AUDITIONS

AN ACT OF GOD
By David Javerbaum

 

Director: Scott Alan Evans
 

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: September 20, 2022

Rehearsal dates: November 1 - 23, 2022
Tech Nov 20-23
 

Performance dates: November 26-December 23, 2022

(Thu-Sat at 7 p.m., and Sunday at 2p.m.)

 

DENIZEN Theatre is currently accepting audition submissions via video for its upcoming production of David Javerbaum’s AN ACT OF GOD to be performed at DENIZEN Theatre in New Paltz, NY.

This is a paid gig under an Equity Special Appearance contract.
Union and non-union actors are encouraged to submit. A
ctors will ideally have local or commutable housing in relation to New Paltz, NY.

 

HOW TO SUBMIT

Email resume, picture, and the character you are interested in playing, and attach an MOV file of your audition. Please prepare only one side for the submission. Sides can be downloaded at the links under the character descriptions below. All materials should be submitted to information@denizentheatre.com by EOD September 20, 2022.

 

ABOUT THE PLAY

 

AN ACT OF GOD is a sinfully funny and critically acclaimed new play where the Almighty and His devoted Angels answer some of the deepest questions that have plagued mankind since Creation. He’s returned to set the record straight… and He’s not holding back! Called "a gut-busting-funny riff on the never-ending folly of mankind’s attempts to fathom God’s wishes through the words of the Bible and use them to their own ends.” by The New York Times, this hilarious 80-minute comedy is “written by God” and transcribed by 13-time Emmy® Award winner David Javerbaum (The Daily Show).

 

 

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

As God and his Archangels are unknowable and undefinable, the character descriptions are open and general. There are no particular physical requirements (except a facility for physical comedy), nor age restrictions. The characters can be of any gender or race. What is vital is a great sense of humor, good comic timing, and an excellent facility

with language. All actors need to SING and MOVE WELL.

 

 

 


 

GOD
 

UNION ROLE. HOUSING IN NEW PALTZ IS AVAILABLE.
 

Pronouns: Thee/thou/thine. Ageless.

The one and only God. A divine presence. A jealous, petty, sexist, racist,

mass-murdering narcissist ... and very, very funny.

 

GOD side options:
 

#1 Download

“First off, I have no political aspirations..." TO."..the enslavement of another, the mass cultivation of a death crop, and moxie.”
 

#2 Download

“Fairness and mercy never enter into My decisions..." TO "... Are you kidding? I barely even work.”

 

MICHAEL

 

UNION/NON-UNION. MUST LIVE IN COMMUTABLE DISTANCE TO NEW PALTZ

Ageless.

An Archangel. One of God’s wingmen (as ‘twere). A “company man” who eventually has the nerve to ask the big questions and suers a fall from grace.


MICHAEL side options:

#1 Download

“Lord, question..." TO ".. in which the good and wicked received immediate and appropriate“

 

#2 Download

“Why is there suffering? ... " TO "... what the hell is the matter with you?”

 

GABRIEL

 

UNION/NON-UNION. MUST LIVE IN COMMUTABLE DISTANCE TO NEW PALTZ


Ageless (but presents older)

An Archangel. A very chill, efficient person. A heavenly stage-manager.

Gabriel side option:
 

#1 Download
 

“LEAVIN’ YOU AIN’T EASY

BUT IT’S TIME TO SAY GODBYE..." TO

"...YOU CAN ACHIEVE

A MIRACLE.”

 

 

 

Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to submit.