AUDITION INFORMATION

 

 

 

The Dio - Dining & Entertainment, Livingston County's award winning professional theatre company, is excited to announce auditions for their upcoming production of JENNY'S HOUSE OF JOY, a comedy by Norm Foster, directed by Steve DeBruyne. 

 

Fully vaccinated, non-equity actors may submit a video audition via email to director, Steve DeBruyne, at steve@diotheatre.com. Actors should prepare two contrasting one-minute monologues. Please film one as a close up from your shoulders up, and one with your full body in the frame. Also include your headshot and resume, photo proof of full vaccination against the Covid-19 virus, as well as a list of all conflicts you have from January 10 to February 27, 2022. Video submissions must be received by 6pm on Sunday, October 31 to be considered for this production.

 

REHEARSAL AND PERFORMANCE INFO:
 

Rehearsals will begin January 10, 2022 and take place Mondays through Fridays from 6pm to 10pm and Saturdays from noon to 6pm. Tech Saturday will take place from noon to midnight on January 29. Can work with rehearsal conflicts if necessary, however, conflicts are a deciding factor in casting.

 

Performances begin February 4 and take place on the following dates and times:

*Call for evening performances is 7pm.
*Call for matinee performances is 1pm.

 

Friday, February 4 - evening
Saturday, February 5 - evening
Sunday, February 6 - matinee

Friday, February 11 - evening
Saturday, February 12 - evening
Sunday, February 13 - matinee
Monday, February 14 - evening

Friday, February 18 - evening
Saturday, February 19 - evening
Sunday, February 20 - matinee

Thursday, February 24 - evening
Friday, February 25 - evening
Saturday, February 26 - evening
Sunday, February 27 - matinee

 

PAY:
 

Actors over the age of 18 receive a rehearsal stipend of $120 and $15 per performance, plus a meal following each performance and two complimentary tickets. Actors with previous serving experience may choose to serve tables on select nights for additional tip money. Servers are scheduled on an alphabetic rotation.

 

AUDITION INFO AND PREPARATION:

 

Fully vaccinated, non-equity actors may submit a video audition via email to director, Steve DeBruyne, at steve@diotheatre.com. Actors should prepare two contrasting one-minute monologues. Please film one as a close up from your shoulders up, and one with your full body in the frame. Also include your headshot and resume, photo proof of full vaccination against the Covid-19 virus, as well as a list of all conflicts you have from January 10 to February 27, 2022. Video submissions must be received by 6pm on Sunday, October 31 to be considered for this production.

 

Callbacks will take place by invitation only at a later date, TBD. 

 

SYNOPSIS:
 

Jenny runs the best little house of ill repute in her corner of the old Wild West. But when a tireless young runaway comes begging for a job, the girls at Jenny's house might just have to leave their lingerie behind. A delightful comedy about the oldest profession!

 

SEEKING A DIVERSE CAST OF FULLY VACCINATED NON-EQUITY ACTORS FOR THE FOLLOWING ROLES:

 

JENNY – Late 30s to early 40s. Owner of Jenny's House. A kind woman with high expectations of her girls.

 

FRANCES – Mid to late 40s. An over the hill whore with a feisty attitude and a love of whiskey. She is sick of the stink of cowboys.

 

ANITA – 20s. The youngest girl at Jenny's until Natalie arrives. She longs to get out of Jenny's House and to become a society lady.

 

NATALIE – Mid 20s to early 30s. A runaway who needs a job. The newest girl at Jenny's. What she really wants is to be an actress.

 

CLARA – Mid 50s. The wife of one of Jenny's House's regular clients. She is no fan of the ladies at Jenny's.

 

IN THE SPIRIT OF SHARED HUMANITY AND A CONCERN FOR OUR COMMUNITY AND THE WORLD AT LARGE, WE AT The Dio CELEBRATE DIVERSITY AND AFFIRM OUR SOLIDARITY WITH THOSE INDIVIDUALS AND GROUPS MOST AT RISK. WE DISAVOW ALL RACISM AND HATE SPEECH OR ACTIONS THAT ATTEMPT TO SILENCE, THREATEN AND DEGRADE OTHERS. WE ENCOURAGE AND WELCOME BIPOC AND LGBTQ+ PERFORMERS TO ATTEND OUR AUDITIONS, AND TO JOIN OUR DIO FAMILY.

CALL-BACK INFORMATION BELOW!

PLEASE CLICK ON THE CHARACTER FOR ALL CALL-BACK MATERIALS.

JENNY

FRANCES

ANITA

NATALIE

CLARA