Based on the book by Cheryl Strayed
Adapted for the Stage by Nia Vardalos
Director: Katie Swimm
Stage Manager: Zack Page
Producer: Jennifer Gasser
Production Dates: February 23 - March 9, 2024
Sunday, November 5 from 6:00-8:30 pm
Monday, November 5 from 7:00-9:30 pm
Tuesday, November 7 5 from 7:00-9:30 pm
Actors will be seen in groups of 6. Please sign up for a time slot using the link below. Actors will be sent further instructions with a side to prepare prior to the audition. The sides do NOT need to be memorized, but actors are encouraged to be very familiar with the material. A copy of the script will be sent with the sides.
Please email Director Katie Swimm to request a copy of the script or with any additional questions: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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This is a play about an advice column. “Where is the dramatic tension in that?”, I hear you ask. “Where’s the love story? Where’s the story at all?” Believe it or not, though, it’s this simplicity that gives this play its dramatic power. Tiny Beautiful Things weaves a unique spell that sneaks up on us. Fundamentally, this is about people who are reaching out for help through a medium that nobody really gives a second thought to these days. Yet, the sharing and growing is also done by the advice columnist herself, known to her public only by her nom de plume, Sugar. This advice column isn’t written by a hack or a team of irony-fueled hipsters, but by a powerful, engaged, wise, and sympathetic writer, one who reaches out to these hurting people by honestly exposing her past, her wounds and her insights. These shared stories transcend the words on a page, to paint a rich impression of a life painfully yet fully lived.
Vokes Players is committed to cultivating a diverse and inclusive community: on our stage, through our creative and technical teams, and in our house.
In her playwright’s note, Nia Vardalos writes, “I request that best efforts be made to include actors of all genders and all ethnicities, without age limits.” Please note: the roles of the Letter Writers play multiple ages and gender identity.
Sugar - the character uses she/her pronouns, late thirties to late forties, any race or ethnicity
Letter Writer #1 - Any age or gender identity, any race or ethnicity
Letter Writer #2 - Any age or gender identity, any race or ethnicity
Letter Writer #3 - Any age or gender identity, any race or ethnicity
Vokes Players auditions are open to anyone, and are generally (although not always) by appointment. Vokes Players is committed to cultivating a diverse and inclusive community on our stage, through our creative and technical teams, and in our audience. Descriptions of characters, including gender and ages range, are listed as depicted in scripts. Actors of all ages, genders, races, and/or ethnic backgrounds are welcome to audition for any role. Audition notices are generally posted on New England Theatre 411, Stage Source, and other sites. We endeavor to be an inclusive and anti-racist organization. We welcome and encourage performers and team members of all colors, genders/gender non-conformity, body types and abilities to join us. We do not pre-cast or pre-choreograph our shows, and our practice is to cast our shows from the individuals who come to our auditions. In doing so, we strive to be as flexible and conscious with our casting as possible. In the spirit of preserving opportunities for actors who have traditionally been underserved by the entertainment community and allowing them to tell their own stories, we will not cast a white/Caucasian actor in a role specifically written for a BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) actor. For any role written specifically for a transgender or non-binary/gender non-conforming actor, or for a character with a specific disability or neurodivergence, we will prioritize, to the best of our ability, actors who are living that experience. Sexual, physical, or verbal harassment/abuse of any kind will not be tolerated within our organization. Above all, we value a strong work ethic; encourage the fostering of talent; and welcome all opportunities to expand our creativity as an artistic team.
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