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Closing Date:  13 Sep, 2019

2020 Players Auditions

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We are looking for Sydney-based actors who are passionate about working with young people, passionate about Shakespeare and interested in sharing that passion with students. The ensemble of six actors will work as two teams of three, driving together to schools and delivering Bell Shakespeare’s In Schools Learning program.

Full Details

THE ENGAGEMENT
There will be a one-week workshop from 2-7 December 2019 (inclusive, this year). This will be a week of intensive training, focusing on text, voice, ensemble-building and knowledge of Shakespeare.
– Rehearsal weeks are from 23 March 2020 – 3 May 2020.
– The tour will run from 4 May 2020 – 1 November 2020 with an optional extension from 2 November 2020 – 15 November 2020.
– The ensemble will be based in Sydney and must be willing to tour to all states and territories of Australia including metropolitan and regional areas.

THE DETAIL
– Actors from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.
– There are some early starts, long days, and some travelling on Sundays.
– It is hard work, but immensely rewarding and satisfying. Being a member of the Players builds your stamina as an actor, hones your craft and teaches you skills you can only learn by getting out there and doing it.
– It is a health and safety regulation that all actors in this program MUST be able to drive. Please only submit if you have a FULL driver’s licences (ie. not P plates) and no more than four demerit points currently on your driving record.
– All actors in this program must be able to pass a national Working With Children Check.

THE PERFORMANCES
– In 2020 The Players will perform a repertoire of three 50-minute shows for schools audiences across a range of age groups.
– These shows are performed in school auditoriums, theatres, halls and gyms up to three times a day.
– The Players have the opportunity to work with Bell Shakespeare’s Artistic team during Creative Development weeks.
– The Players will engage with other areas of Bell Shakespeare’s Learning program, such as conducting auditions for the John Bell Scholarship.

SUBMISSIONS
– Should you wish to submit to audition for this program please send your CV and headshot to auditions@bellshakespeare.com.au by COB Friday 13 September.

We will ideally adhere to the criteria of
a) demonstrated interest in Shakespeare
b) three years training at drama school or equivalent professional experience and
c) a desire to work with young people
We typically receive a large number of submissions for this program. Therefore please understand that not all applicants will receive an audition as this is NOT a general audition for the company.

–  The auditions will be scheduled during the week commencing Monday 14 October, and call backs will be on Wednesday 6 November so please ensure you are available to attend during these dates otherwise you cannot be considered. We do not accept self tapes for this program.

– Should you be successful in securing an audition, you will be sent a date and time along with the required pieces to be learned during the week commencing Monday 23 September.