Performing Arts News

 

Audition for Senior Drama Production in 2020

 

In Term 1, 2020, selected students will perform Twelve Angry Men by Reginald Rose, as the Senior Drama Production. Auditions will be held in Week 9 for any current Year 10 & 11 student who would like to be involved. There is also an opportunity to be part of the creative team, for those who would like to take on roles in lighting, sound, set, costume and promotions. If you are unable to attend an audition following the conclusion of school in Week 8, please see Mr Jonkov to schedule an alternative time. More information to be released soon…stay tuned!

Audition Notice

 

An outdoors production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” by William Shakespeare

Directed by Paul Treasure

Season Dates: February 2019, dates yet to be finalized

Venue: yet to be finalized – OUTDOORS!!!

Late afternoon/early evening performances, Saturdays and Sundays only

Audition Date – Thursday 5 th December @ 7:00pm

Roleystone Hall – Cnr Jarrah and Wygonda Roads, Roleystone (opposite the Roleystone Shops)

 

After talking about it for YEARS, we are finally doing it! Roleystone Theatre will be doing an outdoor season of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. We are looking for a fun and energetic group of actors to tackle this interesting project.

 

IMPORTANT AUDITION NOTES

This will be a group audition, just relax and go with it. If you cannot make it for the start time, just let us know and get there when you can. If you need to leave early, let us know on the day. Above all

HAVE FUN!!!

 

Actors are requested to prepare a speech. It is not necessary for you to learn it off by heart, just prepare it – we’re judging your acting and your projection, not your speed learning skills.

Projection is vital – we will be doing an outdoor performance without amplification, so actors will need excellent projection.

Actors of all ages, ethnicities, and gender identities welcome.

All roles are open to be played by actors of any gender. With the exceptions of Theseus, Hippolyta, Hermia, Helena, Demetrius, and Lysander.

Hermia/Helena – as open as the director normally is to casting against type, it is important that Hermia be short and dark haired, and Helena be tall and fair haired. Half the jokes in one of the best

scenes of the play make repeated reference to these features.

We will be using an edited version of the script. If we have cut your favourite bit, we may be open to reincluding it – if you can justify it!

 

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

ATHENIANS

Theseus – Duke of Athens (may be doubled with Oberon)

Hippolyta – Queen of the Amazons (may be doubled with Titania)

Egeus – father of Hermia

Hermia – daughter of Egeus, in love with Lysander – must be short and dark haired

Helena – in love with Demetrius – must be tall and fair haired

Demetrius – suitor to Hermia, former lover of Helena

Lysander – in love with Hermia

 

THE RUDE MECHANICALS

Nick Bottom, the weaver – plays Pyramus – gets turned into a donkey and has scenes with Titania

Peter Quince, the carpenter – plays the Prologue

Francis Flute, a bellows mender – plays Thisby – it’s funnier if Flute is young and obviously male

Tom Snout, a tinker – plays the wall

Snug, a joiner – plays the lion

Robin Starveling, a tailor – plays Moonshine

 

THE FAIRIES

Oberon – King of the Fairies (may be doubled with Theseus)

Titania – Queen of the Fairies (may be doubled with Hippolyta)

Puck – a mischievous sprite

Peaseblossom – fairy servant to Titania

Cobweb – fairy servant to Titania

Moth – fairy servant to Titania

Mustardseed – fairy servant to Titania

Other fairies – there is the opportunity to include more fairies, but they will not have lines

 

For any enquiries, please contact the director, Paul Treasure at pauljtreasure@gmail.com or by SMSing 0402 530 529 (please do not call)

Calling All Lighting Enthusiasts

 

We are looking for students who are interested in learning how to plan and run lighting at the College for some of our school events and co-curricular activities. This is a great way to get involved in the arts without being ON the stage, get some hands on experience for future work or get your community service hours up while doing something fun with a great team.

 

If this sounds like you, or you would like more information, please pop into the PAC or email Miss Parkinson: Parkinson.beth@mazenod.wa.edu.au

Upcoming Productions with Mazenod Students

It is with great pleasure that we congratulate the wonderful Arts students on their upcoming productions outside of Mazenod College. They are currently balancing their studies, College co-curricular commitments and busy rehearsal schedules as they prepare to take to the stage. Please get along to support these boys or chat to them about what they are working on when you see them around the College.

 

Garrick Theatre- Puss in Boots

https://www.trybooking.com/book/sessions?eid=556257

1: Owain Bundock (Arts student/ 2020 Captain of Arts)

Role: Jasper

 

 

Kalamunda Amateur Drama Society- Little Red Riding Hood

https://www.kadstheatre.com.au/buy-tickets

1: Beau van der Beeke

Role: Splinter

 

2: Rory Bundock

Role: Punch

Audition Notices

WAYTCO- Fringe Festival

 

Fringe World 2020

 

Laughing Horse Productions- Jekyll and Hyde

 

AUDITION INFORMATION

Auditions will be held at Don Russell Theatre on the 7 December 2019 as follows:

 

1) Male leads (including supporting leads): 10:00am – 12:00pm

2) Female leads (including supporting leads): 12:00 – 2:00pm

3) Ensemble: 2:00 – 4:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: You may be asked to stay back for other sections if required.

 

READ ALL FOLLOWING INFORMATION so not to miss anything critical.

ALL auditionees will need to prepare 2 songs of their choosing. Please choose wisely in order to show off your vocal range, as well as characterisation for the role you will be auditioning for. Please choose 2 songs that are opposite in style and/ or tempo (for example, a ballad and a character song). They may be from the musical Jekyll & Hyde if you wish, but this is not expected.

 

SOME auditionees will be required to do a ‘movement’ audition. There is no dancing in this musical, however some ‘movement’ is required for particular roles. This section cannot be prepared and will be taught on the day. Please wear suitable clothing/ shoes for auditions just in case.

 

Auditionees for the role/s DR JEKYLL AND MR HYDE will also need to prepare the extra song: ‘Confrontation’ from Jekyll and Hyde the Musical (backing tracks will be provided for auditions and attached to audition pack for practice) Please note: This part can be played by

either one person or two. The preference of the director would be to find one person to play both characters. However, this is completely dependent on what is shown at auditions and can be up for interpretation. The difference between Jekyll and Hyde’s vocal tone and posture must be evident and shown during this song. Please find character list below and then fill out the following audition form and bring with you on the day of auditions. Please note that the ‘stage age’ is how old/ young you can look on stage, and does not necessarily refer to your actual age.

 

To book an audition, or, if you have any questions, please email the Director, Zoe Jay at zoerjay@gmail.com .

Audition pack also available from laughinghorse.asn.au

 

Beth Parkinson

Head of Visual and Performing Arts