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Casting Notices

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Work, But This Time Like You Mean It

Work, But This Time Like You Mean It

BY HONOR WEBSTER-MANNISON

WORLD PREMIERE

A CANBERRA YOUTH THEATRE COMMISSION

ABOUT THE PLAY

Winner of the 2022 Emerging Playwright Commission.

Neon lighting has dried out your eyeballs. The grease has permeated your sneakers. You think you can hear salt. A group of fast food workers are just trying to get through another shift. They’re underpaid and overworked and the customers keep coming and time is moving backwards and they need to stop working.

Work, But This Time Like You Mean It is a darkly surreal comedy about young people’s first experiences in the workplace. It’s about having a good work ethic on less-than-minimum wage. It’s about perseverance when you just want to curl up under the counter and cry. It’s an unhinged, deep-fryer-dive into deeply human relationships, forged within the most alienating of circumstances.

It’s fricken tasty.

ROLES

Cast of 9 emerging artists aged 15–25.

We encourage artists 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 8 June (12pm-5pm) by appointment
Tuesday 11 June (6-9pm) FULL

B Block – Gorman Arts Centre, Batman Street, Braddon.

CALLBACKS

TBC.

REHEARSAL & SEASON SCHEDULE

Rehearsal Period: 18 June – 14 September 2024.

Rehearsals will be on Tuesday evenings and Saturdays.

Production Week: 17 – 19 September 2024 at The Courtyard Studio, Canberra Theatre Centre.

Performance Season: 20 – 29 September 2024 at The Courtyard Studio, Canberra Theatre Centre.

Cast must be available for all rehearsals their role is scheduled for, as well as all technical and dress rehearsals. This is an unpaid project.

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS

Actors must prepare one contemporary monologue of your choice of no more than two minutes in length.

To book an audition, fill out the online form. You will receive confirmation of your exact time via email by Wednesday 5 June.

We highly recommend you read the play prior to auditioning. Digital copies are not available, but you can read a hard copy of the play at our office. Please contact our office on 02 6248 5057 to arrange a time to read on site.

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