Gardner-Webb University Theatre to Hold Open Auditions

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 The Play “Doubt” Will be First Production of the Season

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. – The Gardner-Webb School of Performing and Visual Arts is extending an open invitation for auditions for the drama “Doubt” on Monday, Aug. 27 in the Millennium Theatre, located in the Communication Studies Hall.

“Doubt”, a parable, is a 2004 play by John Patrick Shanley, set in the fictional St. Nicholas (Catholic) Church School, located in the Bronx, N.Y., during the fall of 1964.  The story centers on a beloved priest, Father Flynn, who is accused of a crime, and the school’s vigilant principal, Sister Aloysius, who is caught in the middle of the controversy.  The play won the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and a Tony Award for Best Play.

Those interested in auditioning must contact Dr. Chris Nelson, assistant professor of Theatre Arts, in advance to schedule a performance time.  At the time of auditions, participants must come prepared with a 60 second contemporary monologue.  Headshots and resumes are also welcome, but are not required.  Callbacks take place the following day on Tuesday, Aug. 28 from 7 to 10 p.m.  Nelson is taking emails for audition requests at

Performance dates will be announced later.

For additional information on the School of Performing and Visual Arts, please call 704-406-4362.

Located in Boiling Springs, N.C., Gardner-Webb University offers a comprehensive academic experience that introduces students to the diverse world of ideas and to the people who think them, preparing them for professional success and for productive citizenship.