Doubt: A Parable
Sunday February 17 @ 4-7PM and
Tuesday, February 19 @ 7-9PM
These are the only audition dates for this production. There will be no individual appointments or alternate audition dates.
Auditions and Callbacks (If needed) will be held at the Post Theater, Bldg T4.
Performance Dates: May 31, June 1, 2, 7, 8. 9
Fridays & Saturday @ 8:00 PM, Sundays @ 2:00 PM
*All cast members must be available for every performance.
Written by John Patrick Shanley
Directed by David Risley & Jodee Timpone
Synopsis: Based upon a few circumstantial details and a lot of intuition, the ultra-stern nun, Sister Aloysius Beauvier believes that one of the priests at the St. Nicholas Catholic Church and School has been molesting a 12-year-old boy named Donald Muller, the school's only African-American student. Sister Aloysius recruits a young, naive nun (Sister James) to assist her in monitoring the suspicious yet charismatic Father Flynn. She also addresses her concerns to Donald's mother, who surprisingly is not horrified or even shocked by the allegations. (Mrs. Muller is more concerned about her son getting into high school and avoiding a beating from his dad.) The play concludes with a one-on-one confrontation between Sister Aloysius and Father Flynn as she attempts to get the truth out of the priest.
Sides will be provided at the audition.
Character Descriptions and Preparation:
Sister Aloysius Beauvier, (F, 50’s – 60’s): The head nun and principal of St Nicholas Parish and School in the Bronx. Stern, rigid, and driven by a high sense of moral duty. She is also suspicious and cynical and has no tolerance for weakness.
Father Flynn, (M, 30’s – 50’s): From a working class background, articulate and personable, a Catholic priest at St. Nicholas. He is progressive and friendly—he prides himself on being approachable and amiable with the students at the parish. Accused of molesting a young student at the school.
Sister James, (F, 20’s - 30’s): A member of the Sisters of Charity in the Bronx and a new teacher at St. Nicholas. Young and idealistic she is passionate about teaching. Caught between duty and conflict between Sister Aloysius and Father Flynn.
Mrs. Muller, (F, African-American, 30’s – 40’s): An African-American woman, working class, the mother of Donald Muller, a new student at St. Nicholas and its first African American student. She’s a realist; weary and wary of the world. Mother of boy supposedly molested.
Please Note: NO SPECIAL APPOINTMENTS OR CONSIDERATIONS WILL BE MADE FOR ANY REASON. YOU MUST APPEAR AT THE THEATER ON ONE OF THESE TWO DATES AND TIME PERIODS OR YOU WILL BE INELIGIBLE FOR CASTING IN THIS PRODUCTION. CALLBACKS, IF REQUIRED, WILL BE BY INVITATION.
Please do not attempt to contact the director or any member of the production staff regarding the audition process.
Preparations Singers are expected to prepare the song(s) listed under character descriptions Dancers: Come dressed to dance. No flip flops or sneakers. Sides will be provided for all speaking roles. Please bring headshots and resumes.(Do not email)
This is an unpaid gig. No monetary compensation or stipends are available.
Callbacks will be on February 24 @ 4-7pm