Grandstreet Theatre

Every Brilliant Thing Auditions

Audition Dates

Monday, July 9th and Tuesday, July 10 / 7:00 – 9:30
Those who audition should arrive by 7:00 but may not need to stay until 9:30
You should only attend one night of auditions
There are potential callbacks on Wednesday, July 11th and Thursday, July 12th

Rehearsal Dates

July 23rd – September 5th

Since this is a one actor show, rehearsal dates are VERY flexible and will be created around the actor’s availability.  This show will require less rehearsal time than most main stage productions.

Performance Dates

September 6th – September 16th
Wednesday through Saturday evenings at 7:30 PM
Sunday matinees at 2:30 PM
9 shows total during a two week run

Audition Location

Grandstreet Theatre / 325 N. Park Ave. / Please enter through the main auditorium entrance on Park Ave. 

What to Prepare

Those who plan to audition should have a Every Briiliant Thing Audition Packet.  Packets can be picked up at the Grandstreet Box Office (weekdays between noon and 5) or downloaded here:

Every Brilliant Thing Audition Packet

 The audition packet will have more instructions about what to prepare for the audition.

What to Bring

Those who audition must submit a Every Brilliant Thing Audition Form on the night you audition.  Forms can be picked up at the Grandstreet Box Office (weekdays between noon and 5) or downloaded here:

Every Brilliant Thing Audition Form

Please come with your Audition Form already filled out.  This form has important calendar and schedule information that is necessary for the casting process. 

Seeking the Following Roles

Narrator – The Narrator can be male or female (late 20s and up) and should have the ability to comfortably interact with an audience and put them at ease.  The Narrator is funny, charming, open, warm, vulnerable, and kind.  The Narrator should be a great storyteller, the kind of person you want to listen to and spend time with, a great host or hostess.  The ideal Narrator will be comfortable memorizing a large amount of text, and a great improviser. 

About The Show

“Heart-wrenching, hilarious, possibly one of the funniest plays you’ll ever see.”  A seven year old comes home from school to learn that Mom is in the hospital.  Dad says “she’s done something stupid.”  The kid begins to create a list for Mom.  A list of everything that’s brilliant about the world.  Everything worth living for.  1) Ice cream 2) Water fights 3) Staying up past your bedtime to watch TV … As time passes and the list grows, what began as a naive attempt to make Mom happy becomes an epic chronicle of life’s little wonders.  A tribute to the irrepressible resilience inside all of us and the capacity to find delight in the everyday, Every Brilliant Thing is a funny, clever, and surprisingly uplifting play about the lengths we go to for those we love.  Put this show at the top of your list!  This production will be directed by John Rausch.  

For questions or more information, please contact Jeff Downing, Artistic Director at 442-4270 or email [email protected]