Audition Announcement: DOUBT
Studio Players is pleased to announce auditions for Doubt on February 24 & 25, 2014.
Sister James – a young, caring woman – has just started teaching at St. Nicholas School under the strict authoritarian, Sister Aloysius. While giving her instruction on improving her teaching, Aloysius encourages her to be more discerning of the situations around her and her students, including Aloysius’ suspicions of some improper relationships that she believes Father Flynn – the gregarious and likable priest – may be having with some of the students. As the sisters confront Father Flynn about the issue, Sister James is put at a crossroads where she needs to decide whether she will follow the path of Aloysius’ strict suspicion and judgment in order to protect the children, or whether she will continue to nurture her caring heart in the way Flynn cares for his parishioners. This Pulitzer-Prize-winning drama will leave you considering what is really true and certain.
Sister Aloysius – Female, 40+ – A cold, strict disciplinarian. Widowed principal of St. Nicholas school. Sees herself as sole protector of the children in her school.
Father Flynn – Male, 30+ – A charismatic and caring leader of his congregation. Seeks to bring the clergy of the church to a more relatable level with its parishioners.
Sister James – Female, 20+ – Kind-hearted young teacher, struggling to find her way and who she is.
Mrs. Muller – Female, 30s-40s – African-American mother of Donald, Father Flynn’s suspected victim. Very strong given her weak cultural position.
Open auditions Monday, February 24 (or February 25, by special request)
Callbacks as needed Tuesday, February 25
Auditions will be held at Horace Mann Middle School both nights.
Sides will be provided and can be viewed in advance here. You are welcome to prepare a 2-minute dramatic monologue if you prefer, but you may be asked to read a side in addition. Rehearsals are tentatively scheduled to begin Wednesday, February 26. Performances run April 10-12 at The Paradigm Annex Theatre.