The Tin Woman Auditions

“The Tin Woman”, a dramedy by Sean Grennan, will be a regional premier and PGLT’s second production of the 2016-17 season. It will be directed by Estelle Miller and produced by Roy Peterson.

Auditions for “The Tin Woman” will be held Monday, October 3rd, and Tuesday, October 4th, 2016 beginning at 7:30 pm. at The Bowie Playhouse (our performance space) from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. Address: 16500 White Marsh Park, Bowie, MD 20715. Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to start time to sign in and fill out paperwork. No appointment needed. Please note, if the scheduled renovation of the theatre is not completed by these dates, auditions will be held the same nights, at the New Carrollton Municipal Center. Notices will be posted at the theatre doors as well as announcements will be made on the website in case this occurs. So make sure to check!!

Callbacks, if necessary, will be October 6 at 7:30pm or October 6 will be the table reading with the cast at our rehearsal space-New Carrollton Municipal Center, 6016 Princess Garden Parkway, New Carrollton, MD 20784

Questions? Call Director Estelle Miller, at 410-279-9499 & leave a message so she can return your call, or email her at

Performance dates are: January 13, 14, 20, 21, & 27, 2017 @ 8 pm and Sundays January 15 & 22 and Saturday January 28, 2017 @ 2 pm.

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 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 (60s): 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 (Mid 30s): 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 (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. She has a big heart that is dealing with its own pain while trying to hold the family together and do the right thing.

SAMMY (Mid 20s-early 30s): a pre-school 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 with the world to Hank’s consternation. She can give in too easily to her emotions but of every one, she is the most in touch with them.

NURSE/DARLA (30’s-50’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.

AGE NOTE: The age range is a general guide to the approximate age of each character. Some characters can be played older or younger depending on the director’s vision. Your actual age is less important than your ability to portray a character of the required age.

Requirements: Cold reading at Director's discretion and readings from script. Bring any conflicts you have during the weeks beginning October 12th through January opening.

Prince George’s Little Theatre, Inc. is an all-volunteer, 501(c)3 non-profit organization. No roles or positions are paid.