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COLOSSAL - Dallas Theater Center Auditions

Posted: January 8, 2015

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COLOSSAL - NYC Appointments

Dallas Theater Center | Dallas, TX

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LORT Non-Rep
$831/week current AEA min.

NYC Auditions held week of 1/12 by appointment only.

Seeking submissions from AEA members only for these appointments.
The AEA member must submit him/herself directly to be considered via this posting.

See breakdown for info

Other Dates
1st Reh: 3/3/15
Tech: 3/29/15
1st preview: 4/2/15
Open: 4/10/15
Close: 5/3/15

Housing and travel provided

Email picture and resume.

Artistic Director: Kevin Moriarty
Written by Andrew Hinderaker
Director: Kevin Moriarty
Choreographer: Joshua Peugh
General Manager: Alfred Butler
Casting: Adam Caldwell


Please attach pictures and resumes as pdf’s. Be sure to include your height and weight.


Winner of the Kennedy Center’s Jean Kennedy Smith Playwriting Award, Colossal is a rolling world premiere of a new play by Andrew Hinderaker. An intensely physical production, Colossal includes extensive football sequences, a 10-minute modern dance piece, and intensely truthful acting in intimate scenes. The play centers on a University of Texas football player who is struggling to move forward in the wake of a catastrophic spinal injury. A play about love, ability, and extraordinary feats of strength, Colossal is both a celebration and critical examination of our nation’s most popular form of theater.

No one in this play is terribly comfortable or facile with the spoken word. These are football players and dancers, men who speak principally through movement, silence, and violence.

One of the guiding principles of this piece is that everyone in the cast is emotionally and physically exhausted by the end of the performance.


Male. To play 22. Caucasian or mixed ethnicity (father is Caucasian). A former football player and modern dancer. Approximately ten months removed from a catastrophic football injury. Uses a wheelchair. A charismatic young man who is confronting his past with his father and his best friend, his identity, and his future. Strong actor: able to move from repressed anger and pain to rage and, ultimately, to acceptance and love. Seeking physically disabled actors in a wheelchair for this role.

Male. 20’s to play teens to early 20’s at various moments in the play. Caucasian or mixed ethnicity (father is Caucasian). A football player, dancer, and an extraordinary physical specimen. Ideally muscular to contrast his future self in a wheelchair. A charismatic young leader, with both strength and humor, who is most comfortable expressing himself physically through football and dance. Comfortable enough in his body to learn a modern dance routine. Extensive physical theater sequences include 15 minutes of football drills and conditioning. Strong actor: honest, direct and emotionally raw in intimate two and three character scenes. Must be physically believable as a college football player.

Male. To play 21. African American. Young Mike’s closest friend, teammate and co-captain of the University of Texas football team. Charismatic, at times cocky, good sense of humor. More comfortable expressing himself physically, through football, than through words. Extensive physical theater sequences include 15 minutes of football drills and conditioning. Impeccably built, large, football player.

Male. To play 16 – 22. African American. Tall, football player type modern dancers. We see them as football teammates in college and high school. Function as physical chorus for the piece. Some dialogue, but largely physical roles. Must dance in an extended modern dance piece. Extensive physical theater sequences include 15 minutes of onstage football drills and conditioning, as well as lifts.

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