AUDITION NOTICE

SEASON THREE, 2019

STARGAZERS
by Reina Hardy

Directed by Pedro Ramos

16 to 31 August 2019
Evenings at 8pm, Matinees at 2:15pm

SYNOPSIS

Rupert Knox wants two things in life: to make the astronomical discovery of the new millennium and to find a date to his sister’s wedding. He might have found both in Claire, a celestial poet getting over an interstellar break-up. But when a mysterious woman named Elaine shows up at Rupert’s door with an offer of her own, these star-crossed losers – sorry, lovers – will have to make big choices about mortality, true love and whether to stick with vodka or switch to beer. Either way, tonight’s gonna be a good night.

A comedy about getting lucky in space-time. Full of heart, humour, and charm, Hardy’s script is a witty and touching look at how universal loneliness can be, and how sometimes what we most seek keeps us apart from what we most want.

CHARACTERS

All ethnicities are encouraged to apply. No specific accents are required.

ELAINE, 25-35 – Memoirist with something to prove. Assertive and direct, but not as sure of herself – or what she wants – as she’d like.

RUPERT, 25-35 – PhD student in astrophysics. Not as socially aware as he thinks but not shy. A loner looking for someone – or something.

CLAIRE, 20-35 – A poet. Ephemeral. Serene, distant, and mysterious, with a longing that is eating her up inside.

No roles have been precast.

AUDITION DETAILS
Auditions by appointment only
Sunday 28 April at BTC theatre from 7:30pm
Wednesday 1 May at BTC theatre from 7:30pm

ENQUIRIES
For enquiries and to book an audition please contact the Director, Pedro Ramos by email on regular.pedro@gmail.com

Information for prospective auditionees:
Please bring a headshot and, if available, a theatre resumé.

Copies of the script will be available in the foyer prior to auditions and an ‘open read’ of the script will take place at the BTC theatre on Monday 8 April from 7:30pm – all are invited to attend (please RSVP by e-mailing the Director). It is highly desirable that anyone wishing to audition should know the play well enough to be able to describe the “story” and discuss their personal take on the character(s) they are auditioning for.

Rehearsals will primarily be held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, and Sunday early afternoons.

Actors need to be able to commit unconditionally not only for an entire performance season but also for all scheduled rehearsals at which their attendance is required.