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  

for 2 DRT productions

Channel Cat by Joseph Zettelmaier
World Premiere
Life on the Moon by Anna Tatelman
World Premiere

Audition Date: Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Equity Call: 4:00 pm Non-Equity Call: 7:00 pm

Callbacks if necessary: Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Channel Cat
November 07, 2019 - Closes: December 29, 2019
Director: Harry Wetzel

Life on the Moon
May 28, 2020 - Closes: June 28, 2020
Director: Lynch Travis

About Channel Cat:

The Cully Shack BBQ Joint has been an institution in Mound Bayou for decades. As Otis Cully and his daughter Ada close up one night, the county sheriff arrives for some fried okra and reminiscing. Secrets are revealed and what starts as a cordial sit-down turns into a violent encounter that will change three lives forever.

Roles Available:

OTIS CULLY, 50s, owner of The Cully Shack BBQ Joint, African American

CLAY BROOKS, 50s, Sheriff of Bolivar County, White

ADA CULLY, 22, waitress, OTIS’ daughter, African American

All roles are race specific.

About Life on the Moon:

A young man named Spencer returns home from the military for Christmas. His sister, Piper, who is autistic, is the only person in the family who notices that something is making Spencer unhappy.

Roles Available:

SPENCER, a twenty-year-old male soldier in the U.S. army.

PIPER, his eighteen-year-old sister with autism.

HELEN, their mother and an engineer in her mid-fifties.

BRUCE, their father and Piper’s full-time caregiver in his mid-fifties.

*All roles are open in regard to race and/or ethnicity

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.