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Announcing auditions for the final production of the Mainstage Season, Church & State by Jason Odell Williams. Please see below for details and instructions on how to schedule an audition appointment.

Show: Church & State by Jason Odell Williams

Dates/times of auditions: Monday, April 16 from 6-10pm and Tuesday, April 17 from 7-10pm

Location of auditions: Matrix Theatre Company, 2730 Bagley Detroit, MI 48216

**Appointments are required. To schedule an appointment, please send an email to auditions@matrixtheatre.org. Be sure to include your full name, phone number, the role(s) for which you'd like to be considered, and your desired day/time slot. A staff member will be in contact with you to confirm an appointment day and time.**

Seeking/roles available: All roles available. One male, 40s-50s. One female, 40s. One female, 30s-40s. One male, 20s-30s. See character breakdown for full descriptions.

Character breakdown:
SENATOR CHARLES "CHARLIE" WHITMORE (R-NC): Male. 40s-50s. Born and raised in North Caroline, he is a former State Senator, now incumbent Junior U.S. Senator, up for re-election. His father was Governor of NC for many years before he died. Charlie's two older brothers are Congressmen in NC. 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.

SARA WHITMORE: Female. 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 touch southern woman with a soft underbelly.

ALEX KLEIN: Female. 30s-40s. Charlie's campaign manager. A fast-talking, no-nonsense, liberal Jew from New York whose star is on the rise as 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.

TOM/MARSHALL/REPORTER/SECURITY GUY: Male. 20s-30s. An NC State graduate and North Carolina boy through-and-through. Tom is more "country," while Marshall is more of a "southern gentleman." Tom is a paid intern with the campaign. Simple with a good heart. Marshall is a blogger with Christian values but not much journalistic experience. News Anchor is a smart, charming on-the-scene news reporter. Security Guy is a typical non-speaking bodyguard.

Audition preparation: Sides will be made available to you when you arrive for your appointment. Some group improvisation (thought the production itself will not include improv) might also be asked of you.

No Equity contracts are available at this time.

Salary/Pay Rate: $40 per performance, minimum 12 performances.

Rehearsal dates: May 1 - June 7, 2018 (Rehearsal schedule TBD)

Performance dates: June 8 - July 8, 2018, Fridays/Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 3