New Farm Nash Theatre is proud to announce auditions for our second show of the year – William Shakespeare’s “As You Like It”!
About the show
Shakespeare’s timeless comedy is a pastorale par excellence, filled with cross-dressing, mistaken identities, clashing politics, and a healthy swathe of romance. This production will have a contemporary Australian setting, and capture something of the absurdity and comedy of the city/country divide and our political landscape, without stepping away from the brilliance of the Bard.
For greater detail about the play and the characters, you can check out this site.
Auditions will be held the 10th of February in the Nash Theatre Play Shed, and will be held in small groups.
There are three audition slots available – 10am-12pm, 12.45-2.45, and 3.00-5.00pm. You will need to book in for ONE of these sessions, and will be in attendance till the entire group has been seen.
The Play Shed can be found in the back car park of the New Farm Uniting Church, 52 Merthyr Road, New Farm. Access to the car park can be found from… Parking in the actual car park is very limited, so please allow yourself time to find street parking as suitable.
To RSVP, you can either: email the director Jason Nash (email@example.com), or hit the “Going” button on the Facebook event page, and indicate in the comments below which session you wish to attend.
All auditionees are asked to present the following:
- One pre-prepared Shakespearean monologue of your choice, with an emphasis on comedic delivery
- An on the spot run through one of the attached scenes (NB: pairings and scene choices will be random – you will be allowed to have scripts in hand, but please have a read through and familiarise yourself with the attached excerpts)
You will be asked to fill out an audition form, and have the option of bringing a CV and headshot. You may be photographed for reference purposes. Successful auditionees will be required to become financial members of Nash Theatre for insurance purposes.