About The God Committee

Abilene Community Theatre is pleased to announce in-person, open auditions for the play The God Committee, by Mark St. Germain, directed by Gary Varner

  • When: Monday, February 5, 2024, and Tuesday, February 6, 2023, from 7 to 9 PM
  • Where: ACT Main Stage
  • Rehearsal dates: February 12, 2024 April 4, 2024, Mondays through Fridays, 7 PM to 10 PM
  • Performance dates: April 5-7 and 12-14, 2024

Auditions are for all parts, and no previous acting experience is necessary. Auditions for this show will consist of cold readings from the script. Please bring your calendar or dates reflecting any conflicts you may have between February 12, 2024, and April 14, 2024.

Medicine, Money, and Morality clash when the Heart Transplant Selection Committee of St. Patrick’s Hospital has only minutes to decide which of the handful of patients will receive a heart that has suddenly become available. Each of the members of the God Committee is a qualified professional. Each is driven to achieve the best outcome possible for their patients in their care. But it’s revealed that those who “play God” are also complex individuals driven by ego, delusions of grandeur, ticking clocks…and the knowledge that their decisions are irrevocable. A cross between Twelve Angry Men and ER, The God Committee takes us into the inner workings of a transplant program and a decision, for both their candidates and their program that is a matter of life and death.

3 Females, 3 Males(PLUS there is one male, any age, that has a voice over and will be recorded for nightly playback over the P.A. system)

  • Dr. Kierra Banks (Female, Late 20’s) – Surgical Fellow under Surgical Head Dr. Peter Felker, who is rushing to the hospital with the fresh transplant. She’s the innocent one, torn over the ultimate decisions she’s asked to make.
  • Nella Larkin, R.N. (Female, 30’s to 50’s) – the down-to-earth Registered Nurse who is the Cardiac Transplant Coordinator, who juggles the phones, a wayward intercom and a noisy St. Patrick’s Day Parade outside.
  • Dr. Alex Gorman (Male, 30’s – 50’s) – a surly and opinionated cardiac surgeon. He aspires to be next head of the Transplant Unit, but is a young, hotshot doctor who is tart and arrogant without an ounce of bedside manner.
  • Dr. Jack Klee (Male, 40-60’s) – Older cardiologist; has been at St. Patrick’s Hospital for 19 years, though it feels twice that. Director of the Transplant Unit until a bout with cancer; has not resumed his post.
  • Dr. Ann Ross (Female, 40’s) Psychiatrist working hard to hide the stress she is under; conflicted over the suicide of her daughter and is blaming herself.
  • Father Charles Dunbar (Male, 50-60’s) – A widower who came late to the Catholic priesthood, and is also a corporate lawyer, who sits in to see that everything is legit to forestall lawsuits.
  • Domenick Piero (Male, 20-40’s) – Head of Social Services. Unable to walk due to a spinal injury; he pilots a mechanized scooter. He is the humane social worker who dispenses jokes and tries to calm everyone.

If you have any questions or need more information, please contact Gary Varner ([email protected]).

“The God Committee” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. www.concordtheatricals.com

Abilene Community Theatre

Abilene Community Theatre (ACT) was founded in 1954, and made it's home in its current location on Barrow in 1958. ACT is one of the oldest continually operating community theatre organizations in Texas. ACT is a not-for-profit 501(c)3, and is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors.

ACT markets its productions throughout Taylor county to all ages and economic groups by way of public service announcements, appearances on local television and radio programs, and on social media. All actors and members are volunteers from the local community who are interested in helping preserve and promote live theater in Abilene, Texas. Audiences are comprised of a diverse mix of residents and seasonal visitors who enjoy seeing their friends and neighbors present live, local theater productions.

ACT is a volunteer group. It has no paid staff nor are any members of ACT remunerated for the time, efforts and talents they bring to the organization. Musical productions will sometimes incur the cost of hiring a pianist or musicians for rehearsals and performances.

Abilene Community Theatre seeks to encourage the appreciation of and participation in all aspects of live theater, as well as conducting related educational programs for adults and children. ACT is able to meet this mission through the hard work of it's active volunteer group, and the generosity of donors and sponsors.