Uptown Players announces auditions for the regional premiere of The Cake, which runs August 9 through August 25, 2019 at the Kalita Humphreys Theater.
For an audition appointment, go HERE to request one online or call 214-219-2718.
In The Cake, Della’s North Carolina bakery is legendary! She is overjoyed when her best friend’s daughter returns from New York to get married and asks Della to make her wedding cake. Della, a sweet-natured Christian, is forced to re-examine her deeply-held beliefs and her own marriage when she realizes there is not one bride, but two. Faith, family, and frosting collide in this delicious new comedy from the writer of the NBC hit series, “This is Us”.
The following roles are open to both equity and non-equity actors. There are three LOA/LORT principal equity contracts available for this production. The production is under the direction of Cheryl Denson.
Della – female 40s-50s. North Carolinian, born and raised. A religious and socially conservative woman. Warm, genuine, caring; she has a maternal instinct despite the fact that she has no children of her own. An old friend of Jen’s family. Married to Tim. She sees herself as openminded, but her life hasn’t brought her into contact with many people who challenge the world-view she grew up with. A prolific and enthusiastic baker, she has been chosen as a contestant for The Great American Baking Show.
Tim – male late 40s-60. Della’s husband. A good southern boy. He’s a plumber with a great work ethic, who takes pride in providing for his household. He is comfortable in his traditional values, and has never seen any need to question his beliefs. He is loving and loved, though perhaps not completely in touch with his emotions.
Jen – female mid 20s-early 30s. Born and raised in North Carolina, she has brought her southern manners with her to Brooklyn, where she has made a home with her fiancée, Macy. An experienced event planner with a compulsive attention to detail. Considerate, kind, and enthusiastic, she wants to see the best in people, though she doesn’t always see it in herself. Her traditional upbringing is often at odds with her newfound liberal lifestyle, and planning her lesbian wedding in her hometown brings that tension to a crisis point.
Macy – African American female mid 20s-early 30s. Born and raised in New York. Progressive, sharp, outspoken. Very confident in her belief system, and she doesn’t hesitate to challenge those who think differently. Innately curious and inquisitive. She has a deep love for Jen, although she is impatient with Jen’s willingness to make allowances for her conservative southern friends and family. She is who she is, and she won’t make compromises to coddle people’s feelings.
Auditions will be held by appointment on Sunday, June 2 from 12n to 5pm at the Kalita Humphreys Theater, 3636 Turtle Creek Boulevard, Dallas TX 75219. For an audition appointment, go HERE to request one online or call 214-219-2718. Auditions will consist of reading selections from the script. The script is available by appointment at the Uptown Players Box office during box office hours (1pm-6pm Tue-Fri). Audition sides will be posted on the audition page on the Uptown Players website by May 27. A headshot and resume are required at auditions. Callbacks will take place on Monday, June 3 at 630pm.
Rehearsals will begin July 15. The production runs August 9 through August 25 at the Kalita Humphreys Theater. For additional information, visit www.uptownplayers.org.