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Casting Brief

What we are looking for:

The Play Reads Initiative Program is currently seeking local actors to participate in a reading/development of a new play called Best by Ron Jontof-Hutter. We will be reading the play to an invited audience, followed by a discussion and feedback session about the work.

About us:

The Play Reads Initiative Program is a new project that aims to help emerging and mid-career playwrights to develop original Australian scripts and tell important Australian stories. It is run by a group of local artists and led by writer, architect and photographer Pasquale Palmieri. Through this monthly reading series we hope to give writers an opportunity to hear their scripts read aloud (often for the first time) as well as give them constructive feedback to help them develop their work. We also hope to build a community of local actors and artists to participate in these readings.

Plot summary:

Sally is a rebellious daughter in a dysfunctional family. Thirty years later, married to droll Martin, she continues her affair with Brendan. Her cantankerous mother has come to stay with them. Friction ensues. Blackbirds Euthanasia Shop has opened and they opt for a DIY budget method, practising at night on a mannequin. Events dramatically change their plans.

Where & When

Venue: The Alex Theatre in St Kilda
Date: 26th February 2024
Time: Arrive at 7pm for a 7.30pm start

Note: This is an unpaid reading.

To submit your interest please fill out the form here: Click Here

Characters:

The play crosses a 30 year span so the age ranges highlighted signify the characters at the start and end of the play.

Name: Sally

Age: 20 - 50
Gender: Female identifying

Name: Tracey

Age: 20 - 50
Gender: Female identifying
Description: Sally’s sister

Name: Brendan

Age: 20 - 50
Gender: Male identifying
Description: Sally’s first boyfriend

Name: Martin

Age: 20 - 50
Gender: Male identifying
Description: Sally’s Husband

Name: Brian

Age: Late 40s
Gender: Female identifying
Description: Sally’s Father

Name: Lilian

Age: 40s - 70s
Gender: Female identifying
Description: Sally’s Mother

Name: Dion

Age: Any
Gender: Male Identifying
Description: Salesperson