Torrance Theatre Company is casting SYLVIA by A.R. Gurney, directed by Jim Hormel.

Auditions are by appointment on Tuesday, Nov. 13 beginning at 7 pm. 

Please email Casting@TorranceTheatreCompany.com for a time slot.

You will need a 1-minute comedic monologue, your headshot and resume.


Begin the week of November 26th. Mon.-Thurs. evenings and possible Saturdays.


Jan. 19-Feb. 17, 2019. 
Friday and Saturday at 8 pm, Sunday at 2pm. Saturday, Jan. 26 at 2 pm. (No sho on Sunday, Jan. 27) Thursday, Feb. 14 at 7 pm. 


SYLVIA: Female, 20-39. A dog played by a woman. Physically demanding.

GREG: Male, 50-65. Professional New Yorker, near retirement and new owner of Sylvia. 

KATE: Female, 40-55. Greg's wife, whose career is beginning to take off.

TOM/PHYLLIS/LESLIE: Male or Female; 25-45. Played by one act.Tom (a man) is a fellow dog owner whom Greg meet at the park. Phyllis (a woman) is a college friend of Kate. Leslie (unknown gender) is a counselor.

This is non-union, no pay.

The Torrance Theatre Company is a program of the Cultural Services Division of the Torrance Community Services Department. www.TorranceCA.Gov

Sponsored in part by Friends of Torrance Theatre Company. www.TorranceTheatreCompany.com

SYLVIA is presented through special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc. 


Auditions are often by APPOINTMENT ONLY, but sometimes they are held as OPEN CALLS. Please take special note of each individual announcement and follow the instructions therein. Appointments (and all communications regarding auditions) are handled through CASTING@TorranceTheatreCompany.com

Interested actors should ALWAYS bring a current resume and headshot, even if they have submitted it online. It is also wise to bring your calendar, so that you can clearly and accurately relay to the production team any possible conflicts with the production calendar. 

If there are age restrictions, they will be listed on the notice.

The following is a general guideline for auditions, but, again, you should consult the audition announcement for any special instructions. 


Interested actors should prepare 16 bars from a musical and bring sheet music in the appropriate key, with all the requisite cuts, etc. clearly marked, in a binder, if possible.

No acappella singing, no original songs, and often it is best to find something in the vein of the particular show for which you are auditioning. 

For the dance call of a musical, you should come warmed up, with the appropriate dance attire and shoes. No bare feet or flip-flops, no baggy clothing.

FOR plaYs:

Interested actors generally will be asked to prepare a brief comedic or dramatic monologue. (NO original works please.)

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By submitting your email, you will put you on our new casting email blast list. You will receive info on all six auditions for our season, and any special events that we are auditioning for.

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If you have questions, please contact us at CASTING@TorranceTheatreCompany.com