'Church & State'

By Jason Odell Williams

Performance Dates: August 10, 11, 17, 18 @ 8pm; August 12 & 19 @ 2pm

AUDITION DATE/TIME: SUNDAY JUNE 3RD, 7PM

AUDITION LOCATION: the basement of Winston Salem Theatre Alliance, 1047 W Northwest Blvd, Winston-Salem, NC 27101. 

 
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Performances in the Mountcastle Forum

Milton Rhodes Center

251 N. Spruce Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27101

 

Three days before his bid for reelection, in the wake of a school shooting in his hometown of Raleigh, North Carolina, a Republican U.S. senator makes an off-the-cuff comment to a blogger that gets leaked on “the Twitter,” calling into question the senator’s stance on guns and God. As his devoutly Christian wife and liberal Jewish campaign manager try to contain the damage, this look at how religion influences politics and how politics has become a religion is simultaneously funny, heartbreaking, and uplifting.
 

Character Breakdown


Senator Charles Whitmore

Male. 40s-50s. Born and raised in North Carolina, he is a former state senator, now incumbent Junior U.S. Senator up for reelection. His father was governor of North Carolina for many years before he died. Charlie's two older brothers are members of the NC House of Representatives. Though not gunning for it himself, the party is grooming Charlie for a presidential run in a few years. Charlie is a man filled with doubt, but he has plenty of charisma and sex appeal. He's a rare honest politician and gifted public speaker. A real family man who loves his wife, sons, and constituents. 

Auditions are Sunday, June 3rd at 7pm in the basement of Winston Salem Theatre Alliance, 1047 W Northwest Blvd, Winston-Salem, NC 27101.


Sara Whitmore

40s. Charlie's wife. A big, brassy, former real estate agent, now stay-at-home mom to their boys Matthew (9, athletic and fearless) and Luke (6, artistic and sensitive). She is sweet, charming, and instantly likable. Even when she's bossing you around, she does it with an irresistible smile. More "street smart" than "book smart," but can still hold her own with the big boys. Also born and raised in North Carolina. Loves her family, Jesus, and the Bible. She's a tough Southern woman with a soft underbelly. 

Auditions are Sunday, June 3rd at 7pm in the basement of Winston Salem Theatre Alliance, 1047 W Northwest Blvd, Winston-Salem, NC 27101.


Alex Klein

30s-40s. Charlie's campaign manager. A fast-talking, no-nonsense liberal Jew from New York whose star is on the rise a go-to campaign manager. Hired by the Whitmore campaign so she wouldn't defeat him working for the other side. She is great at her job, but knows her career is on the line if this election goes badly. Her self-doubt bubbles to the surface at times, but she's clearly a professional at the top of her game. 

Auditions are Sunday, June 3rd at 7pm in the basement of Winston Salem Theatre Alliance, 1047 W Northwest Blvd, Winston-Salem, NC 27101.

Tom/Marshall/Reporter/Security guy

20s-30s. Tom is a paid intern with the campaign. Simple with a good heart. Tom is an NC State graduate and North Carolina boy through and through; more "country," while Marshall is more of a "Southern gentleman." Marshall is a blogger with Christian values but not much journalistic experience. Reporter is a smart, charming, on-the-scene news reporter. Security Guy is a typical non-speaking bodyguard. 

Auditions are Sunday, June 3rd at 7pm in the basement of Winston Salem Theatre Alliance, 1047 W Northwest Blvd, Winston-Salem, NC 27101.

Creative Team


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Ken Ashford

Director

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TBA

Stage Manager

Bio coming soon.