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GRIT: A Power of Theatre Project
Janet Hayakawa

  • GRIT: A Power of Theatre Project
  • Janet Hayakawa
  • Non-Union Theater
  • Theater or Stage
  • Non-Union; Other Union
  • Olympia, WA
  • Project Begins: Jan 7, 2019
  • Project Ends: Feb 28, 2019
  • Project Website

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  • Contact Person: Janet Hayakawa
  • Primary Phone: 360-786-1156
  • Secondary Phone: 206-715-2592
  • Email
  • Website
  • Mailing Address:

    6418 Nels Street SW
    Olympia, WA 98512


    Prefered method of submission: Email

    Audition Location:
    email for audition appointment

    Submission instructions:
    Please review the casting call document prior to submission. This is on - click on GRIT

An educational theatre project about the WWII incarceration of Japanese Americans including a play, with two follow-up workshops (for middle/high school students - Jan-Feb 2019), a reading (Nov 2018), teacher workshop (Jan 2019) and videotaping (Feb 2019)


Character Breakdown / Project Needs
Hisashi - "H" 17 yrs old, Asian American, athletic build, needs to play harmonica

Rose - 15 yrs old, petite, must be able to pass as caucasian but also believable that she's part Japanese American

Both actors will also facilitate drama-in-education workshops with students, addressing issues of identity, civil liberties and connecting with current social justice issues.

Audition/Interview Dates:
Sept 19 or email for appointment

Callbacks or second audition/interview?

Audition Requirements:
dramatic monologue, reading sides, lead a short activity appropriate for high school students

Monetary compensation:
$4,000 + $250 travel stipend MUST have access to a car to get to schools

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