Auditions 3/4th August upstairs Theatre Royal Nelson.
Nelson Repertory’s One Act Play Festival will be a combination of one act plays performed by several Theatre Groups within Nelson.There will be 8 plays, 2 per evening, and a Saturday matinee of 1 children’s plays.Performance dates Wednesday 27th – Saturday 30th November.
Nelson Rep will be performing a number of plays.Details will be updated once confirmed.
Two of the plays which have been confirmed are My Father My Son to be directed by Hugh Neill.
Character List :
MY FATHER MY SON ( Drama)
Audition Sat 3rd August 2-4 pm Theatre Royal Rehearsal Room
“My Father My Son” is an autobiographical play about a young man growing up in Wellington in a strong traditional Greek community in the 1970s. It is about his struggle to break away from the tight limits and expectations that are placed on him to confirm to his Greek culture, that is to marry a young Greek girl, be the first person in his family to go to university and eventually to financially support the family and ensure that the culture survives for the next generation.
Inevitably, the young man Kiriakos fights against his strong willed father Andreas and mother Andigoni. He feels a much greater affinity with his Kiwi friends, especially the young girl he meets and falls in love with at Victoria University.
As the play progresses, so does the tension, with disastrous consequences.
Kiriakos Male, stage age 18 – 25.Lacking self confidence, gets easily frustrated, has a chip on his shoulder
.Andreas Male, stage age 45-55.Confident,loud,assertive,emotional
Andigoni Female stage age 45-55.Kiriakos’ mother. Very Greek, confident, assertive, loud
Stella Female Stage age 25-40,Kiriakos’ sister.Very loud, almost over the top
Jenny Female stage age 18 – 25.Kiriakos’ girlfriend. Fragile, gentle, vulnerable
Yiannis Male stage age 18 -25.Friend of Kiriakos. Passive personality, always immaculately dressed
Stavros Male stage age 45 – 55.Friend of Andreas, restaurateur.Loud, confident, larger than life
Vassilis Male stage age 45 – 55.Friend of Andreas, fishing companion.Loud, can be a bit of a bully
For more details contact the Director Hugh Neil :email@example.com
My second play directed by Frog Twissell.
The Real Inspector Hound-(Comedy)
Audition Saturday 3 rd August 11-2 pm Theatre Royal Upstairs Rehearsal Room
For more details contact the Director Frog : firstname.lastname@example.org
RSVP a play written and directed by Beccy Myers- individual artist.
Audition Saturday 3 rd August 9.30-11 am Theatre Royal Upstairs Rehearsal Room
With her sister Jane’s wedding day looming, Charlotte must decide whether she is ready to come clean to her parents about a relationship they may not approve of and invite girlfriend Sam along to the big day.
Female. 25 – 30. Bisexual and polyamorous, though only with one foot out of the closet. She is married to Dan and currently dating Sam. Anxious about the prospect of coming clean to her parents about being part of a triad, she must decide what to do before her sister’s upcoming wedding, as Jane has invited all three to attend as an item.
Male. 25 – 30. Straight and polyamorous. He is married to Charlotte and dating Sam, with no other family to speak of. Known to try and keep the peace whenever possible, he is extremely laidback, almost to a fault. Loves chips.
Female. 30 – 35. Charlotte’s older sister. She is straight, monogamous and about to be married. She is somewhat self-centred and as the wedding draws nearer her bridezilla tendencies are revealed, though deep down her intentions are usually good. Straight-talking and to the point, she does her best to accept her sister’s new relationship, though she may not be entirely convinced that it’s all going to work out for them.
Female. 25 – 30. Bisexual and polyamorous, she has been out of the closet for so long she doesn’t even remember what outfits were hanging inside of it. Very confident in her own skin, she has high expectations of her partners to feel the same level of self-assurance. Her lack of empathy can sometimes be her downfall and she would do well to remember to think before she speaks.
To be confirmed Children’s matinee performance- director Joanne Kilsby.
Audition Sunday 4th August 2 – 4pm Theatre Royal Upstairs Rehearsal Room
Details to follow shortly.