The Crucible Audition Information

The Crucible Auditions 2020

The Crucible Auditions 2020

Welcome to the Crucible Auditions 2020 information page for Point Break Drama Theatre Company’s ‘s 2020  production of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible. To be performed in the first week of May.

 

Point Break Drama by arrangement with Hal Leonard present Arthur Miller’s The Crucible.

 

Please read all information on this page thoroughly before applying.

Please read all information on this page thoroughly before applying.

 

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. Actors and parents (if actors under 18), must consider the commitment carefully. Core dates and rehearsal days are at the bottom of this page. A detailed rehearsal schedule for first few weeks, will be released after the play is cast, so all participants will understand their responsibilities.

This is a non-for profit production. It is a non -professional production.

There will be two compulsory specialty character workshops, to explore and evolve character. All cast are expected to attend.( These workshops will occur on compulsory rehearsal days). The fee for the workshops is $300 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.

 

Synopsis

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.

Key Details of Production

  • Performance & tech / Dress week will be Wed 29th April – Sat 9th May
  • Rehearsals will be held regularly on Thurs nights (6.30pm-10pm) & Saturday’s from (2pm- 6pm).
  • Extra full day rehearsals to be held on Saturdays. See bottom of this page for details
  • Workshop Fee $300. (To be paid before rehearsals commence. Direct deposit or Cash only)
  • A free copy of script will be given to each participant.

The Crucible Auditions 2020 details

All auditions will take place on Saturday 8th February, 2020 at the Point Break Drama studio (28 Fisher Rd Dee Why).  Applicants will need to keep the day free. To audition please follow the following process carefully:

  1. Read the play
  2. Choose a role or roles you would like to audition for.
  3. Click Here for Character Breakdown.

  4. Prepare a 1- 2min monologue from an Arthur Miller play or a contemporary drama. Please no longer than 2 mins.
  5. Be familiar with scenes involving your character as you may be asked to cold-read.
  6. 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), singing & Dancing capabilities and the name part or parts you would like to audition for.
  7. Please No CV’s at this stage.
  8. Please note applicants under 18 must have parental authorization to audition. A parent or guardian must request an audition time.
  9. Audition request Deadline is Friday February 7th (Note: pending availability).
  10. Keep entire day of Saturday May 8th free. After initial audition you may be asked to return later in the day to read with another actor.
  11. Anyone can audition but roles will be given to the best applicants.
  12. Auditioning is free –  however do not request an audition time to gain audition experience, if you know you are unavailable for the production..
  13. Applicants must arrive 15 mins prior to audition time to fill out information form.
  14. Bring a Head shot & CV to the audition only. DO NOT EMAIL.

Audition Tips

  • Choose a character or characters from the breakdown provided that is close to your age.
  • Audition for the role of your choosing, but be familiar with other characters in the play.
  • Audition monologues should be short ( 1- 2 mins max)
  • Demonstrate an emotional journey .
  • Read thoroughly the character breakdown before preparing.

 

Compulsory Tech / Dress Rehearsal week

Wed 29th April to Monday 4th May

Crew Only: Wednesday 29th April 6pm-10pm.(Stage, lights, windows)

Dress  Rehearsals ( all Cast / crew):

Thur 30th April 6 -10pm

Fri 1st May 6-10pm

Sat 2nd May 2-10pm

Mon 4th May Final Dress Run 6pm-10pm

Performances

7.30pm showtime. (NOTE exception is Friday night)

1 x Saturday Matinee at 2pm

1 x Friday Matinee at 11am ( Only if required)

6.00pm Call-time for Cast ( 5pm for Friday night)

Tuesday 5th May Opening night

Wednesday 6th May

Thursday 7th May

Friday 8th May 11am Matinee ( only if required)

Friday 8th May 6.30pm show

Saturday 9th May- 2pm Matinee

Saturday 9th May – 7.30pm Closing Night

 

 

 1st read through – whole cast

Thur 20th 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 20th Feb

Thursdays – 6.30pm – 10pm

Saturdays – 2pm – 6pm.

Exceptions are the Saturdays listed below

Full Day Rehearsals – NOTE ALL DAY REHEARSALS ARE IN SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

Key Saturday Rehearsals – Whole Cast Required

Sat 28th March 9am – 5pm

Sat 18th April 9am- 5pm

Sat 25th April 11am- 6pm (Dress run)

Sat 2nd May 2pm – 10pm (Dress / Tech run)

 

These Saturdays will be used for:

2 workshops  dedicated to understanding and develop character, scene Work & Running of entire play.