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Auditions for Agnes of God by John Pielmeier (Orlando, FL)

Casting Call Details:
Auditions: Agnes of God by John Pielmeier, by special arrangement with Samuel French
Date and time: Tuesday, Feb. 21, 6Pm to 9PM, with callbacks Wednesday, Feb. 22 from 6PM to 8PM
Location: The Breakthrough Theatre of Winter Park, 421 West Fairbanks Avenue Winter Park, FL 32789

** Also seeking Stage Manager/Tech **

Plot Summary:
A young nun, Agnes, is discovered, her body covered with blood, having just given birth. Her baby is found dead in the same convent room strangled by the umbilical cord. Dr. Martha Livingstone, a court-appointed psychiatrist, is brought in to examine Agnes and determine whether or not she is fit to stand trial. Mother Miriam Ruth, the nun in charge of the convent, wishes to protect Agnes’ innocence throughout the interview process. Before and after Agnes’ sessions with the psychiatrist, Mother Miriam and Dr. Livingstone battle over what ultimately is best for Agnes. As Dr. Livingstone works to unravel Agnes’ inner life, the answers she uncovers threaten to shatter the three of them.

Characters:

Dr. Martha Livingstone – A psychiatrist, 40’s

Mother Miriam Ruth (Mother Superior) – A nun, 50’s

Sister Agnes – A young novice in a Catholic convent, according to the script 21 years old. Must have a strong A Cappella singing voice, described in the script as the voice of an angel.

The audition will consist of cold readings from the script. In addition, audtioners for Agnes should be prepared to sing 16 bars of the song of their choosing A Cappella.

All roles unpaid.

Rehearsal Dates:
March 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28 (March rehearsals 6:30PM to 8:30PM)
Off book by April 3
April 3, 4, 8, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 22, 24, 25, 26, 27, 29, 30 (April rehearsals 6:30PM to 8:30PM)
May 1, 2, 3 (May rehearsals are tech, 6:30PM to 10:00PM)

Show location: The Breakthrough Theatre of Winter Park, 421 West Fairbanks Avenue Winter Park, FL 32789

Show Dates:
Friday May 4 through Monday May 7
Thursday May 10 through Monday May 14

Show call times 7PM for 8PM curtain for all show dates except Sundays, which are call time 2PM for 3PM curtain.

Awards:
1982 Tony Award® Best Actress in a Play
Geraldine Page [nominee]

1982 Tony Award® Best Featured Actress in a Play
Amanda Plummer [winner]

1982 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play
Amanda Plummer [winner]

Casting Calls Categories: Theater Casting Calls
Audition Date: Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012
Project: Auditions: Agnes of God by John Pielmeier
Location: Winter Park, FL

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