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PUP Fest and Much Ado About Nothing Auditions

Saturday, May 18, 2024
1:30 pm6:00 pm
Sammons Center for the Arts

hank you for your interest in auditioning for either or both of our upcoming productions, Much Ado About Nothing and PUP Fest!

These auditions are open to all current 9th - 12th graders and you do not have to have previous experience to audition.

Auditions will take place on May 18, 2024 beginning at 1:30 pm at Sammons Center for the Arts. You will be able to sign up for your desired time slot below. Please come prepared with a 1 minute Shakespearean monologue. *If you only want to be considered for PUP Fest, you can prepare a 1-minute contemporary monologue instead*

Callbacks will be on May 25, 2025 from 11 am to 6 pm at Dallas Children's Theatre. A Junior Players' representative will be in touch if you are selected to attend callbacks. Please keep this date and time open on your calendar until you hear from Junior Players directly so that you can finish your audition process.

About Much Ado About Nothing:

In Shakespeare's play, Much Ado About Nothing, power defies legacy. Throughout the show, we see greed, jealousy, and deception make a valiant effort to foil the love of young courtship. This comedic play unfolds as Leonato, leader of Spain, awaits the arrival of Don Pedro of Aragon and his victorious army of Portuguese soldados (soldiers), Benedick and Claudio. Claudio falls in love with the innocent Hero while Benedick has a fiery battle of wits with the feisty Beatrice. Meanwhile, El Bastardo, Don John, plans to ruin the upcoming wedding between Claudio and Hero after living under the shadow of the beloved Don Pedro.“Donde hay poder surgen la codicia, los celos, el engaño y el amor.”

Production Calendar:

Rehearsals - Monday, June 24th, 2024, to Wednesday, July 24th, 2023, 1:00 pm - 5:00pm, Dallas College
Tech - Thursday, July 25th, 2024 – Monday, July 29th, 2024, 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm, Samuell-Grand Amphitheater
Performances - Tuesday, July 30th, 2024, to Sunday, August 4th, 2024, 8:00 pm curtain, Samuell-Grand Amphitheater

About PUP Fest:

PUP Fest is a collaborative program with Junior Players, Kitchen Dog Theater, and Dallas ISD - Playwriting Arts Collective (D-PAC) for high school playwrights, where we bring 6 incredible scripts written by teens to life. This is the 22nd year of this partnership and all plays will be performed as staged readings on June 8, 2024.

Production Calendar:

Rehearsals - June 3, 2024, 11:30 am - 4:30 pm; June 4 - 6, 2024, 10 am - 4:30 pm
Tech - June 7, 2024, 12 pm - 5 pm
Performance - June 8, 2024, 11 am call time, 2 pm performance time

Fill out the form below to sign up for your audition today!

Future Filmmakers Festival

Sunday, May 19, 2024
3:00 pm4:00 pm
Texas Theatre (231 W Jefferson Blvd, Dallas, TX 75208)

Join Junior Players for our 2024 Future Filmmakers Festival featuring the work from 4 different North Texas Schools! Students from these schools have worked with local professionals to combine writing informative narratives with filming and editing. Through this program these young artists have created cohesive narratives exploring visions of peace and detailing the challenges and champions they see in their communities.

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  • City of Dallas Office of Arts and Culture
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  • Texas Commission on the Arts
    Texas Commission on the Arts
  • American Airlines
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  • Tyler Foundation
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  • Mid American Arts Alliance
    Mid American Arts Alliance
  • Fichtenbaum Charitable Trust
    Fichtenbaum Charitable Trust
  • George Family Foundation - Next Generation Fund
    George Family Foundation - Next Generation Fund
  • Moody Fund for the Arts
    Moody Fund for the Arts
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