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Benefit Show 2018

Andrea Grinwis; Directed by Andrea Grinwis

"Love-Nothing" examines the ideals of faith, hope, and love as foundations for three different coming-out tales: Patrick fights to hold tight to a friend whose affection for him is suddenly conditional; Calvin longs to piece together his wife's broken heart when his long-hidden secret shakes their marriage; and Abby struggles to hang on to the past while she supports the future of her transgender son.

The Beneficiary
Proceeds from the performances will be donated to Valley Youth House's Pride Program. Pride provides housing and supportive services for homeless lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) youth. Youth are provided a safe place to be themselves and gain support to make the typical transitions that occur during late adolescence and early adulthood.


  • Monday, October 30, 2017 at 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at 7:00 PM

You only need to attend one of the above audition sessions in order to be considered. No appointments are necessary. You should plan to spend about 2 hours at the theater for auditions (perhaps a little more or less, depending on turnout).
Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.

If you have any questions about auditions, you may e-mail the director at andrea.grinwis@gmail.com.

Cast requirements:
Number of Women: 9, ages late teens-60's
Number of Men: 6, ages late teens-60's

Character Descriptions:
Voice 1 - gay male, late teens-20's - comedic monologue regarding coming out to family, minor role in second scene

Voice 2 - gay male, 30's - monologue regarding "you don't seem gay," minor role in first scene

Voice 3 - lesbian, late teens-20's- monologue regarding being gay and accepted by family and friends, minor role in second scene

Voice 4 - lesbian, late 20's - comedic monologue regarding coming out to family, minor role in final scene

Voice 5 - lesbian, 30's-40's - monologue regarding being a gay parent, minor role in final scene

Voice 6 - lesbian, 50's - monologue regarding losing relationship with parents after coming out, minor role in final scene

Voice 7 - straight male, 40's - monologue regarding protecting his gay son, minor role in final scene

Voice 8 - transgender female, 20's-40's - monologue regarding a memory from childhood, minor role in final scene

Patrick - gay male, 20's-40's, must look to be about the same age as Kate and Miranda - Earnest and likable but struggling to maintain an important relationship

Kate - straight female, 20's-40's, must look to be about the same age as Patrick and Miranda - Spunky, loyal, slightly annoying, inevitably likeable

Miranda - straight female, 20's-40's, must look to be about the same age as Patrick and Kate - Closed-off, struggling to balance hate and love

Bobbie - straight female, 40's-60's - Picture of domesticity until broken-hearted

Calvin - gay male, 40's-60's - White collar working dad and husband struggling with conflicting desires

Abby - straight female, 40's-50's - Loving mom who struggles with love, support, and being a flawed human, as we all are

Jamie - transgender male, late teens-20's - Young and hopeful, wrestling with balancing his needs with those of his mother's

Please Note: The director is seeking to assemble a diverse cast of straight and LGBTQ individuals from various age groups and backgrounds. Those who are not interested in auditioning but would like to help with the benefit in some way are encouraged to reach out to the director, as well.

Rehearsals for Love-Nothing will be on Sunday/Monday/ Wednesday schedule in November and a Sunday/Tuesday/ Thursday schedule in December and January. Tech rehearsals will be held on January 14-17. Please bring a list of any conflicts you may have to auditions.


Coming January 19th

January 2018
8:00 pm*
8:00 pm*
8:00 pm*
8:00 pm*
* Member tickets not valid for marked (orange) shows.

Tickets have not yet gone on-sale for this show.


Andrea Grinwis
Wayne Grinwis
Stage Manager
Michele Murphy
Chris Schuman
Set/Tech Design
Wayne Grinwis

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