MONDAY, September 25, 2023: 7:30-9:30pm
TUESDAY, September 26, 2023: 7:30-9:30pm
A very funny, charming, and heartwarming play about family. The Shealy family comes together to celebrate Christmas and to determine what to do about their mom, Dotty. After shepherding her children to adulthood, Dotty is now the one who needs care. Her mind has been playing tricks on her. Her family is deeply concerned. They must come to terms with the inevitable as they negotiate a way forward. With some unavoidable friction, they come together, sharing humor and heartbreak as they navigate this unexpected turn.
“Dot” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. www.concordtheatricals.com
Dot: Black female in her mid-sixties. She is slightly confused and frustrated, yet also full of energy and humor.
Shelly: Black female in her mid-forties. She is Dot’s older daughter and has been caring for her. She is somewhat bitter yet obviously loves her mother.
Jackie: Caucasian female in her early forties. She is a long-time family friend who has returned to the street where she grew up and sought the support of Dot and her family.
Donnie: Black male in his early forties. He is Dot’s only son. He has come home with his husband to check on his mom and discuss how to care for her.
Adam: Caucasian/Latin/Arab male in his early forties. He is Donnie’s partner. He is loving and playful.
Averie: Black female in her mid-thirties. She is Dot’s younger daughter. She is a high-energy party girl who has come home to help her mother.
Fidel: Kazakh male in his mid-twenties. He is Dot’s caregiver and he truly cares about her. Their relationship is tender and kind. He speaks with a Kazakh accent.
Monday, October 9, 2023
Rehearsals will be 3 evenings per week. Schedule will be finalized after cast conflicts have been collected and organized.
TECH WEEK BEGINS
Monday, November 27, 2023 (right after Thanksgiving weekend)
Friday, December 1, 2023 and end Sunday, December 17, 2023.
Friday, December 1 at 8:00pm
Saturday, December 2 at 8:00pm
Sunday, December 3 at 2:00pm
Wednesday, December 6 at 8:00pm (Possible Brush-Up Rehearsal)
Friday, December 8 at 8:00pm (Alcohol-Free Performance)
Saturday, December 9 at 8:00pm
Sunday, December 10 at 2:00pm (Pay-What-You-Want Performance)
Wednesday, December 13 at 8:00pm (Possible Brush-Up Rehearsal)
Friday, December 15 at 8:00pm
Saturday, December 16 at 8:00pm
Sunday, December 17 at 2:00pm
Monday, September 25: 7:30-9:30pm
Tuesday, September 26: 7:30-9:30pm
Ridgefield Theater Barn (37 Halpin Lane, Ridgefield, CT)
WHAT TO BRING TO THE AUDITION
– Please bring a resume detailing your theater experience or be prepared to list your performance experience.
– Please bring a photo of yourself, if available.
– Please bring your schedule and be prepared to list conflicts through December 17, 2023.
WHO WILL BE IN THE ROOM?
– Dan Fedrick, Co-Director
– Beth Young, Co-Director (she/her/hers)
– Stage Manager
– Production Manager
– Charlotte Hampden, RTB Artistic Committee
– Pamme Jones, RTB Executive Director (she/her/hers)
VIRTUAL AUDITION OPTION
If you are unable to audition in person, you may inquire about auditioning via Zoom. Please notify firstname.lastname@example.org of any interest in a remote audition and we will work out a time and send you a link.
ACCOMMODATIONS & ACCESSIBILITY
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