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JUNIOR AUDITION NOTICE: "Medea" by Queensland Theatre

Director: Daniel Evans

Performance Dates: May 11 — June 8

Location: Bille Brown Theatre

Synopsis: "Medea," a classic Ancient Greek tragedy, takes a unique perspective in this reimagined version by Kate Mulvany and Anne-Louise Sarks. Told entirely through the eyes of Medea's young sons, Jasper and Leon, this internationally celebrated production offers a tender, surprising, and bittersweet portrayal of one of history's most misunderstood mothers. The brothers' bedroom becomes a fortress, their haven, as they navigate the escalating conflicts between their parents, unknowingly hurtling towards an iconic and tragic fate.

Casting Details:

  • Roles: Jasper (Younger brother, playing age: 8–10) and Leon (Older brother, playing age: 10–12)

  • Number of Actors: Four young male actors (Brisbane-based only)

  • Experience: Previous acting work is a plus but not necessary. Actors do not need professional representation.

  • Character Requirements: Actors must have a strong and confident stage presence. The ability to engage in make-believe and portray the world set in the siblings' bedroom is vital. The play unfolds over the course of a single evening, with actors on stage for approximately 70 minutes.

Audition Information:

  • Application Deadline: Sunday, March 3, 2024

  • Rehearsals: Part-time during the Easter School Holidays and the first 3 weeks of Term Two, working around study commitments. The schedule will be negotiated with parents and educators.

How to Apply: Visit Queensland Theatre Auditions to submit your application.

This is an open casting call, and all young people, with or without acting experience, are invited to apply. Cultural and diverse backgrounds are encouraged. Don't miss the chance to be part of this unforgettable performance that delves into the tragic tale of Medea from a fresh and compelling perspective.


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