AUDITION BOOKING FORM
Auditions for registered actors will take place on Sunday 21st July at the Bridge St Theatre Coniston (Phoenix Theatre).
Please book which gender and age sessions you would like to audition for. If you believe you are eligible for more than one age or gender group you can book more than one audition slot - this means you would need to perform your 2-minute monologue in each session booked. You will get an email once your booking has been confirmed on our end.
Before registering as an Actor, please confirm that you will be available during key festival dates. If you are only available for one of the performance week's, please be sure to advise any directors of this if you are approached for a role or a callback.
27 - 29 September | SHORT+SWEET THEATRE TOP 20 (Week 1)
11 - 13 October | SHORT+SWEET THEATRE TOP 20 (Week 2)
at the Bridge Street Theatre Coniston
You will also need to be available for a technical rehearsal on either the Monday or Tuesday night of your performance week, and the Dress Rehearsal on the Wednesday. Normal rehearsals are to be advised/negotiated with directors.
You are allowed to request to read the full script before accepting an offer.
FAQ: Can I be involved in more than one play in Short+Sweet Illawarra?
Yes! All participants can be involved in up to two plays. The only restriction is writers may only write one play and directors may only direct one play also. So you can act in 2 plays, or act/direct, act/write or write/direct. If you take on two roles in the same play we will only count this as one play (other than the one-play-one-writer/director rule).
FAQ: I don't have a CV yet? What do I do?
If you don't have a CV, you can email Luke.Berman@shortandsweet.org who can provide you with a basic CV template for you to complete and submit, or you can search for your own CV template. Alternatively, you can just enter your stage credits, any performance training and special skills in the BIO section.We strongly advise you to use a CV or give us as much detail as possible about your experience as not every director will be able to attend auditions, some will rely on the information you provide to find their cast.
FAQ: Do I need a professional headshot?
No, your headshot does not need to be a professional actors headshot, we will accept any picture of you as long as it shows mostly your face and portrays you in a professional light. Please do not use filters from apps such as Snapchat.
FAQ: How do the auditions work?
Once you have booked in your audition, you will be emailed an audition time. Simply arrive at the Bridge Street Theatre and register with our Auditions Coordinator. You will be called to the stage when it is your turn to audition. You will be asked to introduce yourself and the audition piece you are using. You will then perform your 2-minute monologue in front of any directors who are looking for actors in your age/gender bracket. At the conclusion of your audition, you may be asked some questions regarding your special skills.
Once your audition is completed Directors will have access to your headshot, CV and all the information you provide in your Registration. Directors will contact you directly if they wish to offer you a role or a callback audition. You may request to read the script before accepting the offer.
FAQ: What audition piece should I use?
We do not restrict what audition piece you may use, you may choose an extract from an existing play, a piece you have devised or written yourself, or a piece you have found online. Please be sure to properly acknowledge the writer of the piece when you introduce your audition. Please do not use accents in your audition. It is more important that directors hear your natural voice. If you do use an accent you will not be stopped or penalised, however it is not recommended. Be sure to show directors how well you can project, articulate, use your body on stage and connect with the text and emotions of the piece.
FAQ: Are there callback auditions?
Some directors may choose to ask you to attend their own callback audition before deciding final role selection, most will cast immediately. Directors must be clear whether you are offered a role or a callback, if there is any uncertainty or confusion please confirm this with the director, or contact Luke.
Any questions? Contact Luke Berman by email: firstname.lastname@example.org