Marion Art Center sets open auditions for ‘Church & State’

Aug 4, 2022

MARION – Local actors should start their warm-ups. The Marion Art Center Theater has announced open auditions for the upcoming production of ‘Church & State,’ written by Jason Odell Williams.

Director Donn Tyler will be casting five roles: one male and one female able to play roles in their forties/early fifties, one female able to play a character in her thirties/early forties, and two males or females able to play characters in their twenties.

Auditions will be held on Saturday, Aug. 27 from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. and on Sunday, Aug. 28, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Marion Art Center, located at 80 Pleasant Street in Marion, MA.

Only fully vaccinated actors will be considered for roles.

Performance dates are scheduled Nov. 4, 5, 6, 10 (tentative), 11, 12 and 13. Sunday matinees will begin at 2:00pm while all other evening shows will begin at 7:30pm.

In ‘Church & State’, three days before his bid for reelection and 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 his liberal 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.

Full character descriptions and more information can be found online at