Brisbane Arts Theatre is casting selected roles for their upcoming production, ‘The 39 Steps’. The season will run from 7-20 March 2020.
Auditions will be held on Sunday, 24 November 2019, in hour long slots. Each audition will be held in groups with up to 8 people per group. The director has requested that all auditionees prepare a comedic monologue with a maximum length of two minutes. Cold reads will be performed on the day and will require you to read for multiple characters.
To register for an audition and download the requirements, visit: https://www.artstheatre.com.au/auditions
The Queensland Shakespeare Ensemble (QSE) is excited to announce its auditions for their 2020 Core Ensemble and Apprentice Program – to be held on the afternoons of the 30th of November and 1st of December 2019, with call-backs on the evening of the 2nd of December.
The Queensland Shakespeare Ensemble is an artist-run company with Core Ensemble members having priority for involvement in artistic roles, while also managing a business portfolio (eg. Administration, Members and Events, Marketing, Finance).
Auditions will consist of 15-minute slots in the following sessions, by appointment only: 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM Saturday, 30 November 2019 and 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM Sunday, 1 December 2019. Callbacks will consist of a group session 6″00 PM – 11:00 PM on Monday, 2 December 2019 that will include voice, Shakespeare, group work and improvisation. You MUST be available for the entirety of this callback on Monday, 2 December 2019 in order to be considered for the Core Ensemble or Apprentice program.
Please note that not all applicants will necessarily be offered auditions. The offer of an audition is dependent on the quality and fit of the application materials.
Prepare two pieces from any of Shakespeare’s plays, one comic piece and one dramatic piece (not necessarily from a comedy and a tragedy/history, just one piece with a comic tone and one with a dramatic tone). Each piece should be no more than two minutes long, and speeches do not need to be age/gender appropriate. Choose something with which you feel a personal connection.
Applications must be received by 22 November 2019, 5:00 PM, and are to be submitted electronically (via e-mail as below).
In order to be accepted into the Core or Apprentice program, you must be available for the following:
- Residential Training and Kick-off Intensive at Stradbroke Island: Saturday, 1 February 2020 through to Friday, 7 February, 2020 (dates include travel days).
- Regular Advanced Training: 6;00 PM – 10:00 pm Wednesday nights from 19 February to 8 April 2020, with a public sharing the week of 14 April (must be available evenings 14-18 April 2020).
- Members of the Core Ensemble must have general availability on Sunday evenings for meetings. While not held every week, many Sunday evenings are taken up with business, artistic, and production meetings (currently the first and third Sunday evenings from 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM are set aside for this purpose).
- Apprentices and NEW Core Ensemble members: training in voice and acting on the weekends of February 8/9, 15/16, and 22/23 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM on each day.
For Core Ensemble Members: Rehearsals are generally held on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings, and on Saturdays during the day. Rehearsal and performance periods for 2020 are likely to run from early June through to early November. Please note that although QSE encourages its actors to gain experience through other performance opportunities, preference must be given to the QSE artistic seasons throughout the year.
Over 60 million people worldwide have fallen in love with the characters, the story and the music that make ‘Mamma Mia!’ the ultimate feel-good show! ABBA’s hits tell the hilarious story of a young woman’s search for her birth father. This sunny and funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise.
‘Mamma Mia!’ is a high energy production that requires a full commitment from the cast who are selected. You must be able to commit to ALL rehearsals.
Information Evening will be held on Friday, 8 November 2019 at 7:00 PM (Noosa Arts Theatre).
Pre-Audition Workshop will be held on Sunday, 1 December from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. All cast will be required to move, so attendance at the pre-audition workshops is important as this is when you will learn the audition routine. A half hour rehearsal time will be allocated on audition day to learn and refresh.
The season runs 9 April – 2 May 2020 and include the Easter holidays. Performance times are:
- April 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30 at 7.30 PM
- April 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26 at 2:00 PM
- May 1, 2 at 7.30 PM
Rehearsals will be held on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.
Auditions will be held at Noosa Arts Theatre. Principal auditions are by appointment only, whereas ensemble/dancer auditions will run in 2-hour blocks.
- Principal Auditions – by appointment on Tuesday, 3 December or Thursday, 5 December 2019; between 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.
- Ensemble/Dancer Auditions – Tuesday, 3 December 2019; 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM.
- Chorus and Dancers – Thursday, 5 December 2019; 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM.
- Call-backs (individuals to be notified) – Sunday, 8 December 2019 at 10:00 AM
An Audition time slot can be booked AFTER the information session (held at Noosa Arts Theatre at 7:00 PM on Friday, 8 November 2019) or Saturday, 9 November 2019 by phoning Judy on 0418214254 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Audition Requirements and backing tracks are available at: https://www.noosaartstheatre.org.au/auditions/
Future Dramatics are looking for three leading roles in their original production ‘Black Market’. The production is a horror drama about a scientist who discovers the vaccine to cure any illness. We are looking for actors aged 25 – 40 to play two sisters and one middle aged man.
Rehearsals will take place from 22 February 2020, with performances in mid May 2020. Rehearsals will be twice a week: Thursday evenings (6:00 PM – 9:00 PM) and Sunday afternoons (1:00 PM – 4:00 PM). Rehearsals will take place at QUT Kelvin Grove and St Joseph’s Nudgee College in Boondall. Please check the audition pack for a detailed rehearsal schedule.
Auditions are by ‘self tape’ video. Submissions will open on Monday, 9 December 2019 until Friday, 24 January 2020. Applicants should record a 5-6 minute video performing a short monologue and reading the script excerpt in the audition pack. Call backs will be in person on Saturday, 1 February 2020. All applicants will be notified by email.
The first round of auditions are by video application. The second round (call backs) will be held at QUT Kelvin Grove.
To register an audition, please find details on Future Dramatics Website. The official audition notice and information will be posted Monday, 9 December 2019.