Human Race Theatre Company 2024-25 Season - Dayton, OH EPA (06.01.24 - 06.02.24) | Playbill

Human Race Theatre Company 2024-25 Season - Dayton, OH EPA (06.01.24 - 06.02.24)

CATEGORY: Performer

Human Race Theatre Co
Dayton, OH

Job Details



$576 weekly minimum (SPT 6)

Saturday, June 1, 2024
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (E)
Lunch 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Sunday, June 2, 2024
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (E)
Lunch 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Human Race Theatre Company
126 N Main St Ste 300
Dayton, OH 45402-1766

Rehearsal Studio, 2nd Floor. On street parking and surface lots nearby.

Kappy Kilburn, Executive Director

Expected to attend:
Emily N. Wells, Artistic Director
Tara Lail, Creative Producer

See breakdown for production specific dates.


The Human Race Theatre Company is a fully Covid vaccinated workplace.

An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition.

Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend every audition.

Always bring your Equity Membership card to auditions.

Equity actors for roles in Human Race Theatre Company's 2024-25 Season (See breakdown).

All ages, races and ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientations and abilities are encouraged to audition.

For the plays, please prepare two 1.5-minute contrasting contemporary monologues. For the musicals, please prepare two brief contrasting contemporary musical theatre pieces. If auditioning for both, prepare two 1-minute contrasting contemporary monologues and two brief contemporary musical theatre pieces. Also, please bring your headshot and resume stapled together. If you are unable to attend one of these calls you may submit a video audition. Video submissions will be accepted until June 3 and should be emailed to Tara Lail at: [email protected] .


Human Race Theatre Company 2024-25 Season

by Kate Hamill
First Rehearsal: September 16, 2024
Performances: October 9 – 20, 2024

SYNOPSIS: This fast-paced romp re-examines the world’s most famous detective story with a bold new feminist lens. In this highly theatrical escapade, oddball female roommates Sherlock (yes, it’s also a girl’s name—wait, is it a girl’s name? Is it even a name?) Holmes & Joan Watson join forces. They emerge from the pandemic fog as a deeply codependent, quasi-dysfunctional Odd Couple adventure duo—solving mysteries and kicking butts, until they come face-to-face with a villain who seems to have all of the answers.

Ms. Joan Watson: female-identifying, 30s – 50s. American. Formerly type-A high-achiever. Recently divorced; struggling to find herself, feels broken. Reflexively defensive. Once had great bedside manner. Sometimes accused of being a loser; is not a loser. Wry. Smart.

Moriarty, Inspector Lestrade & Elliot Monk: male-identifying, 30s – 50s.
Moriarty: a criminal so great you’ve never heard of him. A master blackmailer; knows just when to play his cards. Always playing psychological 3-D chess; operating on a different level than civilians. Wears many masks. A professional. Amoral, but you’d like him.
Lestrade: an inspector new to his position at Scotland Yard. Not very imaginative. Often says the wrong thing.
Elliot Monk: an amoral tech billionaire from Texas.

Irene Adler, Mrs. Hudson, & Mrs. Drebber: female-identifying, late 20s – 40s.
Irene Adler: a whip-smart, super-charming sex worker finding success at the highest levels. Always playing psychological 3-D chess; operating on a totally different level than civilians. Has incredible charm, confidence, and wit, and she knows it—uses it without mercy. You may want to be Irene, or you may want to be with Irene; but you can’t ignore her.
Mrs. Hudson: Holmes & Watson’s long-suffering landlady.
Mrs. Drebber: seemingly an ordinary housewife. Somebody you would be very wise not to underestimate.

Ms. Sherlock Holmes: female-identifying, 30s – 40s. A once-in-a-generation genius. Eccentric. Focused, to a fault. Can be less-than-sensitive. Always playing psychological 3-D chess; operating on a totally different level than civilians. Like many geniuses, has a megalomaniac streak. Gets bored easily; likes applause; sometimes accused of being unfeeling. LOVES costumes and drama.

by Mark Brown
A World Premiere
First Rehearsal: November 18, 2024
Performances: December 11 – 22, 2024

SYNOPSIS: In this world premiere farce, Mark Brown takes on winter with a twist! Sharon Frosty, Frosty the Snowman’s wife, knows he’s up to no good and follows his trail to the North Pole. Will she catch him in the act?

Sharon Frosty – female identifying, 30s – 50s depressed, desperate, jades.
Mrs. Claus – female identifying, 30s – 50s vivacious, sexy, breezy.
Snowman – male identifying, 30s – 50s, comedic timing, some physical comedy a must.

by Kareem Fahmy
First Rehearsal: January 13, 2025
Performances: February 5 – 16, 2025

SYNOPSIS: In the tranquil hush of a library that straddles the U.S. – Canada border, life is about to change. When an Iranian father and daughter, separated by the international border, start using the library as a meeting place, the French-Canadian librarian, an American customs agent, and a local teenager find their quiet lives suddenly full of excitement and consequence. Inspired by true events, A Distinct Society is a touching and funny new play about the many things – family, food, art, love, and politics – that can either divide or unite us.

Peyman Gilani – Male identifying in his 50s. Iranian. A cardiac surgeon. Speaks with a Persian accent, He is grounded.

Manon Desjardins – Female identifying in her 40s. White French-Canadian. The Head Librarian at the Haskell Free Library. Speaks with a Québécois accent. She is enigmatic.

Declan Sheehan – Male identifying, 15-year-old boy. White Canadian. A high school student, The child of Northern Irish immigrants to Québec. Speaks with the slightest hint of a Canadian accent. He is lonely.

Bruce Laird – Male identifying in his mid-to-late 30s. Black American. A U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agent. He is charming.

Shirin Gilani – Female identifying in her mid-20s. Iranian. Peyman’s daughter. A medical student. Her Persian accent is milder than her father’s. She is forthright.

CAMELOT (small cast version)
Book & Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
Music by Frederick Loewe
Book Adapted by David Lee
New Orchestrations by Steve Orich
First Rehearsal: March 3, 2025
Performances: March 26 – April 13, 2025

SYNOPSIS: Embark on a majestic journey to a realm where honor, dignity, and morality pave the way for a new era under the youthful King Arthur's reign. This tightly focused adaptation of the classic musical Camelot breathes new life into the legendary love triangle with the same musical favorites “If Ever I Would Leave You,” “The Lusty Month of May,” “I Loved You Once In Silence,” and “Camelot”. A note from the Director: Voice types and ranges are suggestions in traditional ranges for guidance. Non-binary and gender fluid artists are encouraged to audition.

Reveler #1, Squire Dap, Mordred – identifies as male, age range 18-30, baritone
Reveler #2, Dinadan – identifies as male, age range 18-35, tenor/baritone
Reveler #3, Sagramore – age range 18-35, tenor/baritone
Reveler #4, Lionel – age range 18-35, alto/tenor
Reveler #5, Tom – age range 16-18, all voice parts considered
Reveler #6, Arthur – identifies as male, charming and grounded visionary, age range 30-45, baritone
Reveler #7, Guenevere – identifies as female, warrior queen, age range 25-35, soprano
Reveler #8, Lancelot – identifies as male, alluring and skilled knight who knows it, age range 25-45, baritone

by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
First Rehearsal: May 5, 2025
Performances: May 28 – June 8, 2025

SYNOPSIS: As the sun sets on the eve of their twentieth high school reunion, a close-knit group of former classmates—once known as the “Multi-Ethnic Reject Group”—reunites to pre-game the monumental night. Bonded in their youth as outsiders, they now navigate the complexities of adulthood with humor, heart, and a hint of nostalgia.

Emilio – He/Him, any ethnicity, mid to late 30s. A Berlin-based installation artist who has spent the last two years becoming accustomed to being a father, or as he would describe it, his “COVID Project.”

Ursula – She/Her, any ethnicity, mid to late 30s, visually impaired. The residue of her grandmother’s passing and a failed surgical attempt to save her eye has left her with a hesitancy for life, so much so that she refuses to attend the twenty-year reunion.

Caitlin – She/Her, any ethnicity, mid to late 30s. A stepmother to the children of a well-known congressman. Death pluralizes itself in her life through a string of multiple miscarriages.

Kristina – She/Her, any ethnicity, mid to late 30s. A derma surgeon whose marriage to a resentful general surgeon has perceivably driven her from a “straightedge” identity to a drinking habit that is cause for worry.

Francisco – He/Him, any ethnicity, mid to late 30s. A medically discharged military serviceman. His accident has left him with seizure-inducing PTSD.


SPT $576 weekly minimum (SPT 6)




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