The Detroit Repertory Theatre (DRT), Michigan’s oldest and longest-running professional theatre, is holding general auditions to cast actors for two of its upcoming plays. Auditions will be held at the theatre, which is located at 13103 Woodrow Wilson Street in Detroit, on Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 13 and 14.
Although DRT encourages actors of all ethnicities to audition, two of the male roles being cast for the upcoming shows call specifically for Latino actors. One role being cast is a late teens/early 20s male Latino character and the other is a mid to late 20s Latino.
“We’re always excited to welcome newer aspiring actors to our stage,” said Leah Smith, DRT’s Artistic Director. “Throughout our 67-year history, many actors have gotten their start in our theatre.”
The two plays being cast are “Transfers,” by Lucy Thurber, and “Sweat,” by Lynn Nottage. Each of them will be produced in early 2023 as part of DRT’s sixty-sixth season. “Transfers” will run March 17 through April 23, and “Sweat” will run May 5 through June 25.
“The Detroit Rep has always been committed to providing work and artistic opportunities to those who live here,” said Smith. “These two shows may be a chance for someone to launch their acting career in Detroit, and we’re happy to support that.”
For more information about the auditions or to see the show synopsis and a breakdown of the characters being cast, visit DetroitRepTheatre.com/auditions, or contact Leah Smith at Leah@DetroitRepTheatre.com.
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