The Detroit Repertory is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The Theatre has a race-transcendent casting policy. All roles are open to any race, ethnicity and sometimes gender, unless germane to the play.

Auditions are held for each play 8-10 weeks before the play opens.  Notices will be posted here.  If you would like to be on the email list to receive audition notices directly, call (313) 868-1347, or email  


Countdown to the Happy Day
by Thomas W. Stephens
A World Premiere

Opens: May 25, 2017 - Closes: June 25, 2017
Director: Sandra Love Aldridge

Audition Date: Monday, April 03, 2017
Auditions begin at 6:30 pm. Equity and Non-Equity actors must call to make an appointment to audition. Equity actors will be seen first.

Callbacks if necessary: Wednesday, April 05, 2017.

The play:

The play: Gertie, a troubled army veteran and self-made bag lady encounters Cervin, a hulking 7th grade dropout. The emotionally combustible relationship that ensues proves to us and to them, that their lives matter.

Roles Available: GERTIE: Thirties/forties; sturdy, deliberate, troubled

CERVIN: Fifteen; vulnerable

Both characters are African American.

Knowledge of the script is highly recommended.
Scripts are available at the Repertory and may be taken from the Theatre overnight with a $20 refundable deposit. The audition will consist of reading sides from the script. Sides will be provided. Also be prepared to do a one-minute monologue if asked.
Please call and make an appointment if you plan to audition. 313-868-1347