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Book-It Repertory Theatre is hosting auditions for our Arts Education tour of:

By Kelly Starling Lyons
Illustrated by Nicole Tadgell
Adapted by Shermona Mitchell
Directed by Jasmine Lomax
Assembly performances in Washington State Schools, 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 fee on performances over 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 with your availability on Tue 8/9 and 8/10, 5-9pm.



Want to be a part of the Book-It community? Volunteering is a great way to make a lasting impact on your favorite arts organization. We have several opportunities to support Book-It with your time and skills:

Board of Directors

Book-It Repertory Theatre is a non-profit service organization that seeks board members to help further its mission to transform great literature into great theatre, through simple and sensitive production, and to inspire its audiences to read. Through its mainstage and arts education programs, the theatre reaches approximately 75,000 adults and youth across Washington State annually.

Board members are desired to serve as ambassadors for the organization, helping to connect the community with Book-It and its programs, and providing financial and strategic leadership. The Board of Directors meets monthly and members typically participate on at least one standing committee per year. An annual financial commitment is required as is assistance recruiting guests to events and shows.

For more information, click here for the job description.


Ushers assist the House Manager in light duties, which may include scanning tickets, handing out programs, helping people to their seats, selling concessions items, and tidying up the theatre after the show.

All volunteer ushers get to see the show they usher. However, if the show sells out and no seats are available, ushers may sit in the lobby and watch the show on live feed.

You can now sign up to volunteer for upcoming shows online!

Volunteer Sign Up Volunteer Newsletter


Projects may include assisting the Marketing & Communications, Development, or Education departments in assembling mailings and or informational packets, advertisement materials distribution, or other projects. Please let us know if you have special skills or areas of interest.

Special Events

Book-It often hosts special events to engage with our community and get to know our patrons and donors. We can often use assistance with setup, food and wine service, and cleaning up. And you might just get to listen in on a talkback with an author whose work you love or a panel of experts who can illuminate a book for you in a new way.

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