pink hammer flyerTHE PINK HAMMER
by Michelle Amas
Directed by Geraldine Broderick

  • Auditions Sunday July7th,
    4-6pm at ‘The Theatre’, 21 Boyd Rd, Waihi

  • Show to be performed early October


Four women, a handful of tools and a whole lot of trouble.
Four very different women answer a flyer for ‘The Pink Hammer Workshop’ – a ladies-only woodwork class. They turn up expecting empowerment and sisterhood from the advertised tutor, Maggie Taylor….but when they arrive, Maggie’s gone AWOL. Maggie’s husband Woody certainly doesn’t want a bunch of crazy women playing with his tools, but he doesn’t have a choice!
4 women, 1 man
Annabel late 40s – 50s Counselor in private practice. She also runs the Dickens Book Club. Was an active feminist in the early 80s.
Wants to build: a Victorian-style display cabinet for her complete works of Dickens.
Louise 50s A nurse. Moved home to care for her parents. Has many dark shadows in her life and is easily spooked.
Wants to build: a small house one day.
Helen late 50s -60 Prefers horses to people. She has two grown-up sons to different fathers, both of whom were jockeys. She never married.
Wants to build: a coffin.
Siobhan 30 Irish. Lives with her cousin. Works at the local vet clinic and is in love with Martin, a vet, who has extraordinary hands but is married.
Wants to build: a luxury dog kennel to snugly house Martin’s labradoodle.
Woody 30s A carpenter recently made redundant. Married for four years to Maggie. Recently separated. Woody may know about tools but to him empowerment sounds like something you plug into a wall socket.
Wants to build: a way to get these bloody women out of his workshop.
All welcome, including those who’d like to lend a hand with set construction, props, make-up, costuming and the like. 

Thinking about auditioning with the Waihi Drama Society?

Auditions are run by the director and a WDS committee member and generally last about 10-15 mins (unless stated otherwise in the audition notice). There can be a bit of waiting around to get your turn so take the opportunity to meet some new people and have a chat. Once you’ve read for your part, the director may ask you to stay and read again with different people in different roles. Auditions generally involve a cold read from the script, however the audition process varies with each play and director so we suggest you read over any notes before attending your audition.