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Valiant Theatre

Crisis of Faith: An Allegory for Reform

Category: Non-Equity Audition
Pay: Stipend

Valiant Theatre is seeking submissions for its first full-length production, the world premiere of "Crisis of Faith: An Allegory for Reform" by Nich Radcliffe. This adaptation modernizes the story of Martin Luther and the Reformation in the context of modern American politics, exploring the parallels between the Holy Roman Empire's distortion of Holy Scripture and the U.S. government's distortion of our own national scriptures, such as the Constitution.

Actors of all genders, ethnicities, abilities, body types, etc., are encouraged to apply. Please see below for the casting breakdown.

Character Type/Restrictions:

Privilege and injustice are prominent themes in this story. As such, casting will be conscious of who holds power and who resists it in the modern United States. We encourage actors of all races and genders to apply.

Cajetan: 40s-50s. Male or non-binary.

Charles V: 40s-50s. Male or non-binary.

Frederick the Wise: 40s-60s. Female or non-binary.

John Staupitz: 40s-60s. Any gender.

John Tetzel: 40s-60s. Male or non-binary.

Leo: 50s-70s. Male or non-binary.

Martin Luther: 30s. Any gender.

Prior/Eck: 40s-60s. Male or non-binary.

Ensemble (2-5): Any age, gender, race, ability.

Audition Date and Time: Auditions will be held February 29, 2020 (10am - 8pm) & March 2 - 3, 2020 (7pm - 10pm). Callbacks, if necessary, will be held March 7, 2020 (12pm - 6pm).

Time Commitment:
Rehearsals: August 3 - September 10, 2020
Mon - Thurs (6:30pm - 10:00pm) & Sat (12pm - 6pm)
Tech: September 12, 13, 15, 16
Previews: September 17 - 19
Opening: September 21
Performances: September 24 - October 31
Thurs - Sat @ 7:30pm & Sun @ 2pm

Material To Prepare:
Please prepare two contrasting monologues demonstrating your range, each of which should not exceed two minutes in length (four minutes total).

Contact Info:
Please submit a headshot and resume in a single PDF to, and include "Crisis of Faith - Actor" in the subject line of your email. The file name of this document must follow this format: LASTNAME_FIRSTNAME.pdf. Please indicate any conflicts with audition dates/ times in your submission as well.

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Audition Dates:

Feb 29 10-8pm
Mar 2 7-10pm
Mar 3 7-10pm
Mar 7 Callbacks 12-6pm
Posted Date: Jan 21, 2020