Upcoming Auditions: The Virtuous Fall of the Girls from Our Lady of Sorrows

Dept of Theater Staged Reading, Winter 2022:
The Virtuous Fall of the Girls from Our Lady of Sorrows
by Gina Femia

CLICK HERE to sign up for an audition.
No previous performance experience is neccesary! No memorization required!

Monday January 24, 7-10 pm

Hop Garage 130
OR via Zoom (links will be emailed to participants in advance of their scheduled audition time)


An exploration of teenage revolution in the face of petty authoritarianism. Set in a Catholic girls' school, "The Virtuous Fall of the Girls from Our Lady of Sorrows" recounts the ripple effects caused by one student's decision to produce M4M2, a controversial sequel to Shakespeare's Measure for Measure.

The Virtuous Fall of the Girls from Our Lady of Sorrows is an original new work written by award-winning playwright Gina Femia. A staged reading performance of the play will be directed by director/producer/theatre artist Sagan Chen '14. Rehearsals will begin Tuesday January 25; the project will rehearse approximately 25 hours in total, with a final performance on Friday February 4 in the Bentley Theater. No memorization is required.

No previous performance experience is neccesary!

CLICK HERE to sign up for an audition slot; time slots are in 10-minute increments. If you are not able to make any of the available time slots, please email production manager Brianna Parry to discuss alternate possibilities.

The audition will include reading selected scenes from the play (called "sides"), so students are encouraged to read the play prior to auditions; the script is availabl  

Please note: in an effort to expand available opportunities for all, students already cast in the MainStage production of Rent are ineligible to audition for other dept of theater projects this term.


Minnie: 18, female-identifying. A senior, our scribe. Her personality is so big, wondrous and bubbly, it's hard for people to take her seriously sometimes – but they totally should.
Imogene: 18, female-identifying. A senior, Minnie's best friend. Androgynous, rough talking, tough but has an incredible ability to be vulnerable. 
Jenny: 17, female-identifying. A junior, super feminine to the max, wants to be a movie star when she grows up, loves J.Lo.
Mathilda: 14, female-identifying.A freshman, she's always aiming to please, naïve but honest and truthful and incredibly authentic.
Dove: 15, female-identifying. A sophomore, Minnie's younger sister, literally only doing this because her parents told her to do it, wears her hurt on her heart.
Maxx: 15, female-identifying. A sophomore, has been sentenced to drama club as part of her delinquency and punishment and all that, glares at the world.

One actor plays the following roles:
Sister Ignatius: 30. Teaches religion and morality, she is also Minnie's advisor and second in command of the school. Stern. Unflinching in her belief, still wears a habit.
Sister Rose: Teaches History, a little show-boaty.
Sister Lucy: Teaches Chemistry, crotchety and old.
Mrs. O'Donell: Teaches a workshop on menstruation, bubbly and warm.


Email production manager Brianna Parry.