Seeking Dancers/Actors

Auditions for Dancers/Actors

Saturday, April 17
1pm – 3pm
Susan Hess Dance Studio
2030 Samson Street
3rd Floor

Playwright/Choreographer is seeking new talent for two productions, Philly Fringe ( and the GLBT Arts Festival ( Seeking dancers with a background in modern dance and actors with some movement ability (for some roles). Fringe Festival production, “Man Bites Dog” is a contemporary ballet about sensationalism in the media, featuring music from Sonic Youth, Nina Simone, Erik Satie, and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. The GLBT piece will be a ballet about the history of burlesque in the United States.

Looking for a variety of dancers with a need for male talent. Both are paid positions, for the Fringe Festival, performance dates are as follows:

Saturday, Sept 11 – Evening Show
Sunday, Sept 12 – Matinee
Thursday, September 16 – Evening Show

Preview shows and special performances to be announced.

See here for more information about the piece.

GLBT show is still being developed. Roles are already cast for performers doing striptease. Dancers should feel comfortable dancing in provocative costumes but NO NUDITY IS REQUIRED. Please contact me directly for more information (

Please wear all black and please bring jazz shoes. You will learn choreography from “Man Bites Dog”.

Sides will be provided or come prepared with a monologue. If you would like to participate in the dance audition, please wear all black and bring comfortable shoes. If you are not dancing, please come to the audition at 2pm.

Please arrive on time. There will be a small amount of time for warm-ups. You can bring your headshot/resume with you or email it electronically beforehand.

Looking forward!

L. DeVaughn Nelson

Photo by Bill Herbert

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