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Thursday 25th January 2018 @ 7pm @ The Dogbox, Smith Street, Warragul (above Warragul Municipal Band Room)

Please call Leane on 0407 444 430 or email offtheleashtheatre@gmail.com for further information if needed.

AUDITION INFORMATION

Audition Dates
February Saturday 10th – 9 am to 5pm & Sunday 11th – 1pm to 5pm
@ The Pettit Centre, 31 Gladstone Street, Warragul
Call backs Monday 12th @ 7pm at The Dog Box
Please call Leane on 0407 444 430 or email offtheleashtheatre@gmail.com to
book your audition time (essential)

Character information
In this show, singing will be the focus but we’re also looking for quality actors who are going to do the script justice. – dealing with AIDs, drugs, death, poverty and love– the cast will need to be wholly committed to character development and growth, in order to genuinely carry these themes across. American accents required. Age group 18+

Mark Cohen : A struggling Jewish-American documentary filmmaker and the narrator of the show.

Roger Davis: A once-successful but now struggling musician/rock guitarist ex-junkie who is HIV positive.

Mimi Márquez: A club dancer and drug addict.

Tom Collins: An anarchist professor with AIDS. He is described by Mark as a “computer genius, teacher, and vagabond anarchist who ran naked through the Parthenon.”

Angel Dumott Schunard : A young drag queen and street percussionist with a generous disposition, who has AIDS

Maureen Johnson : A performance artist who is Mark’s ex-girlfriend. She is very flirtatious and cheated on Mark (presumably with Joanne). Larson considered Maureen a lesbian, despite her relationships with men, he specifically identified her as “lesbian” in the script.

Joanne Jefferson : An Ivy League-educated public interest lawyer and a lesbian. Joanne is the woman for whom Maureen left Mark. Joanne has very politically powerful parents (one is undergoing confirmation to be a judge, the other is a government official).

Benjamin “Benny” Coffin III; Landlord of Mark, Roger, and Mimi’s apartment building and ex-roommate of Mark, Collins, Roger, and Maureen.

Ensemble 18+
Great actor/singers who move well to portray various characters including: Alexi Darling, Mark’s Mum, Roger’s Mum, Joanne’s Mum, Joanne’s Dad, Life Support Group, Squeegee Man, Seasons of Love Soloists, and more. Please read audition requirements carefully.
All vocal range sought.

**IMPORTANT**
*Please prepare one rock musical number that will show off your ability to act and sing at the same time. (NOT from RENT). Rock musicals tell nearly the entire story in song so this is an essential part of the audition process.
You will also be required to sing an excerpt from RENT – appropriate sheet music will be emailed to you after you have booked your audition time.
*Please bring sheet music to the audition – No backing tracks. An accompanist will be
provided for you.
*Please prepare a 2 minute dramatic monologue; this should reflect the character you are
auditioning for.
*Please arrive at least 20-30 minutes prior to audition time. The audition form must be
completed prior to your audition (this can be downloaded from the website
www.offtheleashtheatre.com.au ). Please bring a photo to attach to this form.
*Callbacks (Monday 12th February) – you will receive a phone call from our

Production
Manager if you are required to attend a callback.
Please wear comfortable/suitable clothing to audition. Thongs and bare feet are not an option

Synopsis
RENT tells the story of one year in the life of a group of bohemians struggling in modern day East Village New York. The story centres on Mark and Roger, two roommates. While a former tragedy has made Roger numb to life, Mark tries to capture it through his attempts to make a film. In the year that follows, the group deals with love, loss, AIDS, and modern day life. This is a truly powerful story.

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Starts
Saturday 10 February, 2018
Ends
Sunday 11 February, 2018
Venue
The Pettit Centre
Venue Address
31 Gladstone Street
Location

Victoria, Melbourne

Category
Actors
Location