Woodinville Rep seeks actors for These Shining Lives

Woodinville Repertory Theatre

About the project and the company

Actors to play 4 women – Catherine – only plays herself, Frances – plus Reporter 2, and an Official, Charlotte – also plays Reporter 1, Pearl – also plays Daughter, Judge 2

2 actors to play Tom Donohue – Catherine’s husband – also plays Dr Rowntree, Dr. Dalitsch, Mr Reed – also play Radio Announcer, company Doctor, Son, Judge Leonard Grossman.

Must be able to play age 20s to early 30s. Mr Reed can be older

Time 1920s and 1930s

These Shining Lives, written by Melanie Marnich, is based on the true story of four women who worked for the Radium Dial Company – a watch factory based in Ottawa, Illinois. It tells the moving story of 4 extraordinary women as they develop a strong bond of friendship while they work in a factory where they paint watches with radium powder without knowing that the work is so dangerous it will kill them. The play highlights the courageous women who choose not to be victims but to fight for justice as well as their very survival. Set in a time before workers’ safety held little concern for employers. The Radium Dial Company is one of the most egregious examples of a company that disregards all warnings and studies that show the work as highly toxic and dangerous for the women who paint their watches and made them rich. Melanie Marnichs’s moving play is an exploration of industrial neglect and an uplifting tribute to the courage and strength of the radium girls and the resilience of the human spirit.

Location of Audition

Vaulting Frogs Preschool, 17802 134th Ave NE Ste 9, Woodinville, WA 98072

Other details

Performances are at Sammamish Valley Grange in Woodinville, Rehearsals will be held Vaulting Frogs Preschool, 17802 134th Ave NE Ste 9, Woodinville, WA 98072. Rehearsal schedules will be arranged after final casting and schedules.
Performances - Show opens October 27 and runs through November 19th. Friday and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m.
Must be available for Tech week beginning October 23rd in the evening.

Audition requirements

Actors may present a prepared monologue, but should be prepared to read excerpts from the script and take direction. Send resume ahead to jbaconwrt@woodinvillerep.onmicrosoft.com

Additional information
Preferred method of submission


Audition/Interview dates

Audition Friday July 28th 7:30-9:30, Saturday July 29, 2023 1:30-4:30 p.m

Pay type


Audition location

Woodinville WA

Pay type

$300 $300

Callbacks or second audition/interview?

Friday August 4 at 7:30 p.m.

Submission instructions

Send resume and preference for Friday or Saturday, we will have scheduled times as well as open call

Union Requirements


Equity Contract