Dionysus Theatre

Arete Epsilon - A series of Original One Act Plays

ARETE Epsilon

Manifesting Unique Thought Through Innovative Performance and Visual Art – A season of original works created for Dionysus Theatre. 

2019 Theme: Happiness is beneficial for the body, but it is grief that develops the powers of the mind – Marcel Proust

AUDITION DATE Sunday February 24th, 2019. Workshop style audition. Times available – 10-11 am or 11.15-12.15pmEnquiries: melanie [at] dionysustheatre.com.auCharacters Summary: 

  • ‘Second Chance' by Hayley Lawson-Smith 

Cast - 2 characters, 1F 25+, 1M 18+

A young cynical woman meets a childlike boy and allows him to take her on a journey that will change her outlook forever.

  • ‘Just Some Yellow Daisies' by Harry Paternoster 

Cast1F 20+, 1M 18+, 1M 60+

A young couple is intent on graffiting a wall in an alleyway when they make a startling and profound discovery.

  • 'Moving On' by Matt Allen

Cast1F 60+, 1M 18+

A grandmother is moving into a house with her grandson and they uncover a box that belonged to her late husband.


  • ‘A Short but Beautiful Moment: The Swanry Story’ by Mitchell Sholer and Jon Simpson

Cast – 1M 50+, 1F 18+

An absurd fairy tale involving a man, a swan, a girl and her overbearing father.

  • ‘Hr Helmut Von Push Lecture’ by Lachlan Casey-Roleff

Cast - 1F 20+

This character acts as an assistant to Hr Helmut Von Push.


  • ‘Nothing Is Forever and nothing is forever’ by Emma Workman

Cast– 1F 30+

A woman tells her tale of releasing herself from an abusive relationship.  This is a spoken word poem and will require an actor with a good grasp of poetry and movement.

  • Dance/Movement 

F 18+ 

Trained dancers for two movement pieces that will form part of the season.

(Precast Characters: 2 roles in “Swanry”.)


AUDITION VENUE 26 Alexander Crescent, Karingal, 3199 (McClelland College Performing Arts Centre) 

Entry is off Karingal Drive. The suburb of Karingal is near Frankston, on the Mornington Peninsula. 

Google Maps link: https://goo.gl/maps/t2TBnt25GgB2

Company Website: http://www.dionysustheatre.com.au/

HOW TO APPLY To book your time slot, email or phone: melanie [at] dionysustheatre.com.au / 0451164220 GENERAL PRODUCTION INFORMATION: Rehearsals will be held at the audition venue on a MONDAY night beginning 4th March, 2019. 

Performance Season is at 'Cube 37' at the Frankston Arts Centre, MAY 17th& 18th, 2018. 

IMPORTANT: Please arrive 10-15 minutes early to fill out an audition form and bring a small photograph/headshot to your audition that we can keep.

Arete : Epsilon Manifesting Unique Thought Through Innovative Performance and Visual Art – A season of original works created for Dionysus Theatre. 


Sunday 27 January, 2019
Saturday 23 February, 2019
McClelland Performing Arts
Venue Address
26 Alexander Cres, Karingal

Melbourne, Frankston

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