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Casting Notices

All current audition opportunities are listed below.

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How To Vote! (ages 18–25)

How To Vote!

by Julian Larnach

WORLD PREMIERE

ABOUT THE PLAY

Election season is upon us! When the incumbent President of the University Student Council mysteriously steps down, new players must enter the arena. But behind the three-word slogans and non-core promises lies an underbelly of secret deals and divided loyalties, corruption and ambition; all designed to win the hearts and minds of the student body.

Following an entire election cycle within a prestigious university, How To Vote! explores the treacherous political landscape of campus life, and what happens when you put the word “student” before journalism, politics and theatre.

Commissioned by Canberra Youth Theatre, this world premiere whip-smart political comedy is set in an election year (topical!) in a city that’s definitely not Canberra (it’s totally Canberra!).

Featuring a massive ensemble cast of university-aged artists, How To Vote! smashes together Secret City and Sex Education in an epic exploration of power and what it takes to wrestle it from your enemies’ cold, dead hands – all while scraping through your end-of-semester exams.

AUDITION PACK

Click here to download the audition pack.

ROLES

Large ensemble cast of young artists age 18–25 years (post high school).

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 25 June 2022, 10:00am – 5:00pm at Gorman Arts Centre, Braddon.

REHEARSAL & SEASON SCHEDULE

Please download the audition pack for detailed schedule dates and times.

Rehearsals: 2 July 2022 – 1 September 2022 at Gorman Arts Centre, Braddon.

Cast must be available for all rehearsals their role is scheduled for.

Production Week: commencing Monday 5 September 2022 at The Playhouse, Canberra Theatre Centre, Civic.

Cast must be present for all technical and dress rehearsals.

Performance Season: Wednesday 7 September – Saturday 10 September 2022 at The Playhouse, Canberra Theatre Centre, Civic.

All actors cast must join as members of Canberra Youth Theatre. 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.

We highly recommend you read the play prior to auditioning. 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.

DOWNLOAD THE AUDITION PACK

SIGN UP TO AUDITION

Soul Trading (school years 4–7)

Soul Trading

by Kate Walder

WORLD PREMIERE

ABOUT THE PLAY

The year is 2079. Humans are created with gene selection technology, Artificial Intelligence is part of everyday life and children’s best friends are their Learning Bots. Except for Jerry. Jerry is not like the others. Neither is Neutron Finch, an exceptionally clever Learning Bot who seems to appear out of nowhere. He is smarter than most Bots, funnier and also possibly illegal. It doesn’t take long for the status quo to unravel and one night, Jerry and his classmates are summoned to the oval…

The Bots want souls. Specifically, theirs. It’s up to six young minds to solve the greatest existential question of all time within 24 hours. Will their soul-searching provide the answers they need to stop AI destroying the world as they know it?

Soul Trading, winner of the 2019 Junior Australian Theatre for Young People Foundation Commission, is a funny, fascinating and eye-opening sci-fi adventure that asks vital questions about human connection, and our rapidly-evolving relationship with technology.

Canberra Youth Theatre is proud to present this world premiere production during the October school holidays.

AUDITION PACK

Click here to download the audition pack.

ROLES

Cast of 12 young artists in primary school years 4–7.

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

Sunday 26 June 2022, 10:00am – 4:30pm at Gorman Arts Centre, Braddon.

CALLBACKS

Thursday 30 June 2022, 4:30pm – 7:30pm at Gorman Arts Centre, Braddon.

REHEARSAL & SEASON SCHEDULE

Please download the audition pack for detailed schedule dates and times.

Rehearsals: 28 July 2022 – 30 September 2022 at Gorman Arts Centre, Braddon.

Cast must be available for all rehearsals their role is scheduled for.

Production Week: commencing Monday 3 October 2022 at The Courtyard Studio, Canberra Theatre Centre, Civic.

Cast must be present for all technical and dress rehearsals.

Performance Season: Wednesday 5 October – Saturday 8 October 2022 at The Courtyard Studio, Canberra Theatre Centre, Civic.

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

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS

Actors must prepare one contemporary monologue of your choice from the selection of monologues provided in the audition pack.

To book an audition, fill out the online form. You will receive confirmation of your exact time via email by Wednesday 22 June 2022.

We highly recommend you read the play prior to auditioning. 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.

DOWNLOAD THE AUDITION PACK

SIGN UP TO AUDITION

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