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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Normal (ages 18-25)

NORMAL

by Katie Pollock

ABOUT THE PLAY

Poppy has developed a tic. A twitch. A spasm. It spreads through her body, then her group of school friends and before long, the whole town. Nobody can explain it, but as the ‘disease’ spreads, the community begins to fall apart. Who or what is to blame? And how are they going to fix it?

Normal is an urban detective story in which the investigator is a teenage girl and the body is her own. Inspired by the true story of ‘the town that caught Tourette’s’, this provocative and critically acclaimed Australian play raises questions about what it means to fit in, the viral nature of mass hysteria, and the pressures on young women fighting for agency.

In the entitled pockets of a sparkling city, what does it take for a teenage girl to fit in? What does it cost to be normal?

Auditioning ages: 18-25 years

Roles: 4 female

Auditions: Tuesday 3 March 6pm-9pm or Thursday 5 March 6pm-9pm

Callbacks: Saturday 7 March 10am-2pm

Location: Gorman Arts Centre

Rehearsal and Season Schedule

Rehearsal Dates: 14 March – 16 May

Rehearsal Times: Exact rehearsal times and days may vary subject to the availability of actors cast.
Proposed times: Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:30pm – 9:30pm, Saturdays 10:00am – 4:00pm (except 11 and 25 April)

Production Week: Commencing Sunday 17 May. All cast must be available for the entire production week and present for all technical and dress rehearsals.

Season: 20 – 23 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 must prepare one monologue of your choice of no more than two minutes in length.
  • To book an audition, fill out the online form and specify which date you prefer. Auditions will be in 10 minute slots. You will receive confirmation of your exact time the week prior to the audition.
  • 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 PRODUCTION

They asked. You answered. The next generation is about to drop some truths… and the mic. This is a show full of questions asked by young people and answered by adults. Watch as age collides with experience as audiences young and old come together in a revealing one-hour-tell-all. Adults take a back seat as a powerful panel of 9-13 year olds from Canberra tackle the answers they receive to the questions they’ve always wanted to know.

Auditioning ages: 9-13 years

Roles: Large mixed ensemble cast

Auditions: Saturday 23 & Sunday 24 May (Times TBC)

Workshops: Saturday 6 & 7 June  (Times TBC)

Location: The Street Theatre, 15 Childers Street Canberra

Rehearsal and Season Schedule

Rehearsal Dates: Saturday 11 – Wednesday 15 July

Rehearsal Times: TBC, but will be full days during school holidays

Technical Rehearsal: Thursday 16 July

Dress Rehearsal: Friday 17 July

Season Dates: 17-19 July

Performance Times: Friday 17 July 7pm
Saturday 18 July 3pm & 7pm
Sunday 19 July 4pm

Venue: The Street Theatre, 15 Childers Street Canberra

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. This is an unpaid project.

Audition Requirements

  • Auditions will be conducted as group workshops on the dates above. Fill out the online form to register your expression of interest and we will update you with more information closer to the time. 

This production of I’ve Been Meaning To Ask You is a co-production between Canberra Youth Theatre and The Street Theatre. This is a Critical Stage production, created by The Good Room.

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Impending Everyone (ages 14-17)

IMPENDING EVERYONE

by Michael Andrew Collins

ABOUT THE PLAY

Someone at school has gained access to everyone’s internet history, messages, and metadata. All the things everyone’s looked up and said. They plan to release them. But the students can’t let this happen. They have secrets that can’t come out, and less than one day to stop their release.

Impending Everyone explores what happens when we have to own up to the things we’ve said, when anonymity is stripped away and our desires are laid bare. It is a timely work amid the rise of technology and the erosion of our rights to privacy. The play provokes questions around identity: who we are, how we are perceived by our peers, and the impacts the internet and social media are having on our lives.

Auditioning ages: 14-17 years

Roles: There are 10 actors required. The years specified below are the years the characters are in at school, but the actors do not need to be the same.

YEAR 12
Ash (Female)
Elia (Female)
Jack (Male)
Danen (Male)
Tom (Male)

YEAR 11
Kylie (Female)
Sarah (Female)

YEAR 10
Nadine (Female)
Chris (Male or Female)
Mayy (Female, Middle Eastern, from any religious denomination)

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 1 August

Callbacks: Saturday 7 August (10am-2pm)

Location: Gorman Arts Centre

Rehearsal and Season Schedule

Rehearsal Dates & Times:

WORKSHOPS
Saturday 5 September (10am-5pm)
Saturday 12 September (10am-5pm)
Saturday 19 September (10am-5pm)

REHEARSAL INTENSIVE (School Holidays)
Monday 28 September – Friday 2 October (10am-5pm)
Tuesday 6 – Friday 9 October (10am-5pm)
Tuesday 13 & Thursday 15 October (6pm-10pm)

Production Week: Commencing Sunday 18 October 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 must prepare one monologue of your choice of no more than two minutes in length.
  • To book an audition, fill out the online form and specify which date you prefer. Auditions will be in 10 minute slots. You will receive confirmation of your exact time the week prior to the audition.
  • 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.

Sign Up to Audition