Audition Notices


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Williamstown Little Theatre Inc.
05-Sep-2018 at 08:00PM
10-Sep-2018 at 08:00PM

Performance:
06 Feb 2019 to 23 Feb 2019

 

The Mountaintop

Author: Katori Hall

Director: Kris Weber

Enquiries: kris@keweber.com

Characters Summary: 1 M (late 30s-early 40s)
1 F (30-40)

Characters: Dr Martin Luther King Jnr (African American) age late 30 - early 40 (King was 39 when assassinated)

Camae (African American) 30 - 40 a maid

There will be no colour blind casting, as stipulated by the playwright. Actors need not be African American born, however black actors are required. Southern American accents will also be required. King was born in Atlanta Georgia and Camae's accent will be down home Tennessee. There is enough source material on the internet re. King's voice - tone, cadence, rhythm -, please listen to it. Camae needs a very convincing Southern accent as well. She is a sassy black woman who represents a time in history and a station in life but she is in no way a stereotype.. She is saucy and daring and challenges King. The actor playing this role will need to be bold and brassy but empathic and encouraging. She is fearless. She is also an activist. She has an irreverent sense of humour. She is flirty.

The actor playing King will be required to bring the charisma, charm and power of King to the stage BUT the play shows us a different King - a more human and vulnerable man. A more ordinary man who is sick and very tired and maybe even aware of his own mortality.
The actor playing King will absolutely need to be open to working toward finding the essence of King. Practically, he will also need to grow a moustache and be open to transforming, physically, as close to King as we can get.

Both actors will also be required to smoke herbal cigarettes.

This is a remarkable acting opportunity for the right actors!




Precast Characters: none

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

Theatre: Williamstown Little Theatre
2-4 Albert Street
Williamstown

Company Email: secretary@wlt.org.au

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

Synopsis: The Mountaintop is set in Memphis Tennessee in room 306 of The Lorraine Motel on Mulberry Street. It is April 3 1968 and Dr Martin Luther King Jnr. enters his room exhausted, after a busy day of campaigning - he has just delivered his famous and inspirational 'I've been to the mountaintop' speech. The Civil rights Movement is in full swing and King is in Memphis to support the black sanitation workers as they strike for better pay and working conditions.. It will be his last evening on Earth as King will be assassinated the following day - April 4 1968 - while standing on his balcony just outside the door of his room.

The play concerns itself with an imagined conversation between King and a maid, Camae, The conversation begins lightly but soon King is asked to confront his life, his past, his legacy and the future of African Americans.

A potent, very human, and oft-times, witty tale about one of the most influential and vital leaders of the American Civil Rights movement.



Other Information: Please read the play prior to attending audition
Please prepare a 3 - 5 minute monologue, with accent.
There will also be opportunity to read from the play
Please check performance dates and ensure you are available for all before booking an audition
Bring a completed audition form downloaded from www.wlt.org.au/auditions together with a non- returnable headshot (does not need to be a studio shot)

Rehearsals will normally be 3 evenings a week excluding weekends to begin with. Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 7.45 - 10.30 are the proposed days and times. Some weekend rehearsals will be slotted in to accommodate full dress rehearsals.
 

Heidelberg Theatre Co.
08-Sep-2018 at 02:00PM
10-Sep-2018 at 06:30PM

Performance:
16 Nov 2018 to 01 Dec 2018


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Inheritance

Author: Hannie Rayson

Director: Tim Scott

Enquiries: timascott56@gmail.com

Characters Summary: 6F, 6M

Characters: • Dibs Hamilton (Female, playing 80): non-identical twin sister of Girlie, about to celebrate their 80th birthday; slightly gentler of the two; refuses to face the truth about her husband’s declining mental state; tries to be loyal but in the end betrays Nugget in the name of “family”: “I am not giving Nugget a single handful of this dirt”.
• Farley Hamilton (Male, playing 80+): husband of Dibs, suffering signs of dementia but determined to stay in control of the farm: “they’ll be carting me outta here with me boots on”; intolerant of his gay son but increasingly confused about those around him
• William Hamilton (playing late 40s/early 50s): eldest son of Dibs and Farley; he is gay and had moved away but has come back for his mother’s birthday with plans to sell the family farm; he has unhappy memories of his rural childhood: “Gay men are not welcome in Rushton”.
• Julia Hamilton (playing early 40s): daughter of Dibs and Farley; she has also left the farm and moved to the city; divorced, now pregnant (by an Indian colleague); she works in the public service (Multicultural Commission); wants to keep the farm and turn it into a herb farm: “I’ve been doing research”.
• Felix Hamilton (playing late teens): son of Julia, only pays occasional visits to the family farm and his grandparents; very much a city boy: “I live above the cosmic kebab”; has a sense of humour.
• Neville “Nugget” Hamilton (playing mid-late 30s): adopted, part-indigenous “son” of Dibs and Farley (who is his real father); practically minded and very gentle in dealing with Farley’s dementia: “I’m lookin’ out for you”; expects to inherit the farm when Farley dies.
• Girley Delaney (Female, playing 80): non-identical twin sister of Dibs; speaks her mind, has a sharp tongue and is intolerant of others: “Bugger the vegetarians”; suffered from polio as a child; she rides a specially modified mower/bike onstage in some scenes.
• Lyle Delaney (playing mid-late 40s): son of Girlie and her late husband Joe; he is in financial trouble, he can’t make his farm pay, yet he wants to inherit the family property: “always had the luck of a speckle-arsed rooster”; subject to depression (like his grandfather); can be violent.
• Maureen Delaney (playing early 50s): Lyle’s wife; an ambitious, conservative political candidate for a local seat, currently working to keep her family afloat; bigoted and intolerant of “university types”: “there’s nothing racist about my politics”.
• Ashleigh & Brianna Delaney (playing mid-late teens): daughters of Lyle and Maureen; they also play Dibs and Girlie as teenagers in the 1930s; Ashleigh shares her mother’s prejudices and is described by her uncle as “sullen”: “I hate this place”; Brianna, a year or so younger, is more open-minded and doesn’t like racist labels; close to her father: “Carn, Dad!”.
• Norm Myrtle (playing mid 40s): father of Dibs and Girlie; seen in the 1930s and also as a figure from the past; subject to depression like his grandson, Lyle: “Whoever said life was fair?”.

*SPECIAL NEEDS*:
o Ability to play piano, mouth organ, ukulele or violin could be helpful; at least one cast member needs to be piano-competent; ability to hold a tune will be an advantage for all cast members
o The actor who plays Nugget Hamilton (playing mid-late 30s) should be credible as the indigenous son of an Aboriginal mother and the non-Aboriginal Farley Hamilton.


Precast Characters: none

Audition Venue: 36 Turnham Ave. Rosanna, Vic

Theatre: 36 Turnham Ave. Rosanna, Vic

Company Email: htc@htc.org.au

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

Synopsis: The 80th birthday of twin sisters Dibs and Girlie should be a cause for celebration, but as the family gathers in the Mallee the question of who will inherit the farm dominates. With a cast that encompasses three generations of the Hamilton/Delaney family, almost everyone has a different solution to the problem and, inevitably, the squabbles that result soon turn into more vigorous conflicts. Inheritance pits old rural values against new political realities, exposing fault-lines running through the generations.

Poignant, tragic, yet often funny, this award-winning play offers opportunities for actors of all ages, from the two central, older women, through their variously middle-aged children to their three teenage grandchildren.

Inheritance is a very significant Australian play, written and mainly set in the early years of the 21st century in country Victoria. It is about family tensions, disagreements over property, shadows from the past and fears about the future.

Other Information: • Audition will be in group format. Auditionees 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.
• Inheritance show page at HTC: htc.org.au/plays/2018/5inh.html
• Further details of the auditions, including how to obtain an audition form & booking a session, will be published on www.htc.org.au after July 21 when HTC's play 3 closes.
 

The Basin Theatre Group
16-Sep-2018 at 06:30PM
17-Sep-2018 at 07:30PM

Performance:
15 Feb 2019 to 09 Mar 2019

 

Murder by Natural Causes

Author: Tim Kelly

Director: Bob Bramble

Enquiries: For audition bookings and further details, contact the Director, Bob Bramble onbobbramble2013@gmail.com or 0418 586 273

Characters Summary: 4M, 4F

Characters: ARTHUR SINCLAIR 40s – 50s - a very successful mentalist, manipulative, very fit
ALLISON SINCLAIR 30s – 40s - Arthur’s wife; attractive, greedy and very devious.
GIL WESTON mid-late 20s - a young actor, smitten by Allison
GEORGE BRUBAKER 40s – 50s - Arthur’s attorney, pragmatic, business-like
JESSICA PRESCOTT 30s - a book editor, attractive, upbeat, minor role
MARTA 50s -60s - the Sinclairs’ maid, cameo role
EDDIE OAKMAN 40s – 60s - a private investigator, no-nonsense type, cameo role
MRS. CARRINGTON 40s – 60s - a concert promoter, business-like, minor role


Precast Characters: None

Audition Venue: The Basin Theatre
Corner Doongalla & Simpsons Roads
The Basin VIC 3154

Theatre: The Basin Theatre
Corner Doongalla & Simpsons Roads
The Basin VIC 3154

Company Email: subscriptions@thebasintheatre.org.au

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

Synopsis: Arthur Sinclair, a world-famous mentalist, is married to a beautiful woman who is plotting his murder by natural causes! Once the scheme is set in motion, the plot begins to twist and turn. Nothing is as it seems! The mystery builds to an exciting climax that will keep you on the edge of your seat. It will take all of your mental powers to solve this wildly clever and entertaining thriller.

Other Information: Call Back Audition (if required) Monday September 23rd at 7.30pm
 

The 1812 Theatre
16-Sep-2018 at 07:00PM
17-Sep-2018 at 07:00PM

Performance:
16 Feb 2019 to 21 Mar 2019

 

BREAKING THE CODE

Director: Malcolm Sussman

Enquiries: Malcolm on 0417 141 803.

Characters Summary: 7M 2F

Characters: Alan Turing – Male 30 – 40
A massive and challenging role. Passionate – his first love is Mathematics, socially inept and hostile at times; lacking social graces most of the time, he can be boyishly naïve. He stammers probably because the torrent of ideas that flows through his brain come with a speed that defies fluent articulation.

Mick Ross – Male Age?
He could be played as an enthusiastic younger sleuth, who plays it by the book or for those of you who have seen “The Last Detective” – the “Dangerous Davis” type – thorough and honest, but never going beyond Sergeant.

Christopher Morcom: Male - late teens
Alan’s first love and a year or so older. His moral compass and another budding scientific genius, both shunned by their arty-farty public school. Christopher’s death is the spur that drives Alan on to achieve greatness.

Nikos Male – same age as Christopher Morcom - roles could be doubled up
Charming and innocent – speaks entirely in Greek. Alan’s ‘bit of fluff’ while on holiday in Corfu. His scene with Alan does not involve sexual intimacy.

Sarah Turing - Female – 50ish
Appears to be the upper middle class stereotypical British mother, but there are hidden depths and complexities which Alan fails to understand until later in the play.

Pat Green – Female – late 20’s to early 30’s
A co-worker at Bletchley Park, highly intelligent, in love with Alan even when he admits to his non-hetero sexuality. Shows much of the empathy which Alan often lacks.

Ron Miller Male – 20’s
A north country working class opportunist, who sees in his sexual relationship with Alan an opportunity to make some cash. Not cold, but a realist.

Dillwyn Knox Male – 60+
In charge at Bletchley Park and responsible for recruiting Turing. He could be ex-military and is a stickler for procedure. The scene in which Turing expounds upon Godel’s Theorem leaves Knox in a slipstream of bewilderment.

John Smith – Male – 40-60
Bland but sinister Le Carre type public servant – minor role, appearing in 2 scenes.

Company Email: admin@1812theatre.com.au

Company Website: http://www.1812theatre.com.au

Synopsis: The play explores the complex mind of Alan Turing as he wrestles with the Germans’ Enigma Code and his homosexuality. Although the play does provide insight into this thorny, tormented mathematical genius and his theories on artificial intelligence, it is Turing’s interactions with the other characters in the play, especially his troubled relationship with his mother, that is a major focus of the drama. He is more comfortable expounding upon Bertrand Russell or Wittgenstein than conversing on more mundane matters with those around him.

Other Information: Should you have any queries about the production or would like to audition and cannot attend on the dates scheduled above, please ring Malcolm on 0417 141 803. I am prepared to meet with you at a mutually convenient time.
 

The 1812 Theatre
16-Sep-2018 at 07:00PM
17-Sep-2018 at 07:00PM

Performance:
16 Feb 2019 to 21 Mar 2019

 

Breaking The Code

Author: Hugh Whitemore

Director: Malcolm Sussman

Enquiries: 0417 141 803

Characters Summary: 7M (30-60ish)
2F (20-50ish)

Characters: Alan Turing – Male 30 – 40
A massive and challenging role. Passionate – his first love is Mathematics, socially inept and hostile at times; lacking social graces most of the time, he can be boyishly naïve. He stammers probably because the torrent of ideas that flows through his brain come with a speed that defies fluent articulation.

Mick Ross – Male Age?
He could be played as an enthusiastic younger sleuth, who plays it by the book or for those of you who have seen “The Last Detective” – the “Dangerous Davis” type – thorough and honest, but never going beyond Sergeant.

Christopher Morcom: Male - late teens
Alan’s first love and a year or so older. His moral compass and another budding scientific genius, both shunned by their arty-farty public school. Christopher’s death is the spur that drives Alan on to achieve greatness.

Nikos Male – same age as Christopher Morcom - roles could be doubled up
Charming and innocent – speaks entirely in Greek. Alan’s ‘bit of fluff’ while on holiday in Corfu. His scene with Alan does not involve sexual intimacy.

Sarah Turing - Female – 50ish
Appears to be the upper middle class stereotypical British mother, but there are hidden depths and complexities which Alan fails to understand until later in the play.

Pat Green – Female – late 20’s to early 30’s
A co-worker at Bletchley Park, highly intelligent, in love with Alan even when he admits to his non-hetero sexuality. Shows much of the empathy which Alan often lacks.

Ron Miller Male – 20’s
A north country working class opportunist, who sees in his sexual relationship with Alan an opportunity to make some cash. Not cold, but a realist.

Dillwyn Knox Male – 60+
In charge at Bletchley Park and responsible for recruiting Turing. He could be ex-military and is a stickler for procedure. The scene in which Turing expounds upon Godel’s Theorem leaves Knox in a slipstream of bewilderment.

John Smith – Male – 40-60
Bland but sinister Le Carre type public servant – minor role, appearing in 2 scenes.


Audition Venue: The 1812 Theatre
3 Rose Street
Upper Ferntree Gully

Theatre: The 1812 Theatre
3 Rose Street
Upper Ferntree Gully

Company Email: admin@1812theatre.com.au

Company Website: http://www.1812theatre.com.au

Other Information: Electronic script available by contacting the director. Should you have any queries about the production or would like to audition and cannot attend on the dates scheduled above, please ring Malcolm.
 

Mordialloc Theatre Co. Inc.
24-Sep-2018 at 07:30PM

Performance:
15 Feb 2019 to 02 Mar 2019

 

Good People

Author: David Lindsay Abaire

Director: Helen Ellis

Enquiries: ellisproductions@me.com

Characters Summary: 2M(late 20s,50) 4F(30s,50s,60s)

Characters: Margaret – About 50, tough, working class single mother, with a sense of humour even in her desperation (lead role)

Mike – About 50, a doctor, wealthy, affable, married to Kate (featured supporting role)

Jean – 50+, Margie’s friend, pushy, loud, protective (supporting role)

Dottie – 60s, Margie’s landlady, manipulative, opportunistic (supporting role)

Stevie – Late 20s, store manager, practical, self-assured (supporting role)

Kate – 30s, Mike’s wife, African-American, dignified, kind (supporting role)


Precast Characters: None.

Audition Venue: Guide Hall
Glebe Avenue
Cheltenham (off Charman Road)

Theatre: Shirley Burke Theatre
64 Parkers Rd
Parkdale

Company Email: mordialloctheatre@gmail.com

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

Synopsis: Welcome to Southie, a Boston neighbourhood where a night on the town means a few rounds of bingo, where this month’s pay check covers last month’s bills, and where Margie Walsh has just been let go from yet another job. Facing eviction and scrambling to catch a break, Margie thinks an old fling, who has made it out of Southie, might be her ticket to a fresh new start. Margie is about to risk what little she has left to find out.
With his signature humorous glow, Lindsay-Abaire explores the struggles, shifting loyalties and unshakeable hopes that come with having next to nothing in America.
Frances McDormand played Margie in the initial Broadway production, and hailed her character Margie Walsh as one who would be studied in classrooms in years to come, which is not surprising as Margie is a great American archetype: a female Willy Loman, perhaps.


Other Information: All auditionees must have read the script. Please contact the Director for a copy.
Boston accent is essential for all except Kate.
 

Heidelberg Theatre Co.
26-Aug-2018 at 01:00PM
02-Sep-2018 at 01:00PM

Performance:
07 Dec 2018 to 15 Dec 2018


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Alice In Wonderland

Author: Written by Ryan Purdey & Erich Fordham
Adapted from the works of Lewis Carroll

Director: Directed by Rhys Purdey

Enquiries: 0400 297 686

Characters Summary: The show has 24 speaking roles, for applicants aged 15-25. Ideally 12M, 12F, to be finalised in the casting.

Characters: Alice - the heroine of the story; an innocent dreamer and wanderer in a strange land.
Rachel - Alice’s ordinary older sister, and the lone realist in a cast of mad people.
The White Rabbit - a nervous, flighty assistant to the Queen of Hearts, and Alice’s first companion in Wonderland.
The Dodo - An old, stuffy bird who runs a mock classroom in Wonderland.
The Mouse - an immeasurably boring mammal who discourses on academia for birds and Alices alike.
The Caterpillar - a grumpy, sage creature who offers Alice advice and wisdom.
The Cheshire Cat - a twisty, mysterious feline who appoints himself as Alice’s guide to the oddities of Wonderland.
The Mad Hatter & The March Hare - an acerbic pair of theatrical lunatics who end up having tea with Alice.
The Dormouse - a companion of the Hatter and the Hare, often asleep and dreaming of food.
The Queen of Hearts - the psychotic, self-proclaimed ruler of Wonderland, and Alice’s biggest obstacle in the story.
The King of Hearts - The Queen’s beleagured companion, and a man deeply afraid of his wife.
The Knave of Hearts - a servant to the King and Queen of Hearts, but more of a greedy, cowardly schemer than anything else.
2, 5, 7 Of Clubs - a comic trio of inept cards desperately trying to paint their way out of a disaster.
Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum - a pair of almost-identical twins who feud and battle constantly, and need Alice to help them get along.
The Birds (Eagle, Swan, Hawk, Magpie) - a quartet of young birds who end up learning alongside Alice during her travels.
*The Birds may also double up as Cards in Act 2*

Precast Characters: There are no precast characters.

Audition Venue: Dolly's School of Dance - 26 Percy Street, West Heidelberg

Theatre: Heidelberg Theatre - 36 Turnham Avenue, Rosanna

Company Email: htc@htc.org.au

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

Synopsis: Heidelberg Theatre Company Youth's 2018 show - Alice In Wonderland - is a brand-new adaptation of Lewis Carroll's classics writings.

Alice runs away from her life's problems, and in doing so finds herself transported to the magical world of Wonderland. There she encounters cats and hatters, hares and queens, and amongst the madness of it all learns a thing or two about herself.