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Our Covid Safe Plan will apply to all activity on our premises, including auditions. 
Note: All cast and crew of any productions are required to be fully vaccinated.
If this is a problem, please discuss with the director at the time of booking an appointment.

Agnes of God

by John Pielmeier

Directed by Deborah Fabbro



Summoned to a convent, Dr Martha Livingstone, a court-appointed psychiatrist, is charged with assessing the sanity of a novitiate accused of murdering her newborn. Mother Miriam Ruth, the Mother Superior of the convent, is determined to keep young Sister Agnes from the doctor, further arousing Dr Livingstone's suspicions.

Who killed the infant? And who fathered the tiny victim? Livingstone's questions force all three women to re-examine the meaning of faith and the power of love, leading to a dramatic, emotionally charged and compelling climax.

The play was first presented in a staged reading at the 1979 Eugene O'Neill Playwrights Conference then opened on Broadway in 1982. Pielmeier then wrote the screenplay for the 1985 film.

It is a play that explores issues of faith, mental health and spirituality. It questions belief and disbelief, questions goodness and sanctity, questions guilt and innocence.  Though the play deals with some dark and disturbing subject matter, each character, in her own way, wants to make things better.

Accents: generic American. This production will be set in the 1970s.

Trigger warnings: physical and psychological abuse by a parent and sexual violence


Season dates:

6 - 23 September, 2023

Audition dates:

Sun 2 July from 12:30pm
Mon 3 July from 7:30pm

Auditions will be held at Williamstown Little Theatre - 2 Albert St, Williamstown


Character Descriptions:

Dr Martha Livingstone - 40-50s Psychiatrist appointed by the court to assess Agnes's sanity. Intelligent and determined, she presents a tough exterior but struggles with her own personal demons. At times she is a fierce, hard-pressed investigator and other moments show her as nurturing and protective. She is a chain smoker. Please note smoking will be mimed.

Mother Miriam Ruth - 60s The Reverend Mother of the convent and Agnes' aunt. She is very protective of Agnes and has her best interests at heart. Before becoming a nun, Miriam was married with two daughters. She is devout and quick to defend her beliefs and comes into conflict with Dr Livingstone during the investigation.  A strong and firm character.

Agnes - early 20s A novice nun who denies knowledge of the baby and then later claims it was a virgin birth and the baby comes from God. Agnes looks and sounds angelic. She has an outward innocence and simplicity but below the surface she is plagued by childhood abuse.  Singing ability is a must as she often sings hymns. Actor must be okay with fake blood.

Ages are indicative and approximate only. An actor's true age may be different from the age of the character if they look and sound right for the part. Please do not hesitate to audition because you are uncertain about the suitability of your age.

No roles have been pre-cast.  Please bring an audition form with you.


Routine rehearsals will be 7.30-9.30pm on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, and 1.00pm-4.00pm Sunday


Deborah Fabbro at or 0416 141 838


Williamstown Little Theatre has a COVID SAFE PLAN that will apply through auditions, rehearsals and performances. 

  • Please do not attend if you are feeling unwell with cold or flu-like symptoms, are required to be in isolation or have tested positive to COVID 19 either via PCR or RAT within the previous 7 days.

  • We recommend that you wear a mask while indoors except for during your actual audition.

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