Auditions

Canberra REP holds open auditions for all six Season productions each year.

Open auditions for productions in REP’s 2024 Season will be advertised below when they are announced. Sign up to our eNews and follow us on Facebook and Instagram to be the first to know about Audition opportunities.

If you have any questions please email auditions@canberrarep.org.au or call (02) 6257 1950 or (02) 6247 4222.

 


 

UPCOMING AUDITIONS

Away by Michael Gow
Director Lainie Hart

Auditions for all roles are 16 and 17 March, with Monday 18 March for callbacks if required (Venue TBA):

  • Sat 16 March 9-12pm; 2-5pm
  • Sun 17 March 9-12pm; 2-5pm (call backs if needed)
  • Mon 18 March 7-9pm (call backs if needed)

Auditioning 4 female and 4 male roles. Actors must be at least 18 years of age. Ages provided are otherwise indicative.

Rehearsals are expected to commence on 15 June 2024, and will be 2 evenings per week (7-10pm) and 1 day of the weekend, with additional rehearsals required as we near production week. Public performances are 5-21 September 2024.

Auditions will be individual auditions in 20-minute time slots.

Auditionees should:

  • read the script prior to auditions,
  • be prepared to have a conversation about the play,
  • prepare 1-2 monologues from the play (as indicated below), and
  • be prepared to read the pages indicated with character names below.

Please note, all roles have a primary character, as well as other roles (doubling up). The play involves ensemble work, storytelling, doubling up of roles and movement, so please consider this when preparing your monologue and your readings, to best show your imagination, skills and range.

If you have any questions or wish to book an audition, please email auditions@canberrarep.org.au

Scripts are available form Canberra REP Theatre, Wed-Fri 10am to 4pm. A refundable $5 cash deposit per script is required.

Characters (including doubling)

Tom / Rick

Roy / Hotel Guest / Camper / MC

Meg / Leonie

Gwen / Hotel Guest

Jim / Hotel Guest

Coral / Camper

Harry / Hotel Guest / Camper

Vic / Hotel Guest / Camper / Mis Latrobe

 

Tom / Rick

Senior High school Student but doubles; Son of Vic and Harry; Actor playing age 18 – 25 years

Prepared Monologues (2)

  1. Act 4 Sc 2 p. 49-50 from “Yeah, that’s what I had. An infection” AND
  2. Act 1 Sc 1 “If we shadows…” (p. 5)

Readings

  1. Act 1 Sc 2 (Tom and Meg)  p.6 -p.8  (until Gwen and Jim enter)
  2. Act 3 Sc 1 (Rick and Coral) p. 26 from Rick “I am looking for my wife.” To p.28 (Roy’s entrance)
  1. All auditionees to prepare Act 3 Sc 2 p. 34 from A clump of campers come in to p.36 Jim… “I’d say so.”

 

Roy / Hotel Guest / Camper / MC

School Principal; Married to Coral; Actor playing age 50-60

Prepared Monologue (1)

  1. Act 1 Sc 1 p.5 from “Well, I’m sure you all enjoyed the little show tonight” to p. 6 “Thank you.”

Readings

  1. Act 2 Sc 3 (Roy and Coral) p.19-22
  2. All auditionees to prepare Act 3 Sc 2 p. 34 from A clump of campers come in to p.36 Jim… “I’d say so.”

 

Meg / Leonie

Senior High school Student but doubles; Dau of Gwen and Jim; Actor playing age 18 – 25 years

Prepared Monologues (2)

  1. Act 2 Sc 2 p.18 from “I don’t understand. Mum has a great story she tells once a year or so…” to “Did you stay?” AND
  2. Act 3 Sc 2 p.32 from “We have a game we play every year.” to “I want to know why.”

Readings

  1. Act 1 Sc 2 (Meg and Tom) Act 1 Sc 2 p.6 -p.8  (until Gwen and Jim enter)
  2. Act 3 Sc 1 (Woman/Leonie and Coral) p. 24 to Leonie’s exit p. 26
  1. All auditionees to prepare Act 3 Sc 2 p. 34 from A clump of campers come in to p.36 Jim… “I’d say so.”

 

Gwen / Hotel Guest

Mother of Meg; Married to Jim; Actor playing late 30s to early 50s

Prepared Monologue (1)

  1. Act 3 Sc 2  p.29 from Gwen carries a 12 inch fake Christmas tree until Jim enters

Readings

  1. Act 3 Sc 2 (Gwen, Jim and Meg) from p. 29 (from Gwen carries Christmas tree) until p. 33 (Gwen’s exit)
  2. Act 4 Sc 1 (Gwen and Jim) from p. 45 (Vic and Harry go. Silence) to p.46 (end of scene)
  3. All auditionees to prepare Act 3 Sc 2 p. 34 from A clump of campers come in to p.36 Jim… “I’d say so.”

 

Jim / Hotel Guest

Father of Meg; Married to Gwen; Actor playing late 30s to 60

Prepared Monologue (choice)

  1. Act 3 Sc 2 p. 33 from “When we were first courting” to p.34 “Old Scarlett standing in that field and wanting to rule the world”     OR
  2. Act 4 Sc 1 p. 42 from “It was just chance, wasn’t it?” to p. 43 “And we came up over the last hill and saw the beach…”

Readings

  1. Act 2 Sc 2 (Jim and Meg) p.17 from Gwen’s EXIT Meg “When you’re married to someone, do you ever wish they were dead?” to p.19 (end of scene)
  2. Act 3 Sc 2 (Gwen, Meg and Jim) p. 29 from Jim’s entrance “Has anyone seen a little carton” to p.33 Gwen’s exit “Now my head’s going to burst…”
  3. All auditionees to prepare Act 3 Sc 2 p. 34 from A clump of campers come in to p.36 Jim… “I’d say so.”

 

Coral / Camper

Married to Roy; Son lost in War; Actor playing 45-55

Prepared Monologue (1)

  1. Act 1 Sc 3 p.13 from “When that woman woke up and saw that donkey at her feet…” to “Alas”.

Readings

  1. Act 3 Sc 3 (Coral, Rick & Roy) p.37 to p.40 (Full scene)
  2. All auditionees to prepare Act 3 Sc 2 p. 34 from A clump of campers come in to p.36 Jim… “I’d say so.”

 

Harry / Hotel Guest / Camper

Father of Tom; Married to Vic; Actor playing late 30s to 60.

Prepared Monologue (1)

  1. Act 4 Sc 1 p. 44 “We have no regrets” to p. 45 “We will be sad, of course.”

Readings

  1. Act 2 Sc 1 (Harry and Tom) p. 14-p.16 (full scene)
  2. All auditionees to prepare Act 3 Sc 2 p. 34 from A clump of campers come in to p.36 Jim… “I’d say so.”

 

Vic / Hotel Guest / Camper / Mis Latrobe

Mother of Meg; Married to Harry; Actor playing late 30s-early 50s

Prepared Monologue (2 sections)

  1. Act 4 Sc 1 p. 42 from The headland shelters the beach from the wind” all the way through to “Sometimes when it’s really hot it’s nice to slip your bathers off in the water and just swim about like a fish.”

Readings

  1. Act 2 Sc 4 (Vic and Tom) p. 22 to p. 23 (full scene)
  2. Act 5 Sc 2 (Miss LaTrobe) p.55 “I thought I’d bring you all out here under the trees to read this….” to p. 56 “Pick it up at the King’s opening speech.”
  3. All auditionees to prepare Act 3 Sc 2 p. 34 from A clump of campers come in to p.36 Jim… “I’d say so.”

 

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