Approach to Auditions – Online Workshop

Panel members – Natasha Boyd, Peter Newling, Justin Stephens

Saturday September 16, 10.30am – 12 via Zoom

register by Sept 14

Free to all VDL Members

$30 non-members

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Insights into the audition process from 3 experienced directors for auditionees and directors , helping you make the most of the moment.

Preparation, tips and techniques, working with the script, group and individual auditioning, to call back or not to call back? And more, including Q&A.

The panel:

Natasha Boyd
Natasha has directed alongside many great teams at Brighton, STAG, Heidelberg, Mount Players, Peridot, Powderkeg, Essendon, Tangled Web, and her own Fourth Wall Theatre Company. She has received nominations and wins as Best Director and/or Productions for five VDL entries and various OAP festivals. In 2024, she looks forward to directing debuts with Williamstown Little Theatre and Geelong Rep, and returning to another fave lil’ company-sshhh! 
Peter Newling
Peter’s first tilt at directing plays came in 1997 for Brighton Theatre Company. Since then, he has gone on to direct 36 full length plays at various companies across Melbourne. He is a 10 time VDL nominee for Best Director and two time winner. Outside of community theatre, Peter trained in direction at the Rusden Drama school, and has directed shows for the Adelaide, Edinburgh and Melbourne Fringe Festivals.
Justin Stephens
Justin has directed over 20 plays including The Woman In Black, Constellations, The Rise and Fall of Little Voice, Sideways – The PLAY, and The 39 Steps. His productions have enjoyed sold-out runs and won multiple awards. Justin’s experience has led to professional engagements at venues like Chapel off Chapel and La Mama Courthouse. He will be directing Art by Yasmina Reza at 1812 Theatre Nov 16- Dec 9, 2023.