Auditions – The Unsanctioned Minutes from Saint Lucy’s Quaternitarian Church Council’s Last Meeting – WED & THURS, 5/31 – 6/1

Switchyard Theatre Company is holding auditions for their upcoming production of THE UNSANCTIONED MINUTES FROM SAINT LUCY’S QUATERNITARIAN CHURCH COUNCIL’S LAST MEETING by Ken Walsh. Show runs July 26-30, at Mettlesome Theatre in Durham. Directed by Mia Peters, produced by Kelly Caniglia and Dave McEwen. A stipend is available.  

We are seeking an ethnically- and age-diverse mix of performers to bring this original work to life.


Play Description

A prank or a supernatural event? When the statue of their patron Saint Lucy disappears from the tabernacle, it’s up to the ladies of the church council to solve the mystery. New president Ellie has her hands full keeping newsletter editor Rita from panicking the congregation, former president Violet from taking over, and Gen-Z secretary Katey from her cell phone and boyfriend. And how will the handsome new reverend manage to keep his cool? A fun and heartwarming slice of southern church life, kicking off our first full production of works by local playwrights.

Casting breakdown:

All roles are open to actors of any race, gender or ethnicity. NOTE: Actors must be vaccinated for COVID-19, and present a vaccination card prior to being seen for in-person auditions or considered for a role.

Rita Branum: Female presenting busybody at St. Lucy’s who wants to publish a church bulletin that would make National Enquirer envious

Katey Jackson: Female presenting Council recording secretary who doesn’t quite keep up with the conversation. Needs to present as late teens early 20s

Parker Bernard: Male presenting minister who appears oblivious and fearful that the church or one of its congregants might have a problem, any problem

Ellie Taphurst: Middle aged Female presenting Procedural chair intent to have her way with the Council, and with Rev. Parker

Violet Kowalski: Female Presenting Tempest who once commanded the Council, with a ‘proper’ sense of decorum

Audition information:

Auditions will be held in person on Wednesday 5/31 and Thursday 6/1, from 7-10 pm at: Raleigh Founded, 2409 Crabtree Blvd Suite 107, Raleigh NC 27604. .

Please bring a 30-60 second memorized monologue of your choice, comedic preferred but not required. If you do not already have a monologue prepared, there will be some sides provided at audition for cold reads.


Callbacks will be held in person on Sunday, 6/4, from 4-7pm at: Raleigh Founded, 2409 Crabtree Blvd Suite 107, Raleigh NC 27604. Actors will be provided sides beforehand and paired up to read together.  We anticipate announcing the cast by Wednesday, 6/8

Rehearsal information:

Dates:  6/12-7/26. 2-4 weeknights depending on actor availability, and one Saturday/Sunday per week.

Performance dates:

July 26-30.  Performances will be held at: Mettlesome Theater, 800 Taylor St., Suite 9-156, Durham, NC, 27701

Additional information:

Email , or call 919-926-9906 with any questions!