Ground Floor Theatre
Announces auditions for the World Premiere of
Dex & Abby
By Allan Baker
Ground Floor Theatre is holding auditions for the World Premiere of Dex & Abby written by Austin playwright, Allan Baker and directed by Robert Tolaro. Sean and Corey are at the beginning of a relationship, but each brings baggage to it: their dogs. The guys are in love. The dogs hate each other…and have all the best lines. A sweet, funny and moving tribute to the animal companions with whom we share our lives.
Auditions will be held on Sunday, February 3, 2019 from 10am – 1 pm by appointment (contact info below). Please prepare a monologue and be prepared to read from the script. Ground Floor Theatre is committed to inclusivity and as such unless specifically called for in the script, we cast without consideration to ability, race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, size, or shape. Auditioners should bring a resume and headshot with them.
Casting all Characters
DEX- Male. Dog. 13. Played by a male human, 40’s-50’s.
Dex is a big, strong dog beginning to age. He wants to be seen as powerful and possibly ferocious, but he is actually very sweet. He is very protective of Corey and is proud of doing that duty and being a calm, steady force in Corey’s life. He was not the smartest pup in the litter, though.
ABBY- Female. Dog. 5. Played by a female human, mid 20s.
Abby is impulsive, mischievous, vain, energetic, critical of Dex and can, when it strikes
her fancy, be quite sweet. She is however, insecure and easily frightened by thunderstorms, which reflects a traumatic experience years ago. She needs to feel
protected and seeks protection.
COREY- Male. Human. Late 20s.
Corey is much like Dex. Calm, steadying, strong and protective. When he gives his love,
he gives it completely and assumes those he loves do the same. He is a bit of a cowboy.
SEAN- Male. Human. Late 20s.
Sean is much like Abby…impulsive and energetic and insecure. He is frightened by love, since he last lost it before and deep down, doesn’t feel he is worthy of love.
KATY- Female. Human. Late 20s.
Katy is Sean’s best friend and has been very protective of him; though, now her own
love life has/will produce some unavoidable distance. She is strong, assertive,
critical…the sort of person who “does not suffer fools gladly” and does not hesitate to ask questions and probe answers.
Performances May 12 – June 1, 2019, with rehearsals beginning in early April.
Email Patti@GroundFloorTheatre.org to schedule an audition slot.
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