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Upcoming Auditions

Now Casting for the 10 MINUTE PLAY Staged Readings!

Availability: One or two rehearsals in early May and on the evenings of May 17th for a run through rehearsal and May 18th for the show. 
If you would like to participate in the staged readings, please send an email to Kristin Skye Hoffman with the roles you’re interested in, any conflicts you have in May, along with a recent photograph of yourself. (A professional headshot is not necessary – a simple photograph taken with a phone is sufficient.) All ethnicities are encouraged to apply.


Please keep in mind that there will also be official auditions for the fully produced 10-Minute Play Festival later this year.


DAC’s 10-Minute Play Festival has become one of Durango’s favorite theatre events. This year, DAC received a record breaking 161 submissions from all over the country as well as Ireland, England, New Zealand and Canada.  The reading committee consisted of 25 members of the Durango community who evaluated plays through 4 rounds to narrow down the finalists.

The Durango Arts Center (DAC) will hold the Staged Readings for the 8th Annual 10-Minute Play Festival on May 18 at 7:30pm in the DAC Theater. It is at the staged readings where an invited jury will choose the winner of the festival and the audience will vote to decide the People’s Choice award winner.

The culminating event in DAC’s 10-Minute Play Celebration is a fully staged play festival which will be held on October 12-14.  The staged readings and the festival feature local performers and directors who produce the finalist plays on the Diane Panelli Stage at DAC.


ARTHUR: (M, late 60s-70s) Devoted husband and father

CJ: (F, late 60s-70s) Wife to Arthur and mother to Anne, has Alzheimer’s disease.

ANNE: (F, 30s-40s) Arthur and CJ’s daughter. Sensitive but stern.

AMANDA: (F, 50s-60s) An even-keeled, precise woman with a secret.

DANIEL: (M, 50s-60s) An even-keeled, reasonable man with a secret.

JIM (M, 30s-40s) A homeless man


DR. HAYER: (F, 30s-40s) Head of Quibble Labs

BRIAN NEEMS: (M, 30s) Patient of Quibble Labs

JULIAN (M/F, 20s) Dr. Hayer’s Assistant

RIC: (M, 20s-30s) Ethan’s boyfriend. Well-dressed, a little high strung.

ETHAN: (M, 20s-30s) Ric’s boyfriend. Casually dressed, easy going.

KATHY: (F, 20s-30s) a woman with an upbeat personality, deep empathy and great loyalty. She loves to try new things and is not afraid to look silly.

JEN: (F, 20s-30s) a woman with a dry, dark sense of humor.  She uses sarcasm and acer bit personality to cover her insecurities and pain.

SHAKTI-DODD (F, 30s-50s) a woman who teaches a hula-hooping class.  She deeply believes in the transformative powers of the hula-hoop.