Details for 2017 Season
Brainstorm Productions is one of Australia’s largest and most respected educational theatre companies, performing to over 350,000 primary and high school students each year. Our award-winning productions help schools by providing programs to help reduce bullying in school, cyber bullying and anti-social behaviours including violence, prejudice, binge drinking, teenage drug abuse, youth depression, eating disorders and discrimination.
Auditions for the 2017 season
Applications open 1st October 2016 (early applications won't be accepted)
Send short cover note including:
1. CV (resume)
3. Date of birth
4. Email address
5. Current headshot
6. Agents name and email address (if applicable)
If you are currently represented by an Agent you must go through their Agency or at least let them know you are sending an application directly to us.
Fax: (02) 6628 5009
Post: PO Box 804 Alstonville NSW 2477
If you are cast: Before an offer of employment is made you will be asked to provide an RTA, QLD roads or VIC roads print out of your driving record. The Education Department will also need your permission to conduct a mandatory criminal record check for any history of violence or sexual based offences.
Please note: It is an offence under the Child Protection (Prohibited Employment) Act 2005 for a person convicted of a serious sex offence to apply for these positions.
Go to our Facebook page to view photos of actors on tour. We look forward to meeting you at Auditions.
Meet the Actors
Meet our current team of actors, who bring the magic of our shows to life!
Yes, it is a full time job, Monday to Friday, for the length of your contract.
Contracts vary from 1, 2 or 3 school terms i.e. 10, 20 or 30 weeks (approx).
Rehearsals are 3 weeks, Mon – Fri 8.30am – 4.30pm on the Far North Coast of NSW (Near Byron Bay) – yes, they are paid at Equity rates, meal allowance and accommodation is provided.
All shows are 2 handers except for Cheap Thrills, which is a one-man show.
The sets are very minimal and fit in the back of a station wagon or Toyota Rav 4. There are no "tour managers", actors are required to set up themselves at each school.
You do 1, 2 or 3 shows per day Monday to Friday in schools (maximum 15 shows per week but average about 12).
Current Grade 1 MEAA rate for 2016 plus tax free Living away from home allowance (LAHA) when away from home. If accommodation is provided by Brainstorm Productions (e.g. rehearsals or Adelaide Tours) a tax free meals and incidentals allowance is paid instead of the travel allowance. The standard MEAA rate of holiday pay including leave loading and 10% employer superannuation contributions are also paid.
We will consider you for all roles (unless you specifically ask us not to) based in the City you reside in. i.e. All male roles based in Sydney for Sydney based actors.
No, a modern, air-conditioned company vehicle (automatic) is provided for each team including fuel and running costs.
You MUST have a current drivers licence and a GOOD driving record (L-Plates are not acceptable). You will be asked to provide an RTA, VIC Roads or QLD Roads print-out of your driving record if you gain employment.
You must be physically fit and prepared to be away from home for at least part of the tour (eg 4-6 weeks at a time - sometimes longer depending on the tour).
Brainstorm Productions tours across most states in Australia. However, the coverage is divided up so 1 team is not expected to cover all states - usually 2-3 states per team.
You will be notified by phone or email by the 18th December if you have been cast and by email before Christmas if you are unsuccessful. If you are represented by an agent, we will notify you through them.