Kevin Moore and Tara Lail.

2016-2017 Season Dates

Sweeney Todd:
The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
1st rehearsal: Aug. 12, 2016
Production: Sep. 8 – Oct. 2, 2016

In-School Tour: Shakespeare...
Non-Equity only
1st rehearsal: Sep. 26, 2016
Production: Oct. 10 – Nov. 4, 2016

Hail Mary!
1st rehearsal: Oct. 10, 2016
Production: Nov. 3 – 20, 2016

The Santaland Diaries
(This production has been cast.)
Production: Dec. 8 – 17, 2016


26 Pebbles
1st rehearsal: Jan. 9, 2017
Production: Feb. 2 – 19, 2017

On Golden Pond
1st rehearsal: Mar. 13, 2017
Production: Apr. 6 – 23, 2017

Production to be announced
1st rehearsal: May 1, 2017
Production: Jun. 1 – 25, 2017

New Works
Musical Theatre Workshops (M)
Festival reading: Late July 2016
Workshop: December 2016

Marsha Hanna New Play Workshops
Festival readings and workshop: Late July 2016

(M) Denotes musical production


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