TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS
Book by Cheryl Strayed, Stage Adaptation by Nia Vardalos
Directed by Michelle Fisher
Tuesday, December 7 & Wednesday, December 8 @7:30pm
by appointment only
February 18- March 5, 2022
(Fridays & Saturdays at 8 PM, Sundays at 3 PM)
Acme Theater is pleased to announce open auditions for the play Tiny Beautiful Things, book by Cheryl Strayed, stage adaptation by Nia Vardalos, directed by Michelle Fisher!
December 7 & 8 at 7:30p.m.
By appointment only
Based on the best-selling book by Cheryl Strayed (author of Wild) and adapted for the stage by Nia Vardalos, Tiny Beautiful Things is a collection of essays published in the online advice column “Dear Sugar” that ran on the Rumpus from 2010- 2012. Strayed answered letters under an anonymous moniker, with a tender and raw perspective, reflecting on her own personal tragedies as a way to connect to her readers. Tiny Beautiful Things is a play about reaching when you’re stuck, healing when you’re broken, and finding the courage to take on the questions that have no answers.
PLEASE NOTE: White ultimately uplifting, tenderhearted and often funny, Tiny Beautiful Things contains adult subject matter that could be triggering. Topics include depression, sexual assault, physical abuse, and drug use. Discretion is advised.
Auditions will be held by appointment on December 7th and 8th at Acme Theater (61 Summer Street, Maynard, MA). Callbacks may be held at the discretion of the director.
Audition will consist of reading a selection of letters from the play. We strongly encourage all auditioners to be familiar with the play prior to auditions.
Auditions will be in 15 minute blocks. To schedule your appointment and obtain the sides: email Director Michelle Fisher (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your desired audition date and which character(s) you will audition for. You will receive an email confirmation with additional information and your assigned time slot.
*Please note: Acme Theater requires proof of Covid-19 vaccination for all auditioners. Please come prepared with your Covid-19 vaccination card. A copy of our current Covid-19 safety policy will be provided to you with your audition appointment confirmation.*
February 18, 19, 25, 26 at 8 p.m.
March 4 and 5 at 8 p.m.
Sunday February 20 and Sunday February 27 at 3p.m.
Tech Day is Sunday, February 13th.
You must be available for all of these dates to be considered for casting.
A read-through is hoped to be scheduled in and around the holidays. Rehearsals will start immediately after the new year.
The script format will require intense memorization from those who are cast in the show.
SUGAR — Female presenting, Age 40s – 50s. Ethnicity is open. Sugar is the anonymous online advice columnist, and a survivor of trauma and addiction. She shares her life experiences in raw detail to connect with her readers and provide each of them with perspective, compassion and hope.
LETTER WRITER #1 — Age, gender and ethnicity are open. Requires a variety of character depictions personifying a range of ages and multiple gender identities. While many letters are likely male-identifying, others are female.
LETTER WRITER #2 — Age, gender and ethnicity are open. Requires a variety of character depictions personifying a range of ages and multiple gender identities. While many letters are likely female-identifying, others are male.
LETTER WRITER #3 — Age, gender and ethnicity are open. Requires a variety of character depictions personifying a range of ages and multiple gender identities. While many letters are likely male-identifying, others are female.
Any questions? Email Director Michelle Fisher at email@example.com
We look forward to seeing you there!
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