Auditions in the Sydney CBD (NSW), for a Theatre Production for Children "The Velveteen Rabbit".
A production of a new work, an adaptation based on Margery William's "The Velveteen Rabbit or How Toys Become Real".
This production will be staged in Sydney in December 2015.
Rehearsals will be conducted in the 4 weeks leading up to the opening.
Cast members will need to be available for evenings, weekends and some day rehearsals/performances in November and December (before Christmas/New Year) 2015.
Payment wise, this will be a CO-OP structured production.
TO APPLY e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org a copy of your resume or an outline of your previous experience, and a photograph of yourself.
A boy receives a Velveteen Rabbit for Christmas. Other toys in the boy's room snub him and think themselves real and better than the Rabbit. One day while talking with the Skin Horse, the Rabbit learns that real is not how you are made, rather a toy becomes real if its owner really and truly loves it. Then the Velveteen Rabbit takes the place as the boy's constant companion and favourite toy. Time passes, the Rabbit becomes shabbier, but the boy loves him no matter what. At the end of the story after the boy and the Rabbit become the dearest of friends and share lots of different experiences together, the Velveteen Rabbit is visited by Magic. The Rabbit thinks he was real before, but the Magic tells him he was only real to the boy. She flies him to the woods, where the Rabbit realizes that he is a real rabbit at last and runs to join the other rabbits in the wild.
ROLES AVAILABLE for actors aged 18+:
Audition requirements: Please prepare a short monologue to perform at the audition (preferably relevant to children's theatre, and comical, but that's not a must).
You can also expect to be asked to do some improvisation, mainly using physical theatre on the subject of toys. If you have other skills, such as singing/dancing/using your voice to make interesting sounds etc. please let us know.