2024/2025 Season 20 Plays, Dates, and Available Roles

The Lehman Trilogy

By Stefano Massini
Adapted to English by Ben Power
Directed by John Rensenhouse

Run: May 22 – June 9, 2024
First Rehearsal: April 23, 2024

“A must-see event. Epic in every conceivable way. You dare not miss.” (New York Post). The Lehman Trilogy, the 2022 Tony Award® Winning Best Play, tells the decade-spanning story of ambition, risk, the American Dream, and a family and company that changed the world. The story follows the original Lehman Brothers, Jewish immigrants from Bavaria, across 163 years as the brothers (and their descendants) build their business empire in 1840s Alabama to early-2000s New York City.

THIS SHOW IS FULLY CAST

HENRY LEHMAN – THIS ROLE IS CAST
EMMANUAL LEHMAN – THIS ROLE IS CAST
MAYER LEHMAN – THIS ROLE IS CAST

Trouble in Mind

By Alice Childress
Co-Directed by Teisha Bankston and Darren Sextro

Run: August 7 – August 25, 2024
First Rehearsal: July 16, 2024

From acclaimed novelist, actress, and playwright Alice Childress comes Trouble in Mind, “a monumental work, whose time has finally come” (New York Amsterdam News). A funny and moving comedy-drama following an experienced Black stage actress through the first days of rehearsal for a ‘powerful’ new play about racism—a play unfortunately filled with racist caricatures, shallow dialogue, and led by a condescending white director. A workplace comedy that looks at racism, identity, ego, and the high-pressure world of 1950s Broadway.

WILETTA MAYER – THIS ROLE IS CAST

MILLIE DAVIS – THIS ROLE IS CAST

AL MANNERS – THIS ROLE IS CAST

EDDIE FENTON – THIS ROLE IS CAST

HENRY – white man, elderly

JOHN NEVINS – black man, young

JUDY SEARS – white woman, young

SHELDON FORRESTER – black man, elderly

BILL O’Wray – white man, 30s/40s/50s

Dial M for Murder

Adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher
From the Original Play by Frederick Knott
Directed by Katie Gilchrist

Run: September 11 – September 29, 2024
First Rehearsal: August 20, 2024

A new adaptation from Jeffrey Hatcher of the classic murder-mystery by Frederick Knott, Dial M for Murder, is “wonderfully theatrical… The pace is quicker, the dialogue is snappier, and the women are smarter and more complex” (The Times of San Diego). A jealous husband spins a dangerous web of suspicion, deception, and murder-that-goes-awry in this psychological thriller that unravels in a way that will have audiences on the edge of their seats. Will Scotland Yard’s best detective solve this twisty mystery of forbidden love?

MAXINE HADLEY – THIS ROLE IS CAST

MARGOT WENDICE – 30s/40s woman

TONY WENDICE – 30s/40s man

LESGATE – 30s/40s man

INSPECTOR HUBBARD – 40s/50s man [this role has the option of gender-swapping this to female presenting or non-binary role]

All roles in DIAL M FOR MURDER can be played by actors of any ethnicity and all open roles will require British dialects.

Doubt: A Parable

By John Patrick Shanley
Directed by Gary Heisserer

Run: TBD February/March, 2025
First Rehearsal: TBD

“An eloquent and provocative investigation of truth and consequence. A gripping mystery, tightly written” (Time Out New York). Recipient of the 2005 Tony Award® for Best Play and Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, John Patrick Shanley’s Doubt: A Parable is a “beautifully balanced drama” (Chicago Tribune) that tells a nuanced tale of suspicion and morality. An exacting principal of a Bronx Catholic school wrestles with fact versus fiction when she suspects relations between the charismatic priest and a student.

THIS SHOW IS FULLY CAST

SISTER ALOYSIUS – THIS ROLE IS CAST
FATHER FLYNN – THIS ROLE IS CAST
SISTER JAMES – THIS ROLE IS CAST
MRS. MULLER – THIS ROLE IS CAST

Audition Information

Season 20 GENERALS – AEA and Non-Equity Auditions

Audition Location:
City Stage at Union Station (30 W. Pershing, lower level)

 

Audition Dates:
December 30, 6:00pm – 10:00pm (by appointment)
January 7, 6:00pm – 10:00pm (by appointment)
January 8, 4:00pm – 10:00pm (by appointment)

 

Materials:
Two contrasting contemporary monologues, no more than four minutes total.

To sign up for Generals for our 20th Season, please follow the following steps:

  1. Fill out the audition/actor database form: https://forms.gle/UyR2Lx4pcAi12Q3y6
  2. Sign up for a timeslot at Generals: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0B4DA4AC28A7FECE9-46647793-kcat

 

Actors who cannot or do not wish to audition in person, please follow these steps:

  1. Fill out the audition/actor database form: https://forms.gle/PyDCUKWSRMnZajyD7
  2. Upload your video audition here: https://www.dropbox.com/request/OofoxphYCgZzSUMfjHKG

The deadline for video submissions is January 9, 2024.

 

Audition Information:
Please arrive no more than 30 minutes before your scheduled in-person appointment

Please do not attend an in-person audition if you are sick! Notify us at auditions@kcactors.org as soon as possible if you need to cancel your appointment. You will be able to submit a video audition instead.

Kansas City Actors Theatre is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion and conscious casting, and we encourage performers of all races and ethnicities, gender identities, sexualities, abilities, and ages to audition for our productions. Please let us know if you require special services, assistance, or disability-specific modifications to fully participate.