Brainstorm Productions auditions for the 2020 Season

Brainstorm Productions is one of Australia’s largest and most respected in-school theatre companies, performing live theatre to over 360,000 primary and high school students each year.
Our award-winning productions help schools create safer and more positive environments for their students, by addressing issues such as bullying, grief and loss, anxiety, depression, academic stress, eating disorders, family relationships, violence, harassment, resilience, decision-making, risk-taking, cyber safety and online ethics.
Each show is developed by our passionate team of creatives, teachers and psychologists, and are based on current knowledge in the fields of education, cyber safety and mental health. Scripts are constantly updated to ensure content is relevant and challenging for our audiences.
Full-time employment for the duration of the contract (7-9 months), plus holiday pay, leave loading, superannuation contributions, and tax free living away from home allowance when away from your base city.
We are dedicated to nurturing a positive environment where actors feel valued and supported in every aspect of their work.
We provide our actors with extensive industry-based training, including WH&S, mental health and wellbeing, social media, professional conduct and managing student disclosures.
Our actors have the opportunity to contribute to the lives of children and young people in a meaningful way, while developing their technical, creative and professional skills.

Applications to audition for our 2020 season are now open!

Essential criteria
• Must be at least 19 years old
• Playing range of 16-24
• Current drivers licence and good driving record (Learners licence not sufficient)
• Fit, healthy and able to travel away from home
• Energetic and responsible
Some singing, physical theatre and dance experience an advantage.

Audition Dates for our 2020 Season
Brisbane: Mon 11th November, 2019 with callbacks on Tues 12th November 2019.
Melbourne: Fri 15th & Sat 16th November 2019, with callbacks on Mon 18th November 2019.
Sydney: Tues 19th & Wed 20th November 2019, with callbacks on Thurs 21st November 2019.
Please note: If you are a student graduating from an acting or musical theatre degree and the auditions coincide with your showcase dates, you are welcome to contact us to discuss your specific situation.

About the Auditions
Initial auditions will be held one at a time – you will need to perform a short monologue provided in advance by Brainstorm and sing ‘Happy Birthday’ unaccompanied. These auditions will be filmed for later reference.
Please arrive a few minutes early to complete application forms prior to your audition. You will be asked for information about your driving record, your availability for the coming season, some medical history and your employment history, experience and training.
You or your agent will be advised that day if you are required for callback and to make a time.
Callbacks are in groups of 4-5. You will be asked to demonstrate ability to move/dance etc depending on the role(s) we are considering you for. You will also be asked to improvise a variety of scenarios including some school-based situations. No accompaniment for singing and dancing please.

Closing Dates for Applications
Brisbane applicants: Applications close Mon 4th November 2019
Melbourne & Sydney applicants: Applications close Thurs 7th November 2019
Please note late applications cannot be accepted.

PLEASE NOTE: It is an offence under the Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012 for a person convicted of a serious sex offence or child related personal violence to apply for these positions.

Roles for 2020 Season
All roles require actors with a playing range of 16 – 24 years. However, you need to be at least 19 years old so that you have at least one year driving experience, can show a good driving record and have the maturity to cope with touring.
All our shows are two-handers except ‘Cheap Thrills’ which is a one-man show.
Please click on the tabs above for details of all ‘Male Roles’ and ‘Female Roles’ in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney. The contract overview for each role is an estimate only, but should be reasonably accurate – actual weeks will depend on bookings received.

We will cast 13 actors for the 2020 season:
7 male actors (1 Brisbane, 2 Melbourne, and 4 Sydney based)
6 female actors (1 Brisbane, 2 Melbourne, and 3 Sydney based)

Please let us know if you wish to be considered for roles in other cities, if it eventuates that we are unable to offer you a role in the city you currently reside in. For example, if you currently live in Brisbane, please let us know if you also wish to be considered for Sydney- and/or Melbourne-based roles if we are unable to offer you a Brisbane-based role. If you do wish to be considered for roles based in another city, please also familiarise yourself with the contracts and roles being offered in that city before you attend the audition, as well as the roles being offered in your current city.

How to Apply
Please send your CV and a recent headshot to [email protected], or post to PO Box 804 Alstonville NSW 2477. Please note the closing dates listed above.
Please make sure your application lists your full name, Date of Birth and the city you are auditioning in. Freelance actors please also supply your mobile phone number and email address.
If you are represented by an agent you MUST make your submission through them, or at least let them know that you are sending an application directly to us and list them on your application.

For a list of male/female roles and FAQ’s visit https://brainstormproductions.edu.au/employment

Job Details:

Company: Brainstorm Productions
Job Type: Professional Audition
Date Posted:
Location: National

Send your application to: [email protected]