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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.

Auditions Notice for: BETRAYAL

Written by Harold Pinter
Directed by Robert Bauer
May 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21

Non-union auditions for Allens Lane Theater’s May production of BETRAYAL by Harold Pinter, directed by Robert Bauer, will be held on Monday and Tuesday evenings, January 16 and 17, beginning at 7:00pm.

To schedule an audition email casting@allenslane.org with BETRAYAL in the subject line. Indicate for which character(s) you will be reading (see character descriptions below), on which evening you will be auditioning, and any time preference you might have. If possible, please attach a resume and photo. Audition sides will be emailed with your appointment time confirmation. No monologues. Auditions are by appointment only. Walk-ins will be seen as time allows. Auditions will be held at Allens Lane Art Canter, 601 W. Allens Lane in Mt. Airy.


Emma and Robert are married. Robert and Jerry are best friends. Jerry and Emma are lovers. At least they were lovers. The play begins when the former lovers meet again two years after their affair has ended. Emma tells Jerry that she and Robert fought and that she told her husband about the affair. The question is: exactly when did she tell him? As the scenes of the play move back in time, ending on the night when the affair seems likely to begin, we discover who knew what, and when.


  • Emma (age 38) Robert’s wife. Jerry’s lover. She manages an art gallery.
  • Robert (age 40) Emma’s husband. Jerry’s best friend. He is a book publisher.
  • Jerry (age 40) Robert’s best friend. Emma’s lover. He is a literary agent.
  • 2 Waiters (any age or gender) One provides service in a pub, the other in an Italian restaurant. They also perform as stage hands, moving props, handing off costume pieces, and posting signs indicating the year in which each scene is set.

(All ethnicities are welcome. English accents will be used in performance, but are not required at auditions.)

A small stipend will be paid at the end of the run.

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

Allens Lane Theater encourages non-traditional casting when appropriate.