The Nativity Play/We Three
Written by Hayley Lawson-Smith
Directed by Eryn Kimberley
Dramaturgy by Vidya Rajan
Presented by Dramatic Pause in partnership with Gasworks Arts Park Premier Season
It’s a rocky road to Bethlehem
Three wise men travel across the sand to Bethlehem in search of the King of Men.
Two wise men and one drunken wretch, travel across the sand to Bethlehem in search of the King of Men.
One wise man, one drunken wretch, and one senile grandfather travel across the sand to Bethlehem in search of the King of Men.
One senile grandfather, one drunken wretch, and one woman walk into a bar…of sand, as they travel across the desert to Bethlehem in search of the King of Men.
The desert has no fairy lights. The desert has no pork. The desert has no presents.
This is the worst holiday ever.
The Nativity Play is a contemplative, humorous look at one of our oldest stories; a fantasy take that pulses with the question of what this glitzed out time of year could possibly still mean?
GASPAR: A royal monarch of India. Male. 60s – 80s
MELCHIOR: A royal monarch of Arabia. Male. 30s – 50s
BALTHASAR: A royal monarch of Yemen. Female. Pregnant. Late teens – 20s.
HEROD/SHEPHERD: 20s to 60s.
For this production of a story traditionally set in the Middle-East, with characters hailing from different regions of the world, we are seeking an ensemble with diverse cultural backgrounds. The regions from which the characters hail are guidelines only. We invite people of all backgrounds to apply.
Actors with experience in embodiment techniques will find this advantageous but these are not a prerequisite. We are looking for artists who are willing to meet the challenge of working within a laboratory style process that encompasses training in awareness of the interplay of internal and external states to facilitate the development of text and action.
Expressions of Interest
Please submit a link to or PDF of your CV, headshot and showreel (if you have one) via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please also provide your availability for the audition days and times listed below no later than Friday 22nd March.
Auditions will be held on Monday 25th and Wednesday 27th March between 2pm and 6pm. Auditions will be up to 1 hour in duration with no preparation required. Call backs will be held on Friday 29th March between 2pm and 6pm. Call backs will be up to 2 hours in duration with no preparation required. Auditions and call backs will be held in the Garden Studio at Gasworks Arts Park, 21 Graham Street, Albert Park VIC 3206.
Rehearsals will be held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 2pm to 6pm beginning 13th May and ending on 19th July.
The season of 6 performances will run from Thursday 25th July to Thursday 1st August 2019 at Gasworks Arts Park Studio Theatre.
The Nativity Play/We Three is an unfunded profit-share production