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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.

Audition Notice


Director: Scott Jones

Production Dates: March 6, 7, 8, 13, 14.15, 20, 21

Three couples engaging in party games. One of them is dying of a terminal disease that will soon clame her life.
A fourth couple appears: a glamorous older woman (Elizabeth) and her black companion (Oscar). The husband,
repeatedly demands that Elizabeth reveal her identity. She insists that she is the dying woman’s mother from Dubuque.
The husband knows his wife's mother lives in New Jersey. So, who is she, really? Who is her companion ?  Why have
they come? These are question that may or may not be answered.

Open Roles For:

Oscar: Sophisticated, regal, cultured. Black, mid thirties to early eighties

Auditions for this role is scheduled for Tuesday, December 16 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Email e.scott.jones@comcast.net to request additional information
Please come to audition with a prepared two minute monologue, as well as a head shot.

A small stipend will be made available at the end of the run.

We encourage non-traditional casting when appropriate.


Non-union auditions for Allens Lane Theatre’s production of BREAKING THE CODE by Hugh Whitmore, directed by Robert Bauer, will be held on Monday and Tuesday evenings, January 19 and 20. To schedule an audition email casting@allenslane.org with BREAKING THE CODE 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, attach a resume and photo. Audition sides will be emailed with your appointment 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. 

Performances are May 1 to 16. A small stipend will be paid at the end of the run.

PLOT: Alan Turing was an eccentric genius who broke many codes:. He played a major role in the winning of the Second World War by breaking the complex German code called Enigma. He also developed the concept of the electronic brain, or what was to become the modern-day computer. Following the war he was arrested, tried and convicted for breaking yet another code – the British law that declared homosexuality to be a crime.

Characters (all characters are English, except for Nikos, who is Greek.):

Alan Turing (male, 41) A Brilliant mathematician, logician, cryptanalyst, and computer scientist, he is untidy in appearance and speaks with an occasional stammer. At a time when homosexuality is a crime in Great Britain, he does not attempt to hide his sexuality. The character appears at various stages in his life, from his school days to the time of his presumed suicide at the age of 41, but the actor’s physical appearance never changes.

Dillwyn Knox (male, 60s) A highly educated classics scholar. A code breaker during both World Wars, he becomes Alan Turing’s mentor. He walks with a slight limp.

Pat Green (female, 30s) Alan Turing’s brilliant code-breaking coworker, friend and confidant. She feels a very strong affection for Alan. He feels a very strong friendship for her.

Mick Ross (male, 30s-50s) A Detective Sergeant assigned to investigate a burglary reported by Alan Turing. His investigation leads him to uncover unexpected details about the incident and details about Turing’s private life that lead to his arrest.

John Smith (male, 30s-50s) A somewhat mysterious government official. He seems open and friendly, but he has many concerns about Alan Turing’s sexuality, with regards to national security.

Christopher Morcom (15-17) Ron Miller (early 20s) Nikos (early 20s) All played by the same male actor. CHRISTOPHER is a classmate and friend of Alan’s. He is young, eager and idealistic, with the prospect of a bright future. He appears in one scene near the beginning of the play. RON is a north-country, working-class knock-about, who picks up Alan in a pub. He may be responsible for Alan’s flat being robbed. Their homosexual relationship leads to Alan’s arrest. NIKOS is a young Greek who accepts money from tourists for sex. He appears in one scene near the end of the play. His few lines are in Greek (English translations provided).

A small stipend will be made available at the end of the run.

We encourage non-traditional casting when appropriate.