Auditions for Tiny Beautiful Things

 OpenStage values equity, diversity and inclusion and will continue to strive toward a broader telling of the human story with our Company of Artists and the plays we produce.  If specific age/race/ethnicity/gender or other attributes are key to the story, it will be clearly stated in the character descriptions for auditions. Otherwise we are seeking actors from all races/ethnicities/ages/genders.

In reference to the character descriptions below—most characters we encounter currently are on the binary and are written with he/him or she/her pronouns and you will see that in the following descriptions. But however limiting the descriptions are, our casting seeks to be as inclusive as possible and we invite gender non-conforming, genderqueer, transgender and non-binary actors to submit for the roles they most identify with.

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Tiny Beautiful Things

Based on the Book by, Cheryl Strayed        Adapted for the Stage by, Nia Vardalos

Directed by Kate Austin-Groen
Performs May 27 to June 12, 2021
Rehearsals begin April 18, 2021
etcetera Season
Venue: Fort Collins Museum of Discovery

Notes from the Director

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.

Character Description

Sugar: Age mid 30s - early 50s, Female   Sugar is pragmatic, straightforward and kind.  She is not a saint, but she's unflinchingly honest about her own shortcomings and failures. She takes on too many tasks, and doesn't always succeed.  She's aware that her advice is sometimes contradictory, but always does her best to respond to the Writers with honesty, and without platitudes.

Writer 1: Age mid 30s- early 50s , Male  plays multiple characters

Writer 2: Age mid 20s - early 40s, Female plays multiple characters

Writer 3: Age mid 20s - early 40s, Male plays multiple characters