CASTING

HAND TO GOD

Written by Robert Askins
Directed by Sam Woodhouse

Rehearsal: 9/22/17
Preview: 10/19/17
Open: 10/25/17
Close: 11/12/17

 

San Diego Auditions: March 20, 2017 @ 10:00am-4:00pm (by invitation ONLY)

San Diego REP Creative Studio

1616 Industrial Blvd., Ste. 108

Chula Vista CA 91911

 

LA Auditions: March 27, 2017 @ 10:00am-4:00pm (by invitation ONLY)

Madilyn Clark Studios

10852 Burbank Blvd.

North Hollywood, CA 91601


San Diego Callbacks*: April 8 & April 10, 2017

Location TBD


*Must be available to attend callbacks in SD in order to be considered for this project.

 

Submission Notes:

AEA and non-union actors are encouraged to submit. 

Housing is available for select roles. 

 

To submit for Hand to God, please email your headshot and resume to casting@sdrep.org. Pic/Res should be sent as an attachment and not embedded in the email.  Please use the subject line “Hand to God Submission” and be sure to indicate which role you are interested in being seen for.

 

All auditions are by invitation only.

 

Thank you.

 

Story

Hand to God is the most produced new comedy in America!  Amidst the death of her husband, a lonely widow Margery turns to puppetry to find solace in her faith and keep her son, Jason, busy. Things take a turn for the worst when Jason’s puppet, Tyrone, is possessed by the devil – or is it Jason that is possessed? In the chaos of the possession Margery turns to Jason’s classmate, Timothy for release and stimulation. All the while Pastor Greg is trying to prove to Margery that he is what she needs. Along for the wild ride is the beautiful classmate, Jessica, that helps Jason break out and come to his senses.  Puppet sex, adult-child sex, we’re going to hell.

 

Characters

JESSICA: Female, 18+ to play 17, a complicated young woman, trapped in a small town with small ideas, smart, though somewhat introverted, does not suffer fools gladly, relates to outsiders like herself, supportive and kind to those who might need help, ruthlessly abrupt with those she perceives as selfish and arrogant.

TIMOTHY: Male, 18+ to play 17, a troubled kid, caught in survival mode at having to negotiate his dysfunctional family, he protects his fragility by forgoing any impulse control, probably in “special classes” because of his behavior problems, a combination of blatant assertiveness and underlying need make him at once full of sex and violence.

PASTOR GREG: Male, 45-50, tries valiantly to fulfill his duties as the shepherd of his flock, seemingly supportive, underneath, however, it is clear that his altruism is fueled by needy loneliness and that he might resent that no one is ever there for him, despite it all, he has his meltdown point, and out of nowhere violence flares out.

JASON: Male, 20-29 to play 17, seemingly mild-mannered and polite, retiring, inarticulate, and shy, has an alter-ego who is extremely aggressive, foul-mouthed, shameless, and highly articulate.  Expert puppetry skills and character voices required.

MARGERY: Female, 40-64, to play 40, Jason’s mother, a jittery woman trying desperately to keep her family and life together after the death of her husband, has a warm, passionate nature, but all that is suppressed by her worries about her troubled son and by the day to day pressures of making a living for both of them, seems like a powder keg about to explode, and when it does, an aggressive sexuality comes flooding out.

 

 

For casting info please email casting@sdrep.org.

 
 
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