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Ally holds auditions on a show to show basis. We also attend the DC-Non Equity Auditions each year in December. Feel free to send a letter of introduction and your headshot/resume to at any time.

Dhana and The Rosebuds
Devised and Created by Federica Cellini

Auditions held March 30 and 31
10AM-2PM each day
Studio 4
​ Joe’s Movement Emporium
3309 Bunker Hill Road
Mount Rainier, MD 20712
Free Parking in Joe’s Parking Lot; Street Parking also available

Dhana and the Rosebuds, follows a young Syrian woman pursuing her science career in NYC as she tries to forget her complicated past. But when she thinks she recognizes her estranged grandmother on a TV news report highlighting Syrian refugees crossing the Macedonia/Serbia border, she decides to go find her. Her international journey results in a spiritual rediscovery of her roots, her identity, and the reason why she left it all behind.

The first part of this process will involve a spring workshop with members of the Syrian Community to develop and devise performance pieces based on shared stories. A traditional rehearsal schedule will begin in late September/early October.

Tech week will begin October 27th. A community preview performance will be held on Friday November 1st. Opening night is Saturday November 2nd. The show will run November 2nd through November 23. Thursday-Saturday at 8PM, 3PM on Sundays. Industry night and additional weeknight performances may be added depending on demand and availability.

The Workshop, Rehearsals and Performances will take place at Joe’s Movement Emporium.
Please note that Joe’s is not metro accessible.

Dhana, Protagonist early 30s, Syrian, fluent English, basic Arabic, Solid dance background
Julia, co protagonist late 40s, American, Solid dance background
Nour, mid 60s, Syrian, fluent Arabic, basic English
Ruquaya, 20s, Syrian, fluent Arabic, basic English, Solid dance background
Actors may also be considered for the workshop and additional characters not yet created.

All roles paid

Please come prepared with a contemporary monologue and 60 second movement piece.
In addition, there may be devised work for each specific character depending on who is auditioning (with care given to any triggers if Syrian refugees or other personal/cultural/racial traumas of escaping violence).

Callbacks will be held the first half of April. We anticipate the casting process will be complete no later than April 30.
To schedule an appointment, please email Jon Jon Johnson a headshot and resume:

Ally is committed to sharing real stories and supporting our community. Individuals from underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to submit plays, stories, and more. Please send portfolio and introductory email to

Ally is committed to building a diverse community of artists and show runners. Individuals from underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. Please send portfolio and introductory email to

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