Auditions

We run open auditions for all of our productions, and it is free for members to perform with us. If you fit the age range specified in the audition notice, then we would love to see what you can do.

See below for current auditions.

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Little Girls Alone in the Woods (ages 14-17)

LITTLE GIRLS ALONE IN THE WOODS

by Morgan Rose

ABOUT THE PLAY

In an ordinary town, something is amiss. It’s not the maths exam the teens are about to fail, or the overdue essay, or even global warming. It’s a low buzz of anxiety, a quiet terror in the middle of the night. Girls have been going missing. No one knows if they’ve been taken, or if, for some reason, they have ventured into the bush themselves…

The adults aren’t taking any chances. A high fence is being erected. All young women are now required to be registered with the authorities and wear a tracking device. They will be monitored and controlled; they will be safe. But this thought will not leave the girls alone: I am my own person; take me seriously.

Little Girls Alone in the Woods is an inventive adaptation of The Bacchae that puts a contemporary feminist lens on the Greek legend of Dionysus. It dares us to go into the woods and seek out what knowledge lies beyond the border of respectability and rules. What new worlds await us?

 

Auditioning ages: 14-17 years

Roles: Mixed ensemble cast

We encourage performers from diverse backgrounds to audition, including for roles where a character’s ethnic or cultural background, age, gender, sexuality or disability need not be specified.

Auditions: Saturday 27 February 2021 by appointment (10am – 12pm or 1pm-3pm)

Callbacks: Saturday 6 March 2021

Location: Gorman Arts Centre

Rehearsal and Season Schedule

REHEARSAL DATES & TIMES:

WORKSHOPS

Saturday 13 March (9am-5pm)

Saturday 20 March (9am-5pm)

Saturday 27 March (9am-5pm)

REHEARSAL INTENSIVE (School Holidays)

Monday 12 April – Friday 16 April (9am-5pm)

Tuesday 20 April (4:30 – 7:30pm)

Wednesday 21 April (4:30 – 7:30pm)

Tuesday 27 April (4:30 – 7:30pm)

Wednesday 28 April (4:30 – 7:30pm)

Saturday 1 May (9am-5pm)

Tuesday 4 May (4:30 – 7:30pm)

Wednesday 5 May (4:30 – 7:30pm)

Saturday 8 May (9am-5pm)

Tuesday 11 May (4:30 – 7:30pm)

Wednesday 12 May (4:30 – 7:30pm)

Production Week: Commencing Sunday 16 May.

All cast must be available every evening for the entire week and present for all technical and dress rehearsals.

Season Dates: 21 – 24 May 2020 (Wednesday – Saturday 7:30pm, Saturday 2:00pm)

Venue: Courtyard Studio, Canberra Theatre Centre

All actors cast must join as members of Canberra Youth Theatre. This is an unpaid project.

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS

  • Actors will need to memorise this short piece of text (download here).
  • Auditions will be conducted as a group, exploring ensemble work and working with text. 
  • To book an audition, fill out the online form. There are two sessions available. You will receive confirmation of your exact time via email by Friday 19 February 2021.
  • Callbacks for shortlisted actors will be held on Saturday 6 March.
  • You must have read the play prior to auditioning. An online perusal copy of the play is available with a library pass to Australian Plays. If you wish to read a hard copy of the play, please contact our office on 62485057 to arrange a time to read on site.

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I’ve Been Meaning to Ask You (ages 9-13)

I’VE BEEN MEANING TO ASK YOU

Created by the Good Room

ABOUT THE PLAY

They asked. You answered. The next generation is about to drop some truths… and the mic!

Performed inside a theatre-turned-playground-turned-battleground, this is a riotous theatrical experience full of questions asked by young people, and answered by adults. Watch as age collides with experience in a revealing one-hour-tell-all that combines anonymous experiences with high-impact video design. Adults take a back seat as a powerful panel of 9-13 year olds tackle the answers they receive to the questions they’ve always wanted to know.

Built in collaboration with and performed by local young people from across Canberra, I’ve Been Meaning To Ask You brings audiences both young and old together to tackle the big (and little) questions that life throws at us.

Auditioning ages: 9-13 years

Roles: Large mixed ensemble

We encourage performers from diverse backgrounds to audition, including for roles where a character’s ethnic or cultural background, age, gender, sexuality or disability need not be specified.

Audition Workshop: Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 May 2021 (6 hours per day)

Location: The Street Theatre

REHEARSAL DATES & TIMES:

Lead In Workshop: Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 June

Check in Workshop: Saturday 19 June

Rehearsal Intensive: Thursday 1 July – Thursday 8 July, times TBC

Preview: Thursday 8 July

All cast must be available every evening for the entire week and present for all technical and dress rehearsals.

Season Dates: 9 – 10 July (Friday – Saturday 7:30pm, Saturday 3:00pm)

Venue: The Street Theatre, Canberra

All actors cast must join as members of Canberra Youth Theatre. This is an unpaid project.

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS

  • Actors must prepare one monologue of your choice of no more than two minutes in length.
  • To book an audition, fill out the online form. Auditions will be in 10 minute slots. You will receive confirmation of your exact time via email by Friday 14 May 2021.

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Two Twenty Somethings Decide to Never be Stressed Ever Again. Ever (ages 18-25)

TWO TWENTY SOMETHINGS DECIDE NEVER TO BE STRESSED ABOUT ANYTHING EVER AGAIN. EVER.

by Michael Costi

ABOUT THE PLAY

A young couple are worried about, well, everything. From student debt to hand hygiene, the resurgence of ISIS to whatever the hell edamame is. After a ruined dinner, they write a list of everything that troubles them. A deal is made: they will never be stressed about anything, ever again. Ever. 

What follows is a desperate attempt to live the ideal millennial lifestyle, filled with cool friends, indoor plants, and home brewed Kombucha. But getting it all right is harder than it seems. This is a generation of self-care and selfies, handicrafts and humble brags, of adult responsibilities and childlike impulses, in a fast-paced, high-stress world. 

Two Twenty Somethings is a biting, satirical, comedy that captures the anxieties of being young right now. It is a probing look into a society where the expectations of the perfect life have outmatched the realities of growing up, uncovering the fears that rule our daily lives, and the hope that things will somehow fix themselves. 

Auditioning ages: 18-25 years

Roles: 2 Male + 1 Female. One of the male characters needs to be able to play the guitar.

We encourage performers from diverse backgrounds to audition, including for roles where a character’s ethnic or cultural background, age, gender, sexuality or disability need not be specified.

Auditions: Week commencing Monday 26 July 2021

Callbacks: Week commencing Monday 2 August 2021

Location: Gorman Arts Centre

Rehearsal and Season Schedule

REHEARSAL DATES & TIMES:

 

Rehearsals: 16 August – 15 October

Production Week: Commencing Saturday 16 October

All cast must be available every evening for the entire week and present for all technical and dress rehearsals.

Season Dates: Wednesday 20 – Saturday 23 October 2021 (Wednesday – Saturday 7:30pm, Saturday 2:00pm)

Venue: Courtyard Studio, Canberra Theatre Centre

All actors cast must join as members of Canberra Youth Theatre. This is an unpaid project.

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS

  • Actors must prepare one monologue of your choice of no more than two minutes in length.
  • To book an audition, fill out the online form. Auditions will be in 10 minute slots. You will receive confirmation of your exact time via email by Friday 16 July 2021.
  • You must have read the play prior to auditioning. You can read a hard copy of the play at our office. Please contact our office on 62485057 to arrange a time to read on site.

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