TIARA'S HAT PARADE - Book-It Repertory Theatre Arts Education Tour
Book-It Repertory Theatre
About the project and the company
Book-It Repertory Theatre is hosting auditions for our Arts Education tour of
TIARA’S HAT PARADE
By Kelly Starling Lyons
Illustrated by Nicole Tadgell
Adapted by Shermona Mitchell
Directed by Jasmine Lomax
Assembly performances in Washington State School, Libraries, and Community Centers
Touring January 30 – April 7, 2023
“Tiara’s momma has a gift for making hats. Ladies come from all over to visit her studio and try on her creations. She makes fancy hats for church, dazzling hats for special occasions, and majestic hats to help you stand tall and proud! But when Momma has to close down the business and set her dreams aside, Tiara can see how sad she is. Can Tiara help Momma understand how much her hats mean to the community and bring back the magic?”
There will be a cast of three actors and one understudy for all roles. The cast will be supported by a stage manager during rehearsal and the run of the tour. Our assembly shows are roughly 35-40 minutes in length and travel with a sound system, pipe and drape, props and costumes in our Book-It van.
BOOK-IT is seeking three Black/African American performers for the following roles:
TIARA/ENSEMBLE – Bright, imaginative, and creative daughter. Graceful and bold in physical movement. Female/Non-binary.
Tiara is a child, but will be cast with an adult actor.
MOMMA/ENSEMBLE – Proud, Community oriented, and lively. Big personality and a huge heart. Female/Non-binary.
DADDY/ENSEMBLE – Resourceful, hardworking, gentle, and encouraging. Willing to do anything to take care of the family. Female/Non-binary.
TIARA’S HAT PARADE is expected to have 50-75 touring assembly performances, and the majority are scheduled on weekdays, during daytime school hours (7:55am-4pm). Actors will need to hold these hours for Book-It during the full run of the show. Please note that travel times are not included in the above time frame.
Approximately 50-60 total rehearsal hours are scheduled.
AUDITIONS: August 9 & 10, 5-9 PM on both days
First rehearsal: December 5, 2022 (no rehearsals Dec 23-Jan 2)
Tech Rehearsals: January 16-20, 2023
Previews: January 23-29, 2023
Performances: January 30 – April 7, 2023
For rehearsal, actors are paid at a rate of $24/hr. Once in performance, actors are paid $500 per week during the 10-week run; the maximum number of shows in any given week is 10. The weekly rate covers up to 50 shows throughout the run. Actors will never be paid less than $500/week during the run, even if some days have no shows scheduled. A pay bump of $100/show for all shows over the required total of 50 will be paid at the end of the run. Book-It covers any and all absences required due to COVID-related occurrences; each actor has access to 5 PTO days for any reason not related to COVID. (PTO days are covered within the show rate; there is not an additional payout of PTO if days are unused.)
During the run, all actors will be paid a meal per diem of $24 if in the field for six or more hours. Drivers will be paid an additional stipend of $30-75 per day, based on total drive time
If you are interested in being considered as an Understudy for this production, here is the scope of that work:
- Understudy will learn all three characters’ lines and blocking.
- Understudies will be outfitted for a single costume per character for the production.
- Understudy is paid $24/hr for rehearsal and $500/week for up to 10 shows in that week. If understudy goes on for more than 50 performances, a $100 per show above 50 will be paid at the end of the run. Understudy must be available during school hours (7:55-4pm) during the full run.
- Attend and take notes at final tech rehearsal.
- Attend and watch one Preview.
- Attend and watch a pick-up rehearsal following Previews.
- Put-in Rehearsals with Director, Stage Manager, and cast as available.
- Understudy will have at least one guaranteed performance of each role during the run.
We're booking actors in 15-minute slots. Sides will be provided after August 1. • We will ask to check vaccination cards upon arrival Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your availability Tue 8/9 and 8/10 5-9p.
Character breakdown / Project needs
Preferred method of submission
Tuesday 8/9 and Wednesday 8/10
Contract (union or other)
$24/hr for rehearsal and $500/week for performances, up to 10 shows in that week $24/hr for rehearsal and $500/week for performances, up to 10 shows in that week
Callbacks or second audition/interview?