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Details for 2017 Season

Overview 

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)
2. Address
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.

ROLES FOR 2017 SEASON

All roles require actors with a playing range of 16 - 25 years (however you need to be at least 19 years old so that you have at least one year driving experience, can show a good driving record, and have the maturity to cope with touring).

All our shows are 2 hander's except 'Cheap Thrills' which is a one-man show. The tour details listed beside each role are estimated only, actual weeks will depend on bookings received but should be reasonably accurate.

We will cast 15 actors for the 2017 season:

9 Males (1 Melbourne, 1-2 Brisbane and 6-7 Sydney based) 

6 Females (1 Melbourne, 1-2 Brisbane and 3-4 Sydney based) 

Contact Details

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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.

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Meet the Actors

Meet our current team of actors, who bring the magic of our shows to life!

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Male Roles

BRISBANE BASED ACTOR

Rocky/Fly (Perfoming in Verbal Combat & Being Brave) – Must be able to sing and have some experience in Physical Theatre/movement.

Contract 3 Jan 2017 to 25 Aug 2017 (possible extension to 1 Sep 2017).

•    3 weeks rehearsal near Byron Bay (Far North Coast NSW)

•    12 weeks in Adelaide

•    3-4 weeks North Coast NSW / Pacific Highway

•    12 weeks in Brisbane

•    3 weeks holiday in actors' base city

 

BRISBANE or SYDNEY BASED ACTOR

Rocky (Perfoming in Verbal Combat) - (Will most likely be offered to someone who has performed this show before or worked for Brainstorm previously).

Must be able to sing and have some experience in Physical Theatre/movement.

Contract 20 Feb 2017 to 17 March 2017 (possible extension 1 week earlier and I week later + 1-2 weeks rehearsal.

•    2 weeks Sydney

•    2 weeks Brisbane

 

SYDNEY BASED ACTORS

Tim/Cal (Performing in Cyberia & The H Team) - Must be able to sing and have some experience in Physical Theatre/movement.

Contract 3 Apr to 24 Nov 2017 (possible extension to 1 Dec 2017).

•    3 weeks rehearsal near Byron Bay (Far North Coast of NSW)

•    2 weeks North Coast / Pacific Highway 

•    1 week New England Highway

•    14-15 weeks in Sydney

•    4 weeks in Regional NSW

•     3 weeks in Brisbane

•    3-4 weeks in Melbourne

•    4 weeks holiday in actors' base city.

 

Andy (Performing in Cheap Thrills) - One-man show so must be mature and independent. Able to play an adolescent male and parody a variety of female roles. No singing or dancing required. 

Contract 8 May to 20 Oct 2017.

•    2 weeks rehearsal near Byron Bay (Far North Coast of NSW),

•    1 week on North Coast NSW / Pacific Highway

•    8-9 weeks in Sydney

•    1 week in ACT

•    5 weeks in Melbourne

•    1 week in Regional NSW 

•    3 weeks in Brisbane

•    3 weeks holiday in actors' base city.

 

2 x Toby/Joe (Performing in Sticks and Stones Junior and Senior) - Must be able to sing and have some experience in Physical Theatre/movement.

Contract 9 Jan to 25 Aug 2017 (possible extension to 8 Sep 2017).

•    3 weeks rehearsal near Byron Bay (Far North Coast of NSW)

•    10 weeks in Brisbane

•    2 weeks on North Coast/ Pacific Highway NSW

•    15 weeks in Sydney

•    3 weeks holiday in actors' base city.

 

Rocky/Dunc (Performing in Verbal Combat & The Human Race) - Must be able to sing and have some experience in Physical Theatre/movement.

Contract 9 Jan to 25 Aug 2017.

•    3 weeks rehearsal near Byron Bay (Far North Coast NSW)

•    13 weeks in Sydney

•    13 weeks in Melbourne

•    4 weeks holiday in actors' base city.

 

Joel / Rocky (Performing in Wired & Verbal Combat) - Must be able to sing and have some experience in Physical Theatre/movement.

Contract 23 Jan to 22 Sep 2017 

•    3 weeks rehearsal near Byron Bay (Far North Coast of NSW),

•    6 weeks in Brisbane

•    13 weeks in Sydney

•    7 weeks in Melbourne

•    2 weeks on North Coast/ Pacific Highway NSW

•    1 week in ACT

•    3 weeks holiday in actors' base city

 

MELBOURNE BASED ACTOR

Jimmy/Rolf (Performing in The Hurting Game and The Magic Words) - Must be able to sing and have some experience in Physical Theatre/movement.

Contract 30 Jan to 25 Aug 2017 (possible extension to 15 Sep 2017).

•    3 weeks rehearsal near Byron Bay (Far North Coast NSW)

•    1-2 weeks in ACT

•    14-15 weeks in Melbourne

•    5 weeks in Regional VIC

•    4 weeks in Tasmania

•    2 weeks in Sale

•    3 weeks holiday in actors' base city

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Female Roles

BRISBANE BASED ACTOR

Emily/Celia (Perfoming in Verbal Combat & Being Brave) – Must be able to sing and have some experience in Physical Theatre/movement.

Contract 3 Jan 2017 to 25 Aug 2017 (possible extension to 1 Sep 2017).

•    3 weeks rehearsal near Byron Bay (Far North Coast NSW)

•    12 weeks in Adelaide

•    3-4 weeks North Coast NSW / Pacific Highway

•    12 weeks in Brisbane

•    3 weeks holiday in actors' base city

 

BRISBANE or SYDNEY BASED ACTOR

Gabrielle (Perfoming in Verbal Combat) - Must be able to sing and have some experience in Physical Theatre/movement.

Contract 20 Feb 2017 to 17 March 2017 (possible extension 1 week earlier and I week later + 1-2 weeks rehearsal.

•    2 weeks Sydney

•    2 weeks Brisbane

 

SYDNEY BASED ACTORS

Ruby/Mindi (Performing in Cyberia & The H Team) - Must be able to sing and have some experience in Physical Theatre/movement.

Contract 3 Apr to 24 Nov 2017 (possible extension to 1 Dec 2017).

•    3 weeks rehearsal near Byron Bay (Far North Coast of NSW)

•    2 weeks North Coast / Pacific Highway 

•    1 week New England Highway

•    14-15 weeks in Sydney

•    4 weeks in Regional NSW

•     3 weeks in Brisbane

•    3-4 weeks in Melbourne

•    4 weeks holiday in actors' base city.

 

Emily/Deedee (Performing in Verbal Combat & The Human Race) - Must be able to sing and have some experience in Physical Theatre/movement.

Contract 9 Jan to 25 Aug 2017.

•    3 weeks rehearsal near Byron Bay (Far North Coast NSW)

•    13 weeks in Sydney

•    13 weeks in Melbourne

•    4 weeks holiday in actors' base city.

 

Lexi / Emily (Performing in Wired & Verbal Combat) - Must be able to sing and have some experience in Physical Theatre/movement.

Contract 23 Jan to 22 Sep 2017 

•    3 weeks rehearsal near Byron Bay (Far North Coast of NSW),

•    6 weeks in Brisbane

•    13 weeks in Sydney

•    7 weeks in Melbourne

•    2 weeks on North Coast/ Pacific Highway NSW

•    1 week in ACT

•    3 weeks holiday in actors' base city

 

MELBOURNE BASED ACTOR

Samantha/Zanna (Performing in The Hurting Game and The Magic Words) - Must be able to sing and have some experience in Physical Theatre/movement.

Contract 30 Jan to 25 Aug 2017 (possible extension to 15 Sep 2017).

•    3 weeks rehearsal near Byron Bay (Far North Coast NSW)

•    1-2 weeks in ACT

•    14-15 weeks in Melbourne

•    5 weeks in Regional VIC

•    4 weeks in Tasmania

•    2 weeks in Sale

•    3 weeks holiday in actors' base city

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Frequently Asked Questions

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).



Most contracts start at the beginning or middle of January but some do start later in the year (see list of roles for more specific dates)

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.

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