Auditions

Wanting to audition for a show at ETC? Auditions are open to everyone who is suitable for the designated roles. There is no fee to audition, but successful members who are cast in ETC productions must agree to pay the $20 annual membership fee which covers administration and insurance costs. This is payable within one month of rehearsals.

To find out specific requirements about what is expected in the audition check out the notices below, or contact the associated director.  If you would like to be placed on our email distribution list for upcoming auditions, please email us at essendontheatrecompany@gmail.com  ETC always welcome new faces and talent and look forward to seeing you at an upcoming audition!

Please bring along completed audition form below to your audition, along with a non-returnable photo or headshot. 

ETC Audition Form

2018 SEASON

PRODUCTION 2

Child’s Play: A series of One Act Plays

ETC is proud to present a series of one act plays for its second season.  Please contact individual directors for more details.  Auditions for all three plays will be held on the same dates.  Auditionees must be available to attend the play season as well as a number of One Act Play festivals in July (to be advised).

Auditions are by APPOINTMENT ONLY. Please apply to organise your audition time and for any further information.   

 

AUDITIONS

Tuesday 20 March 2018 at 7.30pm

Tuesday 27 March 2018 at 7.30pm

Bookings essential for audition time via individual directors.  Please see below for more information.

Play 1: A Thousand Words By Hayley Lawson-Smith 

Directed by Hayley Lawson-Smith 

 Characters summary:   1 female, 1 male 

Characters: 

Female: ‘Mummy’ 20s to 40s 

Male: ‘Daddy’ 20s to 40s 

Contact: 

All enquires to Director Hayley Lawson-Smith  at email dramaticpause.itc@gmail.com or phone 0435 364 065 and leave a message which will be returned ASAP.  

 Synopsis: 

Mummy and Daddy are featured items on the refrigerator, and proud of it. But behind the happy facade, real life must be acknowledged. 

 

Play 2 Youth Play: Warriors By Hayley Lawson-Smith 

 This is a Youth Production and we encourage young people to apply!

Directed by Michele Haywood

Characters summary:  4 females, 1 male.

Characters: 

Belinda, 16 – 18 years: She is Amy’s big sister.  Always caring, always there for her little sister, whose sickness has made Belinda stronger than her years.  Belinda boards at one of the better high schools in the city.

Amy, 13 – 14 years: She is sick in a hospital bed.  Whiles she is unwell, the main reason she has to stay at the hospital is because her family lives too far away from the city to bring her to her appointments, whare are often.  She spends all her time writing.

Zordana, 16-18 Years.  A warrior queen, she is the heroine of Amy’s made up land.  She is brave, noble and has vowed to conquer the evil spreading through her homeland.

Peter, 15 – 17 years.  A very fit young man with a passion for cricket and swimming.  Although he would be reluctant to admit it, he cares about his family deeply, particularly his little sister of whom he’s very protective.

Maddie, 12-14 years.  Peter’s little sister.  She is very bright, but quite different from her peers.  If she were an older person, we might call her eccentric.  It is her willingness to believe in magic that makes a happy ending possible.

Contact: 

All enquires to Director Michele Haywood at email michwood@bigpond.com or phone 0413 692 283.

 Synopsis: 

Not every hero gets a song or the cheers of the crowd—or even acknowledgement. In Zordana’s land, a hero fights bravely in the open field, destroying monsters and dark magic. In Amy’s world, her hero is the sister who takes care of her. For Maddie, her hero is her brother, who may tease her mercilessly but loves her dearly. As tragedy threatens to consume their separate worlds, only in coming together can they battle back the dark.  

 

REHEARSAL PERIOD

Rehearsals will be three times a week, Tuesday and Thursday at 7:30PM & Sundays at director’s discretion.

SEASON

31 May – 3 June 2018 & 7 – 9 June 2018

Thursday, Friday and Saturday Performances at 8pm
Sunday Matinee at 2pm

PRODUCTION 3

An Unseasonable Fall of Snow by Gary Henderson

Directed by Div Collins

Audition Dates:

Tuesday 5 June 2018 at 7.30pm

Sunday 10 June 2018 at 2pm

Bookings essential for audition time via Director Div Collins divcollins@gmail.com or 0403575351

Audition Venue:
Bradshaw Street Community Hall
Bradshaw Street (off Buckley Street)
West Essendon  VIC  3040

Melways 28B3

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Characters summary: 

2M (20s-30s, 30s-40s)

 Characters:

Arthur – Male, aged 30s-40s. He has no fixed nationality. Arthur is seasoned and curious. At times during the play, he embodies both “good cop” and “bad cop” (but is not a police officer).

Liam – Male, aged 20s-30s. He has no fixed nationality. Liam is unsettled, cautious rather than confused.

Contact:

All enquires to Director Div Collins at divcollins@gmail.com or 0403575351

Auditions are by APPOINTMENT ONLY. Please apply to organise your audition time and for any further information.

Sections from the script are available on request, but will also be available at each audition session.

Synopsis:

A bewildered young man is questioned by a ruthless interrogator, who circles like a predator, forcing him closer and closer to an awful admission.

A compelling investigation of truth, consequences, and the ultimate value of human life.

Rehearsal Period:

Rehearsals will be three times a week, Tuesday and Thursday at 7:30pm & Sundays at 2pm.

Performances Dates:
23 August – 26 August & 30 August – 1 September 2018

Thursday, Friday and Saturday Performances at 8pm
Sunday Matinee at 2pm

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