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CASTING CALL: In The Tall Grass

Bishop Arts Theatre Center

In The Tall Grass
Written and Directed by Paul Kalburgi


Preview Night – Thursday, September 14, 2017

Runs September 15 – 24, 2017. (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)


In The Tall Grass is a verbatim play, written in response to the growing murder rate of transgender women in the United States. Set against the backdrop of this national atrocity, the play follows the story of Shade Schuler – a transgender woman of color whose decomposed body was found in a field in the Dallas medical district in July 2015.

For more information, please visit to watch a support video which was filmed during the research and development period of the play with funding from the City of Dallas and Texas Commission On The Arts in May 2016.


  • White male – 40’s
  • Latino female – 30’s/40’S
  • African-American Transgender female – 20’s/30’s

This is an ensemble piece so actors will play a principal role as well as multiple smaller roles.


  • Rehearsals will begin Saturday, August 26 running Mon – Fri 6PM – 10PM and Saturdays 10AM – 6PM
  • Please ensure availability for potential 3rd weekend
  • All actors are compensated.


Before applying, please ensure that you have full availability for the entire rehearsal and performance schedule. If you would like to be considered for the role, please send your photo and resume to [email protected], stating which role you are interested in. You will be sent more information about the role, along with the audition side and asked to record a self-tape audition in the first instance. Shortlisted actors will be invited to the theatre for callback auditions.

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215 South Tyler Street · Dallas, TX 75208

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