Audition Notices


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Williamstown Little Theatre Inc.
02-Jul-2017 at 10:00AM
03-Jul-2017 at 07:00PM

Performance:
07 Sep 2017 to 23 Sep 2017


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The Seafarer

Author: Conor McPherson

Director: Bruce Akers

Enquiries: 0432 984 781

Characters Summary: 5 M (40s-60s)

Characters: Please note: the ages are indicative only

James "Sharky" Harkin. Forties/ Fifties.
Fisherman/van driver/chauffeur. Aiming to get through the Christmas period alcohol- free. His brother's carer. "A very tough life is etched on his face".
Visibly showing the effects of a recent bar fight.

Richard Harkin. Fifties/ Sixties.
Sharky's older brother, recently gone blind. Unshaven, alcoholic, argumentative.Loves a drink and a card game. Sociable but constantly at odds with Sharky.
The brothers have a wholly disfunctional, passive- aggressive relationship.

Ivan Curry. Forties/ Fifties.
An old friend of the brothers. Big, burly man. Naturally friendly, a follower, always losing his glasses.

Nicky Gilbin. Forties/ Fifties.
A friend of Richard. Rival of Sharky for the affections of Sharky's ex-wife. Nervy, skinny, gregarious.

Mr Lockhart. Fifties.
Commanding nature. Game player. Mysterious. A man of refined appearance. Elegantly dressed but can be frightening once the façade is dropped.


Precast Characters: None

Audition Venue: Williamstown Little Theatre
2 Albert Street, Williamstown

Theatre: Williamstown Little Theatre
2 Albert Street, Williamstown

Company Website: http://www.wlt.org.au/

Synopsis: It is Christmas Eve in Baldoyle, a coastal suburb north of Dublin. James "Sharky" Harkin, erstwhile fisherman/van driver/ chauffeur, finds himself reluctantly hosting old friends at the dingy house he shares with his brother, Richard, who has recently gone blind.A source of early conflict stems from Richard inviting Nicky Gilbin - Sharky's rival for his ex-wife - to join the men for a "friendly" game of poker. Trusted ally, Ivan, is to make up the numbers.

Nicky unexpectedly arrives with the mysterious Mr. Lockhart, a man of refined appearance. A lot of booze and card playing carry the men into Christmas Day, when Sharky must face up to the grim promise he made decades ago.





Other Information: Auditions by appointment only: contact until May 2 peter.newling@gmail.com and thereafter bwakers27@hotmail.com or 0432 984 781
Bring audition form downloaded from WLT website auditions page, plus non returnable headshot.

Rehearsal days will be Tues/Thurs 7-10.30 pm, Friday as required, Sundays 1-6 pm
 

Mordialloc Theatre Co. Inc.
02-Jul-2017 at 07:30PM
03-Jul-2017 at 07:30PM

Performance:
01 Sep 2017 to 16 Sep 2017


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Equally Divided

Author: Ronald Harwood

Director: Cheryl Ballantine Richards

Enquiries: 0412 133 071

Characters Summary: 2M(50+), 2F(50+)

Characters: EDITH TAYLOR: Late 50’s. Unmarried, anxious, worried about her future. Edith has sacrificed her life to nurse her mother.

RENATA TAYLOR: Early 50’s. Glamorous, married several times, financially secure, Renata has spent her life doing what she pleases.

CHARLES MOWBRAY: Mid 50’s. A Solicitor. Widowed. Slightly scruffy, still handsome.

FABIAN HILL: Maybe in his 50’s. Owner of an antique shop. When younger he was an actor. He has a grand manner.


Precast Characters: None.

Audition Venue: Guide Hall, Glebe Ave, Cheltenham (off Charman Rd)

Theatre: Shirley Burke Theatre
64 Parkers Road
Parkdale

Company Email: mordialloctheatre@gmail.com

Company Website: http://www.mordialloctheatre.com

Synopsis: Set on the south coast of England, Equally Divided begins shortly after the funeral of Edith and Renata’s mother. When the contents of the Will are made known, childhood rivalries recur in this astute and intelligent play.
 

Malvern Theatre Company Inc.
09-Jul-2017 at 07:00PM
10-Jul-2017 at 07:00PM

Performance:
27 Oct 2017 to 11 Nov 2017


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TWENTIETH CENTURY

Author: Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur

Director: Nicholas Opolski

Enquiries: 0400 507 788 or nopolski@hotmail.com

Characters Summary: 4M(30-50, Open Age, 25-40, over 40; 3F(25-45, Open Age, 20-30); 2MorF(over 40)

Characters: OSCAR JAFFE: 30 to 50. Romantic, devilish, charming, tyrannical at turns.
LILY GARLAND: 25 to 45. A star, and must be treated as such.
IDA WEBB: Open age. Oscar’s secretary. Tough, shrewd, street-smart.
OWEN O’MALLEY: Open age. Irish, argumentative, tough.
GEORGE SMITH: Lily’s current boy-toy. Highly strung, a little slow to see things.
M. CLARK: Male or Female, over 40. Part will be Matthew or Myrtle. Religious zealot, wealthy, eccentric.
Dr GROVER LOCKWOOD: Over 40. Nervy, anxious.
ANITA HIGHLAND: 20 to 30. Confident, breezy.
Conductor: Male or Female, over 40. Strong, authoritative.

Audition Venue: Malvern Theatre, 29 Burke Road, East Malvern

Theatre: Malvern Theatre, 29 Burke Road, East Malvern

Company Email: home@malverntheatre.com.au

Company Website: http://www.malverntheatre.com.au

Synopsis: Chicago, 1938. The luxurious 'Twentieth Century' train speeds from Chicago to New York. On board, theatrical producer Oscar Jaffe must convince ex-lover Lily Garland to leave her movie career and return to Broadway ... and him. But with a cast of crazies interfering, it will take some scheming. This fast-paced comedy is adapted by Ken Ludwig from the Hecht/MacArthur classic. A comedy as fast as the Twentieth Century!

Other Information: For pdf copy of the script, contact Nicholas on 0400 507 788 or nopolski@hotmail.com
Rehearsals from 3rd September - Tuesdays and Thursdays 7.30 to 10.30 pm; Sundays 2 to 5 pm.
 

Heidelberg Theatre Co.
09-Jul-2017 at 06:00PM
10-Jul-2017 at 06:00PM

Performance:
08 Sep 2017 to 23 Sep 2017


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The Club

Author: David Williamson

Director: Gavin Williams

Enquiries: gavin.g.williams@gmail.com

Characters Summary: 6M(20s-60s) 1F(30-60+)

Characters: Geri (Female 30-60+): Club administrator. Extremely good at playing politics with the egos around her. Gets her own way through coercion and manipulation, so it never looks like responsibility for decisions rests on her shoulders. This is a gender swapped character.

Ted (Male 50-70+): New president of an unsuccessful club. Has never played for the club, so having troubles getting respect within the club for that reason. Owns a pie business, which is struggling financially, and has invested a lot of his own money into the club. Proud and desperately wants to be seen as the saviour of the club.

Laurie (Male 40-55): Long serving coach. Iconic and well respected figure at the club. Loved by his players. Has wanted to spend money on acquiring players for years, with the club resisting, so is angry that the club has bought Geoff without his consultation. Realises the management of the club are working against him and looking to scapegoat him for their inability to win a premiership for 19 years.

Danny (Male 30-35): Nearing the end of what has been an illustrious and celebrated career. Despite being much loved within the club, Danny’s form is fading and he is struggling to keep up with the game. Personally his marriage and his finances are in turmoil. He is very proud and trying desperately to resolve both issues. Has incredible loyalty to his coach.

Jock (Male 60+): Former president and legend of the club. Games record holder and last premiership winning coach. Dislikes current coach and wants him out. Inserts himself in all elements of the running of the club, trying to stay relevant and involved in the dynamic power games. Is manipulative and deceitful in getting what he wants.

Geoff (Male 20-30): The clubs new star recruit, who has been paid big dollars by the club. Sees the men running the club for what they are and is openly contemptuous of them. Realises he is just a piece of meat to them, a player to be bartered, and responds accordingly.


Precast Characters: None

Audition Venue: Heidelberg Theatre
36 Turnham Ave. Rosanna
(opp. Rosanna Railway Stn car park)

Theatre: Heidelberg Theatre
36 Turnham Ave. Rosanna

Company Email: htc@htc.org.au

Company Website: http://www.htc.org.au

Synopsis: It is well known in today’s society that to succeed in any elite team sport, a sporting club needs to be run like a business, with the highest level of professionalism.

It wasn’t always this way. David Williamson’s The Club explores the gauche transition from amateurism to professionalism that many elite sporting clubs endured. A time where necessary evolution clashed bitterly with time-honoured traditions, and accountability was a dirty word.

Williamson’s impulsive characters, and their volatile relationships, are brutally exposed as they struggle to either obtain, regain or maintain power in the back rooms of The Club.

Other Information: AUDITION DETAILS:

- Accents: A standard Australian accent will be used in this production

- To assist with planning of audition sessions, please email the director and nominate which audition session you wish to attend, and which, if any, character you are interested (gavin.g.williams@gmail.com).

- Audition forms will be available to be completed at the audition.

- Audition format will be individuals and paired auditionees. You will prepare and deliver a maximum 3 min monologue and then work in tandem with another auditionee (preferably auditioning a different role to you) on a scene from the play, as provided by the director. Audition process should last approx. half an hour.

- Please bring to the audition a printed, non-returnable, roughly 8x10 sized headshot (printed on A4 paper is fine) with your name and phone number written on the back.


REHEARSALS:
*Tuesday and Thursday, 7-10 pm;
Sunday, 2-6 pm (all day leading up to production week)
* - preferred choice, but can negotiate based on cast availability.
 

Hartwell Players Inc.
16-Jul-2017 at 02:00PM
17-Jul-2017 at 07:00PM

Performance:
28 Sep 2017 to 01 Oct 2017

 

The Laramie Project



Author: Moises Kaufman and members of the Tectonic Theatre Project

Director: Kellie Tweeddale

Enquiries: 0418 118 241

Characters Summary: 4-5M, 4-5F (18 – 80 years)

Characters: 8-10 Males and Females who will take on a range of different characters each. The actors will switch between roughly 60 roles to play the townsfolk of Laramie as well as the members of Tectonic Theatre Project who helped to write the play.

Precast Characters: None

Audition Venue: Ashwood College Performing Arts Centre, Vannam Drive Ashwood

Theatre: Ashwood College Performing Arts Centre, Vannam Drive Ashwood

Company Email: info@hartwellplayers.org.au

Company Website: http://www.hartwellplayers.org.au/

Synopsis: The Laramie Project comprises of monologues and dialogue based on hundreds of interviews, news reports and court transcripts taken from the people of Laramie after the brutal death of Matthew Shepard. Matthew was a 21 year old University of Wyoming student who was kidnapped in 1998, severely beaten, tortured and tied to a fence to die – all because he was gay. His battered body was found the next day and he died in hospital shortly afterwards.

The Laramie Project is both an uplifting illustration of the human mind and spirit, and a tragic outline of the ways in which ignorance can often blind us.


Other Information: Auditions are by appointment only. You will be required to prepare a monologue from any source (does not need to be memorized) and may be asked to read from the script. Please also bring a recent photo & a completed audition form (form can be downloaded from the audition page on our website).

American accents required.

Please arrive to your audition time 10 minutes early to read over audition pieces.

Rehearsals will be Sunday afternoons and Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Although you will not be required at every single rehearsal, due to the ensemble nature of the piece you must be available for the whole rehearsal period, particularly Sundays. You must also be available the full tech/production week (24/September – 1/October).

Email kellie@ktpearlphotography.com or call 0418 118 241 with any questions or to book an audition time.

Performances Sept 28-Oct 1st (5 performances) at Ashwood College.

See also www.hartwellplayers.org.au.
 

Mooroolbark Theatre Group
20-Jul-2017 at 07:00PM

Performance:
09 Nov 2017 to 19 Nov 2017


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Becky's New Car

Author: Steven Dietz

Director: Louise Woodward

Enquiries: 0416 777 356

Characters Summary: 4 M
2 F

Characters: Joe Foster (40-55) - Becky's salt of the earth husband who may have gone a little bland

Chris Foster (20s) - Becky and Joe's son, a psychology student with no plans to move out of home anytime soon

Walter Flood (50-60) - A widowed, wealthy business man, charismatic in his vulnerability.

Steve (40-60) - Becky's co-worker, also widowed but with less charm and more slide shows.

Kensington Flood (20s) - Walter's vivacious daughter with a zest for life and love.

Ginger (50-60) - a neighbour of Walter's with a dwindling trust fund.

Precast Characters: Auditions for the character of Becky to be held on the 24th April (check the separate listing for info).

Audition Venue: Red Earth Theatre @ Mooroolbark Community Centre
125 Bryce Ave Mooroolbark

Theatre: Red Earth Theatre @ Mooroolbark Community Centre
125 Bryce Ave Mooroolbark

Company Email: mooroolbark_theatre_group@optusnet.com.au

Company Website: http://www.mtg.org.au/

Synopsis: Come meet Becky. The perfect, if somewhat ill prepared hostess who is set to drive you along this thoroughly original comedy, in a way in which most plays wouldn't dare.
Caught in middle age, middle management and a marriage on cruise control, Becky is about to take the ride of her life. Make that, lives.

Other Information: There will be an open reading of the play on 13th July at 7pm for anyone interested to attend.