Audition Notice: The Joy Luck Club

The Joy Luck Club

A play by Susan Kim

Adapted from the novel by Amy Tan

Directed by Jeffrey Mason

Presented by

Community Asian Theatre of the Sierra (CATS)

Show Dates: April 9 – May 2, 2020 — Nevada Theatre, Nevada City

Auditions: September 21 & 23, 2019

Call-backs: September 28, 2019

Nevada Theatre

The Joy Luck Club tells a series of interconnected stories about Chinese mothers, their American daughters, and the people who complicate their lives. The play takes place in China and in America from the early 20th century to 1987.

Cast: We will cast at least twelve women and five men to play more than thirty-six roles; many actors will double in two to five roles each. Please visit for a descriptive cast list.

For the first round of auditions: We would like each actor to prepare a monologue chosen from those posted at If time permits, we’ll also arrange some cold readings of dialogue scenes. Call-backs (on September 28) will certainly involve scenes and more monologues.

To schedule an audition: Please visit to register online and for more information. We will confirm your audition choice(s) via email.

I wanted my children to have the best combination: American circumstances and Chinese character. – Lindo Jong