Auditions

23 May 2024 - 21 Jun 2024
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A Vintage Death

Synchronicity
Auditions: 18 May 2024 @ 10:00am,
19 May 2024 @ 10:00am,
22 May 2024 @ 7:00pm,
23 May 2024 @ 7:00pm

VDL Awards Entry: 2024

Author: Geoff Collishaw (Based on the novel by Colin King)

Director: Geoff Collishaw & Tania Maxwell

Genre: Drama

Agent: N.A.

Synopsis

Local Bendigo novelist, Colin King, set his first published novel in the Bendigo / Heathcote area.
It tells the story of Detective Sargeant Rory James, just back from stress leave, being assigned a cold case.
He walks into the Heathcote winery to interview the woman who found the body 14 years ago.
Problem is, she’s discovered another body this morning.

The story tips back and forth between the current day’s death, the death fourteen years ago, and the 1860’s gold rush.
Were they both accidents?
Were they both murders?
Who would kill for a Heathcote Shiraz?

Audition Dates and Times:

10:00am on:

  • Sat 18th May 2024
  • Sun 19th May 2024

7:00pm on:

  • Wed 22nd May 2024
  • Thu 23rd May 2024

Performances: 30 Aug 2024 - 7 Sep 2024

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COHERENCE

The 1812 Theatre Ltd.
Auditions: 26 May 2024 @ 10:00am

Author: Justin Stephens

Director: Justin Stephens

Genre: Drama

Agent: Glowstick Productions

Synopsis

Based on the movie COHERENCE by James Ward Byrkit and Alex Manugian
A group of friends gather for a dinner party where relationship tensions and secrets sizzle below the surface. But when a comet passes close to Earth, it shuts down power supplies and phone connections, plunging the evening into metaphysical chaos. Don’t miss this mind bending theatrical experience!

Audition Dates and Times:

10:00am on:

  • Sun 26th May 2024

Performances: 5 Sep 2024 - 14 Sep 2024

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NOISES OFF

The 1812 Theatre Ltd.
Auditions: 26 May 2024 @ 1:00pm

Author: Michael Frayn

Director: Justin Stephens

Genre: Comedy

Agent: ORiGiN Theatrical on behalf of Samuel French

Synopsis

Called “the funniest farce ever written,” Noises Off presents
a manic menagerie of itinerant actors rehearsing a flop called
Nothing’s On. Doors slamming, on and offstage love triangles,
and plates and plates of sardines all feature in the plot of this
hilarious and classically comic play.

Audition Dates and Times:

1:00pm on:

  • Sun 26th May 2024

Performances: 14 Nov 2024 - 7 Dec 2024

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Admissions

Brighton Theatre Company
Auditions: 2 Jun 2024 @ 12:00pm,
3 Jun 2024 @ 7:00pm

VDL Awards Entry: 2024

Author: Joshua Harmon

Director: Deborah Fabbro

Genre: Comedy

Agent: Origin Theatrical on Behalf of Samuel French Inc - A concord theatricals company

Synopsis

Admissions is a scorching satire that holds a mirror up to privilege and power through the lens of the education system. It is both deliberately provocative and caustically funny as it takes a subversive side-swipe at hypocritical good intentions.

Sherri Rosen-Mason is head of admissions at an exclusive Prep school in New England; her husband Bill is the principal. They are passionately committed to increasing the number of students at the school from culturally and linguistically varied backgrounds, and they’re starting to see results. But when their only son sets his sights on an Ivy League university, personal ambition collides with progressive values, with powerful results. A no-holds-barred look at privilege, power, and the perils of hypocrisy. Admissions is a biting comedy that asks audiences to question just how far they are willing to go to see the change they want in the world.

Audition Dates and Times:

12:00pm on:

  • Sun 2nd Jun 2024

7:00pm on:

  • Mon 3rd Jun 2024

Performances: 16 Aug 2024 - 31 Aug 2024

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Chapter Two

Essendon Theatre Co.
Auditions: 2 Jun 2024 @ 10:00am,
4 Jun 2024 @ 6:00pm,
6 Jun 2024 @ 6:00pm

Author: Neil Simon

Director: Matthew Freeman

Genre: Comedy

Agent: Origin Theatrical

Synopsis

Recent widower, writer George Schneider, is encouraged by his younger brother Leo to start dating again, which sends George into even more of a depression after a series of bad matches. Then Leo comes up with Jennie Malone and she’s a keeper.

Still, it’s a bumpy trip on the road to Dreamland for these not-so-young lovers. George and Jennie stumble on, overcoming both their hesitation on the rebound and emotional neediness. In a hilarious, farcical subplot, Leo has a fling with Faye, Jennie’s neurotic married friend.

Audition Dates and Times:

10:00am on:

  • Sun 2nd Jun 2024

6:00pm on:

  • Tue 4th Jun 2024
  • Thu 6th Jun 2024

Performances: 5 Sep 2024 - 14 Sep 2024

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Dancing at Lughnasa

Ballarat National Theatre Inc.
Auditions: 2 Jun 2024 @ 9:00am

VDL Awards Entry: 2024

Author: Brian Friel

Director: Mary-rose Mclaren

Genre: Drama

Agent: By Arrangement with ORiGiN Theatrical On Behalf of Samuel French A Concord Theatricals Company

Synopsis

Brian Friel’s Olivier Award-winning play is an astonishing evocation of a family’s world on the brink of change.

It’s harvest time in County Donegal, Ireland, 1936.

Outside the village of Ballybeg, the five Mundy sisters battle poverty to raise seven-year-old Michael and care for their brother, ‘Uncle’ Jack.

During the Festival of Lughnasa, Pagan and Christian meet and collide. The sisters fight each other, love each other, dance, yearn and survive.

Audition Dates and Times:

9:00am on:

  • Sun 2nd Jun 2024

Performances: 27 Sep 2024 - 6 Oct 2024

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Veronica’s Room

Eltham Little Theatre Inc.
Auditions: 15 Jun 2024 @ 11:00am,
18 Jun 2024 @ 7:30pm

Author: Ira Levin

Director: Drew Mason

Genre: Drama

Agent: Origin Theatrical on Behalf of the Rights Holders

Synopsis

“Nobody forgives you, Veronica! Not even angels! Not even Jesus!”
Is Susan actually Susan, a self-possessed college student in 1973? Or is she Veronica, a conflicted young lady of 1935, desperately BELIEVING herself to be a later Susan?
What begins as a seeming mission of mercy ends up a terrifying crisis of self-doubt amongst malevolent forces-with the audience no less certain of Veronica/Susan’s identity than she is.
Be warned: when you enter Veronica’s Room you will find yourself trapped in someone else’s nightmare!
Veronica’s Room is an exhilarating thriller by Ira Levin, author of Deathtrap and Rosemary’s Baby….and it is sure to send a chill right up your spine!

Audition Dates and Times:

11:00am on:

  • Sat 15th Jun 2024

7:30pm on:

  • Tue 18th Jun 2024

Performances: 6 Sep 2024 - 21 Sep 2024

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AND A NIGHTINGALE SANG

Heidelberg Theatre Company
Auditions: 16 Jun 2024 @ 7:00pm,
17 Jun 2024 @ 7:00pm

VDL Awards Entry: 2024

Author: C.P. Taylor

Director: Llaaneath Poor

Genre: Drama

Agent: by arrangement with ORiGiN™ Theatrical on behalf of Samuel French, a Concord Theatricals Company

Synopsis

This play tells of the loves, fears and joys of a Newcastle family during World War Two.

Helen is stoical, self-effacing and walks with a limp; her grandfather Andie recruits mourners to attend the burial of his dog; her devout Catholic mother frets about the local priest’s health; her father serenades an unwilling audience with popular songs; and younger sister Joyce dithers over a marriage proposal.
They all try their best to get on with their lives while the bombs fall around them.

Audition Dates and Times:

7:00pm on:

  • Sun 16th Jun 2024
  • Mon 17th Jun 2024

Performances: 6 Sep 2024 - 21 Sep 2024

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Hotel Sorrento

Warrandyte Theatre Company
Auditions: 16 Jun 2024 @ 6:00pm,
19 Jun 2024 @ 8:00pm

Author: Hannie Rayson

Director: Grant Purdy

Genre: Drama

Agent: HLA Management

Synopsis

Hilary lives in seaside Sorrento with her father and sixteen-year-old son; Pippa is visiting from New York and Meg returns from England with her English husband. Three sisters, reunited after ten years in different worlds, again feel the constraints of family life. It is Meg’s semi-autobiographical novel, recently short-listed for the Booker prize, which overshadows their homecoming.

This lovely Australian classic is about expatriatism, our perception of home and the tensions that exist between those who’ve left and those who’ve stayed behind. It is about the responsibilities of family obligations and national ties, the rights to individuality within a clan and a country.

Warrandyte Theatre Company first staged this work shortly after it was written in 1990 and its subjects and characterisations have not aged. The focus on the family and the tensions arising from love, responsibility and guilt are as relevant today as they were 30 years ago. Similarly, the at-times, delightful and other times, frustrating contradictions inherent in Australian culture – from ‘having a go’ while cutting down ‘tall poppies’, to the obsession with certainty while celebrating exceptionalism – are still so present today.

Audition Dates and Times:

6:00pm on:

  • Sun 16th Jun 2024

8:00pm on:

  • Wed 19th Jun 2024

Performances: 22 Nov 2024 - 7 Dec 2024

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Silent Sky

Geelong Repertory Theatre Co. Inc.
Auditions: 17 Jun 2024 @ 7:00pm,
19 Jun 2024 @ 7:00pm

Author: Lauren Gunderson

Director: Natasha Boyd

Genre: Drama

Agent: MTIS Australasia

Synopsis

Ever wondered who mapped and measured the stars we see at night? Silent Sky tells the true story of Henrietta Leavitt, nominated but ineligible for the 1925 Nobel Prize. She worked for decades at Harvard University alongside Williamina Fleming and Annie Jump Canon, in Dr. Edward Pickering’s “harem of human computers”. Their work involved mapping the stars WITHOUT Harvard’s telescope, and Leavitt’s focus on Cepheid stars would have a profound impact on the field of astronomy forevermore. Intertwining religion and science, love and ambition, and women’s limited workplace options inspiring their fight for suffrage, this powerful and wondrous tale is sure to entertain and move you.
By arrangement with Music Theatre International Australasia Pty Ltd, on behalf of Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

Audition Dates and Times:

7:00pm on:

  • Mon 17th Jun 2024
  • Wed 19th Jun 2024

Performances: 6 Sep 2024 - 21 Sep 2024

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