Theater Voices Auditions for Reading of “Agnes of God”

Auditions for the second staged reading of our 2017-18 season will be held
on Sunday and Monday, Dec. 10 and 11.

Theater Voices announces auditions for a staged reading of Agnes of God by
John Pielmeier, directed by Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill, artistic director
for the Capital Region’s sole year-round professional theatre, theREP.

*Audition dates: *
Sunday, Dec. 10, 7-9 p.m.
Monday, Dec. 11, 7-7:30 p.m., with callbacks to follow immediately
afterward.

Auditions will be held at Steamer No. 10 Theatre, 500 Western Ave., Albany.
Please arrive at 7 p.m. and be prepared to stay. Audition sides from the
script will be provided. Actors will be asked to read scenes from the play.

*Performance dates:*
Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018, at 3 p.m. (open rehearsal/performance)
Friday, Feb. 16, at 8 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 17, at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 18, at 3 p.m.
Actors must be available for all performance dates.

*Available parts:*

Agnes: Early 20s, or able to play that age range. Slightly other-worldly
— or is it that she hears what others cannot? Agnes is a study in
contradictions; she possesses a sweetness but can also be completely
forthright at times. She is guided by God and “love,” always. Agnes has a
pure soprano voice and sings several songs of the liturgy throughout the
play. NOTE: While it is not essential for the actress to sing, those
auditioning are encouraged to bring a prepared hymn to sing a cappella.

Mother Miriam Ruth: Age 50+. Worldly, earthy, nobody’s fool.  Her sense
of humor is evident from her first line. She knows and understands sinners
because she is one. Previously married and a heavy smoker, she came to her
calling late. Passionately protective.

The role of Doctor Martha Livingstone has been cast.

*Play synopsis:*
Summoned to a convent, Dr. Martha Livingstone, a court-appointed
psychiatrist, is charged with assessing the sanity of a novice accused of
murdering her newborn. Miriam Ruth, the Mother Superior, determinedly keeps
young Agnes from the doctor, arousing Livingstone’s suspicions. With Agnes
claiming a virgin conception and having no memory of giving birth,
Livingstone’s questions force all three women to re-examine the meaning of
faith and the power of love — leading to a dramatic, compelling climax.

Please contact info@theatervoices.org with questions.

Theater Voices is a company of dedicated actors and directors who, since
1989, have presented both new and classic works, with the specific goal of
emphasizing the richness of the playwright’s language. Each production is a
fully-performed staged reading, but with minimal scenery and simple
performance clothes. All performances are admission-free.

Theater Voices is a not-for-profit organization under IRS 501(c)3 and is
funded in part by the New York State Council on the Arts Community Art$
Grant.

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