The Downeaster Theatre (TDT) will be holding open auditions for its upcoming fall productions of “Dog Sees God” for youth and college students and “We Live Here” for adults Nov. 1-4.
About “Dog Sees God”: The Peanut's characters are all grown up! When CB's dog dies, CB begins to question the existence of an afterlife. His best friend is too burnt out to provide any coherent speculation; his sister has gone goth; his ex-girlfriend has recently been institutionalized; and his other friends are too inebriated to give him any sort of solace. But a chance meeting with an artistic kid, the target of this group's bullying, offers CB a peace of mind and sets in motion a friendship that will push teen angst to the very limits.Written by Burt V. Royal and directed by Kathryn Willis.
About “We Live Here”: Allie Bateman's wedding is Sunday. When Dinah, her precocious younger sister, returns to their parents' home for the festivities, she brings more than anyone expected: a new boyfriend, whose hidden history resurrects passions and painful memories for the whole family. Over one emotionally charged weekend, the Batemans find they must acknowledge and accept loss to gain hope for regeneration. Written by Zoe Kazan and directed by Jordan Climie.
Youth and college students ages 13-23 can audition for a part in “Dog Sees God”, and adults ages 18 and up for a part in “We Live Here” on Thurs., Nov. 1, Fri., Nov. 2, and Sun. Nov. 4 from 6:30-8:30 pm or Sat., Nov. 3 from 10 am-noon at The Downeaster Theatre, 1120 N. Pennsylvania Ave. Lansing, MI. Those auditioning need only to attend one of the audition sessions. Those interested can also sign up to volunteer backstage for this production (i.e. makeup, costumes, box office, etc.). For those youth preparing to audition, TDT will be hosting an auditionworkshop on Thurs., Nov. 1 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. for $5.
“Both these plays are so moving in how they handle love and loss,” said Executive Artistic Director, Kathryn Willis.
Community members are encouraged to mark their calendars for the “Dog Sees God” production, which will be performing at The Downeaster Theatre Feb. 14-17. and the “We Live Here” production, which will be performing Mar. 21-31. Learn more at http://www.thedowneastertheatre.com
Executive Artistic Director, The Downeaster Theatre