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Auditions: "Tiny Beautiful Things"

Play: “Tiny Beautiful Things”
Author: Nia Vardalos & Cheryl Strayed
Director: Jessica Johnson
Stage Manager: TBD
Production Manager: Chad Sweet

Audition Date & Time: Monday, August 8th, 6pm-8pm

Callbacks: Tuesday, August 9th, 6pm-9pm

Location: Reno Little Theater - Main Theater (147 E. Pueblo St)

Audition material required: 1-2 minute contemporary monologue. If you do not have a monologue prepared, a side will be made available for a cold-reading. 

Rehearsal: Rehearsals to begin the week of August 15th. Schedule to be determined after casting. 

Performance Dates:
September 30, October 1, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15 @ 7:30pm
October 2, 9, 16 @ 2pm

Possible extension performances: October 20, 21, 22 @ 7:30pm

Play synopsis: Based on the best-selling book by Cheryl Strayed and adapted for the stage by Nia Vardalos, Tiny Beautiful Things personifies the questions and answers that “Sugar” was publishing 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’re stuck, healing when you’re broken, and finding the courage to take on the questions which have no answers.

Themes: Death, love, marriage, women’s experience, LGBTQ+ experience, memory, parenting/family



Critic’s Pick! “Tiny Beautiful Things is about the endangered art of listening to – and really hearing and responding to – other people…it works beautifully as a sustained theatrical exercise in empathy.” – The New York Times, Read More 

“Catharsis, that ancient communal ritual of purging and healing…a show that aims to open our eyes to the tiny moments when the world surprises us with care.” – New York Magazine

“Should be a sought-after title for other venues looking for a theatrical hug in turbulent times.” – Variety, Read More 

“It’s provocative, poignant and rich.” – New York Daily News, Read More

“Heart-tugging and emotionally rewarding.” – The Huffington Post, Read More


Covid-19 Protocols

  • Casting preference will be given to fully-vaccinated artists.

  • RLT will follow Washoe County Health District guidelines and mandates regarding Covid-19 Safety Protocols.

Available Roles: 

  • Sugar - Female or female-presenting, forties. 

  • Letter Writer #1

  • Letter Writer #2 

  • Letter Writer #3

  • Understudy - Guaranteed 2 performances.

  • Understudy- Guaranteed 2 performances.

Casting is open to all genders, ethnicities, and ages.

Can't make it to auditions??? Video audition submissions can be sent to [email protected] Submissions must be sent by Friday, August 5th @ 5pm to be considered. 

Date: 08/08/2022 (Mon.)

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