Convict Escapades Audition Notice
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
|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.