Somewhere in America, an army of pre-teen competitive dancers plots to take over the
world. And if their new routine is good enough, they’ll claw their way to the top
at Nationals in Tampa Bay. A play about ambition, growing up, and how to find our
souls in the heat of it all.
* All characters except for Dance Teacher Pat and The Moms are between the ages of
eleven to fourteen years old, however, they should be played by adult actors, with
no age limits. Actors of all ethnicities and gender identities are encouraged to audition.
Playwright specifically wants ages up to 75 and actors of color, with one role calling
specifically for a SOUTH ASIAN Actor.
Sides will be provided at auditions.
Guest Director Daniel Ponickly
was born and raised in New York City, graduated from New York University with a Bachelor's
degree in Political Science and Government, then moved to Los Angeles in 2006 to create
several arts-in-education organizations. Through his Dance Education Project, Daniel brought dance to hundreds of schools and
dozens-of-thousands of students across the US, while also serving as a Dance and Performing
Arts Specialist with the Los Angeles County Office of Education.As a performer, Daniel has appeared on stages across the country, from MidSummer Night's Swing at Lincoln Center to the Kodak Theater's 80th Annual Academy Awards in LA.Film and Television work includes: Mona Lisa Smile (2003) and the award-winning documentary Mad Hot Ballroom (2006), as well as having produced, written, and starred in the feature films Raw Cut (2012), and Mining for Ruby (2013), in partnership with UAF.Daniel also serves as the Executive Director of the Fairbanks Symphony Orchestra.