By John Patrick Shanley
Directed by Nancy Sellin

Auditions for Doubt, A Parable will be held at the Adobe Theater on

Saturday, December 14, 10:00-12:00
Sunday, December 15, 5:00-7:00

Callbacks Monday, December 16, 6:00-7:00

Doubt takes place in the sixties, at a time when the whole world seemed to be going through some kind of upheaval. We had our traditions and we had our questions.

As Patrick Shanley, the author, says, “Doubt requires more courage than conviction does, and more energy; because conviction is a resting place and doubt is infinite. We’ve got to learn to live with a full measure of uncertainty. There is no last word. That’s the silence under the chatter of our time.”

NO PARTS ARE PRE-CAST. You will be asked to read from the script.


Sister Aloysius Beauvier, age 50s-60s. Principal of St. Nicholas Catholic School in the Bronx. She is sturdy, stern, opinionated, and runs a tight ship.

Father Brendan Flynn, late thirties. He is compassionate with a good sense of humor and wants to bring some modernization to the school.

Sister James, 20s. Young and innocent, wants to please. She is well-liked and tries hard.

Mrs. Muller, late 30s. African American. Mother of one of the boys at the school. Kind, realistic, and wants the best for her son.

If you have any questions or wish to arrange an audition other than these times, please email the director at