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Williamstown Little Theatre Inc.
29-Jun-2019 at 01:30PM
30-Jun-2019 at 12:00PM
01-Jul-2019 at 07:30PM

Performance:
04 Sep 2019 to 21 Sep 2019


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Strawberry

Author: Kerry Drumm

Director: Shirley Sydenham

Enquiries: ssydenham@gmail.com

Characters Summary: 2F (15, 32)
1M (34)

Characters: In each case although age is very much specified, I’ll be looking for age appearance rather than actual age of the actor.

The wonderful, warm relationship between Adam and Tabs is absolutely pivotal to the story ... I’ll be looking for actors who can develop this kind of rapport.

Set in Melbourne and Mornington Peninsula so local accents apply.


TABITHA, 15 **
She’s the epicentre of this story. She’s happy, funny, feisty and confident within her secure world, but has a major meltdown when the truth of her story is abruptly revealed, so the actor must be able to believably demonstrate this range: happy and flippant to raging, hurt, shutting down.

There are some heavy themes, and for this reason I will not necessarily be looking only at actors aged 15ish but will be interested in older actors who can play a convincing 15 year old.

ADAM, 34
Solid character, a really nice bloke. A tradie. He’s done a great job of raising Tabs, arising possibly from his own background.. lost and then found.

HELEN, 32
Cashier, runner, damaged, misunderstood. Carrying some heavy emotional baggage.



Precast Characters: none

Audition Venue: Williamstown Little Theatre
2-4 Albert Street
Williamstown 3016

Theatre: Williamstown Little Theatre
2-4 Albert Street
Williamstown 3016

Company Email: secretary@wlt.org.au

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

Synopsis: Tabitha. Tabs. A feisty, confident fifteen year old who has been raised since toddlerhood by single dad Adam. A typical teen: outspoken, messy, glued to her smartphone listening to music and constantly texting. Out of the blue, her birth mother makes contact and, against Adam’s will, Tabs determinedly leaves for a short stay with Helen - where her secure world is turned upside down. How does Tab deal with the truth of her story?

A look at the spectrum of parental love. Three intertwined stories by local writer, Kerry Drumm, told with warmth, humour and love.


Other Information: A World Premiere and WLT's entry to the VDL Awards.

It is essential that you read the script (which I'll send you) before auditioning. If you are a minor, we request that a parent reads it also and attends the audition with you.

Please bring to your audition a completed audition form downloaded from www.wlt.org.au/auditions together with a non-returnable headshot (studio shot not necessary)

NOTE: WLT has a Child Safe policy, so if a minor is cast as Tabitha all adults involved in the production will require a current Working With Children check. This is free for volunteers and online application is easy. View the WLT Child Safe policy on https://www.wlt.org.au/wlt-policies

Auditions by appointment only:
contact Shirley Sydenham, ssydenham@gmail.com
 

Peridot Theatre Inc.
29-Jul-2019 at 07:00PM
31-Jul-2019 at 07:00PM

Performance:
15 Nov 2019 to 30 Nov 2019


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STAGE KISS

Author: Sarah Ruhl

Director: George Werther

Enquiries: 0402222090
george.werther@rch.org.au


Characters Summary: 4M (30s to 60s)
3F (20s to 40s)


Characters: Character detail
SHE - An actress who has come back to theatre after 20 years. She is attractive, outgoing and keen, but nervous about her comeback to a corny 1930s play, especially when her romantic male lead turns out to be her former lover. A major role for a very experienced actor. Age range mid 40s.
HE - An actor who dwells on reigniting his long past romance with SHE, who he has just been reunited with by way of casting in a corny play. He often confuses the characters in the "play within the play" will real life, as SHE does also. He is dashing and knows it. A major role for an experienced actor. Age range - 40-50.
DIRECTOR - Somewhat neurotic, and eager to please, he minimally "directs", and fancies himself as a playwright. A significant role. Age range 30s to 60s.
KEVIN, who is the Reader, and also plays the understudy, the doctor, the butler and the pimp. He is not a great "actor" in any of these roles, and is especially uncomfortable standing in for HE in romantic kissing scenes. Age range 30s to 50s. A significant role.
HUSBAND/HARRISON - A sincere man, who plays the HUSBAND in the initial play within the play, and later plays HARRISON, the real life husband of SHE. He is a safe and forgiving man to whom SHE eventually, and fondly, returns. A moderate role. Age 40s to 50s.
MILLIE/MAID/ANGELA - Multiple character roles, including SHE's sixteen year-old daughter, who has a real attitude. Several very meaty speeches. A small to moderate, but challenging role. Age 20s, but also able to play 16 year-old Angela.
MILLICENT/LAURIE - Mostly plays LAURIE, HE's school teacher girlfriend. She is a sincere and naiive young woman, who is spiritual and takes a while to realise she has been dumped. A small but meaty role. Age late 20s to 30s.
All actors will be involved in theatre "business" in the early scenes.


Audition Venue: Audition venue: Unicorn Theatre, Mount Waverley Secondary College, Lechte Road, Mount Waverley 3149
(61 F11)

Theatre: Audition venue: Unicorn Theatre, Mount Waverley Secondary College, Lechte Road, Mount Waverley 3149

Company Email: tickets@peridot.com.au

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

Synopsis: Two long-separated former lovers, both professional actors are thrust together when cast in a 1930s play - as former lovers. SHE is married to Harrison and has a daughter, Angela. HE has a school teacher girlfriend Laurie. SHE plays Ada, who is dying and calls for her former lover Johnny, played by HE, reigniting the feelings they once had for one another, just like the characters in the "play". The rehearsal and staging with the director and fellow actors leads to hilarious moments. The second act reveals another more serious play within a play, leading to SHE and HE confronting their real life situation. A mix of hilarity, confusion, and ultimately an awakening to reality.

Other Information: All cast will be required to commit to three rehearsals a week (two week nights and Sunday). Auditions will be by appointment and closed. Auditionees will be expected to be familiar with the script and standard American accents will be required. Some direction responses will be assessed. Lead roles will require actors to convincingly transition from "actors" to characters in the play within the play.
Please contact the director for more information, a copy of the script and to make an appointment for audition.