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Actors Wanted for Community Theatre Production in Essendon

Actors Wanted for Community Theatre Production in Essendon

Victoria, Australia

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Psycho Beach Party
By Charles Busch

Directed by Christopher Hill

This is a community theatre production.

Audition Dates:
Sunday 1 December 2019 from 2pm – 5pm
Tuesday 3 December 2019 from 7pm – 10pm

Auditions are by APPOINTMENT ONLY. Please apply to organise your audition time and for any further information. Please bring along a completed audition form (can be found on the ETC Website) along with a non-returnable photograph (does not need to be studio photo).

Please arrive at least 10 minutes before audition time.

Synopsis:
Surf's up, and murder's afoot, as "Psycho Beach Party" mashes up '50s psychodramas, '60s surfer films and '80s slasher horror flicks into a truly madcap comedy. Think Gidget meet’s Mommie Dearest! It’s 1962 and teenage tomboy Chicklet Forrest desperately wants to be a part of the surfer crowd on Malibu Beach. The one thing getting in her way, however, is her unfortunate tendency towards multiple personalities ... and her most dangerous alter ego -- voracious vixen Ann Bowman -- has nothing less than world domination on her mind! Hilarity ensues as mischief, madness and the passionate pursuit of the perfect wave come crashing over the heads of the audience as beach blankets and Hitchcockian psychological suspense thrillers are tossed around in this rollicking, zany comedy.

Please Note:
This an absurdist, camp comedy piece so we are looking for actors who can bring high energy and their comedy skills in. For inspiration as to the style, there are clips from the film “Psycho Beach Party” on YouTube. As this production is set on Malibu beach, we are also looking for actors who are comfortable with being on stage in swimwear. If you are looking at auditioning for the roles of Provoloney, Yo-Yo or Starcat, you will also need to be comfortable with kissing another male actor on stage.

We would love to give opportunities to, and cast established drag performers in some roles, if possible. However, we are open to casting actors who are keen to try out drag on stage.

Successful cast members MUST BE available for rehearsal period as well as all production dates. Please check you are available for all performance dates before booking your audition time.

ETC is a community theatre company and, as such, no cast or crew are paid.

Audition / Rehearsal / Production dates

Audition Dates:
Sunday 1 December 2019 from 2pm – 5pm
Tuesday 3 December 2019 from 7pm – 10pm

Rehearsal Period:
Rehearsals will be three times a week in Essendon: Tuesday and Thursday evenings & Sundays at director’s discretion.

Performances Dates:
26 March – 29 March and 2 – 4 April 2020
Thursday, Friday and Saturday Performances at 8pm
Sunday Matinee at 2pm

Job payment

This job is unpaid

Fee details - Membership fee of $20 or $15 concession


CHICKLET FORREST

Female (This role can be played by a drag performer or a female actress), 18 - 32. Needs to be believable as a 15-year-old girl (perky, tomboyish) AND as alter ego ANN BOWEN (sexy, dangerous, dominatrix). Must be comfortable wearing swimwear on stage.

Anyone, aged 18 to 32

  • Accents: USA California

Applications closed 4 December 2019.

MRS FORREST

Female (To be played by a drag performer), 25-45. Chicklet's mum, strong personality; think an exaggerated Joan Crawford; her moral convictions may be a little too strong.

Male, aged 25 to 45

  • Accents: USA California

Applications closed 4 December 2019.

BERDINE

Female, 18-32. Chicklet's long-time best friend; nerdy, rational, prude; big reader and journals frequently. Must be comfortable wearing swimwear on stage.

Female, aged 18 to 32

  • Accents: USA California

Applications closed 4 December 2019.

STAR CAT

Male, 18-32. The handsomer leader of the beach gang; failed psych student, idealist, dreamer. Must be comfortable wearing swimwear suit on stage and kissing another male cast member.

Male, aged 18 to 32

  • Accents: USA California

Applications closed 4 December 2019.

THE GREAT KANAKA

Male, 20-40. Older than the rest of the beach gang, their idol; quintessential “cool guy” Fonz-esque, surf legend. Must be comfortable wearing swimwear on stage.

Male, aged 20 to 40

  • Accents: USA California

Applications closed 4 December 2019.

MARVEL-ANNE

Female, 18-32. Blonde, bitchy and “friends” with Chicklet and Berdine, she’s the sexiest and most popular girl in high school. Must be comfortable wearing swimwear on stage.

Female, aged 18 to 32

  • Accents: USA California

Applications closed 4 December 2019.

BETTINA BARNES

Female (Can be played by a drag performer or a female actress), 30-42. Glamorous B-grade horror movie star in hiding, with a Marilyn Monroe vibe, who just wants to be taken seriously. Must be comfortable possibly wearing swimwear on stage.

Anyone, aged 30 to 42

Applications closed 4 December 2019.

PROVOLONEY

Male, 18-32. Teenage/college age surfer guy; goofy, fun loving. Best friends with Yo-Yo. Must be comfortable wearing bathing suit on stage and kissing another male on stage.

Male, aged 18 to 32

  • Accents: USA California

Applications closed 4 December 2019.

YO-YO

Male, 18-32. Teenage/ college age surfer guy; fun loving, less macho than the other guys and secretly in love with his best friend Provoloney. Must be comfortable wearing bathing suit on stage and kissing another male on stage.

Male, aged 18 to 32

  • Accents: USA California

Applications closed 4 December 2019.

NICKY

Male, 18-32. Teenage/ college age surfer guy: goofy and fun, minor role.

Male, aged 18 to 32

  • Accents: USA California

Applications closed 4 December 2019.

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  • Joined March, 2009
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