Q Theatre and Australian Theatre for Young People (ATYP) are currently seeking talented young performers from Western Sydney, the Blue Mountains and beyond to audition for the opportunity to be cast in the World Premiere of their production Lights in the Park, playing at The Joan in April.
Sounds like you or someone you know? Find out more about the production, audition process and how to book your audition, below.
ABOUT LIGHTS IN THE PARK
By Alexander Lee-Rekers
Directed by Lucy Clements
One quiet night, the street lights flicker out and plunge the world into darkness. A “lights out” party in Royal Park is announced, and every kid in town makes their way there to celebrate this strange occurrence.
A trio of role-players leave their game and embark on a quest for revenge…two enterprising youngsters sell torches at reasonable prices…the disgraced star of a viral video looks to make her social comeback and the floor-mopper at the local chemist encounters the worst kind of shoplifter. All these stories unfold on the way to the park because everybody’s on their way to the same party. And it is not to be missed.
The Senior ATYP Foundation Commission develops a new play each year that showcases the skills of actors aged 14 – 17. Published by Playlab, this is your chance to see the first production of a show that will be presented in schools around the country for years to come. Lights in the Park is the 2018 Winner of this Award.
Actors from all cultural backgrounds and of all levels of experience and mobility are encouraged to apply to audition for Lights in the Park.
The following roles are currently available:
- 6 male roles;
- 6 female roles; and
- 1 non-binary role (played by a non-binary actor).
|Wednesday 3 February*||4pm – 8pm|
|Thursday 4 February||4pm – 8pm|
|Friday 5 February||4pm – 8pm|
|Saturday 6 February||10am – 4pm|
*Please Note: Due to unforseen circumstances the auditions on Wednesday 3 February have been cancelled. If you have booked an audition for this date ATYP will be in contact with you soon.
Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre,
597 High Street, Penrith
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- Actors must prepare one contemporary monologue of your choosing, no more than 2 minutes in length. We recommend that you select an Australian piece.
- Actors will read a short scene from Lights in the Park, which will be provided on the day of their audition.
This is an unpaid project. Participation is voluntary.
The Joan and ATYP have both completed a COVID safety plan and are registered as a COVID safe businesses. Please click the link below to see how we are protecting all workshop participants, families and carers, teaching artists, staff, board and all other stakeholders.
REHEARSALS AND SEASON SCHEDULE
Rehearsals will be held at The Joan over the following dates and times:
|Thursday 4 March||4:30pm – 7:30pm|
|Thursday 11 March||4:30pm – 7:30pm|
|Friday 12 March||4:30pm – 7:30pm|
|Sunday 14 March||1pm – 5pm|
|Monday 15 March||4:30pm – 7:30pm|
|Thursday 18 March||4:30pm – 7:30pm|
|Sunday 21 March||1pm – 5pm|
|Monday 22 March||4:30pm – 7:30pm|
|Thursday 25 March||4:30pm – 7:30pm|
|Saturday 27 March||10am – 4pm|
|Tuesday 6 April||10am – 4pm|
|Thursday 8 April||10am – 4pm|
|Sunday 11 April||10am – 4pm|
|Monday 12 April||10am – 4pm|
|Thursday 15 April||10am – 4pm|
|Friday 16 April||10am – 4pm|
|Saturday 17 April||10am – 4pm|
|Tech Rehearsal||Sunday 18 – Monday 19 April|
|Dress Rehearsal||Tuesday 20 April|
|Season||Wednesday 21 – Saturday 24 April|
Photo by Dylan Evans Photography