Eye Witness

Overshadowed announces auditions for their fall play, “Eyewitness,” an original production written by Kari Jones and Kendra Jones.

“Eyewitness” follows a university Master’s student, Theo, as he wrestles with the question, “What is truth?” He has been taught about and heard the stories — stories of a man who appeared to be every bit human, and yet of another world at the same time. Some called Him Messiah; some called Him myth. Theo turns to the wisest and most learned man he knows to help him separate fact from fiction. A man with with first-hand, eyewitness testimony; a doctor known as Luke.

Role Auditions

  • Time:  Tuesday June 27th, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
    Thursday June 29th, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Location: Medinah Baptist Church 900 Foster Ave, Medinah, Illinois
  • All roles are open.

Important Audition Material:

  • Please prepare a one-minute, memorized monologue.
  • There will also be cold readings from the script.

Performance Information:

All performances will be at the Overshadowed performance venue:  900 Foster Ave, Medinah, IL. Performance dates are September 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30, October 5, 6, 7.

Character Descriptions:

*A note about stage ages: Ages listed are stage ages and also have a wide range of flexibility. If you can act/look the part, please go for it!

  • The Professor (40 - 60) Professor of Philosophy and Ethics, antagonist, considers himself a guardian of knowledge
  • Theo (20’s): A Master’s student working on his thesis, wrestles with matters of faith
  • Professor Seth (40 - 60): Professor of Philosophy, on the thesis review board, skeptic
  • Professor Jairus (40 - 60): Another professor on the review board, drawn to Theo’s plight, sympathetic
  • Dr. Luke (40 - 50): Well respected doctor and lifelong learner, a believer who can accept truth based on faith, considered as a part of “The Followers”
  • Harry (20’s): Graduate student and classmate of Theo
  • Saul (20’s): Graduate student and classmate of Theo
  • Fin (20’s): Graduate student and classmate of Theo
  • Levi (40 - 60): Local resident, one of “The Followers” the resident comedian
  • Lazarus (40 - 60): Runs the diner with his sisters, Mary & Martha, a Follower
  • Mary (30 - 40) : Sister to Lazarus and Martha, works at the diner, a Follower, and bold regarding her faith
  • Martha (35 - 45) : Sister to Lazarus and Martha, works at the diner, a Follower, timid about her faith
  • Zoe (20’s): A strikingly beautiful and radiant young woman, she is Dr. Luke’s assistant, a Follower and has an air of mystery about her
  • Felix (35 - 50): A direct eyewitness to Jesus’ miracles
  • Sam (35 - 50): A direct eyewitness to Jesus’ miracles
  • Esther (45 - 60): A direct eyewitness to Jesus’ miracles
  • Anna (16 - 25): A direct eyewitness to Jesus’ miracles

All audition information and /or dates are subject to change without notice.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact the director, Kendra Jones, at
Also, please contact the director if you are interested in auditioning, but are not available for either audition time.

Please note that as Overshadowed Theatrical Productions produces shows exclusively on a volunteer, recreational basis, all performers are unpaid.

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