Auditions

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Auditions for HAND TO GOD

Auditions will be held on August 22 from 6-8pm at Dramashop, 1001 State Street, Suite 210, Erie PA 16501. If you wish to audition but cannot make scheduled auditions, please email director Zach Flock at info@dramashop.org by August 21 to make other arrangements.

PLEASE NOTE: This play contains adult language and situations.

THE STORY:
After the death of his father, meek Jason finds an outlet for his anxiety at the Christian Puppet Ministry, in the devoutly religious, relatively quiet small town of Cypress, Texas. Jason’s complicated relationships with the town pastor, the school bully, the girl next door, and—most especially—his mother are thrown into upheaval when Jason’s puppet, Tyrone, takes on a shocking and dangerously irreverent personality all its own. HAND TO GOD explores the startlingly fragile nature of faith, morality, and the ties that bind us. (www.dramatists.com)

WHAT TO PREPARE:
All who audition will be asked to perform cold readings from the script, provided upon arrival. Prepared 2-minute monologues are welcome but not required. Please be prepared to fill out a conflict sheet with ALL conflicts between August 22 and opening night.

AVAILABLE ROLES:
“Teenage” roles will likely be cast using actors in their 18-20s and should look like adults playing kids.

JASON / TYRONE — A teenage boy / Jason’s devilish hand puppet
PASTOR GREG — The church paster who’s in love with Margery
MARGERY — a widowed housewife, Jason’s mother and the leader of the church puppet club.
JESSICA — The teenage girl next door, Jason’s crush
TIMMY — Teenage boy, the neighborhood troublemaker

PERFORMANCES:
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2016 @ 8PM
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2016 @ 8PM
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2016 @ 8PM
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2016 @ 8PM
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2016 @ 8PM
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2016 @ 8PM