The Secret of Charity Teach

Dessert Theatre Auditions will be held Friday, August 7 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm and Saturday, August 8 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at DLT, 824 W. Main Street. Read bellow for more on casting, rehearsals, and COVID-19 related information.

After a lengthy intermission, Duncan Little Theatre is cautiously preparing to begin work on a small production this fall entitled “The Secret of Charity Teach.” This play calls for a cast of 4 men and 4 women, ages 20 to 50+. Dessert Theatre Auditions will be held Friday, August 7 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm and Saturday, August 8 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at DLT, 824 W. Main Street. We hope to perform this play September 11, 12, 18, and 19 for small, socially distanced audiences at the Marlow Opera House.

Rehearsals will be held using social distancing and mask wearing. Temperatures will be taken upon arrival at Duncan Little Theatre. DLT volunteers will proceed under the advisement of a medical doctor who serves on the DLT Board of Directors and guidelines set in place by national and state arts organizations. Those auditioning should be aware that this production will be flexible and rehearsals and performances will be held only if it is deemed safe to do so.

“The Secret of Charity Teach” is set in the summer of 1850 in a town on the eastern seaboard of the USA. The cast will include 4 men and 4 women. The character descriptions include:

Ernest Degwood – town sheriff; a truly noble specimen indeed
Darling Dewgood – a local activist; likes Gabby
Gabby Gotluhkee – town deputy; enamored with Darling Dewgood
Franklin Dewgood – town mayor and father to Ernest and Darling; a good man
Charity Teach – Dewgoods’ new housekeeper; beautiful, pure and sweet
Simon Snarewell – town councilman and ne’er-do-well; has a vorcious vocabulary
Percival Woolsey – professor of pirates at Oxford; Femoria’s target
Femoria Fatale – elusive vixen; has big plans for Percival

We hope to see you at auditions this weekend! Please make sure to wear your mask!

Audition Policy

Duncan Little Theatre Audition Policy

To strive for a fair audition process, Duncan Little Theatre will follow this policy in regards to all auditioning and casting activities for all productions.

Duncan Little Theatre auditions are open to anyone who desires to audition.  No show will be pre-cast.  Duncan Little Theatre will strive to cast those they feel will best suit the role and production with the Director and a panel making the selections. The panel will consist of a minimum of three people. Those people will include the Director and Producer(s), with a combination of a Board member, Assistant Director, Stage manager, Vocal director and Choreographer. Any pre-set combination of these roles may be used for the panel and will remain the same throughout the audition process.

First consideration will be given to those who audition in person. Those who cannot be physically present for auditions are encouraged to submit a live video stream (FaceTime, Facebook Live, etc.) at a prearranged time with the panel. No pre-recorded video submissions will be allowed for auditions. Someone who cannot make the scheduled audition times in person can schedule an alternative audition date if all the panel members are available, but those alternative dates cannot be any earlier than two weeks prior to the auditions.  

Callbacks are optional but will be decided upon when the production team sets the audition dates.  Callbacks must be in person. In case of an emergency and at the discretion of the panel, an alternative time can be provided.

Duncan LittleTheatre will never allow favoritism to be shown at an audition. Every audition will begin from a level playing field.

Duncan Little Theatre will always strive to make the audition process open and polite. Every auditioner will be shown appreciation for their willingness to audition.

Duncan Little Theatre will always present a prepared audition process. Auditioners’ time will always be a consideration.

Duncan Little Theatre will strive to provide timely notification throughout the casting process. All auditioners will be notified as soon as possible regarding casting decisions.