TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS
by Nia Vardalos
Directed by Olivia Jane Parker
Season: 10-20 March 2022
Based on the best-selling book by Cheryl Strayed (Wild) and adapted for the stage by Nia Vardalos (My Big Fat Greek Wedding), Tiny Beautiful Things personifies the questions and answers that “Sugar” published online from 2010- 2012. When the struggling writer was asked to take over the unpaid, anonymous position of advice columnist, Strayed used empathy and her personal experiences to help those seeking guidance for obstacles both large and small.
Tiny Beautiful Things is a play about reaching when you are stuck, healing when you are broken and finding the courage to take on the questions which have no answers.
This play contains strong language and sexual references, as well as references to drugs and violence, although none is shown on stage.
This is an Australian premiere.
By Arrangement with ORiGiN™ Theatrical On Behalf of Samuel French A Concord Theatricals Company.
Performance Venue: Little Theatre, The University of Adelaide (see map below if unfamiliar)
First Read: early January, exact date and time to be confirmed by the Director.
Opening Night: Thursday 10 March 2022, 7.30pm.
Actors will be required to inhabit multiple characters with the use of movement, voice and human connection.
Actors with a disability are highly encouraged to audition. However, anyone with a physical disability should be aware the Little Theatre is not equipped for wheelchair access backstage, and the auditorium has only stair access to the stage.
An American accent may be required. Please attempt a general American accent at the audition.
There will be two casts. We would like to offer understudies an opportunity to perform on matinees (Sundays), at the discretion of the director. They will be as prepared as leads.
SUGAR - 35+ year old woman - Actors of all genders are encouraged to apply.
LETTER WRITER #1 - Open audition - Age, Gender and Ethnicity are not inhibitors.
LETTER WRITER #2 - Open audition - Age, Gender and Ethnicity are not inhibitors.
LETTER WRITER #3 - Open audition - Age, Gender and Ethnicity are not inhibitors.
LETTER WRITER #4 - Open audition - Age, Gender and Ethnicity are not inhibitors.
SUGAR should have a larger than life persona. Sugar will not be kept stuck behind a keyboard, she will be engaging and as vibrant, emotional and sharp as her letters.
Auditions will be conducted in groups of 3 people for approximately 1 hour each group.
Please be prepared to:
learn one Letter Writer piece (provided) of your choice
read a group piece (provided) with your fellow auditioners
allow yourself at least an hour for the audition
Wear comfortable clothes and shoes that you can move in, and bring water.
Please allow yourself extra time for parking, especially if there is an event on at Adelaide Oval or Festival Centre.
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The audition pieces will be emailed to you within 48hrs so please provide a valid email address.
If offered a role, you will need to be available for production from 1 March 2022, and for rehearsals from January 2022. You will also be required to become a member of the Theatre Guild, which you can do so by going to trybooking.com/BUNMU
The Cloisters, University of Adelaide, Adelaide SA 5005