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Dionysus Theatre
01-Apr-2017 at 09:30AM

Performance:
13 Oct 2017 to 21 Oct 2017

 

Macbeth



Author: William Shakespeare

Director: Emma Sproule

Enquiries: emmalouisesproule@gmail.com

Characters Summary: ALL ROLES will be played by women, except for MACBETH, DUNCAN and MALCOLM, who will remain played by men.

Characters: This is a well-known play and references online are abundant, however, this link below will facilitate familiarity with characters, synopsis and context.

http://www.sparknotes.com/shakespeare/macbeth/

NOTE: this interpretation will explore the role of men in leadership as well as the challenges women face today in order to wield the same power as a man. Therefore, the roles of MACBETH, DUNCAN and MALCOLM will remain played by men but ALL OTHER ROLES will be played by women.

Precast Characters: None

Audition Venue: McClelland College Performing Arts Centre, 26 Alexander Crescent, Karingal, 3199

Theatre: McClelland College Performing Arts Centre, 26 Alexander Crescent, Karingal, 3199

Company Email: emmaloustu@hotmail.com

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

Synopsis: SYNOPSIS
A brave Scottish general named Macbeth receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth murders King Duncan and takes the Scottish throne for himself. He is then wracked with guilt and paranoia. Forced to commit more and more murders to protect himself from enmity and suspicion, he soon becomes a tyrannical ruler. The bloodbath and consequent civil war swiftly take Macbeth and Lady Macbeth into the realms of madness and death.


INTERPRETATION
‘Behind every great man, there’s a great woman’

This work will explore the challenges women still face in attaining and maintaining positions of power and how leadership is still seen as a man’s role, requiring the traits associated with being a ‘strong male’ – traits not generally respected or tolerated from a woman in the same role. Men and women in leadership are also not assessed with the same criteria. Women can be seen as great and influential provided there stands a man in front of them to enact and, potentially, take credit for their ideas.

Hence the ‘triumvirate’ of official power holders throughout the play, Duncan, Macbeth and then finally Malcolm will be played by men but ALL OTHER CHARACTERS WILL BE PLAYED BY WOMEN.


Other Information: Dionysus Theatre Proudly Presents
William Shakespeare’s
Macbeth

FRANKSTON
October 13-21, 2017
McClelland College Performing Arts Centre

Director – Emma Sproule

CASTING REQUIREMENTS
This is a well-known play and references online are abundant, however, this link below will facilitate familiarity with characters, synopsis and context.

http://www.sparknotes.com/shakespeare/macbeth/

NOTE: this interpretation will explore the role of men in leadership as well as the challenges women face today in order to wield the same power as a man. Therefore, the roles of MACBETH, DUNCAN and MALCOLM will remain played by men but ALL OTHER ROLES will be played by women.

INDEPENDENT PRODUCTION
Dionysus Theatre is an independent, not-for-profit company located near Frankston on the Mornington Peninsula. All artists are to audition for the show on the understanding that this is non-professional theatre.

AUDITION PROCESS
Each actor books in to a fifteen-minute time slot. They must have a single prepared Shakespearean monologue that reflects the character/s they wish to play. Any play except ‘Macbeth'.

There will also be some scenes provided on the day to read with company actors. Actors are encouraged to arrive fifteen minutes early to allow time to read over these first.

Callbacks, if required, will either be the Sunday, or early the following week.

AUDITION DATES
Saturday April 1st and Sunday April 2nd (if required) - 9:30am-5pm

AUDITION VENUE
McClelland College Performing Arts Centre, 26 Alexander Crescent, Karingal, 3199 – entry is off Karingal Drive. The suburb of Karingal is near Frankston, on the Mornington Peninsula.

HOW TO APPLY
Please contact the director Emma Sproule at emmalouisesproule@gmail.com to book your audition time.



GENERAL PRODUCTION INFORMATION:

PRODUCTION DATES
October 13-21, 8pm
5 performances in total

REHEARSAL DATES - DATES - TIMES
Two evenings per week with intermittent weekends. Evenings and weekends to be communicated once cast.

Tuesday and Thursday, however, are the likely rehearsal nights and times are usually 7:30-10:30pm.

Auditions, Rehearsals and Performances will all be at the same venue.

VICTORIAN DRAMA LEAGUE
This production is a Victorian Drama League awards entry.

http://www.theatrecraft.org.au/

DIONYSUS THEATRE
This information and more about our award-winning company can be found at www.dionysustheatre.com.au
as well as on our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/DionysusTheatre
- there is an event here for auditions, there may be updates posted over the coming months and watch for the audition booklet to be uploaded.
 

Williamstown Little Theatre Inc.
01-Apr-2017 at 01:00PM
02-Apr-2017 at 10:00AM

Performance:
29 Jun 2017 to 15 Jul 2017


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Vincent in Brixton



Author: Nicholas Wright

Director: Shirley Sydenham

Enquiries: surely@iinet.net.au

Characters Summary: 2M (to look 20s); 3 F (to look 45, 20s)

Characters: URSULA LOYER - mid to late forties
The landlady, and mother of Eugenie. A widow for 15 years, she still wears black but now more because of chronic depression than because of mourning. Her love affair with Vincent transforms her and she blossoms, but is later plunged to her lowest point after his abrupt departure. The actor has to be able to navigate these extremes plausibly and with sensitivity.

VINCENT VAN GOGH - early 20s
Young Vincent is a mass of contradictions: shy and gauche yet brash in his frankness. He is intense, stormy, blunt, rather awkward with people. This is before he was a painter, but the actor should be able to foreshadow the genius, torments, depression and illness that lies ahead.

The actor should have, or be prepared to have, red hair. And to have two ears!

EUGENIE LOYER – late teens, early 20s
Ursula’s daughter, in love with Sam. Their young love is a pleasant contrast to the intensity of Vincent and Ursula. She is self assured and supportive of Sam’s career dreams, and prepared to break Victorian conventions. In the course of the play she becomes a tired and drained mature mother of two who takes on caring responsibilities during Ursula’s deepest depression.

SAM PLOWMAN – early 20s
Lodger at the Loyer house. A house painter and decorator, he dreams of being an artist and works hard at developing his skills. He is in love with Eugenie, a love that must remain secret because of societal propriety. He is an affable, friendly, easy going chap who becomes good friends with Vincent.

ANNA VAN GOGH – late teens, early 20s
A small yet important role requiring excellent comic timing. Anna gives us an insight into the Van Gogh family‘s austere world view and its contrast with a rather unconventional English household. It is an important facet in us understanding Vincent’s upbringing and the beginning of his going against it.

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: Time: 1873 and 1876. Setting: the kitchen of 87 Langham Road, Brixton.

A fiction woven from a few known facts, on the surface the play is about the three years a young Vincent Van Gogh spent in London. But it is more than that. We see a young man with the signs of genius yet to flower but with the arrogance of innate talent. There are allusions to the drawings and paintings, the inspirations and the despair that are to come. There’s humour, depression, warmth and love, with glimpses into the disruptive, single-minded nature of artistic talent. Vincent and the widowed landlady, Ursula, embark on an intense and secret affair. He understands her black moods and she recognises and encourages the spark of artistic genius in him.

Australian non-professional premiere

Other Information: Ages indicate appearance rather than actors' actual ages.

Auditions by appointment only. For enquiries and appointment: contact Shirley - surely@iinet.net.au

It is essential for those auditioning to have read the play beforehand.
 

Malvern Theatre Company Inc.
02-Apr-2017 at 01:30PM
03-Apr-2017 at 07:30PM

Performance:
16 Jun 2017 to 01 Jul 2017


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THE MEMORY OF WATER

Author: Shelagh Stephenson

Director: Gayle Poor

Enquiries: gaylepoor@hotmail.com

Characters Summary: 3F(30-45), 1F(55+), 2M(35-50)

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: The story centres around three sisters; Teresa, Mary and Catherine, who come together before their mother’s funeral and how each sister deals with the death and how it directly affects them. The three each have different memories of the same events and after years of separation, many of their hidden lies and self-betrayals reach the surface. Memory is the main theme in this play. The sisters’ memories – recalled as they are in all their inaccuracies, almost interact with each other, and show that despite synchronicities of time and place the people involved in the incidents of the past cannot agree on the facts of a unified experience.
 

Frankston Theatre Group Inc.
04-Apr-2017 at 07:00PM
05-Apr-2017 at 07:00PM

Performance:
To Be Advised


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A Sting in The Tale

Author: Brian Clemens & Dennis Spooner

Director: Keith Gledhill

Enquiries: 9708 8498 or 0403 314 659

Characters Summary:
3 Males 30 -40

2 Females 30's

Characters: Nigel Forbes.......Tall, cultured English accent.
Always immaculately dressed.
Max Goodman........Small, thinning,almost neurotic

Jill Prentice......Secretary to Max & Nigel.

Ann Forbes.........Nigel's wife & business
partner.

Det.Insp Berry...Tall, thin general mournful
look.

Precast Characters:
None.

Audition Venue: Mt Eliza Community Centre
Canadian Bay Road
Mt Eiza

Theatre: same as above

Company Email: secretary@frankstontheatregroup.org.au

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

Synopsis: Two crime-writing playwrights are endeavouring to complete a blockbuster to pay off their mounting debts..or are they !!They soon realise they are in the perfect position to commit the perfect murder.
Forbe's nagging wife Ann is just the right victim.

Other Information: Mt Eliza community centre is cabaret seating with BYO drinks and nibbles.
 

Essendon Theatre Co.
04-Apr-2017 at 07:30PM
09-Apr-2017 at 01:30PM

Performance:
01 Jul 2017 to 08 Jul 2017

 

The Pirate Princess

Author: Mazz Ryan

Director: Michele Haywood

Enquiries: For more information please contact director Michele Haywood on 0413 692 283 or at michwood@bigpond.com

Characters: King Kanye
Queen Kim
Evaline age 13
Evaline age 23
Ferdy age 15
Ferdy age 26
Admiral Trumpet
Apex - Female 18 years or over)
Maccas - Female any age
Good pirates – Any age or gender
Admiral Trumpets soldiers – Any age of gender
Best swordsperson in the land – Female any age


Audition Venue: Bradshaw Street Community Hall
Bradshaw Street (off Buckley Street)
West Essendon VIC 3040


Theatre: Bradshaw Street Community Hall
Bradshaw Street (off Buckley Street)
West Essendon VIC 3040


Company Email: essendontheatrecompany@gmail.com

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

Synopsis: The Pirate Princess tells the tale of a princess who would rather be a pirate!
 

Heidelberg Theatre Co.
08-Apr-2017 at 05:00PM
10-Apr-2017 at 07:00PM

Performance:
07 Jul 2017 to 22 Jul 2017


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All My Sons



Author: Arthur Miller

Director: Chris McLean

Enquiries: email: auditions@htc.org.au

Characters Summary: 6M (30s-60s, boy 8-11) 4F(20s-50s)

Characters: • Joe KELLER: 50s – 60s. “A man of stolid mind and build, a business man these many years, but with the imprint of the machine shop worker and boss still upon him. When he reads, speaks, listens, it is with the terrible concentration of the uneducated man for whom there is still wonder in many commonly known things, a man whose judgements must be dredged out of experience and a peasant–like common sense.”

• Dr Jim BAYLISS: 30s – 40s. Physician. “A wry self–controlled man, an easy talker, but with a wisp of sadness that clings even to his self–effacing humour.” Served in the war.

• Frank LUBEY: 30s. “A pleasant, opinionated man, uncertain of himself, with a tendency towards peevishness when crossed, but always wanting it pleasant and neighbourly.”

• Sue BAYLISS: Around 40. Jim’s wife. Blunt-spoken woman, fearful of ageing and the loss of her figure.

• Lydia LUBEY: late 20s – 30s. Frank’s wife and mother of three. “A robust, laughing girl.”

• Chris KELLER: 30s. Joe’s son. “Like his father, solidly built, a listener. A man capable of immense affection and loyalty.” Served in the war.

• Bert: 8 to 11. A boy who lives near the Kellers and likes to play ‘jail’ in Joe’s back yard.

• Kate KELLER: 50s. Joe’s wife. “A woman of uncontrolled inspirations and an overwhelming capacity for love.”

• Ann DEEVER: late 20s – 30s. “gentle but capable of holding fast to what she knows”. In love with Chris.

• George DEEVER: Early 30s. Ann’s brother. “A paler man (than Chris), now on the edge of his self–restraint. He speaks quietly, as though afraid to find himself screaming.” Now a lawyer in New York.


Precast Characters: None

Audition Venue: 36 Turnham Ave, Rosanna. (opp. Rosanna Stn.)

Theatre: 36 Turnham Ave Rosanna (Melway 32A1)

Company Email: htc@htc.org.au

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

Synopsis: 'All My Sons' is a drama set in post-war America in August 1947. It explores the repercussions on a close-knit household after personal gain is put ahead of social duty. Some years back Joe Keller chose the prosperity of his family over the well-being of others. Now we join the family on the day of reckoning.

Other Information: • Auditions are by appointment and must be booked by emailing auditions@htc.org.au. Please advise the date preferred.

• Prior to auditioning, all applicants need to have read the play. Info on obtaining a perusal copy of the script is available from auditions@htc.org.au.

• Accents - American (non-southern) accents are required for all roles.

• The audition requires each applicant to present a prepared 2-minute monologue. Further details will be provided when the audition booking is confirmed.

• Rehearsals are currently planned as follows: Play Reading – Monday, May 1 at 7:00 pm; First Blocking – Sunday, May 14 at 4:00 pm; Commencing on May 16 – Tuesday and Thursday from 7:00 pm and Sunday from 1:00 pm.

• Show page: htc.org.au/plays/2017/3ams.html

• For further information email auditions@htc.org.au
 

Sherbrooke Theatre Co. Inc.
09-Apr-2017 at 07:00PM

Performance:
To Be Advised


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And The Big Men Fly

Author: Alan Hopgood

Director: Tony Bird

Enquiries: 0419 931 526

Characters Summary: 5M (25-60)
1F (25-35)

Characters: Achilles Jones 25-35 Reluctant Football Champion
Lil 25-35 his Wife
J J Forbes 35-60 The Crows President & Coach
Wally 35-60 The Crows Scout & Trainer
Harry Head 35-60 Commentator
Wobbly Coates 35-60 Journalist
Les Williams 35-60 Achilles Cousin

Precast Characters: Nil

Audition Venue: The Shed
Factory 4, 22 Jesmond Road
Croydon VIC 3136

Melways Map 50 K6

Theatre: Doncaster Playhouse
679 Doncaster Road
Doncaster Vic 3109

Melways Map 47 E1


Company Email: birdtony50@gmail.com

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

Synopsis: This is a play about an Australian Rules Football team called the Crows. The Crows aren’t very good but are determined to win the 1963 Grand Final, after not having won one for years. So the coaches set out to find a new player. They find one of the worlds greatest kickers - the only problem is he has never played football and isn’t interested in playing. It is up to the coaches and the great kickers cousin to convince him to learn how to play Aussie Rules and help the Crows win the 1963 championship.
 

Mooroolbark Theatre Group
24-Apr-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 - call for information on audition content and for an audition time.

Characters Summary: 1 F (40-55)

Characters: Becky
Becky, a middle aged mum finds herself in a bit of a life rut; her grown son still at home, her middle management job going nowhere, and her marriage on cruise control. All of which is about to drastically change as she unwittingly gets swept away on the ride of her life.

Becky is a demanding, challenging role, the sort of which doesn't pop up too often. Not only is the part large in size (including large monologues) but it is also large in scope, needing a blend of naturalism, comic timing, dramatic vulnerability as well as having direct interaction with the audience.
This is a real showcase of a part for an actress who is willing to do the work and is up for a challenge.

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.
This is Becky's story, Becky's play, Becky's car and she's going to drive it her way, over the bumps and far away....

Other Information: This audition is for the role of Becky only (all other characters to be auditioned in July).
This is to allow some extra time for learning lines as there is an expectation that a section of lines are to be learnt before rehearsals commence.
 

The Basin Theatre Group
25-Apr-2017 at 07:30PM

Performance:
To Be Advised

 

A Happy and Holy Occasion

Author: John O'Donoghue

Director: Loretta Bishop

Enquiries: Loretta Bishop 97352802

Characters Summary: 5M (teenager, 40+, 40+, 40+, 60's) 3F(40+, 40+, 60+)

Characters: Mary O’Mahon - Female, 40+. Wife of Denny. Australian. Housewife. Stuck in the rut of domesticity. She is a romantic at heart & fantasizes of a life that could have been.

Denny O’Mahon - Male, 40+. Irish immigrant. Husband of Mary and father of Christy. Hard worker. Protective of his family & values.

Christy O’Mahon - Male, teenager. Australian born & bred. Shy but friendly

Fr ‘Thurlie’ O’Gorman - Male, 40+. The local Parish Priest from Ireland. He has a broad outlook on life but has doubts regarding his vocation.

‘Tocky’ Keating - Male, 40+. Irish immigrant, Best friend of Denny. An unsociable and spiteful man. Hates Australia, Australians and women in general.

‘Houses’ O’Halloran - Male, 60s. Mary’s father. Well known around the area. Has an opinion on everybody and everything.

Breda Mulchay - Female, 40+. Irish immigrant. Un-married, barmaid. A good-time girl. A generous personality who will ‘call a spade a spade’.

Cecilia McManus - Female, 60+. Australian upper-class .A wealthy domineering widow. A busybody who must know everything about everybody. Gains respect by intimidation.

Audition Venue: The Basin Theatre, Doongalla Rd, The Basin

Theatre: The Basin Theatre, Doongalla Rd, The Basin

Company Email: subscriptions@thebasintheatre.org.au

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

Synopsis: The play is set early 1942 in Newcastle, just before the fall of Singapore in WWII. It tells the story of a family gathering in the home of the working class Irish-Catholic O’Mahon family. The “happy and holy occasion” is the farewell dinner for the youngest child, before he leaves to train for the priesthood. The play takes a snapshot of that era covering racism, misogyny, sexual mores’, domestic violence, and understanding of the Catholic Church as it was back then: all fear, rigidity, and repression. The end result, an evening far from a happy and holy occasion.

Other Information: Season dates - 11 Aug to 2 September
 

Grover Theatre Company
01-Apr-2017 at 11:00AM

Performance:
13 Jul 2017 to 15 Jul 2017
 

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Cosi

Author: Louis Nowra

Director: Hannah Bird

Enquiries: 0402177808

Characters Summary: 8m, 3f

Characters: Lewis – at the plays centre, telling his story.
Roy – a manic-depressive with a passion for theatre;
Cherry – who has a food obsession and is a Lewis-addicted romantic;
Doug – a pyromaniac, who loves sexual innuendo;
Henry – an older, silent man, previously a lawyer;
Justin – a social worker at the mental institution;
Lucy – Lewis’ strong willed and fiery girlfriend.
Nick – whose strongly left-wing ideals Lewis has followed up until now without question.

Precast Characters: Julie, Ruth, Zac

Audition Venue: The Shed – Factory 4, 22 Jesmond Road, Croydon VIC

Theatre: Vermont Secondary College - 27-63 Morack Rd, Vermont VIC 3133

Company Email: hannah_louise_92@hotmail.com

Company Website: https://www.facebook.com/Grovertheatrecompany/

Synopsis: Set several years after the events of Summer of the Aliens, Nowra’s prequel to Cosi, Lewis is now in a strained relationship with a bossy woman named Lucy, and in a friendship with political extremist, Nick. Lewis is always desperate for work as he states \\\"I need the money\\\". The venue is a theatre that smells of \\\"burnt wood and mould\\\", the cast are patients with very diverse needs, and the play is Mozart\\\'s Così fan tutte. Through working with the patients, Lewis eventually discovers a new side of himself which allows him to become emotionally involved and to value love, while anti-Vietnam war protests erupt in the streets outside

Other Information: GTC is a new company aiming at promoting a healthy and supportive environment for anyone who wants to explore their theatrical and creative nature. Founded by Hannah Bird only this year and also headed by Alana Conte, the girls hope to bring in people who love theatre as it should be: raw, passionate and free from any negative energy.

Rehearsals and Auditions will be held at the Sherbrooke Shed in Croydon on Saturday the 1st of April from 11am-1pm, with call backs (if needed) on the Sunday.

Those who are auditioning are asked to bring a headshot and have the character they’d like to audition for in mind. Excerpts will be available when people arrive. Give yourself ten minutes to fill out your form and read over your chosen character excerpt. The audition will be a cold read of a scene.

Rehearsals will also be the shed on Sundays from 10-3 and Wednesdays from 7:30-9:30. There is some flexibility around these dates once the director has cast availabilities, but the days themselves will stay the same.

There is a compulsory rehearsal weekend on the 3rd and 4th of June (venue TBA).

Cast MUST make sure they’re at least available for most things, Hannah will happily include prior commitments in her scheduling, as long as it’s kept to a minimum.

The play will be performed at Vermont secondary college, season is from July 13th-15th, shows starting at 7:30pm, with a 2pm matinee as well on the 15th.

To book an audition please email Hannah at hannah_louise_92@hotmail.com with your name, number and desired time slot.