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

I’VE BEEN MEANING TO ASK YOU

Created by the Good Room

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.

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 29 May (9:30am-1:00pm OR 1:30pm-5:00pm)*
Auditioning ages:  9-13 years (real age at the time of auditioning)
Roles:  Large mixed ensemble cast
Audition Requirements:  Audition will be a group workshop involving drama games and dancing. Young people do not need to prepare anything for the audition.
Audition Location:  The Street Theatre, 15 Childers St Canberra

*Please note that performers will be notified of the outcome of their audition that evening, with the rehearsal process starting the following morning.

REHEARSAL SCHEDULE

Sunday 30 May (10:00am-4:00pm)
Saturday 5 June (10:00am-4:00pm)
Sunday 6 June (10:00am-4:00pm)
Saturday 19 June (10:00am-4:00pm)
Thursday 1 July (10:00am-4:00pm)
Friday 2 July (10:00am-4:00pm)
Saturday 3 July (10:00am-4:00pm)
Sunday 4 July (10:00am-4:00pm)
Monday 5 July (10:00am-4:00pm)

PRODUCTION WEEK

Wednesday 7 July (Times TBC, includes evening) – Technical Rehearsals
Thursday 8 July (Dress Rehearsals + Preview performance)
Friday 9 July (Performances)
Saturday 10 July (Performances)

** PLEASE NOTE: All cast MUST be available for every workshop and rehearsal session, and present for all technical and dress rehearsals. **

All actors cast must join as members of Canberra Youth Theatre. Participation in this production is on a voluntary basis.

If you have any questions, please contact us on 02 6248 5057

HOW TO GET INVOLVED

  • Auditions will be conducted as a group workshop
  • To book an audition, fill out the online form below. You will receive confirmation of your exact time via email by Monday 17 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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