Audition details for our upcoming productions.
THE TIN WOMAN
Written by Sean Grennan
Directed by Scott Brawley
10 May to 15 June 2024
Sunday, 5 May (Community preview)
Wednesday, 8 May (Charity preview)
Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm
Sundays, 12 & 19 May, 2 & 9 Jun at 2pm
***Please make sure you are available during these times before committing to this play.***
Monday, 29 January 2024 at 7:30pm - 9pm
Tuesday, 30 January 2024 at 7:30pm - 9pm
Held at the Arts Theatre Cronulla, 6 Surf Road, Cronulla
Instead of relishing life after her heart transplant, Joy enters a downward spiral, unsure whether she truly deserves a second chance. Meanwhile, Alice and Hank mourn the loss of their son, Jack, whose heart was used to save Joy. At a friend's urging, Joy tracks down Jack's family to find closure. But are Alice, Hank, and their daughter Sammy ready to accept Jack's death? Based on a true story, The Tin Woman uses humour and pathos to explore loss, family and what it means to be given new life.
All characters require a standard American accent.
Mid-20s to late 30s, a freelance graphic artist. At the outset, Joy has received a
life-saving heart transplant but is conflicted about what to do now. Smart, sometimes acerbic, attractive but rudderless with her new lease on life.
Late 50s to mid-60s. He is nearing retirement as head of a small building supplies company. Husband to Alice and father to Sammy and the now-deceased heart donor, Jack, Hank is pushing forward, trying very hard not to wallow in or even barely acknowledge his grief and guilt. He can be snappish, abrupt and lately has been drinking more than he ought. He believes he's handling things just fine.
Early to mid-30s, an accountant with aspirations of being a professional photographer. He dresses fashionably, hipster-ish. Jack is dead at the outset but nonetheless appears throughout the show. He's not a ghost exactly, more of a memory that lingers.
Late 50s to mid-60s, mother to the deceased Jack and daughter Sammy. She's a solid, loving, enduring presence. She knows her husband and is aware of what he's going through. She accepts his scorn until she doesn't anymore. A big heart that is dealing with its own pain while trying to hold the family together and do the right thing.
Mid 20s - early 30s, a preschool teacher and Jack's younger sister. She's somewhat "new age-y" with an enormous heart. She really wants to help in any way she can. She writes a blog where she might over-share her life, to Hank's consternation. She can give in too easily to her emotions, but of everyone, she is the most in touch with them.
40s - 60s (small role), a very competent if a bit annoying in her approach. She's by the book in all things but, probably because she is so busy, she can sometimes condescend. A functionary but positive person with a small religious streak.
30s - 40s (small role), a somewhat flamboyant, artsy, cares very much for Joy. A singular soul in habit and dress. She worries about Joy and wants the best for her friend.
Please note: The same actor may be cast to play both NURSE and DARLA and auditionees may be asked to read both roles.
The audition will be an open audition. Actors will be asked to read from the script. Sides will be provided. To confirm your attendance, please contact the Director,
Scott Brawley, via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 0434 539 487.
Full cast play reading date/time: Monday, 12 February at 7pm
Rehearsals every Monday & Thursday commencing Monday, 19 February at 7pm.
As a cast member:
You will be required to help with bump out of the previous set.
Paint day for our set will be on Sunday, 21 April 2024 from 10am.
For enquiries, please contact the Director, Scott Brawley, via email at: email@example.com or 0434 539 487.
Auditions are open to everyone.
If you are not a current Arts Theatre member & you are successful in obtaining a role,
you will be required to become a member.
Annual membership is $25 - payable by the first rehearsal.
Please don't hold back from auditioning. If a director doesn't know you want to have a go, it makes it really difficult for a director to know you were thinking about a role.
This also applies if you want to try stage managing, stage hand or tech - let the director know early and we can get training asap. We are ALWAYS looking for enthusiastic & reliable volunteers!
We look forward to meeting you. See you on the night!