Auditions for "Cry It Out"

inD Theatre

About the project and the company

Cry It Out

By Molly Smith Metzler, directed by Zandi Carlson

inD Theatre is now casting for its October-November 2023 production of “Cry It Out,” by Molly Smith Metzler, directed by Zandi Carlson. Auditions and most rehearsals will take place in Seattle. Tech/dress rehearsals and performances will take place on Bainbridge Island. All actors will receive a stipend of $1,200.

We are committed to diverse and creative casting. The right person for the role will express the essence of their character, and will not necessarily conform to an expected race, gender, ethnicity, or body type. Actors of color, gender non-conforming actors, and actors with disabilities are encouraged to request auditions.


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Synopsis: Four months ago, Jessie was a corporate lawyer with a glamorous Manhattan life. Today, she is in dirty yoga pants, covered in breast milk, trying to comfort a screaming newborn. Isolated in a sleepy Long Island suburb while her commuter husband works long hours, Jessie is desperate to talk to anyone besides Food Network. So when she spies a fellow new mom and neighbor, Lina, at the local Stop & Shop, she vaults over the cantaloupe to introduce herself. Happy to have found each other, the two moms agree to meet for coffee during naptime in the sweet spot behind their adjoining yards where both their baby monitors get reception, and a fast friendship is born. Jessie and Lina may be from vastly different financial backgrounds—Jessie is Ivy-educated and of the manor born; Lina has a night-school nursing degree and terrible credit—but they have one huge thing in common: they’ve been cracked open by the love they feel for their newborns. One coffee quickly becomes a daily coffee, as Jessie and Lina laugh through the highs and lows of motherhood. But their intimacy is punctured when a stranger who lives in the mansion up on the cliff appears in the yard, asking if they would include his wife, a new mom who is having “a hard time,” in their coffee klatch. Reluctantly, the duo tries to become a trio, but with very mixed—and surprising—results. After all, this is a town where the haves and the have-nots live in very close company; up on the cliff is Sands Point, one of the most expensive Great Gatsby-esque neighborhoods in the whole country. How could that woman possibly be having a “hard time?”

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Produced by special arrangement with THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY of Woodstock, Illinois.

Location of Audition

Actors invited to audition will be provided details on where auditions will be held at Theatre Puget Sound in Seattle on Sunday, August 6.

Other details

Rehearsals: Rehearsals for the production will take place in September and October, and may be scheduled during the daytime, sometime between 9 AM and 3 PM, and/or in the evenings from 7 PM to 10 PM, in Seattle. We understand that some of our actors may be parents/caregivers coordinating childcare alongside work and rehearsals. Our goal is to create a schedule that accommodates each actor, fostering a supportive rehearsal environment. Spacing, tech and dress rehearsals will take place from Saturday, October 21 through Thursday, October 26, 2023 on Bainbridge Island. ​

​(Note: The roles of Adrienne and Mitchell will require fewer rehearsals than Lina and Jessie earlier on in the rehearsal process.)

Performances: Thursdays through Sundays, from Friday, October 27, 2023 through and including Sunday, November 12, 2023 at Rolling Bay Hall on Bainbridge Island with all shows at 7 PM except at 5 PM on Sunday, November 12.

Covid-19 safety: All actors invited to audition must attest to having been fully vaccinated against Covid-19. In addition, for the safety of everyone involved in the audition process, all production team members, actors and anyone else on site will be required to wear masks at all times except for actors during their audition.

Audition requirements

Auditions: A first round of auditions will be held from 2 PM- 5 PM on Sunday, August 6, 2023 at Theatre Puget Sound in Seattle. Not all actors who request an audition may be invited to do so. Once you are confirmed for an audition slot, you will be sent sides to prepare for one or more of the characters ahead of the audition. No need to prepare your own monologue or bring a physical headshot and resume. Please bring your sides with you. We will have extra sides available if needed. ​ Callbacks may be held for one or more roles, as needed, at a date/time to be arranged based on actor availability. If invited to callbacks, you will be sent a scene to prepare and will be paired up with one or more actors for chemistry reads.   Audition requirements: * If selected to audition, sides will be provided in advance * No monologue necessary Complete the form at to request an audition, and upload your headshot and resume

Character breakdown / Project needs
Mid-30s. Married to a North Shore native; recently relocated to Port from Manhattan to raise her family. Educated, articulate, lovely, warm. But in private, Jessie bends towards anxiety. Works 90-hour weeks in the city as a corporate lawyer—or did, until Allie was born. Now she’s in yoga pants.
Late 20s/early 30s. From Long Beach (on South Shore of Long Island) and you can tell immediately—she is very South Shore. Acrylic nails, big hoops, velour track suits. Lina failed out of community college, curses too much, but she is also fantastically winning. She’s fun, funny and refreshingly genuine. Works at St. Francis Hospital.
Late 30s/early 40s or slightly older. Adrienne’s husband, works in investment capital. A math nerd who is amazing with numbers, but not people. Serious, shrewd, sensitive. Mitchell grew up in a tough house in a tough part of Utica and scholarshipped his way to where he is now, so grades, status and success are his currency. But becoming a father has changed him.
Mid/late 30s. Mitchell’s wife. Elegant, powerful, and aloof. Has eyes that are cat-like and assessing. The kind of woman you see climbing out of a dark sedan at JFK headed somewhere more glamorous than you. Adrienne grew up on Central Park West, attended posh boarding schools, studied art abroad. She has never signed an e-mail with an x or an o, but she is loyal and ferocious in both business and life. A successful jewelry designer.
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Audition/Interview dates

Initial audition Sun. 8/6

Pay type


Audition location

Seattle and Bainbridge Island WA

Pay type

$1,200 $1,200

Callbacks or second audition/interview?

Possible callback for one or more roles, to be determined

Submission instructions

Complete the audition request form at

Union Requirements


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Equity Contract