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Ensemble Dancer auditions for the world premiere of Torera by Monet Hurst-Mendoza, directed by Tatiana Pandiani will be held via digital submissions. Auditions will be for AEA and Non-AEA adult actors, ages 18 and older, and must have local housing in Houston.  While there is no need to schedule an audition appointment, actors will need to submit a taped audition, current headshot, and resume to by end of day on Monday, November 13, 2022.

Important Dates for this production are:

Alley Theatre
First Rehearsal – April 11, 2023
First Tech – May 6, 2023
First Preview – May 12, 2023
Opening – May 17, 2023
Closing – June 4, 2023

We are looking for 1 female or non-binary identifying ensemble dancer and 1 male identifying ensemble dancer. In this production of Torera, animals will be represented via choreography and staging rather than fully developed puppetry. Two dancers will interpret the bull and the horse in an abstracted pas de deux devised in collaboration with the director-choreographer.

Please self tape 60 seconds of movement (feel free to do so to music, sound, or silence) interpreting a bull and a horse. You can experiment with the realism v. poetic interpretation of how these animals move, i.e., we are going to build this language by (a) watching video content or real life bulls and horses as well as (b) departing from that naturalism and creating an interpretative choreographic language. So please, in your self tape, include both of those polarities.

Please pay special attention to the spine, center of gravity, and gaze of the animal. There is no need to get on all fours. You can be upright for both animals.

In addition, please submit other video materials so we can learn your choreographic abilities and style. This can be of varying contexts (dance recital, improvisation, theatre, self-choreographed.) Give us an idea of how you move and how you storytell non-verbally.

For the male identifying ensemble member, the dancer will be required to lift another actor a couple times during the play. Experience with partnering and lifts a plus.

If you would like to read the play prior to submitting, you may email for a draft copy of the script.


Local Houston AEA and Non AEA dancers/ actors/ artists


Before end of day Monday, November 13, 2022.



AEA Actor Salaries
LORT C $926 weekly minimum