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If you live close by or will be visiting soon, check out these theatres in the greater Dayton, Ohio area:

  • Actor's Theatre Fairborn ‐‐ Fairborn
  • Beavercreek Community Theatre
  • The Black Box Improv Theatre ‐‐ Dayton
  • Brookville Community Theatre
  • Caesar's Ford Theatre, Inc ‐‐ Xenia
  • Cedarville University ‐‐ Cedarville
  • Clark State Community College Theatre Program ‐‐ Springfield
  • Dayton Live ‐‐ Dayton
  • Dayton Playhouse
  • Dayton Theatre Guild ‐‐ *(my home theatre)
  • Encore Theater Company ‐‐ Dayton
  • Epiphany Players Drama Ministry ‐‐ Dayton
  • Human Race Theatre Company ‐‐ Dayton
  • Lebanon Theatre Company ‐‐ Lebanon
  • La Comedia Dinner Theatre ‐‐ Springboro
  • The Magnolia Theatre Company ‐‐ Dayton
  • Sinclair Community College Theatre ‐‐ Dayton
  • Springboro Community Theatre
  • Springfield Civic Theatre
  • Theatre Lab ‐‐ Dayton
  • Tipp City Players Community Theatre
  • Town Hall Theatre ‐‐ Centerville
  • Troy Civic Theatre ‐‐ Troy
  • Undercroft Players ‐‐ Dayton
  • University of Dayton *U.D. link is here, but it seems difficult to find the season at the site
  • Wright State University ‐‐ Beavercreek
  • X*ACT: Xenia Area Community Theater
  • Yellow Springs Center Stage ‐‐ Yellow Springs
  • Young at Heart Players ‐‐ Dayton
  • tHe Zoot Theatre Company ‐‐ Dayton
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    That is, one less than an hour's
    drive from the Dayton, Ohio area

    THE COMING ATTRACTIONS AT MY HOME THEATRE, THE DAYTON THEATRE GUILD

    Opening the 2024/2025 Season:

    THE ENCHANTED COTTAGE, by Arthur Pinero at The Dayton Theatre Guild
    Directed by Debra Kent
    Produced by Barbara Jorgensen, Michael Welly, & Brian Buttrey

    The Enchanted Cottage is a charming and romantic fable, written in 1921. It ran on Broadway for 65 performances in 1923 and was made into a film in 1945. It was, in fact, produced here at The Guild in the 1953/1954 season. Socialite Oliver Bradshaw returns home from WWI disfigured by war wounds and convinced that no one will accept him as he is now. He hides from his family and the rest of the world, taking a secluded cottage overseen by a mysterious housekeeper. Laura Pennington, a painfully shy young woman from the village comes to look after Oliver. She tells him that the cottage in which he is staying is in fact a very old honeymoon cottage. The two begin developing feelings for each other and ultimately fall in love and marry. They discover the enchantment of the cottage has the power to transform. This play is about true beauty lying within, and about acceptance. Everyone deserves to love.

    The Cast of The Enchanted Cottage
    (in order of appearance)

    CHARACTER
          ACTOR
    Mrs. Minnett
          Karen Righter

    Laura Pennington
          Racheal Tingley

    Major Hillgrove
          Dave Williamson

    Oliver Bashforth
          Frank Maranje

    Mr. Corsellis
          Don Campbell

    Mrs. Corsellis
          Rhea Smith

    Mrs. Smallwood
          Caitlin Larsen Deer

    Mr. Smallwood
          Jim Walker

    Rigg
          John Spitler

    And following THE ENCHANTED COTTAGE at DTG:

    CAMPAIGNS, INC., by Will Allan at The Dayton Theatre Guild.

    Directed by K.L.Storer
    Produced by Debra Kent

    A comedic docudrama based on the actual first American political consulting firm, formed by Leone Baxter and Clem Whitaker, Campaigns, Inc. is a behind‐the‐scenes look at orchestrated political dirty tricks executed through what may be the original "fake news" strategy. With dark humor, the play examines Baxter and Whitaker's propaganda machine that sabotages novelist Upton Sinclair's 1934 bid to become the first Democratic governor of California.

    *Campaigns, Inc. is a season extra and not in the subscription packages.

    Click here for audition information



    THE REST OF THE PRODUCTIONS OF
    THE DAYTON THEATRE GUILD
    2024/2025 SEASON:


    THE WOMAN IN BLACK, by Adapted by Stephen Mallatratt, by Susan Hill at The Dayton Theatre Guild

    THE WOMAN IN BLACK

    Adapted by Stephen Mallatratt, by Susan Hill

    Production dates: Nov 29 ‐ Dec 15, 2024
    Audition dates*: Oct 14 & 15, 2024

    Directed by David Shough
    Produced by Rick Flynn

    The Woman in Black is a 1987 stage play, adapted by Stephen Mallatratt. The play is based on the 1983 book of the same name by English author Susan Hill. Arthur Kipps, an attorney, is sent to handle the estate of the deceased Mrs. Drablow. He makes the trip to her funeral in a bleak and lonely part of England, where all of his enquiries into the details of her estate and her family are met with silence. At the funeral, Kipps alone observes a strange young, ghastly‐looking woman dressed in black. The next morning, Kipps is taken to Mrs. Drablow's eerie Eel Marsh house. The house is reached by way of a narrow causeway that is passable only during low tide. As Kipps investigates the house and the surrounding property, he again sees the woman in black, but is unable to follow her. His apprehension and fear grow. As he cautiously explores the inside of the house, he uncovers a large number of documents and information he must sift through in order to settle Mrs. Drablow's affairs. His efforts reveal secrets and unexplainable events. Who is this woman in black? Why are the townspeople so hesitant to answer his questions? What happens to haunt Kipps years later? As Kipps and an actor he hires to help tell his story, struggle to tell it all and exorcise both their demons, we learn the chilling answer to these questions ‐‐ and more.


    THE MINUTES, by Tracy Letts at The Dayton Theatre Guild

    THE MINUTES

    by Tracy Letts

    Production dates: Jan 31 ‐ Feb 16, 2025
    Audition dates*: Dec 2 & 3, 2024

    Directed by Melissa Ertsgaard
    Produced by K.L.Storer

    The Minutes is a dark comedy. It had its premiere at the Steppenwolf Theater in Chicago in 2017, and moved to the James Earl Jones Theatre in New York City in 2020. This play takes a hard look at the inner workings of a city council meeting and the hypocrisy, greed and ambition that bubble to the surface when a newcomer to the small town of Big Cherry starts to ask the wrong questions. Why is someone on the council mysteriously missing? What happened to all those bicycles? Is there something going on with the city's finances? What's the deal with the available parking space? And why are the minutes from the last meeting being kept secret? Sometimes the "history" we've been taught isn't the true "history" at all! Part Parks & Recreation, part Twilight Zone, this powerful, resonant, and funny portrayal of democracy in action proves that everything you know can change ‐‐ it's just a matter of minutes. After all, the smallest towns keep the biggest secrets.


    CHANCERS, by Robert Massey at The Dayton Theatre Guild

    CHANCERS

    by Robert Massey

    Production dates: Mar 28 ‐ Apr 13, 2025
    Audition dates*: Feb 3 & 4, 2025

    Directed by Marjorie Strader
    Produced by Deirdre Root

    Chancers is a fast and furious comedy, set in Ireland, about the lengths we will go to when our backs are against the wall. Aiden and Dee are on the verge of losing it all. They've had to rent out their home to a fellow from Dublin (who was previously Dee's boyfriend), and move with their two young sons into the back of their nearly bankrupt convenience store. And now Dee is out at a job interview (which doesn't go well). Aiden never thought their situation would come to this. But salvation may have arrived in the form of local battleaxe, Gertie Graham. She literally has their ticket out of the poorhouse ‐‐ they just need to get their hands on it without her knowing. Chancers premiered to great acclaim at the Viking Theatre, Dublin, in 2013, before touring the following year.


    BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY, by Stephen Adly Guirgis at The Dayton Theatre Guild

    BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY

    by Stephen Adly Guirgis

    Production dates: May 23 ‐ Jun 8, 2025
    Audition dates*: Mar 31 & Apr 1, 2025

    Directed by Robert-Wayne Waldron
    Produced by Rick Flynn and Christina Tomazinis

    This play won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, the 2015 New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play, the 2015 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Play, the 2015 Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding New Off-Broadway Play and the 2015 Off Broadway Alliance Award for Best New Play. It closed on Broadway in Feb 2023. Walter "Pops" Washington is a retired NYC policeman, and he has had enough. He has been pursuing a discrimination suit against the Police Department, because he, a black police officer, was accidentally shot by another (white) police officer. Meanwhile, his landlord won't leave him alone, his wife recently passed away, and the liquor store can't keep up with his thirst. Pops' last living relative, his son Junior, has recently gotten out of jail and moved back to Pops' house with his girlfriend, Lulu, and his newly sober buddy, Oswaldo. With his heels dug into the floor of his rent-controlled Riverside Drive apartment, Pops holds onto old wounds, both physical and emotional. Pressure reaches a boiling point when an ultimatum comes from an unlikely source, pinning Pops squarely "between Riverside and crazy." This Tony Award-nominated Pulitzer Prize-winning play, is passionate, contemporary, and bracingly funny.

    *audition dates may be subject to change

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    First Weekend: Friday 8pm, Saturday 8pm, Sunday 3pm
    Second & Third Weekend: Friday 8pm, Saturday 5pm, Sunday 3pm

    *Children under seven will not be admitted

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    TICKETS, INCLUDING SEASON TICKETS, ON SALE SOON:
    DTG Buy Your Tickets Now

    Season Ticket Package: $75.00
    - https://daytontheatreguild.org// click on "Tickets" link
    - or call 937-278-5993

    Individual show tickets:
         Adult: $25
         Senior (60 or older): $23
         Student: $18
         Special pricing for groups of 10 or more, call the Box Office at 937-278-5993 for pricing
    - https://daytontheatreguild.org// click on "Tickets" link
    - or call 937-278-5993
    - or at the box office day of the show

    * All individual tickets purchased in advance via our on-line ticket system or by telephone will also include a $1 convenience fee.

    www.daytontheatreguild.org

    Dayton Theatre Guild
    auditions for the
    2024/2025 season

    *** Season Extra ***
    CAMPAIGNS, INC., by Will Allan at The Dayton Theatre Guild

    CAMPAIGNS, INC.

    a new play by native Daytonian Will Allan

    Audition Dates: Mon & Tue, Aug 26 & 27, 2024*, starting at 7:00 pm both nights.

    The Dayton Theatre Guild at the Caryl D. Philips TheatreScape
    430 Wayne Ave, Dayton OH, 45410
    937-278-5993
    www.daytontheatreguild.org

    Directed by K.L.Storer
    Produced by Debra Kent

    Production Dates: Oct 11-20, 2024

    (6 males; 2 females ‐‐ plus ‐‐ some roles are precast)

    Casting Requirements:

    • Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.
    • Access to audition sides will posted by late July
    • A résumé and headshot are not required but are encouraged.
    • Please provide a list of all known conflicts between Aug 28 & Oct 20, 2024.
    • All cast and crew are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19

    CHARACTER
          NOTES
    Leone Baxter
          28, Female

    Clem Whitaker
          31, Male

    Frank Merriam
          69, Male

    George Hatfield
          46, Male

    Franklin Delano Roosevelt
          51, Male

    Eleanor Roosevelt
          50, Female

    DIRECTOR'S NOTES:

    The ages listed are those the actors can play successfully, not necessarily the actors' actual ages.

    The following roles will be played by actors playing multiples of them. The script assigns them to the actors playing FDR and Eleanor, but the casting of these roles may be altered somewhat, adding to the cast.

    Louis B. Mayer (male)
    Kyle Palmer (male)
    Ty Cobb (male)
    Reporter (female)
    Photographer (male)
    Douglas Fairbanks (male)
    Mary Pickford (female)
    Waitress (female)


    Due to preproduction needs, the following roles are precast:
    Upton Sinclair
    Charlie Chaplin

    For more information please contact:
    K.L.Storer at kl.storer@daytontheatreguild.org


    THE WOMAN IN BLACK, Adapted by Stephen Mallatratt, by Susan Hill at The Dayton Theatre Guild

    THE WOMAN IN BLACK

    Adapted by Stephen Mallatratt, by Susan Hill

    Audition Dates: Mon & Tue, Oct 14 & 15*, starting at 7:00 pm both nights.

    The Dayton Theatre Guild at the Caryl D. Philips TheatreScape
    430 Wayne Ave, Dayton OH, 45410
    937-278-5993
    www.daytontheatreguild.org

    Directed by David Shough
    Produced by Rick Flynn

    Production Dates: Nov 29-Dec 15, 2024

    (2 males; 1 female)

    Casting Requirements: to be announced

    • Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.
    • A résumé and headshot are not required but are encouraged.
    • Please provide a list of all known conflicts between Oct 16 & Dec 15, 2024.
    • All cast and crew are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19


    THE MINUTES, by Tracy Letts at The Dayton Theatre Guild

    THE MINUTES

    by Tracy Letts

    Audition Dates: Mon & Tue, Dec 2 & 3, 2024*, starting at 7:00 pm both nights.

    The Dayton Theatre Guild at the Caryl D. Philips TheatreScape
    430 Wayne Ave, Dayton OH, 45410
    937-278-5993
    www.daytontheatreguild.org

    Directed by Melissa Ertsgaard
    Produced by K.L.Storer

    Production Dates: Jan 31-Feb 16, 2025

    (7 males; 3 females)

    Casting Requirements: to be announced

    • Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.
    • A résumé and headshot are not required but are encouraged.
    • Please provide a list of all known conflicts between Dec 4, 2024 & Feb 16, 2025.
    • All cast and crew are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19


    CHANCERS, by Robert Massey at The Dayton Theatre Guild

    CHANCERS

    by Robert Massey

    Audition Dates: Mon & Tue, Feb 3 & 4, 2025*, starting at 7:00 pm both nights.

    The Dayton Theatre Guild at the Caryl D. Philips TheatreScape
    430 Wayne Ave, Dayton OH, 45410
    937-278-5993
    www.daytontheatreguild.org

    Directed by Marjorie Strader
    Produced by Deirdre Root

    Production Dates: Mar 28-Apr 13, 2025

    (2 males; 2 females)

    Casting Requirements: to be announced

    • Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.
    • A résumé and headshot are not required but are encouraged.
    • Please provide a list of all known conflicts between Feb 5 & Apr 13, 2025.
    • All cast and crew are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19


    BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY, by Stephen Adly Guirgis at The Dayton Theatre Guild

    BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY

    by Stephen Adly Guirgis

    Audition Dates: Mon & Tue, Mar 31 & Apr 1, 2025*, starting at 7:00 pm both nights.

    The Dayton Theatre Guild at the Caryl D. Philips TheatreScape
    430 Wayne Ave, Dayton OH, 45410
    937-278-5993
    www.daytontheatreguild.org

    Directed by Robert-Wayne Waldron
    Produced by Rick Flynn and Christina Tomazinis

    Production Dates: May 23-Jun 8, 2025

    (4 males; 3 females)

    Casting Requirements: to be announced

    • Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.
    • A résumé and headshot are not required but are encouraged.
    • Please provide a list of all known conflicts between Apr 2 & Jun 9, 2025.
    • All cast and crew are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19


    *ALL AUDITION DATES & SOME SPECS ABOVE MAY BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

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