Seekers of the Word, ACU’s on-campus drama ministry, will hold open tryouts Wednesday.
The auditions will be held in Room 130 of the Onstead-Packer Biblical Studies Building, starting at 8:30 p.m.
Seekers director Jacob Luedecke, senior psychology major from San Antonio, said the auditions are open to all students. No prior registration is required.
“They just need to show up. They don’t need to have anything prepared,” Luedecke said. “They should just come as they are and be as open and honest with us as they can through the whole process.”
He said details of the audition are kept secret so no one has an unfair advantage, but he did say the auditions will regard some acting skill.
“The thing we encourage them to do is come and be prepared for anything,” Luedecke said. “We don’t want one person to come in with a distinct advantage. We are a drama ministry, so they will have to do some form of acting.”
Our group is devoted to promoting the teachings of Jesus in performance, Luedecke said. They usually perform two shows a month, one in the Abilene area and one show out of town.
“Seekers is a traveling drama ministry that hopes to bring the message of God and Jesus through the medium of skits. We are a relationally based group that is more of a family, because we do so many things together,” Luedecke said.
Seekers had 16 members last year, with 11 returning for this year. Luedecke said the have not decided how many new members to add. Those selected will travel with the ministry and will be required to pay dues of $20 per semester.
David Conley, senior youth and family ministry major from Spring and a member of Seekers, said he has made several lasting friendships through the club.
“The community and the family that I have in Seekers is incredible,” Conley said. “I’m closest to them, and they’re my best friends. I sure do love them, and they love me.”
Conley said new members should be aware of the commitment that comes with participating in the ministry as well as as the benefits.
“It is a commitment, but it’s a non-pressure environment,” Conley said. “There is no fear. It is very welcoming. You shouldn’t be nervous.”