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APRIL 2024 PRODUCTION

The One Act Play Disaster by Don Zolidis (Juniors up to age 14)

Pulling off a heist is pretty tough. But that's nothing compared to pulling off an unauthorised adaptation of a popular heist movie onstage. Everything that can go wrong, will go wrong when you've got a light board operator out for revenge, a dollar-store set, and a cast that's a total mess. The smooth-talking con man has crippling stage fright, the acrobat is completely uncoordinated, and the understudy keeps reading all the stage directions out loud. Can the group survive a run-through?

​PLUS

There Is No Play by Arthur M Jolly (Seniors up to 20 years)

Eight drama students are rehearsing a play that speaks to the trauma they each face in their own lives—until their parents complain about its content and administration bans the play. Forced to work on a trite and supposedly harmless replacement show to perform at the upcoming drama competition, the students go behind their teachers' back to learn the forbidden play as well, planning to surprise the audience with it. As they furtively rehearse, they learn more about themselves and the secrets they've been keeping from each other, but when the curtain rises and the pressure's on, will they risk it all or play it safe?

Production Dates

Auditions

Sunday 25th February by appointment (book via our website) 

19 St Bernards Rd, Magill

Read through

Sunday 24th March 10am – 1pm (including headshots, costume fitting & pizza lunch). 

Goodwood Theatre & Studios, 166 Goodwood Rd, Goodwood

Rehearsals

Sunday 14th to Thursday 18th April 8.45am – 4pm; Friday 19th April 9am to 5pm

Goodwood Theatre & Studios, 166 Goodwood Rd, Goodwood

Performances

Friday 19th April at 6pm and Saturday 20th April at 1pm & 4pm    

Goodwood Theatre & Studios, 166 Goodwood Rd, Goodwood

Do I actually need to be at all rehearsals?

Yes! It is imperative that you are available for the full week. To stage a whole play in 5 days of rehearsals is a big task. When you are not rehearsing for your scenes with us, you will be busy with our Assistant Directors either developing your character, running lines, working on your physicality, vocal work or assisting other students. We require all actors all the time to enable the quality of our productions.

​​What is the cost?

$480 which includes:

  • All tuition during auditions and rehearsal (45+ hours - more than a semester of weekly lessons)

  • All character specific costumes

  • Actually Acting t-shirt to wear at rehearsals

  • Invited guest speakers/workshop facilitators during the week

  • Individual audition time

  • Welcome lunch following read through; shared meal before show on Day Six

  • Three fully staged performances with professional lights/sound

  • Professional headshot in digital and printed (6×8) format

  • Digital copies of all professional production shots

How do I register to audition?

First, read all the information below thoroughly and ensure you can commit to all the rehearsal/performance dates. If you'd like more information about the process, please read our blog. Then download the Audition Form and Pieces and book an Audition Time. You will be required to pay $5 per audition, which forms part of your production fee if you are cast. If you do not receive/accept a role, or cancel the audition with at least 2 hours notice, it will be refunded. 

Our expectations from you for auditions

  • Please learn the part you are auditioning for. It will show us you are dedicated and ready to work.

  • We will ask you to (cold) read another role, please prepare for this by reading ALL roles beforehand.

  • Do NOT try to make it perfect, we would like to work with you in the audition and we want to know what you are capable of. We are not looking for a polished performance at the audition.

  • You do not have to accept a part we offer you, but once you do, it is expected that you will commit to this project. This means prioritising and only accepting the role if you are prepared to give it 100%.

 

 

Our commitment to you

  • We know that young actors can have incredible talent and we want you to have a chance to utilise and expand on that. We are 100% committed to teach and foster your abilities, and will run our rehearsals as a professional development process.

  • We are experienced teachers as well as professional actors ourselves, and are joined by a supportive team to help bring this project together, within a nurturing and kind environment.

  • By bringing together like-minded individuals from different parts of Adelaide, we aim to foster a dynamic and supportive environment in which to develop creativity.

Our expectations from our cast

  • You are expected to arrive in good time for rehearsals, and respect your directors and fellow cast/crew members. Bad behaviour will not be tolerated. If you are running late you will let us know as soon as practical. All rehearsals are compulsory unless discussed prior.

  • Mobile phones are to be on silent and put away except on breaks.

  • You will learn your lines prior to rehearsals commencing, with scripts down by Day 2. It is impossible to fully engage with a character whilst holding a script.

  • You must be prepared to take risks and trust your fellow performers.

  • In order to cover the enormous cost involved with mounting a production – all cast are expected to sell at least 6 tickets to the production. If everyone does this, we can continue to keep the production fee low.

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