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Originate 2021 – Audition Call Out

Are you a young actor, writer, musician, digital artist or spoken word poet?
Q Theatre is seeking artists aged 18-26 to audition to take part in the 2021 Originate project, Our House. This is a skills development project that results in a public outcome.


Directed by Sophie Kelly
Created by an ensemble of emerging theatre makers

Originate seeks to up-skill early-career artists in the areas of new work development, cross art form practice and to facilitate new collaborations.


I’ll light the fire, you place the flowers in the vase that you brought today.

Director Sophie Kelly guides a team of emerging theatre makers born well after Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young first sung about their very, very, very fine house to create a new performance about what it means to make a home in 2021. Q Theatre’s annual Originate project continues to be a gathering ground for the next generation of leading theatre makers. This new performance, presented over four nights in the Allan Mullins Studio, is a chance to hear about what’s beyond the horizon… and rest your head for just five minutes. This performance is about home, family and finding sanctuary.

Q Theatre, The Joan’s resident theatre-making program.

Performers of various levels of experience are encouraged to apply. A background or interest in devising new work will be an advantage.

There is no charge for participation in this program.

AVAILABILITY To be considered for inclusion in the project artists must be available for the following rehearsal schedule:

Week DayDates
ScheduleStart/Finish Time
1Saturday10-JulRehearsal, Intensive10am – 4pm
1Sunday11-JulRehearsal, Intensive10am – 4pm
1Thursday15-JulRehearsal5pm – 8pm
1Thursday22-JulRehearsal5pm – 8pm
2Thursday29-JulRehearsal5pm – 8pm
3Thursday5-AugRehearsal5pm – 8pm
4Thursday12-AugRehearsal5pm – 8pm
5Tuesday17-AugRehearsal5pm – 8pm
5Thursday19-AugRehearsal5pm – 8pm
6Tuesday24-AugRehearsal5pm – 8pm
6Thursday26-AugRehearsal5pm – 8pm
7Tuesday31-AugRehearsal5pm – 8pm
7Thursday2-SepRehearsal5pm – 8pm
8Tuesday7-Sep(Break Week)No activity
8Thursday9-Sep(Break Week)No activity
9Monday13-SepRehearsal5pm – 8pm
9Tuesday14-SepRehearsal5pm – 8pm
9Thursday16-SepRehearsal5pm – 8pm
9Sunday19-SepRehearsal, Intensive10am – 4pm
ScheduleStart/Finish Time
Monday20-SepProduction Week – Tech Rehearsal5pm-10pm
Tuesday21-SepProduction Week – Tech/Dress Rehearsal5pm-10pm
(Perf 7.30pm- 8.30pm)
Wednesday22-SepProduction Week – Preview Night (Performance #1)6pm-9pm
(Perf 7.30pm- 8.30pm)
Thursday23-SepProduction Week – Opening Night (Performance #2)6pm-9pm
(Perf 7.30pm- 8.30pm)
Friday24-SepProduction Week –  (Performance #3)6pm-9pm
(Perf 7.30pm- 8.30pm)
Saturday25-SepProduction Week – Closing Night (Performance #4)6pm-9pm
(Perf 7.30pm- 8.30pm)


  • EOI Due: Sunday 13 June
  • Auditions Advised: Wednesday 16 June
  • Auditions Held: Monday 21 and Tuesday 22 June, 5 – 8pm
  • Successful Applicants Advised: Monday 28 June

Expressions of Interest (EOI)

Please prepare a 1 page CV of your experience (Word or PDF format) and click here to apply:

Click here for Originate 2021 EOI Form

EOI due Sunday 13 June

If you have any queries about your application, please email Ian at creativelearning@penrith.city