Anna in the Tropics, 2016. Photo by Gregg Le Blanc.


Open Auditions

Ross Valley Players holds open auditions for every show we produce. To receive all audition notices, please click HERE. We welcome you to join our wonderful group of collaborators in making professionally-oriented, high-quality live theatre in Marin. We are the oldest continually operating theatre company on the West Coast. Wonderful Non-AEA actors come from throughout the Bay Area to play on our historic stage. Our houses our well-attended, parking is free and easy, and we offer a stipend. We have been nominated for and have received Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Awards, Dean Goodman Awards, and Theatre Bay Area Awards.

The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams

Directed by David Abrams


Saturday 9/14/2019 – 1:00-4:00pm @ Ross Valley Players
Sunday 9/15/2019 – 6:30-9:00pm @ Ross Valley Players

For an audition appointment, please call Bob Wilson at (415) 461-8927 

What to prepare and bring:

– Please print, complete and bring the audition sign up form with your headshot and resume attached.  Click here to download the sign up form.  Additionally, a list of rehearsal and performance dates is available so any conflicts can be noted

– Prepare to read from sides (click here)


Wednesday 9/18/2019 – 6:30-10:00pm @ Ross Valley Players


March 6 – April 5, 2020

Thurs. nights – 7:30pm
Fri. and Sat nights – 8:00pm
Sun. matinee – 2:00pm

Plot Summary: The Glass Menagerie is a memory play, narrated by Tom Wingfield about his family, living in reduced circumstances in a Saint Louis basement apartment in the late 1930’s.  His father has long since abandoned them, leaving his mother, Amanda, and sister, Laura, with only Tom’s meager salary to support them.  Amanda is unwilling to forget her earlier life as a popular Southern Belle and tries to re-create that world for her very shy daughter by attracting “gentleman callers” to court Laura.
The Glass Menagerie was Williams’ first successful Broadway play and received a Drama Critics Circle award when it first appeared on Broadway in 1945. 
  • Tom Wingfield (25-40) – A would be writer who supports the family working in a shoe warehouse, a job he hates.  Tom has the clearest vision of reality of any character, but cannot break loose of family ties and dreams.
  • Amanda Wingfield (50-79) – Former Southern Belle clinging to memories of her past and her illusions for the future.  Unwilling to acknowledge the reality of the lives she and her children face.
  • Laura Wingfield (20-30) – The fragile, shy and slightly disabled (she has a limp) daughter of Amanda who lives in a world of illusion and lovingly collects glass figures of animals. 
  • Jim O’Connor (25-40) – Tom’s co-worker in the warehouse, a former high school hero who remembers Laura from that time.  Jim accepts Tom’s invitation to dinner and unwittingly becomes the “gentleman caller” Amanda so desires. 

All body types are encouraged to audition. 


RAW Presents: The Packrat Gene by Margy Kahn

Directed by Michael R. Cohen
Produced by Tinka Ross and Michael R. Cohen


Performances Thursday through Sunday April 23 – May 10, 2020


Saturday, September 28, 11am – 3pm
            Ross Valley Players Barn Theater
Tuesday, October 1, 7pm – 10:00pm
            Marin Shakespeare Company 514 4th St. San Rafael
Wednesday, October 2, 7:00pm – 9:00pm (Callbacks)
            Marin Shakespeare Company 514 4th St. San Rafael

  • For audition appointment and information please email
    Auditions are open to non-AEA performers, small stipend provided to cast
  • Prepare to read from sides, available here

Please bring your resume and current headshot.

Rehearsals begin in early March, 2020 – tentative schedule can be downloaded here


Esther – (70’s – 90’s), feisty, mother of Leigh and grandmother of Rachel

Leigh – (50’s to 60’s), daughter of Esther and mother of Rachel

Rachel – (25 to 35), granddaughter of Esther and daughter of Leigh


When Leigh flies out to the East Coast to try to help her aging mother Esther, a survivor of the Deportation of the Jews from Nazi France, a fight quickly develops. Leigh wants to help Esther move out of her overstuffed apartment while her mother and her daughter Rachel, both ardent packrats, want her to stay. A cross-generational struggle over possessions and end-of-life choices morphs into a much deeper struggle, revealing the toll the past takes on us, whether we choose to hold onto it or not.

A PDF of the full script is available here