The Drama Workshop is pleased to announce auditions for The Tin Woman on Sunday, May 21st and Monday, May 22nd. Directed by Jerry Wiesenhahn and Produced by Kristen Vincenty.
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.
Please sign up for a time slot here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090D44AFAB2FA2FE3-thetin
Please bring a headshot and résumé. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. You may be requested to stay past your audition time to read with other auditionees. All cast members are required to be up-to-date with Covid-19 vaccinations before rehearsals start.
Callbacks are tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, May 23rd from 7-10:00pm. More information will be forthcoming following auditions. If you are not called back it does not mean you are not cast. Each auditionee will be individually contacted by the producer before a cast list is posted.
Rehearsals will begin on Sunday, August 27th from 7-9:30pm; Our plan is to rehearse 4 nights a week on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday (unless there are cast conflicts) until tech week.
Performances run 3 weekends from Sept 29, 2023 through Oct 15, 2023. There are a total of 10 performances. Friday 8pm, Saturday 8pm, Sunday 2pm each weekend, with a Thursday 730pm performance the final weekend.
Character Breakdown (listed ages are stage ages)
JOY, 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.
HANK, early 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.
JACK, 36, 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, early 60s, 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, 20s-30s, a preschool teacher and Jack’s younger sister. She’s somewhat “new agey” 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, 30s-60s. 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.