The Crucible Auditions

 

The Crucible Auditions 2021

Arthur Miller’s The Crucible 2021

Arthur Miller’s The Crucible 2021 is presented by Point Break Drama Theatre company.  The Crucible is a 1953 play by American playwright Arthur Miller. It is a dramatized and partially fictionalized story of the Salem witch trials that took place in the Massachusetts Bay Colony during 1692–93.

The play will be directed by Point Break Drama Co-Founder Paul Winchester & resident director Blair Cutting.  

 

The Crucible plays over two weekends from  23rd April to the 1st may 2021.

 

Arthur Miller’s The Crucible 2021

Arthur Miller’s timeless examination of suspicion, revenge and mass-hysteria – cloaked in the infamous Salem witch trials – is proudly brought to life by Point Break Drama Theatre Company. A story arguably more relevant today than ever before, Miller’s portrait of deeply-paranoid village life will amaze with both its language and vivid characters.

The play will feature professional actors Paul Winchester ( Home & Away, The Osiris Child, Infini) & Leanne Mauro ( Home & Away , Crash Palace) in the roles of John & Elizabeth Proctor,  and an incredibly talented cast!

All rehearsals / performances will be conducted in a COVID – 19 safe environment. Rehearsals with whole cast will be limited. 

 

Please read all information on this page thoroughly before applying.

Please read all information on this page thoroughly before applying.

 

 

Expectation of Performers in The Crucible

Point Break Drama Theatre company expects the highest level of commitment and dedication to the work, and people interested in excellence need only apply.

Do not book an audition time if you want to gain audition experience only, or if you know you are unavailable. We appreciate everyone’s time and effort, we expect the same in return.

Participants will be expected to make every effort to attend all rehearsals. Regular rehearsals will be Thursday nights 6.30pm -10pm & Saturdays 2 – 6pm. There are some all day dress rehearsals. These are compulsory rehearsals. See below for date.

Although this is a non for profit, there is a fee to be involved to contribute to compulsory workshops. The fee  is $280 per participant.  This fee does not cover the costs associated with the production. These will be met by Point Break Drama. In the event of any profit made from ticket sales will be put into future productions.

 

 

The Crucible Key Details

  • Performance & tech / Dress rehearsal  will be Sat 17th April 9am – 5pm TBC location & Sun April 18th 9am – 5pm At Star of The Sea Manly
  • Rehearsals will be held regularly on Thursday nights (6.30pm-10pm) & Saturday’s from (2pm- 6pm).
  • Extra full day rehearsal to be held on a Saturday. See bottom of this page for details
  • Participation Fee $280. (To be paid before rehearsals commence. Direct deposit or Cash only)
  • Scripts emailed prior to first read through.
 
 

 

The Crucible Auditions 2021 details

All auditions will take place on Saturday 30th January, 2021 at the Point Break Drama studio (28 Fisher Rd Dee Why).   To audition please follow the following process carefully:

 

  1. Prepare a 1- 2min monologue from a contemporary play.  An Arthur Miller play is fine. Please no longer than 2 mins.
  2. Email us at info@pointbreakdrama.com.au with a request for an audition time indicating name, age, contact info, basic performance experience( 4 lines max),  and the name part or parts you would like to audition for.
  3. View the Character Breakdown / Roles available here. 
  4. Please No CV’s at this stage.
  5. Please note applicants under 18 must have parental authorization to audition. A parent or guardian must request an audition time.
  6. Audition request Deadline is Friday January 22nd (Note: pending availability).
  7. Anyone can audition but positions will be given to the best applicants.
  8. Auditioning is free –  however do not request an audition time to gain audition experience, if you know you are unavailable for the production..
  9. Applicants must arrive 15 mins prior to audition time to fill out information form.
  10. Bring a Head shot & CV to the audition only. DO NOT EMAIL.
 

 

Audition Tips

  • Choose a character or characters you feel comfortable presenting.
  • Audition monologues should be short ( 1- 2 mins max)
  • Choosing from tragedies take us on an emotional / psychological journey.
  • Choosing from comedies show us a vibrant characterisation & comedic potential. Take us on a journey.

 

Regular Rehearsals will be Thursdays 6.30pm – 10pm and Saturday 2- 6pm. Exceptions will be the all-day Saturdays:
 
Sat March 27th 9am – 5pm
 
Sat 10th April 9 am – 5pm
 
Sat 17th April 9am – 5pm TBC location
 
Sun April 18th 9am – 5pm At Star of The Sea Manly

 

Compulsory Tech / Dress Rehearsal week

Saturday 17th April (Bump In /Lighting Design/ 1st Dress Run Cast) At the Star of the Sea , Manly TBC
 
Sunday 18th April Dress / Tech (Rehearsal Cast & Crew)  2nd Dress Run. At the Star of the Sea, Manly

 

Dress  Rehearsals ( all Cast / crew):

Wed 21st April Dress Run at Point Break 6 – 10pm
Thursday 22nd April Final Dress Run at Point Break 6 – 10pm
Thurs 29th April – Rehearsal at Point Break 6-10pm.

 

Performances

Actors Call time 5.30pm Night and 1pm matinee

Friday 23rd April (Show) 7pm
Saturday 24th April(Show) 7pm
Sunday 25th April(Show) TBC
 
Thurs 29th April – Rehearsal at Point Break 6-10pm.
 
 
Friday 30th April(Show) 7pm
Saturday 1st May (Show) 2pm Matinee
Saturday 1st May (Show and Bump Out) 7pm

 

 

1st read through – whole cast

Thur 11th Feb  6pm-10pm

Performers will be asked for measurements, to fill out Photo / Performance forms & Performance agreements

 

 

Regular Rehearsal Times

All Cast will need to keep Thursday evenings & Saturdays Arvo /early evenings free for Rehearsals, although not all cast will be required for the entire rehearsal period.

To commence Thursday 11th Feb

Thursdays – 6.30pm – 10pm

Saturdays – 2pm – 6pm.

 

Exceptions are the Saturdays listed below

Key Saturday Rehearsals – Whole Cast Required

Sat March 27th 9am – 5pm
 
Sat 10th April 9 am – 5pm
 
Sat 17th April 9am – 5pm TBC location
 
Sun April 18th 9am – 5pm At Star of The Sea Manly

 

These Saturdays will be used for:

workshops  dedicated to understanding and develop character, scene Work & Running of entire Show

 

COVID – 19 Safety Policy

1.) No one with Cold or Flu like symptoms will be permitted in the venue including students, parents, teachers. Symptoms including but not exclusive to sore throats, runny nose, sneezing & coughing. 

2.) Do not come to class / workshop if you’ve made contact with someone with Covid – 19 in last 14 days.

3.) Windows and doors will be left open to ensure continuous air flow. 

4.) Parent / guardian are not permitted to enter the venue. All students are to be dropped and signed in at the foyer entrance to venue. 

5.) All students must apply hand sanitiser upon entry.

5.) Participants will be sent home if not feeling well

6.) All kitchen surfaces, door handles & knobs will be wiped down with disinfectant before and after class.

7.) Participants must keep safe 1.5 distance from teachers. Adult students must maintain 1.5 metre from each other.

8.) Participants must bring water bottle ( No cups provided). NO sharing of food permitted.

9.) In the event of any future Covid- 19 out breaks / closure of venue / teachers falling sick etc make up classes will be offered on the zoom platform.

10.) Masks will be warn during rehearsals.

11.) In the event of future shutdowns refunds will not be offered. Classes will be offered on zoom.