EDYTHE BROOK COOPER PLAYWRITING COMPETITION, 2020 ONE ACT PLAY FINALISTS
AUDITIONS – 12th November, 2020, 7.30pm
in the Buderim War Memorial Hall, Cnr Church and Main Streets, Buderim.
BATS THEATRE COMPANY INC. are holding auditions for performance of the three finalists in the Edythe Brook Cooper Playwriting Competition, 2020 One Act Plays, as below:
The plays are listed in no particular order. All ages listed are a guide only.
- PLAY ONE
WOULDN’T IT BE NICE, BY SUE SEWELL, QUEENSLAND
DIRECTED BY KATHY HICKSON (BLACK COMEDY)
Mum denies her gambling addiction; “Everyone has a little flutter”, she says. Although her daughters point out the futility of thinking she will get rich one day, Mum is determined to ‘show ‘em’, even though her behaviour is having devasting effects on herself and her family.
CHARACTERS: (4 females)
Abbie, Bella and Crystal – sisters aged between 20 and 40 years of age.
Mum, age to suit her three daughters, as above.
Any queries, please phone Kathy on telephone number 5476 1724 – 0400 446 197 firstname.lastname@example.org
- PLAY TWO
ONE STARRY NIGHT, KEVIN NEMETH, VICTORIA
DIRECTED BY ALICE REA (DRAMA)
Robert, an American soldier met Sarah while he trained at radar school in a Queensland coastal town. He visits her before he is shipped home.
CHARACTERS: (1 male, 1 female)
Robert, late twenties
Sarah, early twenties
Any queries, please call Alice on 0427 856 680 or email: email@example.com
- PLAY THREE
ASHES TO DUST, YVETTE WALL, WESTERN AUSTRALIA
DIRECTED BY DAVID WILSON (COMEDY)
CHARACTERS: (2 females, 2 males)
Catherine, late twenties
Lydia, late fifties
Dhavit, 40 to 60 years of age (perhaps of Indian heritage)
Kevin, late twenties
Lydia, a recent widow brings home a suitor, before her late Husband’s ashes are laid to rest, much to her daughter’s (Catherine) dismay. Meanwhile, Kevin, Catherine’s husband is preoccupied with the cricket.
Any queries, please contact David Wilson on 0432 953 008/5445 5716 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
PERFORMANCES DATES: 12, 13, 19 and 20 FEBRUARY, 2021. AT THE BUDERIM WAR MEMORIAL HALL.
REHEARSAL NIGHTS WILL BE EVERY MONDAY AND THURSDAY EVENING COMMENCING 7.30 PM to 9.30 PM, WITH A BREAK FOR CHRISTMAS.
General Information about Audition Process at BATS
Auditions are meant to be fun! And community theatre is meant to be fun also.
The last thing we want is for people to be “stressed” over what’s to come. In most cases you’ll find that our auditions are open and easy, the directors are available for questions and your friends can be there to support you.
Above and beyond anything, all you need is confidence and the ability to “give it a go”. Will you always get the part? No, but you will always learn and will *most Likely* have a great time as well!
Where ever possible it’s always a good idea to have read the play beforehand, and that’s most times we hold a play-reading the week before. This is the best time to get ‘the feel for it’, to find out if it’s something you’d like to audition for and participate in.
Once you get started, commitment is key. For this reason directors will let you know up front what the rehearsal schedule will be and when you will need to be available. Bring your diary!
Finally, we rarely ask for pre-prepared monologues so there’s no need to spend weeks learning Shakespeare before an audition (unless that’s the kind of strange thing you’re into!). The most important things our directors look for is the willingness to give it a go, the willingness to follow directions and the willingness to BE ON TIME. Experience can be developed with time… everyone has to start some where.
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