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By Rich Orloff

Directed by Gregg Vigil


By Kelli Goff

Directed by Betty Hart & Twanna LaTrice Hill

About the Project: 

Phamaly Theatre, Denver’s premiere disability affirmative theatre company, will be holding general auditions for its two fall productions, Funny as a Crutch & The Glorious World of Crowns, Kinks, and Curls. Both shows will be auditioning on July 7th with callbacks on July 14th. Phamaly is seeking two ensembles, one for each show. The cast will include

  • Disabled local performers of all races, ethnicities, sexual orientations and gender identities
    • All actors must be vaccinated against the Covid19 Virus or have a medical exemption


**As Phamaly is a disability affirmative theatre, all actors who submit for Phamaly must identify as having a disability. Performers are not required to disclose their specific disability or give any information on how they fit the ADA definition. Phamaly takes a non-hierarchal view of disability and there is no such thing as “less disabled” or “more disabled.” If you identify as having a disability, then you are welcome to audition**


**Phamaly respects and adheres to the Colorado Theatre Guilds standards and practices **

Show Information:

Funny as a Crutch: Start with a rich base of traditional sketch comedy. Add in a dash of disability justice and sprinkle in a good amount of inclusion. Bake it at 350 degrees with a bunch of sardonic wit and voila: you have Funny as a Crutch. Nine vibrant short plays tell stories such as the first, a disabled woman being picked up for her first one-night stand, to a young man who can’t understand why his prosthetic leg isn’t allowed in the army. These laugh-out-loud comedies skewer stereotypes, pick apart prejudices, and attack assumptions about disability – from both, outside and inside the community.


Rehearsals Dates:

·             Rehearsals occur September 7th  – October 7th       (Tuesday – Fridays evenings + Saturday Daytime)

·             Tech Rehearsals will be October 9th and 10th

·             Performances on: October 11th, 12th, 13th, 19th, 20th


The Glorious World of Crowns Kinks and Curls: Following in the footsteps of Eve Ensler’s seminal work, The Vagina MonologuesThe Glorious World of Crowns, Kinks and Curls features a collection of monologues, scenes, and stories highlighting the special and sometimes complicated relationship between Black women and the way society views (and often regulates) their hair.

Rehearsals Dates:

·             Rehearsals occur September 7th  – October 12th       (Tuesday – Fridays evenings + Saturday Daytime)

·             Tech Rehearsals will be October 15th + 16th

·             Performances on: October 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th


Pay Scale:

All principal actors cast will receive a stipend of $1000 for rehearsal + performance.


Roles to be Cast:

Both shows will be casting an ensemble of 3 – 8 actors to participate in each show. Funny as a Crutch will be

considering all actors while the Glorious World of Crowns, Kinks, and Curls will be casting an ensemble of Black femme and nonbinary actors.

Audition Information:

Audition Dates: Sunday July 7th

Audition Times:  12pm – 2pm (Glorious World) & 2pm – 5pm (Funny as a Crutch)

Location: Phamaly Offices (3532 Franklin St)

Callback Date:  Sunday July 14th

Callback Times:  12pm - 3pm (Funny as a Crutch) &  4pm– 8pm (Glorious World)


To Schedule an In-Person Audition: 

  • Auditions are by appointment only.
  • To schedule an audition, please contact Production Accessibility Manager AJ Watson at
  • Please specify which show you will be auditioning for or if you will be auditioning for both shows.


To Send in a Video Audition: 

  • To schedule a video audition, please contact Production Accessibility Manager AJ Watson at  to fill out an online copy of the audition form.
  • Please record audition materials with a traditional actors slate and send it in an unlisted YouTube link by Saturday July 6th at 12:00pm.


Audition Materials:

Please prepare a one-minute monologue in the style of the show you are auditioning for. If actors are auditioning for both shows, they need only prepare one monologue but be prepared to perform it twice.


For general questions about how to get involved with Phamaly as an actor/artist and basic audition information please contact:

AJ Watson, Production Accessibility Manager, by email at