Auditions are typically held on a Monday and a Tuesday evening, starting at 7:00 p.m. You do not have to attend both nights of auditions, but you are welcome to read both nights of auditions if you’d like. If callbacks are necessary, the director will schedule the date and time.
Audition appointments are not necessary unless you are unable to attend auditions on the regularly scheduled days and times. In that case, the Director may agree to schedule a separate audition appointment for you. This choice is entirely up to the Director.
Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. You do not need to have prepared monologues. Copies of the scripts for the current season’s plays are available at the Downtown, Lacey, and Tumwater branches of the Timberland Library. You may ask for a copy of the script at the information desk. Scripts are only available for use at the library and may not be checked out.
Headshots and resumes are welcome at auditions, but are not necessary.
Rehearsals are typically Monday through Thursday. Additional rehearsals and/or the rehearsal schedule are at the Director’s discretion. Performances are typically Thursday through Sunday; Sunday is the only matinee.
Olympia Little Theatre is a community theater and you need not have any previous experience, just passion and commitment!
ACTORS WANTED for Tiny Beautiful Things by Nia Vardalos
(based on the book by Cheryl Strayed) at Olympia Little Theatre
Production runs September 9 –25, 2022
Sunday July 10th at 2pm AND Thursday July 14th at 7pm.
OLT at 1925 Miller Ave SE, 98506
Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. For questions or to schedule an audition at another time contact the director, Toni C. Holm tch@Well.com 360–951–2380. Actors of any gender, age and ethnicity are encouraged to audition. Auditioners will need to show proof of vaccination.
DESCRIPTION: This is a play about hope, about surviving hard things and going on, with compassion and finding happiness. A celebration of the simple beauty of being human, this funny and touching exploration of resilience is based on Cheryl Strayed’s (Wild, Brave Enough, Torch) time as advice columnist “Dear Sugar.” Thomas Kail (Hamilton) who gave the play to Vardalos said, “There’s a reason Strayed’s words resonate — and why so many people give her book to one another. It’s about something very simple, I see you. I hear you. You are known.” The NY times review said “ “Tiny Beautiful Things” turns out be about the endangered art of listening to — and really hearing and responding to — other people.”
NOTES FOR THIS PRODUCTION: This is not a conventional play. Actors portraying the LETTER WRITERS will play many personalities, speaking as a number of different writers of all ages, genders and identities that will not necessarily match their own, without costume changes special voices or accents. These will be fun and challenging roles!
(If you’d like to read an excerpt from the script, please contact me, info above).
LETTER WRITERS will memorize rather than read the letters. The line load for SUGAR is heavy, for the letter writers, moderate. The Letter Writers and Sugar initially will not interact with each other directly, sharing the same space but speaking separately. As the play progresses this will change. All four actors are likely to be on stage for the entire play.
SUGAR Presents as female appx. 40’s
LETTER WRITER #1 Presents as older male
LETTER WRITER #2 Any age / gender
LETTER WRITER #3 Any age / gender
We are also looking for people to be part of the off–stage team for this production, from set design & decoration, lights and sound to operating the tech booth during the run of the show. Contact me by email or phone/text if you are interested in a role backstage. Experience welcome, but not required!