Auditions for A Christmas Testimony in Partnership with Faith, Hope, and Love
A Christmas Testimony is an original drama that will be preformed in various venues around the city of Indianapolis. We need dancers, actors, singers, and musicians! Come be part of the experience. Please see http://www.achristmastestimony.kingd...nministry.com/ for more audition information. Auditions will be held at the Faith, Hope, and Love office which is close to 82nd steet and Craig Road in Castleton. (8383 Craig Street Suite 335, Indianapolis, IN, 46250) Plot and character descriptions are located below and on the website. Auditions are Friday September 16th (dancers and musicians) and Saturday September 17th (actors and actresses.) Feel free to look at the website for any questions you might have. We look forward to seeing you there.
We all have a story to tell and the choice that Sarah makes to share hers might just make all the difference in her friend Mallory’s life. It was ten years ago that Sarah’s world radically changed, as did many of those around her. At that time, Sarah hated God because He allowed cancer to take her Christian mother five years prior. This left left her alone to take care of her father George, who suffers with debilitating obsessive-compulsive issues. To escape the stresses of home, she absorbs herself into the life of her best friend Jennifer, who was one of the few Christians that was tolerable to be around. However, Jennifer decides to assist her father Sam, the local worship minister, as he prepares that year’s Christmas production and Sarah now finds herself in the midst of all kinds of Christians; such as Jennifer’s judgmental grandmother and Holly, the new ditzy Christian that keeps trying to convert her to Jesus-life. It already seems a bit too much for Sarah and then Jennifer begins having her dreams. The dreams, though they don’t make sense to Sarah, start causing her anger. Because through these dreams Jennifer realizes that she has to make a tough choice…a choice that would end up changing everyone’s lives forever.
Sam Mears (40-50) singing role - Worship Minister at the local church that feels such a deep responsibility to his congregation that he often neglects his daughter, Jennifer. He tends to hide his emotions a put on a "happy face" and though he loves God, he doesn't lean onto Him for understanding. When he meets adversity, Sam starts to struggle and realizes quickly that he can't stand on his own.
Grandma Mears (60-70) - Mother of Sam that is completely "on fire" for Christ. A little unconventional and outspoken, she seeks to share God with everyone she meets. Her biggest flaw is speaking before she thinks, which often causes her to criticize her son in front others.
Jennifer Mears (13-18)- Teen daughter of Sam and the close friend of next-door neighbor Sarah Yellman. Jennifer has a sincere heart with a strong desire to follow the Lord. However, due to feeling neglected by her father, she tends to exaggerate stories to gain the attention of others.
George Yellman (40-50)- Neighbor of Sam that is indifferent to the Mears' family religion and way of life. Laughing on the outside, he hides his struggle with OCD from the world. He attempts to gain control of his surroundings wherever he goes, which keeps him at home most of the time.
Sarah Yellman (13-18)- Teen daughter of George and best friend of Jennifer Mears. Since her mothers death five years ago, she is very protective of her father and dislikes Christians as a whole. Jennifer and her father Sam are the first Christians that don't seem to annoy her. Sarah is always on the lookout for hypocrisy, all the while hiding herself behind a mask of sarcasm.
Holly (20-30)- A new Christian with a heart of gold but very little common sense. Holly tries to take the fast track in her Christian growth by reading articles on the Internet and watching self-help videos. Although she attempts to get a handle on sharing her faith effectively, she falls on her face quite often.
Melody (30-40)- Talented and experienced singer/actor that begins visiting the church where Sam ministers. Quickly we discover that her abilities are numerous while her heart is closed. She loves the spotlight, but feels worthless and incapable on the inside. As George's girlfriend, she and Sarah often butt heads due to Melody's demanding and bossy nature.
Mr. Dirks(20+) - Assistant Director helping with Christmas production.
Barbara (40+) singing role - Member of the choir that has faithfully been serving for over 20 years and is going through a divorce.
Gina (40+) backup singing role
Cathy (35-45) backup singing role
Young Girl (8-13)
Doctor (30+ male or female)
More information about auditions (also located on website)
Friday, Sept. 16 @ 6-8 pm
Dance & Musician Auditions Only
Modern dancers with ballet influenceWhat to prepare:
Solo instrumentalist (any instrument)
Saturday, Sept. 17 @ 12 noon-6 pm
- Short presentation of your own testimony (1-2 mins)
- Short section of recorded music of any type w/ dance or instrumental/percussion solo
Cast Auditions Only
What to prepare:
- Short presentation of your own testimony (1-2 mins)
- Short section of A Christmas Testimony script (will provided via email to you one week prior to audition)
IF AUDITIONING FOR SINGING ROLE – Also will need to prepare a 2-3 min vocal piece