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DTW Auditions

Desert Theatreworks (DTW) is committed to inclusivity and encourages ALL members of our community to apply for our upcoming season.

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Kidsworks Programs

Summer Musical Theatre Camp

Track A – June 12-23,2023 (Mon-Fri)
Disney On Broadway A:
Grades 1-3
– 8AM-10:30AM, final performance Friday June 23 at 10am

Broadway On The Edge A: Grades 4-8
– 1PM-5PM, final performance Friday June 23 at 4pm

Leadership A: Grades 7 and up
– 8am-5pm

Track B – AM July 10-21,2023 (Mon-Fri)
Disney On Broadway B:
Grades 1-3
– 8AM-10:30AM, final performance Friday July 21 at 10am

Broadway On The Edge B: Grades 4-8
– 1PM-5PM, final performance Friday July 21 at 4pm

Leadership B: Grades 7 and up
– 8am-5pm

Desert Theatreworks’ KidsWorks Summer Musical Theatre Camp Program offers three choices of 2-week performing arts summer camp for grades 1-8 and extended leadership opportunities for High School Students. Every summer students learn singing, dancing, and acting or technical theatre and be a part of a staged musical production.

Desert Sands Unified Students grades 1-8 can attend for FREE
through the Expanded Learning Opportunities Program (ELOP). All you need is your student’s name, school, grade and student ID number. Please note *George Washington Charter School is not included in the DSUSD funding for this program and is not eligible for FREE tuition.

*Students from surrounding districts can attend our 2 week camp for $600.


Register Here!
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Audition Information

In person auditions and online submissions for the 2024/25 season will be announced SOON.

Check back frequently for updates.

Auditions for this season are closed. Check back later for 2024/25 Season Auditions or contact for more information on casting.

Indio Performing Arts Center 45175 Fargo Street Indio, CA 92201

To participate, complete the online registration form below. Space is limited, so please ensure you register before auditions begin. All participants are required to complete the form.

All performers, regardless of age, gender, race, sexual orientation, and background, are encouraged to audition. Non-union (AEA) performers of all skill levels are welcome.

For questions and additional information, contact Adriana at or call 760-422-6519.


Plays Audition:
- Be prepared for cold readings or improv exercises.
- Upon arrival, you will receive sides for all the plays you're auditioning for and time to review the material.

Musicals Audition:
- Prepare to sing, dance, and read sides.
- When you arrive, you will be provided with printed music and sides to prepare.
- Auditionees for musicals will learn choreography, music, and read for specific roles.

- Choose clothing that aligns with the style and era of the show(s) you're aiming for.
- If auditioning for musicals, consider bringing comfortable dance attire and shoes, as movement and choreography are often required.

Research the Production(s):
- Request perusal copies for the shows you're auditioning for on the audition form.
- Understand the characters, plot, and themes to inform your audition piece and demonstrate genuine interest in the production.

General Tips:
- Plan to stay for the entire audition session (2-3 hours).
- Listen attentively to instructions and be open to taking creative risks.
- Prioritize emotive expression, infusing genuine feelings into your performance.
- Practice clear diction and projection for an easily understandable delivery.
- Arrive well in advance of your audition slot to prepare mentally and showcase professionalism.

While being a non-union, non-profit theatre company, compensation is offered to cover expenses for performers aged 18 and over.

Feel free to reach out if you have any further questions or need additional information. We look forward to seeing you at the auditions!

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