"Hand to God" Auditions
"Hand to God"
Written by Robert Askins
Directed by Vaughn Melbourn
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.
Jason/Tyrone: A young boy who is trying his best to be a good son and respectful individual. His puppet Tyrone has other ideas… He’s been through a lot and he’s about to go through much MUCH more.
Margery: The widowed mother of Jason, barely holding on thanks to the little faith she has left. Someone who is struggling to find her happiness let alone raise a child.
Pastor Greg: A devout man who has eyes for Margery. He is learning every day about what it means to be a man of God.
Timothy: The “troubled” school bully. Doesn’t know how to express himself or relate to others. One thing’s for sure, he’s definitely not here for the puppets.
Jessica/Jolene: A kind girl truly there to work on her puppetry skills who gets caught up in the mess. Jolene, her puppet, is realistic in more ways than one.
***All characters can be played by anyone of any race/ethnicity. All identities of gender and sexuality are also encouraged to audition.
HOW TO AUDITION:
Auditions will be held over Zoom on April 2nd, 1-4 pm.
A Zoom link will be sent to you after signing up for a slot at the link below. Please log into the zoom waiting room a few minutes before your start time to make sure you’re all set up and ready to go! Callbacks will be held in the large classroom on April 3rd, 1-4 pm.
For your audition, please prepare 2 contemporary monologues: 1 comedic and 1 dramatic, 30seconds-1minute each.