Audition Notices


2016 2017 2018
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Brighton Theatre Co.
12-Nov-2017 at 06:00PM
13-Nov-2017 at 07:00PM

Performance:
15 Feb 2018 to 03 Mar 2018

 

In The Next Room or the vibrator play

Author: Sarah Ruhl

Director: Natasha Boyd

Enquiries: info@bookbonding.com.au
0413 188 513

Characters Summary: 3M 4F

Characters: Dr. Givings, a man in his forties, a specialist in gynaecological and hysterical disorders.
Catherine Givings, his wife, a woman in her late twenties.
Sabrina Daldry, his patient, a woman in her early thirties.
Annie, a woman in her late thirties, Dr. Giving’s midwife assistant.
Leo Irving, Dr. Giving’s other patient, an Englishman in his twenties or thirties.
Mr. Daldry, Sabrina Daldry’s husband, a man in his forties or fifties.
Elizabeth, an African-American woman in her thirties. A wet-nurse by default.


Precast Characters: None

Audition Venue: Brighton Theatre Company,
Cnr Wilson Street and Carpenter Street,
Brighton 3186


Theatre: Brighton Theatre Company,
Cnr Wilson Street and Carpenter Street,
Brighton 3186


Company Email: enquire@brightontheatreco.com

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

Synopsis: Set in 1880s New York and at the dawn of the age of electricity, this Victorian era story is based on the bizarre historical fact that doctors used vibrators to treat ‘hysterical’ women (and some men). The play centres on Dr Givings and his young wife Catherine who has recently had her first child, and how his new therapy affects their entire household. When a new “hysterical” patient and her husband bring a wet nurse and their own complicated relationship into the doctor’s home, Dr. and Mrs. Givings must examine the nature of their own marriage, and what it truly means to love someone. The play opened on Broadway at the Lyceum Theatre in November 2009. Inspired by ‘The Technology of Orgasm’ by Rachel P. Maines, the play was a finalist for the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and was nominated for the 2010 Tony Award for Best Play, Best Featured Actress, and Best Costume.

Other Information: AUDITION INFORMATION
1. Audition slots available = Sunday 12th November 6pm or 7.15pm or Mon 13th November 7pm or 8.30pm. Applicants are advised to read the script beforehand. There will be set pages given prior via email if requested. You will need to be available for up to 60 minutes for the audition and will be reading against other auditionees. I will do my best to run on time.

2. Please send your character and audition time preference along with Performing Arts CV (ONE page only, with contact mobile and headshot photo) to the Director info@bookbonding.com.au For more info feel free to contact Natasha Boyd via email or phone 0413 188 513

3. Rehearsals will most likely be Tues and Thursday evenings and Sundays (time to be negotiated with cast - either afternoon or evenings)

4. Our first read through will most likely be Sunday 19th November (if all cast available) and then start rehearsals on Tuesday 21st November. There will be no rehearsals over the Xmas / New Year period. We will have final 2017 rehearsal on Tues 19th December and resume again on Sunday 7th January.


 

Williamstown Little Theatre Inc.
19-Nov-2017 at 01:00PM
20-Nov-2017 at 07:30PM

Performance:
08 Feb 2018 to 24 Feb 2018

 

Mr Bailey's Minder


Author: Debra Oswald

Director: Deborah Fabbro

Enquiries: Director: orbbaf@ozemail.com.au 0416 141 838

Characters Summary: 2M (60+, 30) 2F(20s, 30s)

Characters: Therese – mid 20s streetwise, boisterous, defensive, volatile

Margo - late 30s executive businesswoman – brittle

Leo - late 60s artist – volatile, shows signs of years of boozing

*Gavin - 30s con man – suave, smooth

*Karl - about 30 tradesman – gentle, polite

*Note – same actor to play both Gavin and Karl

Audition Venue: Williamstown Little Theatre, 2 Albert St, Williamstown VIC 3016

Theatre: Williamstown Little Theatre, 2 Albert St, Williamstown VIC 3016

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

Synopsis: Leo paints ordinary stuff and ordinary people but his picture'll make them look special - make them beautiful and glowing and - But it's not tizzying things up. It's like Leo can see the specialness inside a thing so when a person looks at the painting they can see it too.

Abusive, cantankerous and burned out by booze, Leo Bailey is one of Australia's national treasures. A gifted painter and chronic alcoholic, he can no longer take care of himself. His resentful daughter has been through a succession of minders, until Therese comes along, fresh out of jail and determined to make a go of her limited options.

MR BAILEY'S MINDER is a tough, funny and big-hearted play. It's about shame and judgment, about who deserves to be loved and forgiven. It looks at how people exploit each other and where they find the beauty; and the qualities of transcendence, letting go and forgiveness.

Other Information: Auditions by appointment only. To make an appointment or enquiry, please contact Deborah: orbbaf@ozemail.com.au 0416 141 838

Those attending an audition are requested to bring an audition form downloaded from http://www.wlt.org.au/auditions, together with a non returnable headshot (need not be a studio shot).
 

Lilydale Athenaeum Theatre Co.Inc.
21-Nov-2017 at 07:30PM
22-Nov-2017 at 07:30PM

Performance:
02 Mar to 18 Mar


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Absent Friends

Author: Alan Ayckbourn

Director: Peter Roberts

Enquiries: 0407103613

Characters Summary: 2F(30-40)2M(30-40)1F(30) 1M(30)

Characters: CAST

All characters (Save John/ Evelyn) are late 30s to late 40s with the characters of John, and especially Evelyn, somewhat younger than the others.

Diana
Wife to Paul. A woman on the edge. She's reached the end of what she sees as her useful life. A life she has devoted to her husband, her home and her children. Now her children have been (in her own words) taken away from her - i.e. sent to a boarding school. Her husband is having affairs and her home, without the children and husband is an empty monument to a suddenly empty life. Diana has a complete onstage emotional breakdown in the second act. Diana (sobbing): I should have joined the Mounted Police. Thats what I should have done. I want to join the Mounted. police.Please!.....

Evelyn
John's wife, a young mother. A different generation to Diana. She has recently had a brief thing with Paul, Dianas husband. Somewhat younger than the other women. Dismissive of everyone. Desert dry.
Evelyn: (Speaking of her backseat encounter with Paul) I said thank you very much. That was as exciting as being made love to by a sack of clammy cement and would he kindly take me home. Hes horrible.

Marge
Wife of the unseen and ill Gordon. Friends with Diana. Her desperate, unfulfilled desire for children has led her to make a child of her unseen, constantly ailing and seemingly helpless husband, Gordon. She spends a lot of time on the phone to him during the play.
Marge:(on the telephone) Jumjums, how did you get it on your trousers? Well take them off. Take the bottoms off..

Paul
A friend of Colin; Husband of Diana. A successful self-made businessman, egotistical, somewhat self-deluded and something of a bully. Has had a recent, brief thing with Evelyn. Colin, do me a favour. Would you just shut up about Carol for a while.

John
Friend and incompetent business partner of Paul. Cuckolded husband of Evelyn. He is all nervous energy and forever busy with various projects. Constantly jiggling. He is always trying to lighten the mood and deflect difficult situations by cracking jokes which do not register with the other guests.
John (to Colin): You must come to our house next time. Absolute peace. Neither of us ever says a word to each other. Thats the secret of a successful union.

Colin
The reason for this party and the catalyst of the drama. He has recently lost his fianc - Carol, the love of his life, in a dreadful accident. Well-meaning and possessed with the bounciness of the truly insensitive. Im good with peoplecan I give you some advice..




Precast Characters: None

Audition Venue: Lilydale Athenaeum Theatre, Castella Street Lilydale

Theatre: Lilydale Athenaeum Theatre, Castella Street Lilydale

Company Email: a.t.c@bigpond.net.au

Company Website: http://lilydaleatc.com/

Synopsis: Diana has organised a tea party for Colin, an old friend of her husband Paul. Colins fianc has recently drowned and the aim is to cheer him up with a gathering of old friends Paul, John and Gordon. Gordon is, typically, ill and his wife Marge turns up instead, while Paul and John are less than enthusiastic about the party.

All this hides deep problems: Paul has had a brief affair with Johns wife Evelyn - who has brought her baby to the party; Marge is desperate for a child of her own and has transferred her maternal instincts on to an increasingly dependent and accident-prone Gordon; Diana is desperately unhappy, misses her children who are at boarding school and is bullied by Paul - who she suspects of having a major affair with Evelyn; John is aware of Evelyns affair, but is dependent on Paul in business. Both John and Paul are so uncomfortable with the idea of meeting Colin that they play down their friendship to the point of almost non-existence.

The majority of this emerges before Colin has even arrived and just as matters threaten to erupt, the man himself turns up and everyone awkwardly tries to both be nice to him and to get on with each other. But all have seriously misjudged Colin, who is seriously happy. He is blissful in the memory of the time he spent with his fiance; annoyingly happy in fact. His apparent satisfaction with his life, despite his loss, merely highlights the depths to which all those around have sunk and his hilarious ill-judged attempts to sort out their problems merely creates further rifts in the already damaged relationships of the other couples.

Set very much in the early to mid-1970s at a time of great social change including the changing roles and opportunities for women and the sexual revolution, this play is often referred to as the original cringe comedy. The guests try not to say the wrong thing around the bereaved Colin at the same time as trying, ultimately without success, to maintain their delicate veneer of civility.

The play was a change of direction for Aykbourne. It takes place in real time over the period of a couple of hours. This gives the play tremendous tension leading up to its hilarious, despairing climax and provides a wonderful emotional ride for the actors and audience.


Other Information: AUDITION INFORMATION -To book an audition email emcarter.productions@gmail.com
- You will be asked to read two short scenes from the play with the director or another actor.
- Arrive in plenty of time before your allotted time so that you have time read through the scripts which will be available to you in the waiting area.
- Demonstrate a capacity to speak in a lower middle-class English accent. You dont have to nail it on the day but show a capacity to develop it.

CALLBACKS(if necessary)
If called back, you will be asked to read the same scenes with another auditionee.



REHEARSALS
SUNDAY: 2.00-5.00
TUESDAY: 7.30-10.30
THURSDAY: 7.30-10.30