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Talented Pooches Wanted


Bangor, ME – Calling all canines! Penobscot Theatre Company seeks talented pooches to cast in its upcoming series of Dog Operas. The Barker of Seville, Tosca the Ball, and Dog Giovanni are three, short “pupperas” created for and by dogs. Beginning in March, as a part of Digitus Theatrum, Penobscot Theatre Company’s 47th Season, Dog Operas are the perfect offering for all theatre lovers and their loyal companions.


Dog Operas are a Penobscot Theatre Company commissioned project, helmed by Christie Robinson, Larrance Fingerhut, Kat Johnson and Brad LaBree. All operas will be created as short films and will be streamed to households, worldwide!


The ideal canine-idate is well behaved, knows basic commands (sit, stay, paw, etc.), works well with other species (humans) and possess impressive talents (heart-stoppingly adorable counts). Households with multiple talented dogs are encouraged to apply. 


If your pooch/es are ready for the spotlight: submit a 3-5 minute video in .mp4 format no later than Wednesday, September 30th to casting@penobscottheatre.orgInclude your name, city of residence, email and phone number along with your dog’s name and special skills (bonus if these are captured on camera!).


Filming will begin in October and take place in Bangor. If your dog is selected, a member of the Dog Opera team will contact you directly to schedule a specific film date. Dogs will be filmed one at a time on a closed set with COVID precautions in place. Companions and their pups must be willing to travel to Bangor.


Canine stars who cannot travel to Bangor may still submit an audition tape. Submissions “from away” may be featured in one or more of the Operas. 


Questions can be directed to Rachael Bechtel, artistic administrator at rachael@penobscottheatre.org.


We cannot wait to WOOF with you! #seeyouatthevirtualtheatre