by Ground Floor Theatre

Dec. 24 - Jan. 20 (2021)

The holidays are always a wild family affair at the Shealy house. But this year, Dotty and her three grown children gather with more than exchanging presents on their minds. As Dotty struggles to hold on to her memory, her children must fight to balance care for their mother and care for themselves. This twisted and hilarious new play grapples unflinchingly with aging parents, midlife crises, and the heart of a West Philly neighborhood.


Ground Floor Theatre is holding auditions for Dot written by Colman Domingo and directed by Lisa B. Thompson. GFT is seeking actors for all roles (AEA ok).

Auditions will be by video submission.  Please prepare a short comedic monologue (please include resume and picture)  and send via email to by  Thursday, January 20 (new date).  Callbacks will be in person January 27 at 6 pm and will be a reading from the script.  Callback will be held at at Tapestry Dance Studio (2015 East Riverside Drive, Bldg 7- near Mud Puppies).

All positions are paid an honorarium.

Ground Floor Theatre is committed to inclusivity and as such, unless specifically called for in the script, we cast without consideration to ability, race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, size, or shape. 

Casting actors for all roles 


  • Dotty – African American, mid to late 60s
  • Shelly -- African American, mid 40s
  • Jackie – Caucasian, 40s
  • Donnie -- African American, 40s
  • Adam – White/Latinx/Arab 40s
  • Averie -- African American, mid 30s
  • Fidel – Central/East Asian (Kazakh) 20s

 Performances May  12th – 28th, 2022  with rehearsals beginning April.