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 click on the link to our subscription link below and click “Subscribe.” 

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. 

2024 SEASON

Season 3

Chapter Two

By Neil Simon
Directed by Matthew Freeman

Audition Dates:

Sunday 2 June 2024 – 10AM – 2PM 
Tuesday 4 June 2024 – 6PM – 7:15PM 
Thursday 6 June 2024 – 6PM – 7:15PM 

Performances Dates:
5 – 8 & 12 – 14 September 2024 
Thursday, Friday and Saturday Performances at 8pm
Sunday Matinee at 2pm

Please Note:  

Successful cast MUST BE available for rehearsal period as well as all production dates. Please check you are available for all performance dates before booking your audition time.  

ETC is a community theatre company and, as such, no actors are paid.    

Bookings essential for audition time via Director Matthew Freeman – via mtfreeman1994@gmail.com or 0409729105, or Production Coordinator Angelo Snell on 0458502232 

Please note that auditions are being held in groups and are by APPOINTMENT ONLY. Please apply to organise your audition time and for any further information including script and audition pages. Please bring along the completed audition form (can be found on the ETC Website at www.essendontheatrecompany.com.au/auditions 

Please arrive 10 minutes before audition time.  

Please ensure you are available for all performance dates and times.   

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

Google Maps: https://www.google.com.au/maps/place/Essendon+Theatre+Company/@-37.753079,144.893059,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x6ad65c132fe4d1e9:0xde935373e7f0cb3f

Synopsis:
The play focuses on a recently widowed writer, George Schneider, who is introduced by his press agent brother to soap opera actress Jennie Malone, whose own marriage to a football player has dissolved after six years. Both are uncertain of their readiness to start dating and developing a new romance when her breakup is so recent and he still has recurring memories of his deceased wife, Barbara.  

Characters summary: 

All roles will require standard American accents. Actors should be comfortable with intimacy on stage. There are some scenes in which actors are required to kiss and be affectionate on stage. This process will be supported by the Company to ensure that no one is unsafe or uncomfortable.  

George Schneider – Lead Role / Male / 40-55
A clever, witty, and charming novelist who is a tad neurotic; George is grieving over the loss of his beloved wife of 12 years.  

Jennie Malone – Lead Role / Female / 25-40 
Attractive, vivacious soap opera actress, coming off the breakup of a six year marriage. Highly organised and principled.  

Leo Schneider – Supporting Role / Male / 30-35  
George’s younger brother; Leo is a press-agent who is a quick-witted, charming pragmatist; married with children, but likes to fool around.  

Faye Medwick – Supporting Role / Female / 25-40  
Jennie’s best friend; Faye is also an actress; she feels unfulfilled in her marriage and contemplates having an affair with an ex-boyfriend; a hopeless romantic who covers it with a sardonic cynicism; she is an actress on a soap opera.