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DIRECTOR

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BE A DIRECTOR

Are you a director and interested in directing at Eltham Little Theatre? Our play selection committee would love to hear from you.

The current play selection committee membership is:

James Banger (Convenor)

Pat Alcock

Roderick Chappel

Gareth Clarke

Marti Ibrahim

Alison Jones

Drew Mason

Georgina Topp

Trudi Walters

We would love to hear your ideas. One Act plays, rehearsed play readings, full length plays, choir, dance and any other production ideas you may have.

Send your ideas to the play selection committee including the dates you are available. Email

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auditions

CURRENT AUDITIONS

Veronica's Room

By Ira Levin

 Directed by Drew Mason

Synopsis

A middle-aged Irish-American couple bring a young couple they have just met to their suburban Boston home. They were approached whilst on a date due to the girl’s resemblance to the dead former owner of the house, Veronica. It’s explained that Veronica’s elderly, senile sister, Cissie, lives with the older couple, and they convince the girl to dress up as Veronica in an effort to bring Cissie a sense of closure. The year is 1973, but Cissie believes it to be 1937. Susan is left alone in the room to change into Veronica’s old clothes. Then the older woman returns. But now she’s younger. And now it’s raining.

Actors multi-role; changing clothes, accents, ages, memories even, as the audience is drawn into the Girl’s nightmare where no one can be trusted, and chances are nothing is as it seems.

 

Auditions

Auditions will be open call rather than appointments. Auditionees will be provided scenes to perform together and will be asked to engage in short improvisation scenes. I am very much looking for how actors can work off each other and influence each other. Please plan on spending at least one hour at the audition.

Scripts can be made available by contacting the director or from the VDL Library.

 

Please email or ring the director to register your interest in attending the audition, and mention which audition date you prefer.

auditions@elthamlittletheatre.org.au

9382 6284

Fees

All members of cast and crew are required to become members of Eltham Little Theatre – this ensures that you are covered under the ELT volunteers workers insurance for the duration of the rehearsal and production period.

 

Cost of ELT membership is $25.00 (please check to make sure you don’t already have a valid membership).

Audition Dates and Location

Saturday June 15 - 11:00 AM

Tuesday June 18 - 7:30 PM

Rehearsal room, downstairs, 1603 Main Road Research.

Book an audition

To contact the Director with inquiries, to request a script or to book an audition email here..or ring 9382 6284.

Other Information

Accents are not needed for audition purposes; these will be worked on in the rehearsal process. No materials to prepare prior to the audition; scenes will be allocated upon arrival. Please plan on spending at least an hour at the audition, as I will want to read actors together in various scripted and improvised scenes. I am looking to see how actors are able to connect with and influence each other.

Performance Dates

Sept 6,7/13,14/19,20,21 @8pm Sunday matinees 8/15 at 2pm

Character Descriptions

Woman - 35 and 60

First: An older – bordering on elderly – Irish American maid (Irish brogue accent).

Then: A younger – mid thirties – Boston matriarch (Boston accent).

Man - 30 and 55

First: An older – just a little younger than woman 1 – Irish American gardener (Irish Brogue accent).

Then: A younger – slight toy-boy vibes – husband of woman 2 (Boston accent).

Girl - Early 20s

First: A twenty year old, free-spirited, upper-middle-class, liberal American college student (Standard American accent).

Then: A twenty year old, conservative working class, thick Boston-accented shut-in.

 

Boy - Late 20s

First: A twenty year old college student, boyfriend of girl 1 – any accent.

Then: A thirty year old newly qualified doctor (Boston accent).

YouTH
THEATRE

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YOUTH THEATRE

YOUTH AT ELTHAM LITTLE THEATRE

Eltham Little Theatre has a long and happy tradition of working with youth in the theatre. Since ELT’s inception in 1958 there has been a production specifically for youth performers for nearly every one of those years.

It is only in recent times that we have been able to offer any sort of theatre craft education classes on a weekend. As you may imagine, due to the volunteer nature of our organisation, lessons we are able to provide depend heavily on individual member availability each year.

If you would like to be informed of upcoming youth activities at the theatre please email our youth coordinators.

Youth Classes – General information

Our courses are run for 10 to 18 year olds with separate classes for primary and secondary students. The program explores acting and role play, script reading, monologues and audition preparation. We also look at theatre craft and the importance of staging, lighting, sound, sets, costumes, props and how these things impact an actor’s performance.

When available, classes run within the school term for an average of 7 to 8 weeks in duration. Start times and days can vary but usually classes are held on a Saturday morning between 10 and 12 depending and run for 1 hour’s duration.

Lessons will be focussed on various aspects of theatre work each term including but not limited to the following subjects:

  • audition techniques and preparation

  • theatre craft

  • script reading

  • script interpretation

  • improvisation

  • acting techniques

  • musical theatre

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