Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead

Somniterum Productions

About the project and the company

Somniterum Productions is holding auditions for Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead by Bert V. Royal, directed by Calen Winn.

The production will perform March 20-22 at 18th and Union. Rehearsals will be Sunday-Thursday in the evening, mostly at TPS.

Teenagehood is a rough time for anyone, but when you lose your best friend too, nothing makes sense anymore. When CB’s dog dies, he goes on a quest of self-discovery fueled by existential angst. Along the way, his friends and family reveal the cracks in their veneers and things get messy in ways only possible for teenagers. Friendships are broken, trust betrayed, and in the end everyone grows up a little.

Content Warning: This play deals with substance abuse, parental abuse and suicide.

Location of Audition

TPS Studio C, 4th floor of the Seattle Center Armory

Other details

We will pay all actors a stipend of $125

Audition requirements

Please bring a resume and headshot and prepare two contrasting monologues totalling 3 min or less. In place of one of the monologues, you may tell a short story of your own creation.

Character breakdown / Project needs
Somniterum encourages actors of all races and genders to audition. Actors must be able to portray high school age characters.
Grieving the death of his dog, he is searching for the meaning of his life, and on the way he finds Beethoven and expands his sexuality. Actor must be ok with portraying gay male intimacy on stage.
CB's Sister
She is searching for her identity by joining groups. Expresses her philosophies through performance art.
A philosophical stoner. He takes the big picture approach to life.
A pathological germaphobe who takes his anxiety out on others. He is sex-obsessed and vocally homophobic. CB’s best friend.
The school outcast. He keeps to himself and plays the piano. Admits to being abused by his father. Actor must be ok with portraying gay male intimacy on stage. Ideally this actor can play piano for themselves.
A party girl who toots her own horn. A wanna-be plastic.
Tricia’s sidekick, another party girl. A crowd follower and a people pleaser.
Van's Sister
Institutionalized for setting the Little Red-Haired Girl’s hair on fire. CB’s ex.
Additional information
Preferred method of submission


Audition/Interview dates

Sunday November 17, 2019 1:30-5 PM

Pay type


Audition location

Seattle WA

Callbacks or second audition/interview?

Sunday November 24, 2019 2-5 PM

Submission instructions

Email with any time preference and a contact phone number to schedule your audition.

Union Requirements


Equity Contract