Shakespeare Festival Audition Information

 

Shakespeare Festival Auditions 2020

The Shakespeare Festival will be an online performance celebrating the great works of William Shakespeare. Actors will present a series of scenes and monologues in an engaging format for 2020.

The love, passion and respect for the work will be on show for all to see.

All participants will perform in a scene and a monologue/ soliloquy.  Actors will be partnered up and pieces chosen after completion of the audition process.

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

The Shakespeare Festival will be directed by Shakespearean director Blair Cutting & Paul Winchester.

As this is a celebration of Shakespeare we want to involve everyone. Point Break Drama is seeking a dedicated cast of mixed ages. We will cast from a variety of age groups. 10 – 17 yrs & Adults.

Unlike previous productions, rehearsals are very limited. All actors are expected to make themselves fully available.

Actors are expected to come to rehearsals fully prepared with lines learn’t from the first read through.

Please read all information on this page thoroughly before applying.

Please read all information on this page thoroughly before applying.

 

 

Expectation of Performers in Shakespeare Festival

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 -10pm & Saturdays 2 – 6pm. There is a one day dress rehearsal. Compulsory rehearsal. See below for date.

Although this is a non for profit, there is a fee to be involved to contribute to the production costs. The fee  is $180 per participant.  This fee does not fully 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.

 

 

Shakespeare festival Key Details

  • Performance & tech / Dress rehearsal  will be Thurs 12th – Sat 14th November
  • Rehearsals will be held regularly on Thursday nights (6.00pm-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 $180. (To be paid before rehearsals commence. Direct deposit or Cash only)
  • Scripts emailed prior to first read through.
 
 

 

Shakespeare Fest Audition 2020 details

All auditions will take place on Saturday 26th September, 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. Prepare a 1- 2min monologue from any play by Shakespeare. 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), singing & Dancing capabilities and the name part or parts you would like to audition for.
  3. Please No CV’s at this stage.
  4. Please note applicants under 18 must have parental authorization to audition. A parent or guardian must request an audition time.
  5. Audition request Deadline is Friday September 25th (Note: pending availability).
  6. Anyone can audition but positions will be given to the best applicants.
  7. Auditioning is free –  however do not request an audition time to gain audition experience, if you know you are unavailable for the production..
  8. Applicants must arrive 15 mins prior to audition time to fill out information form.
  9. 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.

 

 

Compulsory Tech / Dress Rehearsal week

Thursday 12th November – Stage / Lights only

Dress  Rehearsals ( all Cast / crew):

Sat 7th November 9am – 4pm

Fri 13th November 6 -10pm

 

 

Performances

Actors required from 12.30pm – 10pm.

2  x Shows Online Only

Saturday 14th November Matinee at 2pm

Saturday 14th November Evening 6pm

12.30pm Call-time for Cast

 

 

1st read through – whole cast

Thur 1st October  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 1st October

Thursdays – 6.00pm – 10pm

Saturdays – 2pm – 6pm.

Exceptions are the Saturdays listed below

Key Saturday Rehearsals – Whole Cast Required

Sat 7th November 9am – 4pm

 

These Saturdays will be used for:

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

 

Shakespeare Bootcamp

Get audition ready. Be challenged, fine tuned and trained to perform Shakespeare Blair Cutting presents Shakespeare Bootcamp.

The Shakespeare Bootcamp workshop will help actors to get audition ready, with techniques & exercises to further your understanding of text & performance styles. Taught by Shakespearean director & actor Blair Cutting.

Shakespeare Boot camp Adults – More Info / Bookings

Shakespeare Boot Camp Teens – More Info / Bookings

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