Each year we produce about a dozen or more shows across these two spaces (and further afield), and we people these shows with all the variety, character, peculiarity, intelligence, honesty and stagecraft we can gather.
The general rule of thumb for casting is: the better we know your work, the easier it is to cast you. We can get to know your work by seeing you in performance, auditioning you or working with you.
Each show is cast by the director working with the Artistic Director, the Artistic Administrator, the Artistic and Programming staff, and the General Manager. Sometimes we cast a role by invitation, other times by audition. We cast nationally, though the majority of our actors are Sydney-based.
There are no rules as to when we cast. Sometimes a show is cast by the time we launch the season, sometimes a show isn’t cast until close to rehearsals. In general the best time to enquire about roles is in the months after we launch the season (usually early September).
To enquire about available roles, your agent can contact our Artistic Administrator John Woodland. Alternatively you can drop by our offices at 18 Belvoir St, Surry Hills, and read the scripts which interest you. We will be able to tell you then which roles are available for your age and gender.
If you are interested in any of the roles, your agent can contact John Woodland to suggest you for the part and request an audition.
Auditioning is an unnatural act which forms part of our casting process. Nonetheless, it is incredibly useful and can have a terrific and surprising impact on a show.
Auditions are by invitation only. Your agent can contact our Artistic Administrator, John Woodland, to request an audition.
We audition for two reasons: either in order to get to know actors we don’t yet know, or to test the fit of particular actors for a role.
We only ever audition for specific roles in our season. We do not do general auditions or open callouts.