Bareboards 2021

For an outline of the plays & roles available, please read below.

Please click on the play name to download audition pieces.

Download audition form HERE.

LOOKING FOR ACTORS!!!

We will be holding auditions: 

- Saturday, 15th May at 11am-1pm

- Monday, 17th May at 7:30-9:30pm

Rehearsals to commence from June/July. Rehearsal dates will vary for each play depending on director/cast.

 

Performances will be held on September 8th, 10th & 11th from 8pm to 10pm.

 

Tech rehearsals will be held on September 6th & 7th from 7pm.

 

Any enquiries, please click HERE.

DOORMATS ANONYMOUS 
Written & directed by Jonathan Solomon

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Genre: Comedy 

Synopsis:
Gina Gretel conducts a self-awareness class for three attendees. There are a number of group exercises, yet they don't seem to go to Gina's plan.

 

Characters:
Brett - A man in his 30s who is unhappy with his boss at a stationery company.


Gina - Self-assertiveness Instructor. Very quirky, means well. 40s/50s.


Alexandra - A young woman recently married with a controlling husband.


Cassandra- A university student who is over living with her controlling mother.

GLORY DAYS 
Written by Graham Yates

Directed by Sue Turner

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Genre: Comedy 

Synopsis:
Three middle aged ladies are part of a netball team that habitually loses. The male coach wants them to taste some of the glory he was destined for until his career collapsed. Can he convince them that winning is worth more than it seems?

Characters:
Phil (over 40) - A bit grumpy and frustrated by his team not taking sport as seriously as he'd like.


Shirley (over 40) - Smart and a straight talker but inwardly caring. 


Clara (40 - 60) - A bit of a Barbie who cares more about her looks than the game.

Joyce (over 30) - Mild mannered and un-sporty but really tries hard.

IN BED
Written by Katrina Samaras

Directed by Kenney Ogilvie

 

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Genre: Drama

Synopsis:
Grieving at her dying mother's bedside, Kate experiences a series of dream-like encounters with famous figures who spent significant periods of their lives in bed.

Characters:

Kate - (protagonist / open age)

Male -  (Andy Warhol, Brian Wilson, & Henri Matisse / open age)

Female - (Nurse, Edith Wharton, Florence Nightingale, & Tracey Emin / open age)
 

IS THERE A WAY OUTA HERE?
Written & directed by Maz Goldrick 

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Genre: Drama/Comedy 

Synopsis:
Jeff and Hannah take a trip to the North Coast of NSW.  Jeff is a keen fisherman and plans to fish most of the days, while Hannah works on writing an article for her newspaper column. It rains heavily and they find themselves trapped, in more ways that one.

Characters:
Jeff - aged in his late 20s / early 30s. He is a tad dopey and would have been spoilt by his parents growing up. He’s not in the best mood when things go awry - a tad petulant.  


Nev - aged around late 30s / early 40s. He’s creepy, a tad slimy, ocker accent, loves his mum. He isn’t as well educated as Jeff and Hannah.


Hannah - aged around late 20s / early 30s. She is a dedicated worker (Journalist) and a no-nonsense, competent and to-the-point woman. She smokes.

WHAT'S FOR DINNER?
Written by Chris Naylor
Directed by Glen Pead

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Genre: Drama

Synopsis:
A woman is cooking her husband his favourite meal, a roast. He comes home drunk, they argue, they fight.  She accidentally kills him. The police arrive to investigate, but can't find anything. It's a puzzle.

Characters:
Inspector Britt - Detective, 40s, measured.


Detective Small - Detective, 30s, a bit eager & cocky.

Don - 30s, husband of Ruth, inconsiderate, brutish.


Ruth - late 20s, dutiful wife who is not treated properly.

WHEN WE WERE YOUNG
Written & directed by Melissa Myles

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Genre: Drama

Synopsis:
A woman looks back on her life & examines the idea of love punctuated by a passionate tango.

Characters:

Nolan - Late 20’s/30’s. Loves his wife but gets bored and then caught gambling and womanising.


Stephen - 30s. Sophie’s teacher and Evelyn’s revenge.


Evelyn - 60s. Married to Nolan for 60 years.


Evelyn - 30s. Late 20’s/30’s housewife. Loves her husband but is constantly disappointed by his double standards. (This role has been cast.)


Lilly-Anne - 30s. Nolan’s mistress (This role has been cast.)