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AUDITION NOTICE: 'One Act Plays' at Sandgate Theatre Inc.

Audition Dates:

  • Sunday, 26th May 2024: 7:30pm - 9:00pm

  • Thursday, 30th May 2024: 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Venue: Sandgate Town Hall, Cliff and Seymour Street, Sandgate QLD 4017

Audition Format:

  • No preparation needed. Cold reads will be conducted at the auditions.

Performance Dates:

  • Friday, 16th August

  • Saturday, 17th August

  • Sunday, 18th August (matinee)

  • Friday, 23rd August

  • Sunday, 25th August

Rehearsal Schedule:

  • Start Date: Thursday, 6th June 2024

  • Time: 7:30pm - 9:30pm

  • Frequency: Most Mondays, Thursdays, and Sundays throughout June, July, and early August.

  • Location: Sandgate Town Hall

  • The full rehearsal schedule will be provided at the audition.

For further information, contact Chris on 0403 886 458 or Visit Sandgate Theatre Inc.

Plays and Character Descriptions:

‘Box and Cox: A Romance of Real Life in One Act’ by John Maddison Morton (written 1847)

  • Roles:

  • Box: Male, 30-50

  • Cox: Male, 30-50

  • Mrs Bouncer: Mature-looking female

  • Synopsis: Box and Cox unknowingly rent the same room due to their opposing work schedules. Their eventual meeting reveals unexpected commonalities.

‘Yesterday’ by Colin Campbell Clements (written 1923)

  • Roles:

  • General: Male, who can look to be in his 60s

  • Beloved Lady: Female, who can look to be in her 60s

  • Synopsis: A misunderstanding keeps a couple apart for forty-one years. They meet again at a ball and slowly recognise each other, reigniting old feelings.

‘A Matter of Husbands’ by Ferenc Molnar (written 1923)

  • Roles:

  • Young Lady: Female, 18-40

  • Actress: Female, 18-40

  • Synopsis: A young wife suspects her husband of infidelity with an actress. The actress cleverly persuades her otherwise, but the truth remains ambiguous.

‘Ashes to Ashes’ by Jill Curran

  • Roles:

  • Sister 1: Female, 40s-60s

  • Sister 2: Female, 40s-60s

  • Commodore: Male, 40s-60s

  • Synopsis: Two sisters debate over their father’s ashes, only to find out he had made unique arrangements with the local Yacht Club, resolving their conflict.

‘A Stab in the Art’ by Paul Hannah

  • Roles:

  • Art Critic: Female, mid 40s-early 50s

  • Friend: Female, mid 40s-early 50s

  • Gallery Worker: Male, mid 40s-early 50s

  • Synopsis: At an art gallery, an art critic and her friend clash over opinions and personal matters, complicated by the gallery worker’s revelations about the artist.


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