Dead Man's Cell Phone
by Georgetown Palace Theatre

Jun. 09 - Jun. 10

ABOUT THE PLAY:An incessantly ringing cell phone in a quiet café. A stranger at the next table who has had enough. And a dead man – with a lot of loose ends. So begins Dead Man’s Cell Phone, a wildly imaginative play by two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist Sarah Ruhl. A work about how we memorialize the dead – and how that remembering changes us – it is the odyssey of a woman forced to confront her own assumptions about morality, redemption, and the need to connect in a technologically obsessed world.

Director: Molly Fonseca
Stage Manager: TBD

Set Designer – ​​David Poynter
Costume Design – Cynthia Overton
Lighting Design – Cheyenne Nash
Sound Design – Aaren Horak
Properties – TBD
ASM – Kevin Casey

Initial Auditions for The Georgetown Palace’s production of Dead Man’s Cell Phone will take place on June 9 and 10.  
The production is scheduled to open on Friday, August 9, 2024 and close on Sunday, September 8, 2024.  
Rehearsals are scheduled to begin on Monday, July 1, 2024.  

We are looking for talented and diverse performers of all ethnicities for all roles. We are looking for 6 actors, aged 18 and up. Any ages listed for the characters are simply suggestions.

The Georgetown Palace desires to be as inclusive as possible and we enthusiastically encourage gender non-conforming, genderqueer, transgender and nonbinary actors to submit to audition for any roles listed. We also seek all races and ethnicities. Our character descriptions on the following pages are gender binary and are written with he/him or she/her. While they are limited in their writing, we hope that anyone who identifies with any of the roles, will come out and audition.


JEAN – a woman

GORDON – a dead man

MRS. GOTTLIEB – Gordon’s mother

HERMIA – Gordon’s Widow

DWIGHT – Gordon’s brother



Auditions will be held Sunday, June 9 starting at 6:00 pm with callbacks Monday, June 10. Callbacks are by invitation only, and will be posted on the Palace website, but an email with the callback link will be sent to everyone who auditioned when the callback list gets posted online. 

  • Please prepare a comedic or dramatic monologue preferably from a play, around a minute long. It does not have to be memorized but should be prepared.  We welcome auditioners that are 18 and older.   
  • Callbacks will consist of cold reads from the script. Sides will be posted with the callback list.

Auditions are located at the Palace Playhouse 216 W. 8th street Georgetown TX 78626. Initial Auditions and Callbacks will be on the Playhouse Stage. 

Auditions are scheduled online via the Palace website. You will fill out the audition form, sign up for a time, and fill out the conflict calendar, as well as upload a headshot and resume. Questions should be emailed to

You will receive an email confirming your appointment. If you are unable to attend any of the audition times, please go ahead and fill out the form and put yourself on the waiting list. Then send us an email and we will try to work with you to schedule an alternative time. If you put yourself on the waiting list it is your responsibility to reach out to productions. They will no longer be reaching out to to those on the list. 

Click HERE to fill out the form!

**Please note that auditions may be recorded for use in casting**


  • Scripts will be distributed at the first rehearsal, but a link to the digital script will be given with a casting offer. 
  • Rehearsals will begin on/around July 1.
  • Rehearsals are typically held Monday through Thursday from 7:00p-10:00p and Saturday 1:00p-5:00p.



Performances are Friday and Saturday at 7:30p, and Sundays at 2p. Sometimes ticket demand causes us to add Saturday Matinee performances at 2p.  


When signing up for an audition slot please note any conflicts during the rehearsal or performance dates.  Please note: conflicts do not necessarily negate the opportunity to be cast, but we must know about them up front to factor that into the casting decisions.  Barring emergencies, additional conflicts added/disclosed after casting could result in dismissal from the production.  Sunday rehearsals will only be planned for tech rehearsals immediately prior to opening, but please include Sunday afternoon conflicts for the rehearsal period so that in the event a Saturday must be canceled due to cast conflicts we will know whether a reschedule on Sunday is an option. Adding all of your conflicts after casting could result in your removal of the production.


Once casting is completed (typically 2-3 days after callbacks), emails will be sent to the actors that will be offered a role in the production. Once the full cast has accepted, everyone else who auditioned will be notified via email.


All actors offered a role in the show will be paid a non-union stipend. Payment and casting will be contingent upon The Georgetown Palace Theatre’s casting policies.


Everyone should self-monitor for symptoms and stay home if they do not feel well. You should also wear a mask if you have direct exposure to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, and get tested on the 5th day following the exposure.

We’re constantly monitoring and evaluating our policies and will update them based on guidance from the CDC.

The Georgetown Palace Theatre is committed to creating an inclusive and safe environment in which all community members feel a sense of belonging and does not discriminate in casting practices on the basis of an individual’s ethnicity, age, gender, physical and cognitive ability, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, country of origin, or other factors.  We strongly encourage candidates of all ages, abilities, gender, and ethnicities to audition.

Please see our operating Standards at the following link:
Georgetown Palace Operating Standards

Everyone involved with the production must submit to a background check at the Palace’s expense. If you are cast, you will receive a secure link where you can fill it out. There is no cost to you.

The Georgetown Palace Theatre is a 501c3 non-profit organization.  

If you have any questions, please email