The Creswick Theatre Company are presenting "The Sum of Us" by David Stevens as their next production. We are looking for 4 strong actors.
3m 1f roles available.
*Lead Male age range 50-70
*Lead Male age range 20-30
*Supporting Male age range 20-30
*Supporting Female age range 45-65
CTC is an community theatre company located in Creswick Victoria a short 10min drive from sunny Ballarat. We specialise in providing cabaret style seating for most of our theatrical productions which is very popular with patrons. In addition to providing live theatre as part of a community service we also present a specially selected movie on the third Friday of each month at the Creswick Courthouse Theatre.
A hit Off-Broadway and later a film starring Russell Crowe & Jack Thompson, "The Sum of Us" by gifted Australian writer David Stevens explores the volatile yet loving relationship between an aging widower and his gay son.
After meeting in a local pub, Jeff and a young gardener, Greg, hit it off and begin to date. When Greg meets Jeff's stubborn, opinionated Dad however, he begins to back off. Meanwhile, Dad too as a new flame: a woman he met through a dating agency. Put off by Jeff's homosexuality, prosaic Joyce also pulls away; just before Dad suffers a stroke.
Stylistically, the play is naturalistic with realistic humor. It balances comedy and pathos and is very much Australian in tone. The main two characters speak directly to the audience. With topical themes around same-sex relationships and assisted dying, the play celebrates the power of communication and promotes tolerance as the biggest gift we can give those we love.
Open Auditions will be held on Sunday 21st January with times available from 11.00am to 4.00pm. Please contact us to book your timeslot.
Actors will be asked to:
Prepare a short monologue which showcases their strongest performance in a naturalistic comedy/drama style.
Read dynamically from The Sum of Us script, and asked to re-perform the scene, following the directions given.
Do some short Improvisation exercises.
All auditions, rehearsals and performances will be held at the Old Courthouse Theatre in Raglan Street, Creswick.
Performances will be held on Thursday - Saturday evenings for two weeks from 5 - 14 April, 2018
Director’s presentation and full script reading will be held on Sunday 4 February. Rehearsals will begin after that and be held on Tuesday or Wednesday evenings (TBC) and Sunday afternoons.
To book an audition, please go to our website or facebook for contact details and more information.