AUDITIONS

Stepping Out
Written by Richard Harris
Directed by Jessica Hanlon
Assisted by Anthony Brown
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Synopsis:
This comedy play concerns eight individuals from disparate backgrounds and with differing motivations who attend the same weekly tap dancing class in a dingy church hall. Despite the students at first treating the classes as social occasions, and showing little co-ordination, they later develop a level of skill and cohesiveness. The dance routines are the background for the focus of the play, the relationship and interaction of different people.
Character list:
Mavis – 25-40
Teacher, ex-pro dancer, attractive, considerate, organised and always in charge of the group. Required: proficient tap-dancer.

Lynne -18-27
Eager to please, understatedly pretty, never wears make-up, about 20 - 25, a student nurse.

Dorothy – 20-40
Small, anxious, birdlike, between 25 - 45, habit of repeating other people’s last words.… people’s last words.

Maxine – 27-40
Confident, attractive, Jewish business woman, big diamond rings, 30 - 40.

Andy – 20-40
(Woman), thin, 25 - 40, timid, bullied by her husband.

Geoffrey – 25-40
Shy, quiet, honest, a bit bumbling, widower, has a crush on Andy, 30 - 50.
Desirable: able to play the piano

Sylvia – 20-40
Short, bubbly, flirty, over-ample curves! Chews gum all the time, 25 - 40.

Rose – 25-40
Black, larger than life, Trinidadian/Asian, wearing obvious wig,
crucifix around her neck and lots of finger rings, 30 - 50.

Vera – 30-45
Neat, proper, snob, well-meaning, expensive tastes in clothes (but doesn’t quite get it right),
immaculate hair & make-up, aspiring middle-class, 35 - 50.

Mrs. Fraser – 45+
Pianist, 50+, coat & hat, reads magazines, intolerant, sarcastic, grumpy,
believes she is doing everyone a favour just by being there.
Desirable: able to play the piano.

Audition details:
This play is very story and character-driven,
therefore we are looking for those who can embody the character of a role, define their own interpretation and
bring such a character to life.
We ask that preparation involves making some decisions about the character and how it could be performed, but also being open to change / direction.

For anyone with little or no tap/movement experience,
we are simply looking for a willingness to learn.
The audition will involve a movement audition;
this will be to gauge how tap/dancing is approached/enjoyed
rather than how well it is performed.

*Ages are ‘playing ages’.
Audition date/venue:
March 15th & 16th from 6pm
Emu Sports Club
1 Leonay Parade, Leonay
(by appointment only)

 
Performance dates:
July 1st, 8th & 15th
Staged at John Lees Centre,15 Evan Street, Penrith.
For more information or to book an audition time, please email
Jessica Hanlon at: jessie.hanlon@hotmail.com.au.

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