Open to all Actors over 18
Tuesday 17th and Wednesday 18th July, 7:30 pm at the Peninsula Theatre.
Registration from 6:45 pm.
Play Synopses (in alphabetical order):
Changing Times - written by Greg Buist - directed by Tyrone McMaster
A woman is accused of attempted murder of a baby to which she pleads not guilty. Surveillance video clearly shows her trying to spray the baby with something. Part way through the trial it is confirmed that the baby will live. The accused changes her plea to guilty. She then explains that she is from the future, she has two terminal illnesses and that she has failed in her mission, which was to kill the baby. She then gives the jury (the audience) the moral dilemma of whether they could bring themselves to kill a baby who will grow up to be a man worse than Adolf Hitler.
Samantha age 30 - mid 40’s.
Sergeant at Arms
All other cast apart from Samantha can be either sex, any age group. Names/ titles can be changed to suit.
Forgive Me Father - written by Andrew Thomson - directed by Annie Bilton
When a disgruntled priest finally a turn to tell his story, it’s not just his first ever willing listener that gets swept up in this tale of lost love and flailing self-esteem.
Stan – male 35-60’s
Harry - male 35 – 60’s
Game Changer - written by Sally Davies - directed by Rowan Cowley
A comedy that explores what happens when political correctness comes to the North Pole. Every year, Santa and his head elf meet for a planning meeting, to determine the theme of the presents. The choice is made: “Board Games”, with submissions coming from far and wide from the likes of the Save the Rodent Foundation, the Mythical Creatures Guild and the Hirsute Heroines Club all putting their two bob’s worth in on what is an appropriate gift in the modern age. Santa must then decide whether to take on board these views, or change his approach to gift giving forever.
Santa – male. Preferably older (a “Classic Santa”). Wears a Santa suit though, so age can be flexible.
Elf – male or female; any age. Need to have energy and enthusiasm.
Jericho - written by John Fraser - directed by Kathryn Peterson
Neighbours Margaret and Lynne clash over the right way to feed birds. They bond over pride in their family and what it means as the years go by.
Margaret’s son Greg’s plans of breaking his best news to his mother are derailed by Caroline’s diagnosis. He must find a way to break the news while coming to terms with a life turned upside down.
CAROLINE Medical consultant, F, 20s/30s
GREG Vet, Male , Late 20s/30s
MARGARET Greg's mother, Female, 50+
LYNNE Margaret's neighbour, Female, 50+
Red Shift - written by Cheryl Sawyer - directed by Greg Buist
A contemporary drama about sex and Australian politics. During a series of startling revelations, four friends discover they must throw a side their old conceptions about each other and build a future based on a more honest understanding. Richard, Louise, Kate and Hamish are good friends in their forties who went to university together. They are holidaying as a group for the first time in some years. All are prominent public figures but the reunion is remote and private.
RICHARD is a former lawyer, married, leader of the Australian Labor Party, currently in parliamentary opposition.
LOUISE is a successful businesswoman, married to Richard, but she wants an affair with Hamish.
HAMISH is a qualified civil engineer, Treasurer of the National Party organisation though not an MP, farmer in Victoria, unmarried, trying not to be in love with Kate.
KATE is a former lawyer and charismatic Green senator, who has always been in love with Richard.
Riding the Clutch - written by Sally Bartley - directed by Yuley Buist
Nessa wants her freedom. Mum wants those pesky hot flashes to stop. Dad still wants to be a size 82. But life just isn’t fair and change takes time for those who want it and invades at the speed of sound for those who don’t. In the meantime, a simple driving lesson takes an unexpected left turn and somehow more than the gears are changed.
Spare Change - written by Graham Vale - directed by Cassandra White
What if you had only one more chance to find out what might have been? There's something about her that he has to know. There's something about him that she thinks she knows. Two strangers give it one shot ti find out.
Male - any age
Female - any age
The Final Interview - written by Ethan Dale - directed by Stephen Pembroke
What if you went through 7 interviews for a job, only to find yourself at the final interview, but you had no idea what job you were interviewing for? That’s what has happened to Peter, a young man who is trying his hardest to impress Liam. Liam is the interviewer, who is doing his best to keep his composure during the interview. Nothing seems to go right in this interview, but nothing seems to go wrong either. It’s just an endless cycle of nothing being achieved.
PETER: A youngish man 20-30. Has come in for an interview. Trying his best to impress Liam.
LIAM: An ageless man 20-40. Peppy, very demanding. Seems to always be moving.
Time To Change - written by Yuley Buist - directed by Terry Collins.
Woman is trying to get cash and makes errors trying to get password and ATM swallows card. Change scene to being at home and trying to change the password. The understory is basically how women always seem to know more about family even the husband's better than the men do.
Cast - Woman and Man not too young (not a bother to the millennials) so probably anyone from 30's to 60's
Witch Hunt - written by Rowan Cowley - directed by Alex Mitchell
Helen is just trying to enjoy her evening meal when Oda approaches, wanting to talk about an important mosquito social problem. Helen isn’t interested, but will an unfortunate turn of events force a change in perspective?
Helen- A middle aged female mosquito. An avid reader of the tabloids. Has no patience for mosquitoes who don’t help themselves.
Oda- A bubbly, backpacking 20 something female mosquito from Germany. Has a thirst for a commission, masquerading as a passion for social justice.
Welfare Officer- Any age. Also female. Disinterested and a little jaded.
You may audition for any play and you may be cast in more than one play.
Hope to see you there.
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