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Our 2018-2019 Season
Audition Information

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Audition Dates:

Sunday, November 11, 2018 at 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Monday, November 12, 2018 at 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Show Synopsis

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. 

Presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

The January 19 and January 20 performances have been cancelled due to weather. Contact the box office to reschedule your seats.

Audition Notes

It is suggested, though not required, that you prepare a short monologue that is in line with the character for which you are auditioning. Sides will also be provided and read.  We are interested in seeing actors outside the suggested age ranges, if you are able to play in that range.

Character Breakdown (3 f, 1 m):

Sister Aloysius Beauvier, (F, 50’s – 60’s): The head nun and principal of St Nicholas Parish and School in the Bronx.  Stern, rigid, and driven by a high sense of moral duty.  She is also suspicious and cynical and has no tolerance  for weakness.

Father Flynn, (M, 30’s – 40’s): From a working class background, articulate and personable, a Catholic priest at St. Nicholas. He is progressive and friendly—he prides himself on being approachable and amiable with the students at the parish.

Sister James, (F, 20’s - 30’s): A member of the Sisters of Charity in the Bronx and a new teacher at St. Nicholas.  Young and idealistic she is passionate about teaching. Caught between duty and conflict between Sister Aloysius and Father Flynn.

Mrs. Muller, (F, African-American, 30’s – 40’s): An African-American woman, working class, the mother of Donald Muller, a new student at St. Nicholas and its first African American student. She’s a realist; weary and wary of the world.

For further information or questions, email director Rob Nissen at

Performance Dates

Friday, January 11, 2019 at 8pm
Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 2pm
Sunday, January 13, 2019 at 2pm
Friday, January 18, 2019 at 8pm (Potential Benefit Performance)
Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 8pm
Sunday, January 20, 2019 at 2pm
Thursday, January 24, 2019 at 8pm (Potential Benefit Performance)
Friday, January 25, 2019 at 8pm
Saturday, January 26, 2019 at 8pm
Sunday, January 27, 2019 at 2pm
Thursday, January 31, 2019 at 8pm (Potential Benefit Performance)
Friday, February 1, 2019 at 8pm
Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 2pm
Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 8pm


Actors are asked to arrive to sign in within the first hour of the audition start time. All roles are available. Casting is open, and newcomers are especially welcomed. Crew and other volunteers are also needed for the event. If interested, please contact

The Barn does not charge a participation fee.

***IMPORTANT: You will be asked to list ALL potential conflict dates AT THE TIME of your audition, (NOT after casting). Please be prepared with your calendar and out-dates, as a rehearsal schedule will be generated based upon availability of staff and cast.

The Barn is an all-volunteer organization, we are unable to provide housing or offer remuneration.