Auditions


Max & Louie Productions announces Equity and Non-Equity auditions for
TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS
Based on the book by Cheryl Strayed
Adapted for the stage by Nia Vardalos
(Wrote and Starred in My Big Fat Greek Wedding)

Based on the acclaimed book by Cheryl Strayed (author of the best-selling Wild), Tiny Beautiful Things follows Sugar, an online advice columnist who uses her personal experiences to help the real-life readers who pour their hearts out to her. 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.

While this is an extremely challenging and uncertain time, Max & Louie Productions are optimistically moving forward with plans for the future while remaining open and flexible to change as more information becomes available. Protecting the health and safety of our community and artists continue to be our top priority. In coming months, we will develop our COVID-19 protocols in conjunction with state and local health authorities, unions representing our artists, input from our community partners (Kranzberg Arts Foundation resident organizations) and oversight from our board of directors. For this production, we are adjusting our customary audition process to maintain appropriate social distancing.

After a review of all submitted headshots and resumes, selected actors will be extended an invitation to attend a remote live audition over Zoom.

APPOINTMENTS
Please submit your headshot and resume to auditions@maxandlouie.com by June 28th.

AUDITIONS
Initial invited auditions will be scheduled for the evenings of July 7th and July 8th.

CALLBACKS
Actors who are called back will be sent sides from the play and asked to attend a callback conducted live over Zoom on either July 21st or July 22nd.

POSSIBLE FINAL CALLBACKS
Final callbacks will be held over Zoom on the evening of July 28th.

FIRST REHEARSAL
November 10, 2020.

PERFORMANCE DATES
December 3rd – 13th 2020

PREPARATION
For the initial round of auditions, actors are asked to read a letter written to an advice column. The piece should be only the letter and should not include the response. The letter can be something found – there are many advice columns online. And while the author Cheryl Strayed’s “Dear Sugar” column is available on The Rumpus website, actors are encouraged to explore any and all advice columns to find a letter that resonates with them. Alternately, actors may write their own letter – personal or fictional – to perform. The letter should be no longer than 1-4 minutes long. The letter can be light-hearted or serious. The choice is entirely up to the actor. Memorization is not required however familiarity with your piece is highly recommended.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN
All roles open to actors of all gender identities and ethnicities, including non-conforming, disabled, and transgender actors. Ages are approximate.

Sugar: Female, 40-55, writer, married with two small children. She has seen, lived, and survived a lot and carries her life experience and growing wisdom with her. When offered a job as an anonymous online advice columnist, she accepts it only to discover over the course of her work, that she needs the Letter Writers as much as they need her.
Letter Writer #1: Male, 35-55 – Will play multiple roles across a spectrum of age and gender
Letter Writer #2: Female, 20-35 – Will play multiple roles across a spectrum of age and gender.
Letter Writer #3: Male, 20-35 – Will play multiple roles across a spectrum of age and gender.

CONTRACT
SPT 4 with health and pension included.

PERSONNEL
David New (Director)
Stellie Siteman and De Kaplan (Producers)

If you do not have the technical capability to participate in a live Zoom meeting, or are unavailable for the initial auditions, we will strive to give you an opportunity to audition by submitting a pre-recorded audition.

Equity contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion.

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