Auditions for The Tin Woman by Sean Grennan

Non-AEA; no pay. 4W, 2M.

Tuesday and Wednesday, November 19 & 20, 6:30 pm at the Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Theater (100 California Dr., Yountville, CA 94599)

All auditioners should be prepared to cold read from the script. Auditioners are welcome to attend either or both nights.

Please bring a copy of your resumé and a headshot (if you have one – we will take a photo at the audition for our records if you do not), and this completed audition form.

Rehearsals: Rehearsals will be Monday through Wednesday with some Thursdays if needed beginning on 12/30/19 with a table read. Two tech weeks are scheduled: 2/17-20 and 2/24 through opening. All cast and crew are required during tech weeks, unless otherwise stated in the final schedule.
Performances: Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, Febrary 28 – March 8, 2020 at the Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Theater.

Positions also open for Stage Manager (SM) and stage hands. Small stipend available for experienced SM. Contact us at valley-players@majico.comwith your interest or for more information.

Parking and entry for Auditions at the Lincoln Theater.

For those who haven’t been to the Lincoln theater before, take the Veteran’s Home exit off of Highway 29 in Yountville and follow California Drive to the Veteran’s Home. Turn right at the stop sign at the end of California Drive. Parking will be on your right just past the Napa Valley Museum. Please use the performers’ entrance to the left where the sidewalk meets the round-about! Use the Performers’ Entrance (see map). We’ll be waiting to give you directions from there!

SYNOPSIS

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 humor and pathos to explore loss, family, and what it means to be given new life.

CAST OF CHARACTERS

Joy: mid-20’s to late 40’s; 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.

Hank: 60-70’s; 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.

Jack: 35-40’s; 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.

Alice: 60-70’s; mother to the deceased Jack and to 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.

Sammy: 20’s to 30’s; a preschool teacher and Jack’s younger sister. She’s somewhat “new age-y” but 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.

Nurse/Darla; 30’s-60’s; Nurse is very competent if a bit annoying in her approach. She’s by the book in all things but, probably because she is so busy, can sometimes condescend. A functionary but a positive person with a small religious streak. Darla is somewhat flamboyant, artsy, very caring for Joy. A singular soul in habit and dress. She worries about and wants the best for her friend.