2017 Season



Announcing auditions for DOGFIGHT! Please read all the below information before sending resume, cover letter and headshot to auditions@5thfloor.org.

Auditions: January 17th & 18th from 7pm-10pm

Callbacks: January 19th from 7pm-10pm

Rehearsals begin January 22nd and will continue twice weekly, usually Thursday evenings and Sundays during the day

Tech: April 17th & 18th

Show runs at the Hudson Guild Theatre in Chelsea April 19th (8pm), April 20th (8pm), April 21st (8pm), April 22nd (2pm and 8pm), and April 23rd (2pm)



Music & Lyrics: Benj Pasek & Justin Paul

Book: Peter Duchan

Director: Sharone Halevy


It’s November 21, 1963. On the eve of their deployment to a small but growing conflict in Southeast Asia, a group of young Marines set out for one final boys’ night of debauchery, partying and maybe a little trouble. A “dogfight” ensues: who can find the ugliest girl in town and bring her to a party where she will be judged? Corporal Eddie Birdlace finds his winner in a young waitress named Rose — who rewrites the rules of the game and teaches him the power of compassion.

SEEKING NON-UNION PERFORMERS ONLY. PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT IF YOU ARE AEA. All performers should be excellent actors with a contemporary musical theatre sound. Some performers may double as other small ensemble roles. No pay; we are an entirely volunteer-based non-profit company dedicated to providing performance opportunities for young actors in NYC, while still letting you balance your survival job!


EDDIE BIRDLACE (Male, Caucasian) – U.S. Marine, Private First Class, careless and lost, from Buffalo, NY, early 20s. Tenor.

ROSE FENNY (Female, any ethnicity, especially seeking performers of color) – diner waitress, dreamer, early 20s. Should play guitar or at least be willing and able to learn. Folky mezzo-soprano.

BERNSTEIN (Male, any ethnicity) – U.S. Marine, Private First Class, inexperienced, from Cleveland, OH, early 20s. Tenor.

BOLAND (Male, any ethnicity) – U.S. Marine, Private First Class, handsome Southern cad, early 20s. Tenor.

MARCY (Female, any ethnicity) – brash and crass, nearly toothless prostitute, to play 20s-30s. Mezzo-soprano.

FECTOR (Male, any ethnicity) – U.S. Marine, Private, not too bright, early 20s. Tenor.

STEVENS (Male, any ethnicity) – U.S. Marine, Private First Class, cocky, early 20s. Tenor.

GIBBS (Male, any ethnicity) – U.S. Marine, Private First Class, Midwestern, early 20s. Tenor.

MAMA (Female, any ethnicity) – To play 40s.

RUTH TWO BEARS (Female, any ethnicity, especially seeking Native American performers) – 20s.

LOUNGE SINGER (Male, any ethnicity) – To play 40s.

To be considered, submit your headshot, resume, and cover letter to auditions@5thfloor.org. Please include the role(s) for which you would like to be considered in the subject line. Let us know in advance if you have time restrictions during auditions or callbacks. If selected for an appointment you will be emailed further details. Please make sure you are available for all show dates before submitting.


SubURBIA, the contemporary classic play by Eric Bogosian


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