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.

These Shining Lives

Directed by Mary Ann Rodgers 
Produced by Maureen O’Donoghue 

Performances Thursday – Sunday, March 7 – March 31, 2019 

Saturday, November 17, 1-4 PM 
Sunday, November 18, 7-10 PM 
30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd.

  • For audition appointment and information please call Maureen O’Donoghue at 415-235-8800 or email
  • Auditions are open to non-AEA performers, stipend provided to cast.
  • Audition Side links are provided below

Please bring your resume and current headshot.

Rehearsals Begin February 4th, 2019 – weekday evenings and some weekends.

Warm read  – Click on the character name below for sides:

Catherine Donohue, (F, 20-30)
Married employee at RDC. 
Frances, (F, 20-30) 
Co-worker, also plays Reporter 2 and Official. 
Charlotte, (F, 20-30) 
Co-worker, also plays Reporter 1. 
Pearl, (F, 20-30) 
Co-worker, also plays Daughter, Judge 2.  
Tom Donohue, (M, 20-35) 
Catherine’s husband, also plays D. Rowntree, Dr. Dalitsch. 
Mr. Reed, (M, 30-45) 
Company executive, also plays Company Doctor, Son, Judge & Leonard Grossman. 

The Play
In the 1920’s the Radium Dial Company of Ottawa, Illinois employs young women to paint watch dials, with the potential of earning $8 a week – a sum that can make a difference to a young family in difficult times.  This is the story of four young women who discover that they’re braver, stronger and more extraordinary than they could have imagined.