The Play That Goes Wrong - Fort Worth, TX EPA (06.29.24, 06.30.24) | Playbill

The Play That Goes Wrong - Fort Worth, TX EPA (06.29.24, 06.30.24)

CATEGORY: Performer

Various Producers

Job Details



Saturday, June 29, 2024

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM (C)

Sunday, June 30, 2024

4:00 PM - 8:00 PM (C)


To schedule an audition appointment go to: .

If you are an Equity member who is having issues scheduling an audition appointment, please reach out to:

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All Equity members will be guaranteed audition appointments.



$576 weekly minimum (SPT 6) - Both theatres


Equity actors for roles in THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG for Stage West Theatre and WaterTower Theatre (See breakdown).

This is a co-production between Stage West & WaterTower Theatre.

Local DFW actors are encouraged to audition.


Please prepare Sides for the roles you are interested in auditioning for. Side can be found here: .

Also, bring your headshot and resume stapled together.


Stage West Theatre

821 W Vickery Blvd

Fort Worth, TX 76104-1144

Check in for auditions will be in the Lobby


Written by Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer, and Henry Shields of Mischief Theatre Company

Expected to attend:

Director: Harry Parker

WaterTower Producing Artistic Director: Shane Peterman

WaterTower Associate Producer: Elizabeth Kensek

Stage West Theatre Executive Producer: Dana Schultes

Stage West Associate Producer: Garret Storms


In person callbacks: Monday, July 1, 2024 at 6:00 PM at WaterTower Theatre.

See breakdown for production specific dates.


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.



Stage West & WaterTower Theatre are dedicated to diversity and inclusion as a core value, and as such we strongly encourage actors of all ethnicities and gender identities to audition. In reference to the character descriptions below, most characters we encounter currently are on the binary and are written with he/him or she/her pronouns and you will see that in the following descriptions. But however limiting the descriptions are, our casting seeks to be as inclusive as possible and we invite gender non-conforming, genderqueer, transgender and non-binary actors to audition for the roles they most identify with. We will also list race/ethnicity when specific to the character but are otherwise seeking all races and ethnicities. Let us know if you have any questions, concerns, or if there are any accommodations we can provide (from language developed by Kevin Kantor and Emily Tarquin from the Actors Theatre of Louisville).

SYNOPSIS: Welcome to the opening night of The Murder at Haversham Manor, where things are quickly going from bad to fiasco. With an unconscious leading lady, a corpse that can’t play dead, and actors who trip over everything (including their lines), the whole evening is a disastrous smash. Chock full of mishaps and madcap mania, this classic murder mystery is sure to bring down the house!

At Stage West:

1st Rehearsal: Monday, November 4th, 2024

Performances: Thursday, November 29, 2024 through Sunday, December 22, 2024

Rehearsals will be Monday-Friday (6:30-10:30PM) and Saturday (1-5PM and 6:30-9:30PM) with Sunday's off. No rehearsal/performance on November 28, 2024. Performances will be Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7:30PM, Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00PM, and Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00. It is possible that performances may be added WITHIN the run dates. If this were to occur, cast members would be notified and compensated accordingly.

At WaterTower:

Rehearsal: December 28 and 29, 2024 (Times TBD)

Preview: Tuesday, December 31, 2024

NO SHOW on New Years Day

Performances: Thursday, January 2, 2025 - Sunday, January 12, 2025

Performances at WaterTower Theatre will be Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday nights at 7:30PM, and Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:00PM


Some roles are marked as CAST because original cast members from the 2023 production are returning to their roles. Seeking understudies for all roles.

Annie [CAST - seeking understudy] - Female. 25-40. The company stage manager. She has the biggest journey of any of the characters. When Sandra is indisposed Annie, who cannot bear to be on stage, must step in. Initially terrified by acting, she is willing to kill for it by the end of the play. Her initial terror turns to joy, then to fury. She starts small but grows and grows. Standard American accent.

Trevor - Male. 25-45. The company lighting and sound operator. He simply wants to get on with the show. Curmudgeonly and doesn’t care for actors. He is easily distracted and does many things he shouldn’t, including engaging with the audience. When things go really sideways, he is forced to act in the play. He hates acting. Standard American accent.

Chris [CAST - seeking understudy] - Male. 30-45. The head of the company. High status clown. Rigid, uptight, everything really matters. He is the director of the play and plays Inspector Carter, the esteemed local inspector. This is the biggest day of his life. Everything is riding on this. It is a nerve wracking and exciting night. His pain is evident and every time someone laughs the pain deepens. He has equal amounts of contempt for his fellow actors and the audience watching the play. RP accent.

Jonathan - Male. 25-35. A member of the company. He plays Charles Haversham, the deceased. A bit bland, but sees himself as a James Bond type. Excited and having fun, but not naïve. He technically has to drive the show. He cares about the play, but not to the same extent as the others. Very physical role. RP accent.

Robert [CAST - seeking understudy] - Male. 30-45. A member of the company, plays Thomas Colleymoore, Charles’ old school friend. Wants to be Richard Burton, as evidenced by his declamatory style. He is, however, not a parody of a bad actor. He is unaware of others around him. He does not feel badly when things go wrong and never learns from his mistakes. There is a power struggle between Robert and Chris to be president of the Cornley Poly Drama Society (a position that matters a great deal to Robert). Has real vocal power. RP accent.

Dennis - Male. 25-50. A member of the company, plays Perkins, Charles’ butler. He has no real desire to be involved in the theatre, he just wants to make friends (of which he has none). He believes if he does well in the show, he will be more successful socially. Laughter from the audience is agony for him. He may be slightly oblivious but understands when he gets things wrong. The laugher is a personal tragedy/failure. RP accent.

Max [CAST - seeking understudy] - Male. 25-35. A member of the company, plays Cecil Haversham, Charles’ brother and Arthur the Gardner, the gardener at Haversham Manor. He has never been on stage before. He learned his lines and does exactly what he’s told to do. He has zero connection with any of the other actors, but when he gets a laugh he breaks the 4th wall to engage with the audience. Childlike and naïve. His mistakes are fundamental. he doesn’t think anything through, just looks for approval. RP accent.

Sandra - Female. 25-35. A member of the company, plays Florence Colleymoore, Charles’ fiancée and Thomas’ sister. She is vain and possesses a huge ego. Wants to be loved. Has ambitions to go to Hollywood and will hurt anyone standing in the way of what she wants but is smart enough to stay on the good side of someone who can help her (like the director). You know the type. The stakes are high for her. Very physical role. This role will appear in less than full costume with some sort of underwear revealed - this will not be prurient, but comic. RP accent.


SPT $576 weekly minimum (SPT 6)




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