AUDITIONS: HAND TO GOD, by Robert Askins

Directed by Ruben Vellekoop

Produced by Richard Isaacs

After losing his dad, an awkward teenager and his mother act out in such different ways that it sets them
on a collision course involving their local church group, demonic puppets, and a new take on good vs.


JASON (Male, actor should look young enough to portray a teenager):

A shy teenager with no clue how to communicate any of his feelings. Seems to have a possessed puppet on his left arm which tends to cause some strife.

MARGERY (Female, old enough to have a teenager/late 30s and up):

Her husband died, the pastor won’t take no for an answer, and her teenage son won’t
stop playing around with his stupid sock puppet. She needs a change, stat. This role involves
intimacy for the stage (kissing, simulated sex, possibly partial nudity).

PASTOR GREG (Male, age don’t mean a thing):

He’s not like the other pastors, you know? He goes by his first name. He’s cool — nay, hip even. He even knows how to nae-nae.

JESSIE (Female, actress should look young enough to portray a teenager):

The straight shooter. Came here for the puppets but staying to see how this will end.

TIMOTHY (Male, actor should look young enough to portray a teenager):

Troubled kid who takes his problems out on everyone around him. This role involves intimacy for the stage (kissing, simulated sex, possibly partial nudity).

Note: All actors must be over 18. All characters will be cast with actors of any race/ethnicity, and all actors are encouraged to audition.

Audition, Callbacks, and Rehearsal Location:

Arlington Cultural Affairs Building, 3700 South Four Mile Run Drive, Arlington VA.

Rehearsals will be three evenings during the week (excluding Mondays) 7:00pm-10:00pm and Saturdays

Audition Dates:

Actors are asked to sign up for an audition slot at

Saturday, February 15, 1:00pm-4:00pm and

Tuesday, February 18, 7:00pm-10:00pm

Callbacks by invitation:

Thursday, February 20, 7:00pm-10:00pm

Performance Dates:

Thursdays-Saturdays at 8pm, April 24-May 9

Performance Location:

Gunston Arts Center – Theatre Two (@Gunston Middle School)
2700 South Lang Street
Arlington, VA  22206

Audition Notes:

While Dominion Stage will be taking pictures and providing an audition form, please bring an up to date resume and photo to attach if available.

All roles are unpaid and volunteer. All roles are open and not pre-cast. If cast, you must join Dominion Stage as a Production Member ($25) and in return will receive two (2) complimentary tickets to this Production. Members also get membership viewing of Dominion Stage’s next two scheduled productions.

ALL CAST MEMBERS will be scheduled to attend a number of set build nights, Load-in to the theatre, and Strike.

What to prepare:

Actors should prepare a maximum 90 second monologue. They will be given an adjustment and possibly
an improvisational exercise. Actors auditioning for teen roles should be familiar with Abbott and Costello’s “Who’s on First” comedy routine,

This play is R rated due to language and subject matter.