Audition Notices


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Sherbrooke Theatre Co. Inc.
07-Jul-2019 at 04:00PM
08-Jul-2019 at 07:30PM

Performance:
11 Oct 2019 to 19 Oct 2019

 

we have spoken of this before

Author: Alex Broun

Director: Denise Wellington

Enquiries: 0410 246 667

Characters Summary: Maggie 50-60's
Philip 50 - 60's
Lea-Anna early 20's
Dave early - mid 20's

Audition Venue: The Shed
Factory 4
22 Jesmond Road
Croydon

Theatre: Doncaster Playhouse
679 Doncaster Road
Doncaster

Company Email: barbers@iinet.net.au

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

Synopsis: A powerful, haunting and atmospheric work that explores the growing bond between two damaged women: Maggie – scarred by years of loneliness and a wasted but comfortable life; and the girl – a victim of physical, mental and emotional abuse. As the play unfolds, a mystery slowly unravels and adds more tension to this layered story about the timeless, almost mythic, struggle for basic human needs – love, family and survival.
 

The Mount Players
20-Jul-2019 at 10:00AM
21--2019 at 10:00AM

Performance:
01 Nov 2019 to 23 Nov 2019


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The Graduate
An amateur production By Arrangement with Origin Theatrical on behalf of Samuel French Inc.


Author: A play adapted by Terry Johnson, based on the novel by Charles Webb and the motion picture screenplay by Calder Willingham & Buck Henry

Director: Robert Wallace (Money & Friends/Hotel Sorrento & Murderer)

Enquiries: 0438 542 613

Characters Summary: 3M, 3F, plus Ensemble

Characters: Benjamin - Male early 20's
Mrs Robinson - Female 40's
Mr Robinson - Male 40's
Elaine - Female early 20's
Mr Braddock - Male 40 - 50's
Mrs Braddock - Female 40's - 50's
Hotel Clerk, Psychiatrist, Stripper, Priest, Wedding Guests

Precast Characters: none

Audition Venue: Mountview Theatre
56 Smith Street, Macedon

Theatre: Mountview Theatre
56 Smith Street, macedon

Company Email: secmountplayers@gmail.com

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

Synopsis: A young man, Benjamin Braddock, finds himself adrift and alienated after graduation. He is tempted into an affair with the charismatic Mrs Robinson. A mischievous dark comedy, with rapid fire dialogue between fascinating characters. The play explores family dysfunction, parental and societal expectations and failing marriages. Set against the shiny backdrop of 1960's Southern California.

Other Information: Play Reading to be held at Mountview Theatre on Monday 24th June starting at 7.30 pm. Anyone interested in auditioning is welcome to attend.
NOTE - All auditionees must be 18+ years.
Nudity will be required for some roles.
 

Warrandyte Theatre Company
24-Jul-2019 at 08:00PM
28-Jul-2019 at 06:00PM

Performance:
22 Nov 2019 to 07 Dec 2019

 

1. Contractions
2. Elegy for a Lady


Author: 1. Mike Bartlett
2. Arthur Miller

Director: David Tynan
Adrian Rice


Enquiries: 0439311428 or 0431572511

Characters Summary: 1. 2 f. 1= 35-60; 2 = 20-35

2. 1f 1 m. f = 25-35/40 m = 50-65


Characters: Contractions

An HR Manager. She is authoritative and unctious throughout. She would almost certainly prefer her department to be called "people and Culture."

Emma. A young employee, enthusiastic and likeable but a little naive and green in contractual matters

Elegy for a Lady
Man. Smart, well dressed, confident and intelligent.
Proprietress. Younger female. Owner and assistant in a boutique shop.


Precast Characters: None

Audition Venue: Warrandyte Mechanics' Inst Hall.
Yarra St, Warrandyte

Theatre: Warrandyte Mechanics' Inst Hall.
Yarra St, Warrandyte

Company Email: aderice@tpg.com.au

Company Website: http://warrandytehallarts.asn.au/theatre

Synopsis: Contractions
The Company has a policy wherein employees cannot have romantic relationships with each other. The HR manager reminds Emma of her contractual duties and steps her through the reasons.

Elegy for a Lady
The man enters a boutique looking for a gift for his mistress who is dying. To assist him the proprietress takes on the role of the mistress or is she role-playing? An intimate cat and mouse discourse follows.



Other Information: The directors will share directorial duties, each having input into both plays.
Table reads and character analysis will commence soon after auditions and actors will then learn lines prior to full rehearsals commencing in early October.

Additional audition dates may be possible to arrange if actors cannot make those advertised above.
 

Torquay Theatre Troupe
28-Jul-2019 at 02:00PM

Performance:
05 Nov 2019 to 16 Nov 2019

 

Parramatta Girls

Author: Alana Valentine

Director: Zina Carman

Enquiries: Please email: zinacarman@gmail.com

Characters Summary: 8F (35-65) ensemble cast


Characters: 5 non-indigenous and 3 indigenous characters.
Each character switches between present day (adult) and flashbacks (early teens)


Precast Characters: None

Audition Venue: 16 Price Street, Torquay

Theatre: 16 Price Street, Torquay

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

Synopsis: Based on testimony of dozens of old girls from the Girls Training School in Parramatta, this vibrant play is a dramatisation of the experiences of eight inmates and their reunion 40 years later. Interspersed with song & storytelling, this is a tribute to mischief and humour in the face of hardship and inequality from award winning author Alana Valentine.

Other Information: Script reading and character work will start early August.
Rehearsals are 3 times a week, Mon & Thur 7–10 pm and Sundays, time to be decided with cast.
Rehearsal schedule is available upon application.
 

Encore Theatre Inc.
28-Jul-2019 at 03:00PM
29-Jul-2019 at 07:00PM

Performance:
To Be Advised


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Almost, Maine

Author: John Cariani

Director: Laura Bradley

Enquiries: laurachaela@gmail.com

Characters Summary: We are looking for 4 – 8 actors within the age range of 25-45 years.

Characters: Almost, Maine is made up of nine short plays. Each one has a different set of characters with only two characters appearing in multiple plays – all others are unique to one of the plays.

This is a true ensemble production – each actor will play multiple roles, across different age ranges.

Each role will offer something different – the main thing we are looking for are actors who can show clear character differences and have a talent for black comedy. Interested actors must be comfortable with staged physical intimacy & unconventional stories.

Please note Standard American accents are required.

Precast Characters: None

Audition Venue: Fleigner Hall, 31-39 Highland Avenue, Oakleigh East, VIC 3166

Theatre: Clayton Community Centre, 9–15 Cooke Street, Clayton VIC 3168

Company Email: eleni@encoretheatre.com.au

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

Synopsis: Welcome to Almost, Maine, a town that’s so far north, it’s almost not in the United States—it’s almost in Canada. And it almost doesn’t exist. Because its residents never got around to getting organised. So, it’s just… Almost.

One cold, clear Friday night in the middle of winter, Almost’s residents find themselves falling in and out of love in the strangest ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. Love is lost, found, and confounded. And life for the people of Almost, Maine will never be the same.

Almost, Maine: It’s love. But not quite.

“Sweet, poignant, and witty. Nearly perfect. Almost, Maine’s charm is real. It packs wit, earns its laughs and, like love, surprises you.” – NY Daily News


Other Information: All auditions are by appointment only, in small groups (2 or more people). Please arrive 10-15 minutes early to complete paperwork.

To express your interest in auditioning, please forward a short CV and headshot by email to laurachaela@gmail.com by no later than Thursday July 25th, specifying your preferred audition date (unless booked out, we are happy to accommodate your preference).

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Rehearsals will be held on Tuesday & Thursday evenings (7pm-9.30pm) & Sunday afternoons (3pm-7pm). There will be a read-through on Tuesday August 6th, with rehearsals commencing Sunday August 11th.

All rehearsals will be at the audition venue (Fleigner Hall). Auditionees must be available from Sunday October 6th - Sunday October 13th for Tech Week.
 

Mordialloc Theatre Co. Inc.
28-Jul-2019 at 06:00PM
30-Jul-2019 at 07:30PM

Performance:
08 Nov 2019 to 23 Nov 2019


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Out of Order

Author: Ray Cooney

Director: Keith Hutton

Enquiries: 0430 032 332 or e-mail keithhutton55@gmail.com

Characters Summary: 6M(30-75), 4F(25-60)

Characters: RICHARD WILLEY – A suave and successful man and a Junior Minister in the Government of the day. Aged somewhere between 30 – 40. This is the lead role requiring an experienced actor with excellent comedic timing and physical ability. Well-spoken English accent required.
JANE WORTHINGTON – The object of Mr Willey’s desires. She is young (between 25-35), attractive but dizzy. An experienced comedy actress required who is comfortable with performing at times in underwear only. Generic English accent required.
HOTEL MANAGER – A severe man, age generally unimportant, but probably between 40-60 years of age. It is from his severity and dead-pan delivery the comedy emerges. London accent required.
GEORGE PIGDEN – An upright pleasant man of nervous disposition, aged 40-60. Generic English accent required
GLADYS – A bossy but attractive woman aged 40-50. Generic English accent required.
PAMELA WILLEY – An attractive, sophisticated woman aged 30-40. Well-spoken English accent required.
A BODY – Nondescript middle-aged man (45-60) This is actually an important role, spending virtually the entire time on stage (albeit at times hidden) Good physical comedy is required and the role also has some dialogue! (it is a farce after all!) When he speaks, London accent required.
RONNIE WORTHINGTON – An angry young man (25-35 years) London accent required
WAITER – A nimble and wily old servant (60-75 years) London accent required.
MAID – Large Italian woman 50 – 60 years. Obviously a convincing Italian accent required.


Precast Characters: None.

Audition Venue: Guide Hall, Glebe Avenue, Cheltenham

Theatre: Shirley Burke Theatre
64 Parkers Rd
Parkdale

Company Email: mordialloctheatre@gmail.com

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

Synopsis: The play features a junior UK Member of Parliament, Richard Willey, a married man, who has to lie his way out of an embarrassing situation, namely a planned adultery with the personal secretary (Jane Worthington) of an opposition MP. With the assistance of an innocent side-kick (in this case the minister's personal private secretary), who gets more and more embroiled in the increasingly tangled tale improvised by Richard Willey as events unfold. The action takes place in a suite in a posh London hotel and revolves around accidents caused by a defective sash window and a body in a wardrobe.

Other Information: AUDITION PROCESS
It will be a closed audition process by appointment only, with the Director. Relevant audition pieces will be announced shortly. There is no requirement to learn the audition pieces, but it will be expected you have read the entire play and be very familiar with your audition pieces.
Please contact the Director, Keith Hutton to make an audition appointment.
Telephone 0430 032 332 or e-mail keithhutton55@gmail.com

REHEARSAL SCHEDULE & PERFORMANCE DATES
Before auditioning, please ensure that you will be, if successful, fully available for all scheduled rehearsals and performances. However if you have a commitment affecting one of the proposed rehearsals, please advise the Director at the time of auditioning, and wherever possible, it will be accommodated.
The performance dates are November 8th, 9th, 10th (Matinee), 14th, 15th, 16th (Matinee & Evening), 17th (Matinee), 21st, 22nd, 23rd .
At this stage, rehearsals will be held on Sundays (Time negotiable), Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7.30pm. They will commence on Sunday 8th September with a full read-through.
 

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.
 

Gemco Players Community Theatre Inc.
30-Jun-2019 at 02:00PM
02-Jul-2019 at 07:00PM

Performance:
11 Oct 2019 to 26 Oct 2019


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Going Postal

Author: Terry Pratchett
Adapted for Stage by Steven Briggs

Director: Evie Housham

Enquiries: 0400 327 970

Characters Summary: 35 characters
7 of which are definitely male
There will be doubling up of characters

Characters: Moist von Lipwig - Age 25-40 - Swindler, con artist and fraud wanted dead in several cities.

Lord Vetinari - the current Patrician of Ankh-Morpork. Former Assassin.

Tolliver Groat - Age: over 60 - One of the last two postmen remaining at the postoffice and is a Junior Postmaster. Severely distrusts doctors, so he brews his own medicine and has his own little cures to keep himself in good condition. He is fluent in the only rhyming slang known to the Discworld that does not actually rhyme.

Stanley Howler - a strange young man. He has these "little moments", when all hell might break loose. Stanley has a thing for pins and acuphilia. He is, in fact, a "pinhead".

Mr Pump - Is a golem who is assigned to Moist von Lipwig as an assistant/parole officer to prevent his escape from the postal service. He proves ideal for this task, as golems never stop until their task is completed - no matter where Moist might run.

Anghammarad - He is a golem, almost nineteen thousand years old, having been baked by the priests of Upsa in the Third Ning of the Shaving of the Goat.

Adora Belle Dearheart - Manager of the Golem Trust. Object of Moist’s affection. Father used to own the Grand Trunk. Brother, John, died recently having fallen off a clacks tower.

Reacher Gilt - Chairman of the Grand Trunk, and a conman.

Drumknott - a faithful and loyal servant to Lord Vetinari

Miss Maccalariat - She is the ferocious office manager at the Post Office, ruling Post Office counters with a rod compared to which iron would be as sugar candy.

Sacharissa Cripslock - Reporter for the Ankh-Morpork Times

Mr Slant of Morecombe, Slant & Honeyplace is the head of the Guild of Lawyers in Ankh-Morpork. He is always involved in shadowy business but never caught out committing a crime. He died ages ago, but that has never stopped him from continuing his work.

Mr Pony - A technological genius who keeps the Grand Trunk running when it is in the hands of Reacher Gilt

Crispin Horsefry - Works for Mercintile Bank. A member of the Trunk’s Board of Directors.

Wilkinson - one of the more amenable and pleasant warders at the Tanty prison.

Greenyham - of Ankh Sto Associates, the treasurer of the Grand Trunk and a member of its Board of Directors.

Daniel "One Drop" Trooper is the official public executioner for Ankh-Morpork.

Stowley of Ankh Futures (Financial Advisors). A member of the Trunk's Board of Directors.

Young Parker - Son of Mr Parker, Greengrocer

Ponder Stibbons, HEM, DThau, Reader in Non-Volatile Intelligence, Cantoride Speaker in Slood Refurgance. Ponder Stibbons was once the second-most junior member of the Faculty of Unseen University, with an absolutely overwhelming interest in the more theoretical branches of applied magic. Wizard.

Spools - One half of the owners of Teemer and Spools, the first choice printing company in Ankh-Morpork

Jim ‘Leadpipe’ Upwright - Coachdriver

Harry ‘Slugger’ Upwright - Coachdriver

Igor - Most Igors are professional servants to mad scientists or noble vampire families.

Big Dave - proprietor of Pin Exchange

Mustrum Ridcully (the Brown) is the current Archchancellor of Unseen University. He shoots birds (and anything else), talks at a consistent shout, wears jogging suits and has about as much respect for mother nature as he does for the members of the faculty (which is not a lot).

Senior Postman Aggy - Age: over 60. Came out of retirement to assist Moist von Lipwig in rebuilding the Post Office. He acts as worshipful master in the Order of the Post and has been decorated for services to the post office (15 bites and still going).

Old Parker - Recipient of a letter that was posted years ago. Greengrocer.

Gryle - a Banshee. Gryle was discovered and used by Reacher Gilt to dispose of anyone who stood in his way.

Young Priest of Offler for the crocodile God Offler

Nutmeg of Sto Plains Holdings. A member of the Trunk's Board of Directors.

Mad Al - Member of the Smoking GNU

Sane Alex - Member of the Smoking GNU

Undecided Adrian - Member of the Smoking GNU

Devious Collabone - Wizard studying Oyster Communications in a Low Intensity Magical Field for his B Thau in Genua

Audition Venue: The Gem Community Arts Centre,
19 Kilvington Drive,
Emerald VIC 3782

Theatre: Gemco Theatre
The Gem Community Arts Centre,
19 Kilvington Drive,
Emerald VIC 3782

Company Website: http://www.gemcoplayers.org

Synopsis: Moist von Lipwig was a con artist, a fraud and a man faced with a life choice: be hanged, or put Ankh-Morpork's ailing postal service back on its feet. It was a tough decision.
With the help of a golem who has been at the bottom of hole in the ground for over two hundred years, a pin fanatic and Junior Postman Groat, he's got to see that the mail gets through. In taking on the evil chairman of the Grand Trunk Semaphore Company, and a midnight killer, he's also got to stay alive.
Getting a date with Adora Bell Dearheart would be nice, too.
In the mad world of the mail, can a criminal succeed where honest men have failed and died? Perhaps there's a shot at redemption for man who's prepared to push the envelope ...

Other Information: Comedy
www.gemcoplayers.org