Love, Loss and What I Wore

Audition date(s): Wednesday Oct. 11, Saturday Oct. 14, and Sunday Oct. 15

Performance dates: Jan 19 – Feb 4, 2024


A play of monologues and ensemble pieces about women, clothes and memory covering all the important subjects—mothers, prom dresses, mothers, buying bras, mothers, hating purses and why we only wear black. Based on the bestselling book by Ilene Beckerman.

What to expect

Love, Loss and What I Wore has a unique ‘chat show’ style and features 7 women playing more than 26 different characters. It’s not as daunting as it sounds! There will also be 2-3 ‘models’ who wear some of the mentioned clothing items. Models will also double as backstage help.

Exploring how we connect clothes we wore to certain times in our life, this show is funny, tender, silly, touching, and though provoking. This play is beautifully done with minimal sets as it is very focused on the performances of the actors.

Auditions will be held at WWCA and consist of cold readings from the script and brief introductions (as time allows). You can choose from three audition dates:

  • Wednesday, October 11 at 5:30 pm
  • Saturday, October 14 at 2:00 pm
  • Sunday, October 15 at 11:00 am

Actors must be available for preview night and all performances:

  • Preview: January 16, 2024
  • Performances: January 19 – February 4, 2024
    • Friday and Saturday evenings
    • Sunday matinee

If you have any questions, or want to schedule an alternative audition, please contact Director Neicie Packer at or (253) 222-7911. Alternate auditions must be scheduled before October 6.

Want an example of how the play performs? You can find many version of Love, Loss, and What I Wore on Youtube. The director recommends the production featuring Rosie O’Donnell and Tyne Daly.

Character descriptions

Gingy/Gingy’s Mom

  • Different voices for each character
  • The matriarch of the group, likely the oldest as well
  • Powerful, hilarious, and smart
  • The only actor that doesn’t do the ‘clothesline’ parts in the script

Alex/Merrill/Dora/Younger Sister

  • The youngest of the group
  • Most monologues are funny
  • One incredibly powerful monologue that deals with *Trigger Warning*— rape
  • This actor needs to be a strong, young, and confident

Nancy/Stephanie/Annie/Older Sister

  • Flexible age, race, body type, etc.

Lynne/Heather/Holly/Alex’s Mother

  • Flexible age, race, body type, etc.


  • Flexible age, race, body type, etc.

Pam/Cathy/Eva/Mary’s Mother

  • Flexible age, race, body type, etc.

Rosie/Lisa/Nancy’s Mother/Doctor

  • Flexible age, race, body type, etc.

2-3 models

  • Model some of the outfits on stage
  • Help back stage

Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales

Audition date(s): Saturday Jan. 6 and Monday Jan. 8

Performance dates: Mar 1 – Mar 17, 2024


Though the characters may be familiar, each of your favorite storybook fables is uproariously derailed in this adaptation of the quintessential children’s book.

We are still finalizing audition details. Check back soon!

The Wedding Singer

Audition date(s): Saturday Jan. 20

Performance dates: Apr 26 – May 19, 2024


Based on the hit Adam Sandler movie, the Wedding Singer takes us back to a time when hair was big, greed was good, collars were up and a wedding singer might just be the coolest guy in the room.

We are still finalizing audition details. Check back soon!