Convict Escapades Audition Notice

 

Auditions are now closed.

Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime immersive theatre opportunity for aspiring actors aged 14–18 years.

Could you be a convincing convict?

Action Atelier is looking for at least ten teenage actors to play characters in Convict Escapades, an interactive theatre experience for families with children aged 6–12 years.

Convict Escapades is a four-day event which will be held in April at the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Hyde Park Barracks Museum. Working with one of the country’s leading Youth Theatre directors, Danielle O’Keefe, participants will have the opportunity to create a convict character, rehearse scenes and participate in a production with a cast of six professional actors.

Convict Escapades will challenge visitors to complete a convict quest, along the way coming face-to-face with colourful convict characters. As part of the audience experience, there will also be fun activities such as craft, sea-shanty singing and ‘tattooing’.

TO AUDITION, YOU WILL:

  • be aged 14–18 years

  • prepare a short monologue

  • have a dynamic stage presence and the confidence to marshal roving audiences into designated spaces

  • be available for the workshop, rehearsal and performance dates listed below

DATE TIME ACTIVITY
Monday 10 April 10am–1pm Site induction and workshop: historic characters
Tuesday 11 April 10am–1pm Character development workshop
Wednesday 12 April 10am–1pm Scene workshop and rehearsal
Thursday 13 April 10am–1pm Scene workshop and rehearsal
Wednesday 19 April 10am–3pm Full cast rehearsal
Thursday 20 April 10am–3pm Full cast tech and dress rehearsal
Friday 21 April 9am–4pm PERFORMANCE DAY 1*
Saturday 22 April 9am–4pm PERFORMANCE DAY 2*
Sunday 23 April 9am–4pm PERFORMANCE EDAY 3*
Monday 24 April 9am–4pm PERFORMANCE DAY 4*

All auditions, rehearsals & performances take place at Hyde Park Barracks Museum.

* Performance days: 9am call for 10am–11.30am show, 12 noon call for 1pm–2.30pm show.

Successful applicants will need to pay a fee of $350 which includes all workshops, voice coaching, rehearsal materials and costumes. Full scholarships are available.

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