This week there has been a flurry of email and text messages sent to me by artists keen to connect with and collaborate with other artists. I love connecting people up- I love seeing creative partnerships flourish- it’s an awesome feeling…

If you are keen to get your hands dirty, get back in the swing of things, strut your stuff or work on something new- here’s a few opportunities that might satisfy your creative urges/butter your muffin –


Bambina Borracha Productions presents Under Milk Wood by Dylan Thomas
Created by Vanessa Hughes and Zoe Norton Lodge @Side Track Theatre, 142 Addison Rd Marrickville

Rehearsal Dates: 28th – 30 June Season Dates: Tuesday – Sunday June 30 – July 18
Fee: Profit Share

More information about the show can be found at
Contact: Tim Spencer on 0431 916 225/
Brand Spanking New 2010

Returning for its third year Brand Spanking New is an initative of the New Theatre to showcase and develop new Australian writing in a fun and collegiate setting. With a team of dedicated, fun and talented directors, writer, actors and designers- BSN is the best experience you will have in a lighting box- guaranteed!

Dates are: October 24th- November 7th 2010
If you are keen, send Artistic Director Augusta Supple an email, saying so-



Ladders By The Sea by Kieran Carroll
Dates: September 11, 12, 15 & 18th
Venue: Petersham Town Hall, as a part of The Sydney Fringe Festival 2010
Fee: $400 up front plus co-op share
Synopsis: LADDERS BY THE SEA is a comedy about two men (Bert and Kev) in very early middle-age who are both retired in a quiet coastal suburb. They are pleasantly stuck in an Australia of the early 1950s. When a former American soap star turned trans-sexual real-estate agent, Barbara Malabar, begins hassling them for their homes, Bert and Kev have a few things planned to make things stay in the early ’50s and keep things traditional between a man and woman.

If you are interested in reading the script please contact writer Kieran Carroll
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 03 97731210

‘The Big One’ is a docu-drama-thriller that goes behind the scenes of the Exxon Valdez oil spill of 1989 – the worst in US history until BP in the Gulf – to expose a messy tale of corruption, dirty politics and spin, and the effect of the disaster on the community and the environment.

You need to be 35 – 50 and be able to do a good American accent. Rehearsals have commenced. The play is Week 3 of the season, 28 – 31 July, Wed – Sat @ 8om and Sat mat @ 4pm. At New Theatre, Sydney.

If you’re interested, or know someone who might be, please contact the director Rosane McNamara: 0431 550 407 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              0431 550 407      end_of_the_skype_highlighting

(Indie Horror/Thriller – The Tunnel) is putting out a casting call for three remaining male roles to be cast in the film. Please visit the website to learn more about the project.

Principal photography for these roles will occur on dates between 19th July and 17th August, dates will depend on the role. We are looking for:

Character: Professional Sound Recordist, Male, age late 30s to mid 40s
Character: Homeless Man, Male, age 30 to 50
Character: Security Guard, Male, age mid 20s late 30s

As you can see from the website, the film has a low budget. As with the approach to funding, we are taking an innovative approach to production to ensure that your work will be paid.

If you’re interested in being a part of this project which is finding a large audience and causing quite a stir online, please email us at with a headshot, CV and link to an online reel, indicating the role you wish to be considered for.

Upon review of your email, we will contact you by Wed 30th June for an audition on Friday 2nd July if we feel you are suitable for the role. Please do not apply if you cannot attend the audition on 2nd July.

Who and What?
Sexy Tales of Paleontology, written by Patrick Lenton & directed by Anne-Maree Magi, and Combat Fatigue, written by Alison Rooke & directed by Ian Zammit and 2042 Ways to Say I Love You written by Augusta Supple are three new Australian plays currently seeking casts for their premieres at The Boiler Room, The Factory Theatre, Marrackville, as part of The Sydney Fringe Festival 10 – 26 September 2010.
Sexy Tales of Paleontology has everything you could possibly want: science, evil corporations and a lumberjack! When a group of scientists are taken over by an un-self-consciously evil corporation, a clash of ethics and robots ensue. Expect hysterical geologists in pit fights with paleontologists, flamboyant glam-pop mercenaries breaking out in song and the world’s worst narrator. Cast includes male and female roles ranging from 18 – 40yrs.
Combat Fatigue is the story of a pair of gallery owners in Sydney’s inner west, childhood sweethearts whose love has gone wrong. During the lull of passion in Sam and Pippa’s relationship, Pippa accidentally gains hold of a letter from a man on death row. Something is stoked in her deep-seeded feelings, and she writes back to him, beginning a chain of letters with the eloquent & dangerous murderer. Sam’s suspicions about Pippa’s growing distance reveal the growing attachment with death row inmate, the latest test in their relationship. Cast includes female role early 30’s and male role 40’s-50’s; additional roles to be advised.
2042 Ways to Say I Love You A collection of vignettes and scenes about love, dating in Newtown written by Augusta Supple. Imagine Sex and the City, but all the characters are awkward, clumsy, without shoe fetishes, with normal poor paying jobs.

When and Where?
Date: Sunday 4th July, 2010
Time: 9am – 5pm
Location: Studio 14, Fraser Studios, 10-14 Kensington Street, Chippendale
Prepare a 1-2 minute audition piece then to book an audition time please email Auditions Co-ordinator Tanya Veselcic And please attach your CV and Headshot.


Male and female actors, young and old, are required for various roles in a series of six short radio plays. Actors with physical disabilities are also encouraged to apply.

Funded by the Australia Council for the Arts and Hurstville City Council, “DiscoverAbility” scriptwriting workshops were facilitated by award-winning writer, editor and playwright, PP Cranney. Writers included members of the Hurstville Discovery Writers Group with new members who also experience a diversity of physical disabilities.

Selected scripts are being developed by award-winning director, James Winter, together with professional actors, for recording and broadcast by community radio station 90.1 2NBC fm and performance of one live radio play with audience for the Hurstville City Council’s 2010 Discovery Festival of Community Arts on October 6, 2010, to coincide with the premier broadcast.

Male and Female Actors, young and old, are required for various roles. Actors with physical disabilities are also encouraged to apply.

Actors must be available for auditions to be held on Monday 5th July in Hurstville, Sydney.
Rehearsals will be scheduled throughout July.
Recording will be scheduled in the first two weeks of August

Please send your resume via email by 27 June to

Enquiries: 9330 6097 Anne-Marie Wiles
Cultural Development Officer
Hurstville City Council


Queen Street Studio is excited to present a new residency program for emerging artists. Blueprint is an opportunity for performance-makers to create a devised site-specific work at FraserStudios in August 2010.
Open to performers from all backgrounds and disciplines, Blueprint aims to provide emerging artists with time and space to develop their practise and artistic enquiry.
This curated program is open to groups and individual artists.

We are looking for:
* Sydney-based groups and/or individual artists
* Artists or groups who would like the opportunity to develop their performance-making practise
* Artists or groups who are keen to develop a 7-10 minute performance work
* Artists or groups who are available to commit time from the 25 July – 29 August 2010
* Artists or groups who can work within the practical parameters of the studio spaces

We will provide artists with:
* 20 hours of rehearsal space (starting 25 July – 29 August 2010)
* The opportunity to show work on the weekend of the 28 – 29 Aug
* Basic sound and lighting support
* Mentoring support

If you would like information about this project, please check out:
and/or contact Project Coordinator Augusta Supple .

Please apply to by no later than 30th June 2010.



Brand Spanking New is an initiative of New Theatre to foster new Australian writing through the creation of a showcase for emerging and established writers and directors.

Brand Spanking New is an opportunity for theatre practitioners to collaborate in a non-competitive, well-resourced, nurturing environment. The project seeks to strengthen relationships between emerging and established practitioners, promote new Australian writing to Sydney audiences and celebrate the unique, bold and diverse landscape of Australian theatre.

If you would like to apply to be apart of this season as a writer or director please contact for the guidelines and application form and submit before the 20th July 2010.

NB Auditions will be held at the end of August 2010. Please check the New Theatre website for more details: