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Living together in the community through the arts

Since its founding in 1953, Allens Lane Art Center has been a cornerstone of the Mt. Airy community by bringing the residents together to participate in and enjoy the arts.  Whether its art classes for children or adults, amazing art exhibitions or cutting edge plays on the mainstage, there is something for everyone at Allens Lane.

601 West Allens Lane ~ Philadelphia, PA 19119 ~ p: 215.248.0546


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Open Auditions

Open auditions are held for each Allens Lane Theater (ALT) production. ALT encourages and practices non-traditional casting. Callbacks may be scheduled at the director's discretion. If you would like to ad your resume and headshot to our talent file, which is available to all directors, please send to ALT, 601 West Allens Lanereet, Philadelphia, PA 19119. Auditions may be attended by other directors for the purpose of observing potential talent for future productions.


Allens Lane Theater promotes non-traditional casting when possible.

Audition Notice

Written by William Mastrosimone
Directed by Nancy Kreider
May 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22

Auditions for Allens Lane’s May production of William Mastrosimone’s Tamer of Horses will be held on Sunday February 7, 1-4 PM, Tuesday February 9, 6-8 PM. There are roles for 2 men and 1 woman - see below. To schedule an audition, email the director at nkreider@hotmail.com and indicate for which character(s) you will be reading. An audition slot, as well as audition sides will be provided. No monologues, please. Auditions are by appointment and walk-ins will be seen as time allows. Auditions will be held at the Allens Lane Art Center, 601 West Allens Lane. The play runs three weekends- May 6,7,8,13,14,15,20,21,22.

Story: Ty and Georgiane are teachers at a private prep school. Since the school has cut his classics curriculum, Ty spends his time refinishing antiques. One night Hector, a runaway from a juvenile detention center, tries to shelter in the couple’s barn. In spite of his swagger and bravado, it quickly becomes apparent that Hector is illiterate. Ty, over Georgiane’s skepticism, offers Hector shelter in exchange for reading lessons. While Hector does learn to read, his old street habits assert themselves, leaving the couple unsure of the affect they have had on the young man. 

Ty: 40ish. Ex classics teacher. Intelligent, loves literature, somewhat jaded by his very privileged students. African American.
Georgiane: 40ish. Ty’s wife. Still teaching. Very supportive of Ty but also more skeptical of Hector’s actions. African American.
Hector: late teens/early twenties. All swagger/bravado. Wants to be a rap star. Hispanic

Allens Lane Art Center
601 West Allens Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19119

A small stipend will be made available at the end of the run.

We encourage non-traditional casting when appropriate.