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Living together in the community through the arts

Since its founding in 1953, Allens Lane Art Center has been a cornerstone of the Mt. Airy community by bringing the residents together to participate in and enjoy the arts.  Whether its art classes for children or adults, amazing art exhibitions or cutting edge plays on the mainstage, there is something for everyone at Allens Lane.

601 West Allens Lane ~ Philadelphia, PA 19119 ~ p: 215.248.0546


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Open Auditions

Open auditions are held for each Allens Lane Theater (ALT) production. ALT encourages and practices non-traditional casting. Callbacks may be scheduled at the director's discretion. If you would like to ad your resume and headshot to our talent file, which is available to all directors, please send to ALT, 601 West Allens Lanereet, Philadelphia, PA 19119. Auditions may be attended by other directors for the purpose of observing potential talent for future productions.


Allens Lane Theater promotes non-traditional casting when possible.

Audition Notice

Auditions Notice for:
By Neil Simon, directed by Noel Hanley
Allens lane Theater
601 West Allens Lane
Philadelphia, PA  19119
Nov. 18, 19, 20, 26, 27, 28, Dec. 2, 3, 4
Auditions will be held on Sunday, Sept. 18 and Monday, Sept. 19 starting at 6:30pm.
All interested actors are asked to RSVP for their audition by sending an email to the director, Noel Hanley, at noel.s.butcher@gmail.com.

This play is a farce, centering around 4 couples who come together for a dinner party at the home Charlie & Myra, a couple whom the audience never sees.

Auditions will be readings from the script, in couples. The ages suggested in the script will not necessarily be adhered to.

*Aside from the 8 roles, Allens Lane Theater is also looking for an experienced Stage Manager to help assist with this production. Interested people are also asked to email the director with your resume along with a cover letter stating your interest in volunteering as the stage manager.

CHRIS GORMAN- Contract lawyer, attractive, mid 30’s punctual, elegant dresser, one child. Ex-smoker for 18 months.
First guest on the scene, along with her husband,

KEN GORMAN- 40’s, (Charlie’s) lawyer, flushed, excited, speaks rapidly.

CLAIRE GANZ- considerate, recently in a car accident, marital problems in the past leading her to seek out group therapy.

LENNY GANZ- Charlie’s best friend, loyal friend, good sense of humor, perhaps a bit naiive, tax accountant.

ERNIE CUSACK- early 50’s , Doctor, Charlie’s analyst. He and his wife call each other by pet names.

COOKIE CUSACK- 40’s, professional TV cook, “I love success”. Somewhat flamboyant.

GLENN COOPER- running for state Senate, handsome, marital problems.

CASSIE COOPER- Hyper, out of control, convinced her husband is  having an affair, uses quartz crystals.

OFFICER WELCH- strong, vigorous man


A small stipend is available at the end of the run.

Allens Lane Art Center
601 West Allens Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19119

We encourage non-traditional casting when appropriate.

Auditions Notice for:

By Agatha Christie, Directed by Josh Hitchens
Performances on January 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29
Allens Lane Theater
601 West Allens Lane
Philadelphia, PA  19119

Auditions will be held on Sunday, September 25 (5pm-8pm) and Monday, September 26 (7pm-10pm).
To reserve an audition slot please email your headshot and resume to joshlhitchens@yahoo.com
Rehearsals begin on November 28

Please prepare one 2 minute monologue using a standard British dialect.  You may be asked to read sides from the play which will be provided in advance.

This will be one of the first productions of the play to use the original ending from the novel which has recently been authorized by the Christie estate.  Most of the actors will play multiple roles - after they are killed off they will play the ghosts of the victims the surviving characters murdered in the past.  Familiarity with the novel is strongly encouraged before auditions, but not required.  There is a small stipend paid at the end of the run.

Character Breakdown:
THOMAS ROGERS - The butler 
ETHEL ROGERS - The cook and housemaid
PHILIP LOMBARD - A mysterious Captain
VERA CLAYTHORNE - A former governess
ANTHONY MARSTON - A rich, handsome, arrogant man
WILLIAM BLORE - A private investigator
GENERAL MACKENZIE - A hero of World War I
EMILY BRENT - A religious spinster
SIR LAWRENCE WARGRAVE - A retired "hanging judge"
DR. EDWARD ARMSTRONG - A secret alcoholic