Auditions for The Tin Woman by Sean Grennan Broad Street United Methodist Church, 36 E. Broad Street, Burlington, NJ 08016 (Driving directions at the end of this notice) Note: This is a non-union, non-paying production.

Audition dates: Sunday November 10 2:00pm & Tuesday November 12, 7:30pm 

Directed by Alice Weber

Show 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.

About the Auditions:  Bridge Players is seeking 2 men, and 4-5 women. All roles are open. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.  Sides will be available at the auditions and posted on the Bridge Players’ website. Please bring a headshot and resume stapled together if you have them, and be prepared to provide all potential conflicts for evening and weekend rehearsals slated to begin November 18.  
 
Performance Dates:  February 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21 & 22  Set strike on February 23 is required for ALL cast & crew. While we appreciate your interest, please refrain from auditioning if you have conflicts with ANY performance dates.    Director, Alice Weber; Assistant Director, Shelby Tibbetts | Questions? Email: aliceweber@aol.com
 
Character Breakdown:
 
1. Joy: Mid-20s to late 30s, a freelance graphic artist. At the outset, Joy has received a lifesaving heart transplant but is conflicted about what to do now. Smart, sometimes acerbic, attractive but rudderless with her new lease on life.

2. 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 acknowledge - his grief and guilt. He can be snappish and abrupt, and lately has been drinking more than he ought. He believes he’s handling things just fine.

3. Jack: 36, an accountant who aspired to be a professional photographer. Jack is dead at the outset but nonetheless appears throughout the show. He’s not a ghost, but a lingering memory

4. 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.

5. Sammy: 20s-30s, a preschool teacher and Jack’s younger sister. She’s somewhat “new age-y” but has an enormous heart. She really wants to help in any way she can. She can give in too easily to her emotions but of everyone, she is the most in touch with them.

6. 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.