Convict Escapades 2018 Audition Notice

 

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’.


Auditions

Where

Hyde Park Barracks Museum

When

Saturday 7 April 2018

Please register to audition to be allocated a time.

To register for auditions

Contact Natalie Richards at Action Atelier on 0406 299 432 or actionatelier@gmail.com

Costs

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

What you will need to audition

  • 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

 

Workshop, rehearsal and performance dates

DATE

TIME

ACTIVITY

Monday 16 April

10am–1pm

Site induction, tour and script reading

Wednesday 18 April

10am–1pm

Character development workshop and rehearsal

Thursday 19 April

10am–1pm

Scene workshop and rehearsal

Monday 23 April

2pm-5pm

Full cast rehearsal

Tuesday 24 April

2pm-5pm

Full cast tech and dress rehearsal

Thursday 26 April

9am–3pm

PERFORMANCE DAY 1*

Friday 27 April

9am–3pm

PERFORMANCE DAY 2*

Saturday 28 April

9am–3pm

PERFORMANCE DAY 3*

Sunday 29 April

9am–3pm

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.

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