Author: Debra Oswald
Director: Deborah Fabbro
Enquiries: Director: email@example.com 0416 141 838
Characters Summary: 2M (60+, 30) 2F(20s, 30s)
Therese – mid 20s streetwise, boisterous, defensive, volatile
Margo - late 30s executive businesswoman – brittle
Leo - late 60s artist – volatile, shows signs of years of boozing
*Gavin - 30s con man – suave, smooth
*Karl - about 30 tradesman – gentle, polite
*Note – same actor to play both Gavin and Karl
Audition Venue: Williamstown Little Theatre, 2 Albert St, Williamstown VIC 3016
Theatre: Williamstown Little Theatre, 2 Albert St, Williamstown VIC 3016
Company Website: http://www.wlt.org.au/
Synopsis: Leo paints ordinary stuff and ordinary people but his picture'll make them look special - make them beautiful and glowing and - But it's not tizzying things up. It's like Leo can see the specialness inside a thing so when a person looks at the painting they can see it too.
Abusive, cantankerous and burned out by booze, Leo Bailey is one of Australia's national treasures. A gifted painter and chronic alcoholic, he can no longer take care of himself. His resentful daughter has been through a succession of minders, until Therese comes along, fresh out of jail and determined to make a go of her limited options.
MR BAILEY'S MINDER is a tough, funny and big-hearted play. It's about shame and judgment, about who deserves to be loved and forgiven. It looks at how people exploit each other and where they find the beauty; and the qualities of transcendence, letting go and forgiveness.
Other Information: Auditions by appointment only. To make an appointment or enquiry, please contact Deborah: firstname.lastname@example.org 0416 141 838
Those attending an audition are requested to bring an audition form downloaded from http://www.wlt.org.au/auditions, together with a non returnable headshot (need not be a studio shot).