Radium Girls

By D. W. Gregory

Directed by Tristan Poje

Monday, February 26
Wednesday, February 28
at 7 PM both nights

Please plan to arrive no later than 7:30.

Auditions will include cold readings from the script, individually and in groupings. Please be prepared to list your conflicts (i.e, dates when you can’t attend rehearsals).

We are looking to fill a cast of between 10-11 actors to play about 35 roles. Actors should be prepared to read for multiple roles, including against age or gender, and know that they may be cast in a role or roles that they did not read for.

Auditions will be held at the Cottage, 603 Edmonston Drive, Rockville, MD 20851.

Callbacks, if needed, will be on Thursday, March 1 at 7 PM

No appointments. All roles are unpaid.

All our shows use Open Casting, with no roles pre-selected. RLT is committed to diversity, open to non-traditional casting, and will consider actors of all ethnicities.

Audition form available here. Download it, fill it out, print it out, and bring it to auditions.

Conflict calendar available here. Download it, print it out, fill it out, and bring it to auditions.

For more information about auditions, contact the director at

Performance Dates

April 2018: 27, 28, 29*
May 4, 5, 6*

Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm
* Sunday Matinees at 2 pm

Production Staff


Tristan Poje

Assistant Director

Kristen Skolnik


David Levin


Howard Williams

Stage Manager

Jerry Callistein

Master Carpenter

Steven Leshin

Set Designer

Maggie Modig

Lighting Designer

Joe Palamara

Sound Designer

Daniel Bentz

Costume Designer

Harlene Leahy


Steve Deming

Properties Master/ Set Dresser

Anne Cary

Cast of Characters

Most actors will play multiple roles. Not all casting need to coincide with the age or gender listed below.

Grace Fryer - A top-notch dialpainter, 15 at the start of the play, 26 at its close.

Kathryn Schaub - Her friend, another dialpainter, also 15 at the start of the play.

Irene Rudolph - Kathryn's cousin, 17 at the start of the play. Later she is in her 20s.

Mrs. Alma MacNeil - Their supervisor.

Arthur Roeder - President of the U.S. Radium Corp., 34 at start of the play, 65 at its close.

Edward Markley - Counsel for the company.

C.B. 'Charlie' Lee - Vice president, later president of the company.

Dr. Von Sochocky - Founder of U.S. Radium Corp., inventor of the luminous paint.

Tom Krieder - Grace's boyfriend, several years older than she.

Diane Roeder - Married to Arthur Roeder.

Harriet Roeder - Their daughter. Nine years old at first, later she is in her 30s.

Anna Fryer - Grace's mother.

Katherine Wiley - The executive director, New Jersey Consumer's League.

Raymond Berry - An attorney for the dialpainters.

Dr. Cecil Drinker - A Harvard industrial hygienist.

Dr. Harrison Martland - The county medical examiner.

Dr. Joseph Knef - A dentist.

Dr. Marie Curie - Discoverer of radium.

Frederick Flinn, Ph.D. - Columbia University industrial hygienist.

Reporter (Jack Youngwood) - A reporter, Newark Ledger.

Sob Sister (Nancy Jane Harlan) - A tabloid reporter, New York Graphic.

William J.A. Bailey - An entrepreneur, manufacturer of Radithor.

Mrs. Michaels - A consumer of Radithor.

Society Woman - Mrs. James (Cora) Middleton, a well-bred woman.

Clerk - An overworked public employee.


Inspired by a true story, Radium Girls is a fast moving drama that follows Grace Fryer, a dial painter, as she fights not just her former employer, but her family and friends, who fear the cost of justice. This provocative story is a wry, steadfast examination of what America truly values.