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Announcing General Auditions


Second Thought Theatre’s 2023 Season



Viewing auditions:

Carson McCain, Artistic Director

Parker Gray, Executive Director

Janielle Kastner, Playwright of Anne-Tig-Uh-Knee

Ruben Carrazana, Director of Our Dear Dead Drug Lord



Sunday, February 26th:

2PM – 6PM

6PM – 7PM Lunch Break

7PM – 10PM


Monday, February 27th:

11AM – 1PM

1PM – 2PM Lunch Break

2PM – 7PM    



Anne-Tig-Uh-Knee: Tuesday, February 28th from 5PM – 11PM

Our Dear Dead Drug Lord: Monday, March 6th from 5PM – 11PM



Equity and Non-Equity actors for roles in our 2023 Season.

Local actors are encouraged to submit. Performers of all genders and ethnicities are encouraged to submit.

Second Thought Theatre embraces non-traditional casting and encourages the casting of ethnic minority actors, female actors, and physically challenged actors where possible.

Second Thought Theatre is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.




A gang of teenage girls gathers in an abandoned treehouse to summon the ghost of Pablo Escobar. Are they messing with the actual spirit of the infamous cartel kingpin? Or are they really just messing with each other? A roller coaster ride through the danger and damage of girlhood – the teenage wasteland – has never been so much twisted fun.

-PIPE: president of the dead leaders club. brilliant, sophisticated, intense. makes the rules. will run a fortune 500 company one day. cuban-american. just turned 18.

-ZOOM: pipe’s next door neighbor. impulsive, hilarious, excitable. wears glasses. will go through many phases of ‘finding herself’. jewish- american. 15.

-SQUEEZE: pipe’s best friend. practical, grounded, creative. allergic to cats. will run for congress the second she is old enough. puerto rican on mom’s side. haitian on dad’s side.16.

-KIT: new girl in town. sensual, mysterious, restrained. the kind of impossibly-cool that is both intimidating and seductive. not so much thinking about the future, only how to get by in the moment. colombian- american. 17.

-PABLO ESCOBAR: Pablo Escobar – summoned

-PIPE’S LITTLE SISTER: 9 years old.



DOES EVERYONE HAVE WHAT THEY NEED? Anne-Tig-Uh-Knee is a collaborative, inside-out reimagining of the classic Greek tragedy featuring true stories, real rules, and an attempt to rebuild a society once everything’s broken. 


-SISTER: Female

-BOYFRIEND: Male or not Female

-KREON: Any gender identity

-MESSENGER: Male or not Female

Note: The Role of Messenger has been pre-cast.    

PLEASE NOTE: These plays feature intimate moments.  The production staff will include an accredited Intimacy/Violence Director and all concerns from the cast will be absolutely considered in the staging of these productions.  All potential cast members will have ample opportunity to review the script and address any questions/concerns with the director and STT staff before accepting any roles and beginning rehearsals.




Directed by Ruben Carrazana

-1st Rehearsal: 5/22/23

-10/12 Tech: 6/17/23

-1st Preview: 6/21/23

-Open: 6/23/23

-Close: 7/08/23


ANNE-TIG-UH-KNEE by Janielle Kastner

Directed by Carson McCain

-Development Week: 5/01/23 – 5/05/23

-1st Rehearsal: 9/04/23

-10/12 Tech: 9/23/23

-1st Preview: 9/27/23

-Open: 9/29/23

-Close: 10/14/23


All rehearsals and performances to take place at Bryant Hall on the Kalita Humphreys campus.

3400 Blackburn, Dallas, TX, 75219



$293 weekly minimum + health and pension

Non-Equity actors will receive a $1,050 stipend for the run.



Please prepare a monologue in the style of the show(s) or character(s) you are interested in auditioning for. We may ask you for a second piece. 


Please email and provide at least a 1 hour window of availability to reserve an audition time by Friday, February 24th at 6pmCST.


Deadline: 2/24/23


NOTE:  All actors must be able to provide documentation of full vaccination of a US-government approved COVID19 vaccine regimen for COVID19, at the time of hire.

Second Thought Theatre is currently planning to present these productions in-person live to a full audience capacity of 60.  Actors and production staff will not be allowed to come in contact with the audience outside of the performance room. Audience will be seated at a minimum of 6’ away and masks will be required for all patrons.

Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to submit.