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

The Puppeteer by Desireé York
World Premiere
Rules for Active Shooters by Frankie Little Hardin
World Premiere

Audition Date: Monday, November 11, 2019

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

Callbacks if necessary: Wednesday, November 13, 2019

About The Puppeteer:
When Constance, a 1920’s jazz singer, chooses to stand on her own, not only is her name carried on through multiple generations, but so is her determination to find an identity in an ever changing world. Spanning five generations, starting in the Harlem Renaissance and ending in present day, the women from one African-American family struggle to overcome the roles assigned to them by society in order to find their way home..

Roles Available:
CONSTANCE/CONNIE (one actress): age 20’s-40, Black woman

ERNIE/MR. HOTCHKISS/ROBERT/CHRISTOPHER (one actor): age 20’s-40’s, White man

MISS DUNSTON/ MRS. COVINGTON/ MARGARET (one actress): age 20’s-40, White woman

MS. EVANS: age early 50’s – 70’s, White woman

About Rules for Active Shooters*:
A woman finishing her Christmas shopping at the mall gets caught up in an active shooting situation. She bravely confronts the shooter and lays down the “rules” of how their conversation will go. What follows is her attempt to understand why someone would make the choice to “go down this road.”

Roles Available:
PIE: Female, age 40s-60. Intelligent, talkative, opinionated but not silly.

ROWE: Male, age 18-30s. Bit of a twang from the mountains. Not educated but not stupid.

*Both roles open in regard to race and/or ethnicity.

Knowledge of the script(s) 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.