If you’re a dog with theatrical abilities, Austin Opera wants you.

For its production of Carlisle Floyd’s “Of Mice and Men in January, the company is looking for two dogs for the supernumerary roles of, well, dogs.

From the Austin Opera’s audition page, underneath the “Supernumerary Casting” category comes:

Two Dog Supernumeraries for Of Mice and Men, January 9 – 31, 2016
DEADLINE – December 31, 2015Dog 1 – Old farm dog           
Height – about 2’ – 21/2’ high
Weight – 25-50 lbs
Description – the older the better, any breed or mix that might be on a farm
Action – must be able to walk up stairs on a leash and be happy to sit under a bunk during a very active and loud scene
Appears in Act 1 Scene 2 only – approximately 20 minutesDog 2 – Puppy
Description – small and cute, any color except black, old enough to eat peanut butter or canned dog food
Action – carried on stage by performer, and stays in his arms until put in a special dog box onstage during a fight scene.  After fight scene puppy is taken out of the box and held in performer’s arms until end of the act.  Appears in Act 2 only – approximately 24 minutes

The entire audition listing is here: http://austinopera.org/about/auditions/#tabs-auditions-tab-2