Mar 122019
 

The Hartwell Players are super duper excited to launch our one act play season “After Life” showing July 4th-14th at Ashwood High School Performing Arts Centre.
This year we have selected 3 plays that deal with themes of reconnection, transformation, dreams and impending death.
These plays will also be taken on the road to OAP festivals around Victoria.

Tickets can be purchased at www.trybooking.com/ZCYN
Or take advantage of our 2019 Season Pass to see all of Hartwell’s shows this year for $50! Get your passes at www.trybooking.com/BBKQR

When:
Sunday 28th of April 2-6pm
Monday 29th of April 7-9.30pm

Where:
Ashwood High School Performing Arts Centre

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“The Frosted Glass Coffin” by Tennessee Williams
Directed by Paul Wanis

Early one morning, three old men sit outside the Hotel Ponce de Leon watching the line form at the cafeteria across the street. They talk about the price hike, they talk about a woman in the hotel who died suddenly the night before, they gossip. Underneath the chit-chat is an overwhelming awareness of death. They are all close to death. Not that they are sick … but when you’re in your 70s and 80s, you know that you’ve gotta be close.

Characters:
• ONE (60/70s) – Elderly resident of Ponce De Leon – former Mayor of a small town in the Carolinas.
• TWO (late 70s) – Elderly resident of Ponce De Leon
• THREE (80+) – Elderly resident of Ponce De Leon. Almost Deaf
• MR. KELSEY (60/70s) – Elderly resident of Ponce De Leon. Almost Deaf. Only has one line in the play
• MRS. ONE (BETSY) (60/70s) – Wife of ONE.

Please note American accents are required (Not region specific).

Enquiries:
Please email your CV and headshot to auditions@hartwellplayers.org.au by the 26th of April to secure your audition slot

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“Distance” by Daniel Nellor
Directed by Jennifer Bité with assistance of Michelle Swann

In this two-handed drama, estranged couple, Ellen and Andrew are unexpectedly brought together to deal with a violent incident involving their teenage son and another young man. The play follows their emotional journey over a brief period coming to terms with their son’s actions and examines themes around relationships and responsibilities.

Characters:
Ellen – female 35-55 years
Andrew – male 35-55 years

Enquiries:
Please contact Jennifer on 0410579246 or email your CV and headshot to auditions@hartwellplayers.org.au to secure your audition slot

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“After Kafka” by Angie Farrow
Directed by David Collins

PLEASE NOTE THESE AUDITIONS WILL START @ 3PM ON SUNDAY 28TH OF APRIL AND 8PM ON MONDAY THE 29TH OF APRIL

Drawing on text, physical score and audio-visual material, After Kafka weaves together the dreams and hopes of the writer Franz Kafka and his characters into choreographic theatre.

Characters:
Personality is dictated somewhat by the costume design, which has been included as part of the below character descriptions.

FRANZ – Male. 30s. Waistcoat over a white shirt, with black trousers.
CLARA – Female. 16 – 40. Tutu and gumboots.
LOLITA – Female. 16 – 40. Tights, a black bra, with a builders’ apron on top.
ANATASIA – Female. 16 – 40. Ballgown, and pink dishwashing gloves.
MIN – Female. 16 – 40.1950s fur coat, carrying plastic bags, with a gong strapped to her back.
JUNO – Male. 16 -40. Boiler suit, flippers.
NED – Male. 16 – 40. T-Shirt, shorts (like from a boy’s school uniform).

Enquiries:

Please contact the director, David Collins, at divcollins@gmail.com for audition info and to book an audition date and time
Kind regards,
Tam Dahmen

 
President
The Hartwell Players
PO Box 95 Camberwell 3124