Actor Auditions 27th March
Calling Actors for FLASH 2019
The 2019 Flash Festival is a little earlier this year. It will be held on July 5, 6 and 7.
Plays have been selected, directors appointed and some of the plays are cast.
But we need 5 more men!
An extra audition will be held at the Peninsula Theatre on Wednesday 27th March from 7pm. Register at 6:30 pm.
This year we are doing things a little differently for the workshops. They will be free for all actors cast in the plays and for the directors of the plays. There will be no other participants. Aarne will be working on the actual plays with the actual directors and their cast for the Festival only.
So come and audition for a short 5-15 minute play. FLASH Festival is a lot of fun and a great way to get involved in local theatre. There are heaps of roles to choose from and almost everyone usually gets a part. Best of all, you get a free workshop with Aarne Neeme.
There are 8 plays this year. Here is a synopsis of each one and a link to the audition pieces (these will also be available at the auditions). The male roles still to be filled are marked with an "*".
Audience Participation by Andrew Thomson
Directed by Scott Goodacre
Jono and Brian are finally about to hit centre stage for the first time. But this is no ordinary performance, so can they pull it off? All it takes to affect their score is one audience member who can't help but want to participate.
*Jono - Male 30s or 40s Leader
*Brian – Male 20s or 30s, not leader
Steve – Male – Similar age to Brian 30s – Detective (recently acquired)
Black Friday by Penny Dilworth
Directed by Michael Sheather.
A young couple describe their experience in a recent bushfire.
Karen – Female late 20 to 30s
*Josh – Male 30s
Firecrotch by Brooke Hemphill
Directed by Gordon Crawford.
She was having a bad week and looking to let off some steam but then things got hot and heavy in ways no one could have predicted.
Firecrotch – female 40 to 50 something
Just Passing Through by Sally Bartley
Directed by Jenna Arnold.
Its training day in the Stokeroom, but the unexpected arrival of young Nettie sees the apprentice stoker Chuck thrown off course and causes his boss Sam to rethink the program. But the question is will she stay or is she just passing through.
Sam – male 50s to 60s
Chuck – male 20s to 30s
Nettie – young woman
Last Days Pompeii by John Fraser
Directed by Phil Moore.
Cerini suspects Matt lit the fires that ravaged the local area, and he’s not the only one. Will he be executioner or saviour?
Cerini – Male Investigator 30 and over
Matt – male Suspect 20s to 30s
So Fire Me by Rowan Cowley
Directed by Brooke Hemphill.
Ben is fed up by his job and excessive workload. Driven to the brink of madness while stuck in a seemingly never-ending boardroom meeting, he decides to take matters into his own hands as his colleagues look on.
Ben- Male. Late 20s-early 30s. A jaded employee. Snide and sarcastic.
*Kingsley- Male 40s or 50s. Demanding boss type
Laura- Female, 30s and older, Officious, studious and something of a numbers nerd.
*Steve- Male. Mid 30s or older, determined to climb the corporate ladder at any cost.
Kate- Female. 20s or older, Bubbly and energetic. harbours a secret desire to explore a career in ventriloquism.
Scandinavian Timber by Aidan Cuddington
Directed by Vicki Sidotti.
Paul is a young man who has some strange views on life and women. Anna is a complicated woman with complicated and modern views on life and men. Paul’s hidden twist could be considered “somewhat criminal” but he doesn’t see it like that.
Paul - 40 to 50
Anna – 40 to 50
Fireman – any age
The Firing by Greg Buist
Directed by Nicky Prescott.
A play about youth and experience. A teapot (Pot) and a blob of clay (Clay) compare the merits of their existences. At the start of the play it is Clay who is full of life, bursting with enthusiasm about the future and scornful of the boring set-in-his/her-way existence of Pot. By the end of the play, Clay has a greater appreciation for Pot, experiences some self-doubt and is left to ponder what the future might have in store.
Clay – Male or female but physically flexible
Pot – male or female, it would be preferable for characters to be of the same sex.
If you have any questions please contact the convenor at firstname.lastname@example.org
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