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Provision Theater Company


Category: Non-Equity Audition
Pay: Yes

We are looking for one male-identifying actor in his 30s or 40s to play the role of JOHN in NICODEMUS:

Provision Theater Artistic Director Tim Gregory will be directing NICODEMUS, a new play that he has written, that will be produced this spring at Trinity Christian College in the southern suburbs.

John: male, 30s - 40s, Rough around the edges, Old School, blue-collar guy with a family. Unforgiving. Can be any race.

Pay is a $1250 stipend for this major, supporting role.

Additionally, it would be helpful if actors are not hostile toward Christianity, AND not opposed to the play's sub-theme of the dangers of the Social Gospel/Liberation Theology movement.

Time Commitment:
Rehearsals start March 31: weeknights 5 PM to 9 PM in the South Loop.
Tech Week: show moves to Trinity Christian College in Palos Heights, where it will perform.
April 22, 5:30 PM to 10 PM
April 23, 5:30 PM to 10 PM
April 24, 5:30 PM to 10 PM
April 25, 6:00 PM to 10 PM
April 26, 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
April 27 OFF
April 28, 5:30 PM RUN THRU
April 29, 5:30 PM RUN THRU
April 30, 5:30 PM FINAL DRESS
OPENS: Friday, May 1 and closes May 31:
Four shows per weekend:
Fridays at 8:00 PM
Saturdays at 4:00 PM & 8:00 PM
Sundays at 3:00 PM

Material To Prepare:
Attached is about 70% of the play. If we are interested in casting you or seeing you in person after receiving your recorded audition, we will contact you via email. Here's the scene to record, having someone else read Nick's lines:


Nick: (pg 47) .....If we do those things we can fix society.

John: Oh, I know what it looks like when your type 'fixes society.'

Nick: What do you mean "my type"?

John: Nothin.

Nick: No, what? Tell me.

John: Alright. I was there last year when you where at the docks doin' your...

Nick : Sit-in.

John: Yeah, your climate justice thing.

Nick : I thought you said you saw me on TV.

John: I did... and I was there.

Nick: Protesting?

John: No. I was tryin' to save my business. I'm a fisherman- 3rd generation. My whole life was runnin' boats. Mine was one of the vessels that got docked because of your stupid protest.

Nick: I didn't know that.

John: Course, you didn't. Once our waters were restricted, it crushed the business, I lost my boat, and all for some stupid... what... endangered coral??

Nick: One of the Acropora species.

John: Yeah. It wasn't even a fish.

Nick: Coral is important too-

John: So is my family! (slight pause) Just as well, cause I joined him soon after.

Nick: I'm sorry, John. I really am. But we are called to be good stewards of this planet we've been given.

John: I'm beginning to understand why he questioned if you know anything.

Nick: I knew I shouldn't have told you that.

John: 'Cause see, it don't matter if you got six honorary doctorates, and half a column in "Who's Who... of Big Shots in the World", if you can't see something as plain as the nose on your face, you'd better go back to kindergarten.

Nick: What exactly am I not seeing?

John: You're not seeing that... that you're a gribble.

Nick: I'm a what?

John: Gribble.

Nick: A gribble.

John: It's uh, ... a parasite that attaches itself to the tongue of a fish. It sucks all the blood out of the fishes tongue until the tongue falls off, and then the gribble sets up shop by attaching itself to the stub of the tongue. It replaces the tongue. And gets first dibs on anything coming through.

Nick: That's disgusting.

John: Yep.

Nick: So you think I'm a parasite?

John: I think all your little causes and social reform stuff is really about you. It's about how you can feel better about yourself. It's about how you can move in, take-over, create your perfect little world, and then take credit for it. That's why you're a gribble.

Contact Info:
If you are interested and available for the the audition and the production, please put the sides listed in a self tape and send to by Sunday, February 16 at midnight.

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Posted Date: Feb 12, 2020