Uptown Players announces auditions for the groundbreaking play The Boys in the Band, which runs August 16 through August 25 at the Kalita Humphreys Theater. This iconic play, written by Mart Crowley, shattered barriers when it premiered off-Broadway in 1968 and still resonates with audiences today.

The Boys in the Band is a powerful and thought-provoking exploration of friendship, identity, and the struggles faced by gay men in the late 1960s. Set in New York City, this iconic play written by Mart Crowley takes us into the apartment of Michael, a witty and sharp-tongued host who throws a birthday party for his friend Harold. As the evening unfolds, a group of diverse gay friends gathers, and the celebrations quickly become a rollercoaster of emotions, revealing hidden desires, unresolved conflicts, and the complexities of their individual journeys.

Actors of all ethnicities encouraged to audition as our casting seeks to be as inclusive as possible. All roles are open to both union and non-union actors of all ethnicities, except where a specific ethnicity is noted. There are three LOA/LORT principal equity contracts available for this production.  The production is under the direction of Dennis Canright.

Michael – (Male presenting – 30), Gay, Designer, passably congenial but vicious when drunk.
Donald – (Male presenting – 28), Gay, Janitor, best friend to Michael, All American Boy next door type.
Emory – (Male presenting – 33), Gay, Antiquities Dealer, Hispanic, Campy and over the top.
Larry – (Male presenting – 29), Gay, Commercial Artist, handsome and confident, in a relationship with Hank.
Hank – (Male presenting – 32), Bi, Teacher, Athletic, newly out, in a relationship with Larry.
Bernard – (Male presenting – 28), Gay, Librarian, Black, Best friend of Emory.
Cowboy – (Male presenting – 19 to 23), Gay, Hustler, Twink, Pretty and dumb
Harold – (Male presenting – 32), Ex-skater/dancer, lean with a cutting wit and brutal honesty.
Alan – (Male presenting – 30), Straight, Lawyer, Wasp, homophobic and possibly deep in the closet.

Auditions will be held by appointment on Saturday March 23 from 12n to 4pm and Sunday, March 24 from 5pm to 9pm at the Uptown Players offices, 1327 Motor Circle, Dallas TX 75207. Callbacks will take place on Monday, March 25 from 6pm to 10pm at the same location. T

To sign up for an audition appointment, go HERE

Auditions will consist of reading selections from the script using sides posted on the signup site. A headshot and resume are required to audition. The auditions and callbacks will follow all Actors Equity Association COVID protocols. 

Rehearsals begin July 22 at the Uptown Players offices and will be evenings and weekends.  The production will take place at the Kalita Humphreys Theater, 3636 Turtle Creek Blvd, Dallas TX 75219 from August 16 through 25, with 4 performances per week.