Audition Notices

2016 2017 2018
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Torquay Theatre Troupe
02-Feb-2017 at 07:00PM
05-Feb-2017 at 03:00PM

15 May 2017 to 27 May 2017

Click to Enlarge

The Laramie Project

Author: Moises Kaufman

Director: Zina Carman

Enquiries: 0419 613 335

Characters Summary: 4m 4f adult principal roles
8 adult ensemble (m & f)

Characters: Ensemble style piece with varied roles

Precast Characters: none

Audition Venue: 16 Price St Torquay VIC

Theatre: 16 Price St Torquay VIC

Company Website:

Synopsis: The Laramie Project is a powerful ensemble piece set in the town of Laramie, Wyoming in the United States. It is a compelling documentary/drama that challenges audiences in its reflection of the human condition. The director is seeking a cast of 8 principal roles (4m4f) and an ensemble of 4-8. There are large and small parts available for adult males and females of all ages and levels of acting experience.

Other Information: Please call the producer Terry Roseburgh for further information or for an audition pack 0419 613 335 or email

Heidelberg Theatre Co.
04-Feb-2017 at 05:00PM
04-Feb-2017 at 07:00PM
06-Feb-2017 at 06:30PM

28 Apr 2017 to 13 May 2017


Pride and Prejudice

Author: by Simon Reade, adapted from the novel by Jane Austen

Director: Tim Scott


Characters Summary: 6M(20s-50s) 11F(late teens-20s,40s, 50s), young footmen

Characters: • MR BENNET (Male, 50s): more fond of the country and books than of his wife; father to five daughters whom he doesn't really understand, except for Elizabeth, whom he favours over the others.
• MRS BENNET (Female, 40s-50s): herself married for 23 years, she is unashamedly determined to see her daughters well-married. She can be loud, brash and at times embarrassing. Prone to wild, emotional outbursts and occasional fits of hysteria!
• The five Bennet girls (Female, late teens-20s):
o JANE, the oldest: quiet, calm and even-tempered, she always sees the best in people;
o ELIZABETH, the sharpest of them all, ready to criticise and pass judgement, not slow to speak her mind, in many ways very modern and very likable;
o MARY, seems to prefer books to people, very serious and not especially talented;
o KITTY, weaker than her younger sister, Lydia, but keen to follow her in all ways;
o LYDIA, the youngest and wildest of them, shows little restraint in her behaviour, self-indulgent, very sure of herself but for the wrong reasons; both Lydia and Kitty are interested only in amusement and vanity.
• CHARLES BINGLEY (Male, 20s): he has an easy manner, is immediately attractive and likable but somewhat naïve and easily led by his close friend Darcy.
• FITZWILLIAM DARCY (Male, late 20s): strikingly handsome, he is also somewhat proud and aloof when we first meet him; clever but reserved, and capable of giving offence easily.
• WICKHAM (Male, mid 20s): he appears pleasant and ingratiating but his openness conceals a false and deceitful character.
• MR COLLINS (early 20s-30s): a country parson out of necessity rather than choice, he is awkward and overly serious, prone to sermonising even in his everyday conversation.
• CAROLINE BINGLEY (Female, 20s): Bingley's sister, she prizes her elegance and her social standing, and harbours ambitions to marry Darcy (not reciprocated!).
• CHARLOTTE LUCAS (Female, 20s): very pragmatic, she marries Collins because she knows she won't get a better offer and is resigned to what that means for her life.
• SIR WILLIAM LUCAS (Male, 40s+): Charlotte's father, he is friendly and kind but lacks sophistication.
• REYNOLDS (Male, 50s): he is a loyal and devoted servant of the Darcy family.
• MRS GARDINER (Female, 40s): Mrs Bennet's sister-in-law and in many ways her opposite: she is calm, intelligent and knowing.
• LADY CATHERINE DE BOURGH (Female, 50s+): an imposing woman, convinced of her social superiority; eager to exert her assumed authority over all around her, she expects all to do as she says.
• GEORGIANA DARCY and MISS DE BOURGH (Female, late teens-20s): these roles could be doubled (Miss De Bourgh doesn't speak, but is spoken for by her mother, Lady Catherine); Georgiana is Darcy's younger sister, quiet and accomplished.
• There is a possibility of including a couple of YOUNG FOOTMEN (non-speaking) who would be costumed actors and have key roles in helping move elements of the set etc.

Precast Characters: none

Audition Venue: 36 Turnham Avenue, Rosanna (opposite Rosanna Railway Station car park) Melway 32A1

Theatre: 36 Turnham Avenue, Rosanna

Company Email:

Company Website:

Synopsis: This is a lively adaptation of Austen’s novel with all the principal characters and events represented. It opens and closes with Mrs Bennet’s declaration that “it is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife” and that is essentially the story arc of the play. All actors will need to do some dancing (nothing complicated); the play begins and ends in dance and there are two scenes of local balls.

Other Information: • To assist with planning of audition sessions, please email the director and nominate which audition (including which session if Saturday) you wish to attend (
• If you are interested in a particular part, please indicate that in your email.
• Format will be Group auditions. You will be asked to read one or more scenes from the play. The scenes will be provided at the audition. Be prepared to stay for a couple of hours if needed.
• Please bring to the audition a non-returnable, recent photo (passport-size is ideal) with your name written on the back.
• Audition forms will be available to be completed at the audition.
• Accents: a variety of English accents for all roles, ranging from cultivated to broad according to character

Hartwell Players Inc.
05-Feb-2017 at 02:00PM
06-Feb-2017 at 07:30PM

06 Apr 2017 to 09 Apr 2017


Love, Loss & What I Wore

Author: Written by Nora Ephron & Delia Ephron
Based on the book by Ilene Beckerman

Director: Bruce Cochrane

Enquiries: 0423 347 960

Characters Summary: 9F (4 x 20s-30s, 4 x 40s, 1 x 50s)

Characters: see synopsis

Precast Characters: NIL

Audition Venue: (1) Sunday 5th February @ 2pm (BDC Dance Studio, 15 Yertchuk Ave, Ashwood)

(2) Monday 6th February @ 7.30pm (Fleigner Hall, 31 Highland Ave, Oakleigh East).

Theatre: Ashwood High School Performing Arts Centre, Vannam Drive, Ashwood

Company Email:

Company Website:

Synopsis: Have you ever had a favourite piece of clothing that you couldn’t quite let go? Even though it was old, or frayed or far too small? Every time you go to throw it out, you remember wearing it for your first kiss; the birth of your child; your High School dance; your mother’s funeral …

Meet some of the women of Love, Loss and What I Wore –

* Pam, who lost her very favourite shirt. The one that went with everything, that always felt comfortable; so much so that losing it felt like the death of a close friend.

* Lynne, who still has the first ever gift her husband ever gave her – a ring that spells LETTUCE. Something to hold onto while he was in prison.

* Nora, who stands for all women who hate their handbags.

* Geralyn, whose make-up remained immaculate even through her breast cancer surgery.

And Gingy, whose clothes become stepping stones through a life so varied and surprising that we need several visits just to see it all!

The Hartwell Players are looking for 9 actresses aged 20s and up (4 x 20s-30s, 4 x 40s plus 1 x 50s to play the recurring role of Gingy).

Other Information: Requirements:
* American Accents

* Flexibility (with the exception of Gingy, all actresses will be playing multiple characters).

* Comfort with both comic and dramatic content.

* Confidence with monologues. Many of the characters are performed solo, some with monologues of up to a page (please note Nora’s monologue runs for 3 pages).

* Available for production week Sun 2nd – Sun 9th April 2017, plus rehearsals from Feb 19th (up to 3 times a week, Tues/Thurs evenings & Sunday afternoons).

- The auditions will be open, with auditionees reading excerpts from the play. Please bring with you an Audition Form already filled in (available from, and a non-returnable photograph (please write your name on back of the photo in case it gets separated from the form).

To book your audition please call the director on 0423 347 960 or email

Poster Designed by Janine Evans

Mordialloc Theatre Co. Inc.
05-Feb-2017 at 02:00PM
07-Feb-2017 at 07:30PM

21 Apr 2017 to 06 May 2017

Click to Enlarge

The One Day of the Year

Author: Alan Seymour

Director: Judy Corderoy

Enquiries: Enquiries and to make an appointment: 0400 892 889

Characters Summary: 3M(20s,40-60,70s) 2F(20s,40-50)

Characters: ALF Age: 40-60 - Alf served his country during the war but now feels pushed aside. He works in a lowly job and resents the changes he sees happening in Australia. On Anzac Day once more he becomes a somebody.
The challenge for the actor is to ensure that for all Alf’s complaints and resentments the audience must like and come to understand him.

DOT Age: 40-50 - Alf’s wife. She holds the family together. Strong and stoic. She sees what is happening with Hughie before Alf and is able to give both sides of the argument a hearing.

HUGHIE Age: early 20s - their son. He's at University and works as a photographer for the uni paper. He is exposed to a new way of seeing the world and is under the influence of his privileged girlfriend Jan. Hughie is a conflicted young man ashamed of his working class family and ashamed of his disloyalty.

WACKA Age: 70s - a Gallipoli veteran. Close family friend. Gives the perspective of the digger who was actually present at the landing.

JAN Age: early 20s - Hughie’s girlfriend. Jan is a private school educated confident young woman from Sydney’s North Shore. She encourages Hughie’s rebellion and plans to write the story that his photos will illustrate.

Precast Characters: None.

Audition Venue: Guide Hall, Glebe Road, Cheltenham

Theatre: Shirley Burke Theatre, 64 Parkers Rd, Parkdale

Company Email:

Company Website:

Synopsis: First performed in 1960 and undoubtedly one of Australia’s favourite plays, THE ONE DAY OF THE YEAR explores the universal theme of father–son conflict against the background of the beery haze and the heady, nostalgic sentimentality of Anzac Day.
It is a play to make us question a standard institution – Anzac Day, the sacred cow among Australian annual celebrations – but it is the likeability and genuineness of the characters that give the play its memorable qualities: Alf, the nobody who becomes a somebody on this day of days; Mum, the anchor of the family; Hughie, their son, with all the uncertainties and rebelliousness of youth; and Wacka, the Anzac, with his simple, healing wisdom.


Tangled Web Theatre Productions
08-Feb-2017 at 07:00PM
09-Feb-2017 at 07:00PM

12 May 2017 to 20 May 2017

Click to Enlarge

The Vandal

Author: Hamish Linklater

Director: Michelle Swann

Characters Summary: CASTING 2M 1F

Characters: BOY - Chatty young man who likes to befriend strangers at his local bus stop. He has a theory on just about everything and a heart of gold.
Character age: 18 - 20 Actor age range: 18 - 30

WOMAN - Guarded but empathetic middle-aged woman who has recently experienced a personal loss. Character age: Approximately 40 Actor age range: 35 - 55

MAN - Wary and sardonic proprietor of local liquor store who we discover has experienced his own share of loss and grief. Character age: Approximately 50 Actor age range: 40 - 60

Precast Characters: None

Audition Venue: Mechanics Institute Brunswick
270 Sydney Road Brunswick Vic

Theatre: Mechanics Institute Brunswick

Company Email:

Company Website:

Synopsis: SYNOPSIS: This drama involves three lonesome souls who cross paths on a cold night in upstate New York. It explores the impact of loss and grief in equal amounts of playfulness and poignancy.

Other Information: TO BOOK AN AUDITION: BY APPOINTMENT ONLY Please contact the director via email a one page CV with headshot. For more info email or call mobile Michelle on 0402 354 651 or send private message to her via Facebook.

The Vandal will be an Australian premiere.

Williamstown Little Theatre Inc.
12-Feb-2017 at 12:00PM
13-Feb-2017 at 07:30PM

20 Apr 2017 to 06 May 2017

Click to Enlarge

When I Was Five

Author: Jeff Baron

Director: Brett Turner


Characters Summary: 2M (30s; 10)
1 F (50)

Characters: WILL: mid-late 30's
Screenwriter, can come across as neurotic and self obsessed. Not good with confrontation. Has difficulty forming relationships with others

ELLEN: 50s
Therapist. Comes across as cool, collected, self assured - almost cold - but has her own demons to contend with.

Will when he was a child.

Precast Characters: none

Audition Venue: Williamstown Little Theatre
2 Albert Street
Williamstown 3016

Theatre: Williamstown Little Theatre
2 Albert Street
Williamstown 3016

Company Email:

Company Website:

Synopsis: A humorous, emotional journey of discovery and self acceptance. Will, a screenwriter in his 30s, goes to see Ellen, a slightly unconventional therapist, to figure out why he's never had a successful relationship. She helps him realise that he's never really dealt with a childhood tragedy. Using a creative technique, she shows Will the way this affected him as a boy, and unlocks barriers that help him see a better future.

From the author of the acclaimed 'Visiting Mr Green', an Australian premiere.

Other Information: East Coast American accents required.

NOTE: If cast, you will be required to hold/ obtain a Working With Children Check. It is free and can be done online.

Our organisation is committed to child safety.
We have zero tolerance of child abuse.

Peridot Theatre Inc.
12-Feb-2017 at 07:30PM
14-Feb-2017 at 07:30PM

27 Apr 2017 to 30 Apr 2017


Captain Jester's

Author: Hayley Lawson-Smith

Director: Hayley Lawson-Smith

Enquiries: 0435 364 065 or

Characters Summary: 2F (1x14-16, 1x16-18)
2M (16-18)

Audition Venue: Unicorn Theatre
Mt Waverley Secondary College
Lechte Road
Mt Waverley 3149
Map Ref : 61 F11

Theatre: Unicorn Theatre
Mt Waverley Secondary College
Lechte Road
Mt Waverley 3149
Map Ref : 61 F11

Company Email:

Company Website:

Synopsis: An eventful hour in the life of four teenagers, killing time in a dodgy fast food restaurant.

Other Information: Part of the Peridot One Act Play Season

Peridot Theatre Inc.
12-Feb-2017 at 07:30PM
14-Feb-2017 at 07:30PM

27 Apr 2017 to 30 Apr 2017


The Stanley Parkers

Author: Geraldine Aron

Director: Robyn Kelly

Enquiries: 0438 724 664 or

Characters Summary: 2M (35-mid 50's)

Characters: Stanley is English
Dimitri is Greek

Audition Venue: Unicorn Theatre
Mt Waverley Secondary College
Lechte Road
Mt Waverley 3149
Map Ref : 61 F11

Theatre: Unicorn Theatre
Mt Waverley Secondary College
Lechte Road
Mt Waverley 3149
Map Ref : 61 F11

Company Email:

Company Website:

Synopsis: ”The Stanley Parkers” is the tender love story of Stanley and Dimitri, a gay couple who have lived together and loved each other over many years. It is told with humour and affection as they share with us their life together and how their love for each other allowed them to forgive past infidelities.

Other Information: Part of the Peridot One Act Play Season

Peridot Theatre Inc.
14-Feb-2017 at 07:30PM
19-Feb-2017 at 07:30PM

27 Apr 2017 to 30 Apr 2017



Author: Cerise De Gelder

Director: Amy Jenkins

Enquiries: 0432 804 803 or

Characters Summary: 3F (1x40's,2x30's
2M (1x40-50, 1x40+)

Characters: Jessica Strong Woman 40s
Dr Hastings Jessica’s GP
Craig Jessica’s partner 40s-50s
Monica Jessica’s best friend late 30s
Raymond Jessica’s work colleague 40 +
Alison Raymond’s fiancée mid 30s+
*Dr Hastings and Alison will be played by the same actor.

Audition Venue: Unicorn Theatre
Mt Waverley Secondary College
Lechte Road
Mt Waverley 3149
Map Ref : 61 F11

Theatre: Unicorn Theatre
Mt Waverley Secondary College
Lechte Road
Mt Waverley 3149
Map Ref : 61 F11

Company Email:

Company Website:

Synopsis: What's your philosophy on life? Jessie receives some very distressing news. Her best friends attempt to help her in unexpected ways.

Other Information: Part of the Peridot One Act Play Season

Mooroolbark Theatre Group
23-Feb-2017 at 07:00PM

15 Jun 2017 to 25 Jun 2017


Ski Whizz

Author: Richard Ingham

Director: Arline Myers

Enquiries: 9726 4282

Characters Summary: 2M, 3F

Characters: Philip (M 30s): a pleasant holiday maker of good humour.

Leslie (M 20s): an English punk who doesn't realize that being the hired help comes with crossdressing.

Jenny (F 30s): a first time skier who is somewhat awkward in character and gawky in movement.

Cecily Lacock (F 50+): a formidable retired schoolmistress who is a bit of a stick in the mud.

Helen (F 25-30): a lovely, pleasant, accommodating girl.

Precast Characters: Ernst Edelbaum

Audition Venue: Mooroolbark Community Centre
125 Brice Ave Mooroolbark

Theatre: Mooroolbark Community Centre
125 Brice Ave Mooroolbark

Company Email:

Company Website:

Synopsis: Ernst Edelbaum is eagerly opening his Austrian pension to its first vacationers and he needs it to be a success. However he is minus one wife (a requirement of the family friendly travel agency he needs to impress), and his guests are not as plentiful as what was expected. Regardless, he attacks his dire situation with a pleasant vigour, assured that his nephew in a dress and his skilled in house ski instruction will save the day.

Other Information: An open reading of the play will be held on Thursday Feb 16th at 7pm.

Wyndham Theatre Co.
26-Feb-2017 at 02:00PM
27-Feb-2017 at 07:00PM

18 May 2017 to 25 May 2017


The Odd Couple

Author: Neil Simon

Director: Robert Harsley

Enquiries: 0414 917 381

Characters Summary: 6M (30-40s) 2F (30s)

Mid 40s – sports writer – a bit rough around the edges. Excessive gambler, careless spender with a house full of spoiled food and a heart of gold.

Mid 40s – neurotic neat-freak newswriter who finds it difficult to enjoy anything (except pointing out his own and other people’s mistakes).

A NYPD policeman – poker buddy of Oscar and Felix.

One of the poker buddies. Gruff and sarcastic, often picking on Vinnie and Murray.

One of the poker buddies. Mild-mannered and henpecked, making him an easy target for Speed’s verbal barbs.

One of the poker buddies. Oscar’s accountant. Has a dry wit but is less acerbic than Speed.

Oscar and Felix’s giggly upstairs neighbours, a pair of English sisters. Cecily is a divorcee and Gwendolyn a widow. Both early thirties and quite attractive.

Precast Characters: None

Audition Venue: Kelly Park Centre, 2b Synnot Street, Werribee

Theatre: Crossroads Theatre, Cnr Synnot Street and Duncans Road, Werribee

Company Email:

Company Website:

Synopsis: When their respective marriages fall apart, endearing slob Oscar Madison invites his former college friend Felix Ungar to move in with him. Right away it becomes obvious that Felix’s uptight, neat-freak ways are at odds with his habits, so Oscar worries he has made an enormous mistake. But together they decide that – whatever their differences – they can help each other move on from their divorces, make the living arrangement work and, possibly, learn a little more about themselves in the process.

Other Information: All auditions by appointment only. Please contact the director, Robert, on either or 0414 917 381

Company Website:

Company email:

Lilydale Athenaeum Theatre Co.Inc.
27-Feb-2017 at 07:30PM

25 May 2017 to 10 Jun 2017


One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest

Author: Dale Wasserman. Adapted from the novel by Ken Kesey

Director: Catherine Garside

Enquiries: Laurie Bell 0407 520 657 or email

Characters Summary: 10M(30,40,50,60)

Characters: THE PATIENTS:
Dale Harding - Male late 30\'s
Billy Bibbit - Male Late 20\'s early 30\'s
Scanlon - Male 50\'s
Cheswick - Male 40\'s
Martini - Male 40\'s
Ruckley - Male 40\'s

Aide Warren - Male mid 40\'s
Aide Williams - Male mid 30\'s
Dr. Spivey - Male mid 50\'s
Nurse Flinn - Female mid 30\'s
Aide Turkle - Male 60s

Candy Starr - Female mid 30\'s
Sandra - Female mid 30\'s

Precast Characters: Chief Bromden - Already Cast
Randle P. McMurphy - Already Cast
Nurse Ratched - Already Cast

Audition Venue: Lilydale Athenaeum Theatre
39 - 41 Castella Street

Theatre: As above

Company Email:

Company Website:

Synopsis: This powerful American drama was made famous by the movie of the same name, starring Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher and Danny De Vito. Convicted felon, Randle McMurphy charms his way onto a psych ward thinking it\'s surely the easy way to serve out a six-month prison term. There he encounters Nurse Ratched, a disciplined and extremely focused agent of authority. Randle uses his charisma and humour to breathe life into the ward and lead the other patients into open rebellion. But McMurphy\'s revolution against Nurse Ratched and everything she stands for quickly turns from sport to a fierce power struggle—with shattering results. Having won five Academy Awards, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest is now a dramatic play which continues to delight audiences with the same tension, humanity and unforgettable characters.

Other Information: If required, auditions will also be held on Tuesday 28 February at 7.30pm. Call backs will be held on Saturday 11 March at 2pm.
Auditions will be conducted in groups with a cold read. You may prepare a 30 second monologue (not mandatory).

The Mount Players
27-Feb-2017 at 07:00PM
28-Feb-2017 at 07:00PM

26 May 2017 to 10 Jun 2017


True West

Author: Sam Shepherd

Director: Travis Handcock

Enquiries: 0424 494 829 (email preferred)

Characters Summary: 3M (30-60 yo)
1F (60-80 yo)

Characters: AUSTIN - 30 - 50. Male. Ambitious screenwriter who feels he is on the verge of making it big. Conservative, hard-working and driven.

LEE - 40 - 60. Male. Austin's older brother. A thief, alcoholic and has the potential to be very violent without warning. He doesn't care about anything or anyone but himself. An opportunist.

SAUL - 30 - 60. Male. A slick Hollywood producer. He is manipulative and will do anything to cover his own backside.

Mom - 60 - 80 Female. Mother of the two brothers. Conservative woman who takes pride in her home and belongings.

Precast Characters: None

Audition Venue: Mountview Theatre
56 Smith Street

Theatre: As Above

Company Email:

Company Website:

Synopsis: A black comedy.
True West is a character study that examines the relationship between Austin, a screenwriter, and his older brother Lee. It is set in the kitchen of their mother's home 40 miles east of Los Angeles. Austin is house-sitting while their mother is in Alaska, and there he is confronted by his brother, who proceeds to bully his way into staying at the house and using Austin's car. In addition, the screenplay which Austin is pitching to his connection in Hollywood some how gets taken over by the pushy con-man tactics of Lee, and the brothers find themselves forced to cooperate in the creation of a story that will make or break both their lives. In the process, the conflict between the brothers creates a heated situation in which their roles as successful family man and nomadic drifter are somehow reversed, and each man finds himself admitting that he had somehow always wished he were in the other's shoes.

Other Information: Auditions are by APPOINTMENT ONLY, auditionees must contact Travis Handcock to book an audition time. Audition times will be in 15 minute blocks.
Auditions can be booked via email or 0424 494 829.
(email preferred)
If required, call backs will be held Sat Mar 4 @ 1pm