The Ohio State University at Newark

Audition Dates Scheduled for Doubt: a Parable

NEWARK, Ohio, August 15, 2017 — Director Edie L. Norlin of The Ohio State University’s Black Box Theater has announced audition dates for the November production of Doubt: a Parable, by the Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, John Patrick Shanley. A special appearance by Equity actor, Susan Pingleton* as Sr. Aloysius Beauvier is sure to delight theater-goers.

Auditions are open to the public and will be held on Tuesday, September 5 and Wednesday, September 6, at 7:00 p.m. at The Black Box Theater in LeFevre Hall, 1199 University Drive, on the shared campus of Ohio State Newark and Central Ohio Technical College (COTC). Performance dates will run from November 9 – 19, 2017.

Audition requirements include a 2-3 minute prepared dramatic monologue, but not required, and cold script reads will be expected. Parts are available for three women and one man. Copies of Doubt: a Parable scripts are available in the John L. and Christine Warner Library. Serious actors are always encouraged to read the script before auditions.

Persons interested in tech opportunities are encouraged to come during audition time¬¬s as well. If students would like to earn credit for being involved in the production, contact Norlin as soon as possible to enroll now and avoid late fees that would applicable at audition time.

In this brilliant and powerful drama, Sister Aloysius, a Bronx school principal, takes matters into her own hands when she suspects the young Father Flynn of improper relations with one of the male students. Winner of the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Tony Award for Best Play, all the elements come together like clockwork in this provocative play. It’s a gripping story of suspicion cast on a priest's behavior that is less about scandal than about questions of moral certainty. The play is set in the Bronx, New York in 1964, and takes place mostly in the offices of a Catholic School.

This production is presented through special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc. A mature audience is recommended. For more information, contact Norlin at

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*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States, appearing under a Special Appearance Contract