Producers of the upcoming Broadway production of A.R. Gurney's play Sylvia are planning an open call for "K-9 model[s]" to be the real-life face of the cute doggie character being played by Tony Award winner Annaleigh Ashford.
Auditions will be held Aug. 3 at the Daryl Roth Theatre (101 East 15th Street in New York City). Dog owners wishing to have their dog seen for consideration should email SylviaDogAuditions@gmail.com with the name, breed, age and gender of their dog, along with a photo. Check-in will begin at 2:30 PM, with auditions starting at 3 PM.
The selected dog will have its picture built into the set, and the photo will be revealed at the end of every performance during a scene where Sylvia’s owner looks at a photo of her.
Owners are asked to prepare a 60-second bio for their dog, as well as one special trick for the animal to do. All dogs will be asked to demonstrate their ability to “stay” and pose for a photo.
The owner of the chosen dog will receive a pair of tickets to the opening-night performance of Sylvia on Oct. 27, 2015, at the Cort Theatre (138 W. 48th Street). Tickets for Sylvia are on sale to the public online at Telecharge.com or by calling (212) 239-6200. Previews begin Oct. 2.