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Chaos Audition 2019

“Chaos” by Laura Lomas

Sunday 6th January 2019 – St Edwards School, Tilehurst Road. 1pm – 4pm

If you have a passion for acting and are aged 13+ this is the opportunity just for you! Get involved.

by Laura Lomas
A girl is locked in a room. A boy brings another boy flowers. A girl has tied herself to a railing. A boy doesn’t know who he is. A girl worries about impending catastrophe. A woman jumps in front of a train. A boy’s heart falls out his chest. A butterfly has a broken wing.
Chaos is a symphony of dislocated and interconnected scenes. A series of characters search for meaning in a complicated and unstable world. Bouncing through physics, the cosmos, love and violence, they find order in the disorder of each other.

Cast size: 8-30

Why I Wrote this Play
‘I’m interested in chaos. I think most of the time we try to impose order on our lives – we’re scared of the mess of being alive; we want to contain it, to put our hands around it. I wanted to write something that embraced chaos, that celebrated it, in all its strange unpredictable energy, in all its trouble, and its beauty. I didn’t want it to always make sense, but I did want it to feel very alive – all the ways I remember feeling as a teenager.’

The National Theatre commissions established playwrights to write their next new play; the only proviso is that teenagers will be performing them. Whether through comedy, tragedy or thriller, physical theatre, verbatim or musical, these plays inspire debate and stimulate teenage minds.

It's no surprise the first division playwrights queue up to write for New Connections... It's the best possible advertisement for theatre, young people, and their teachers.

Child Details
Parent/Guardian Contact Details

Contact Matt Whitelock for more details and to preview the script by emailing: matt@berzerkproductions.com

Please complete the form before 20th December 2018 to book an audition space!

All those auditioning will need to learn a part of the script for a Character of their choice.

PLEASE NOTE the below before auditioning! Parents must be shown this commitment part please.

There is a £4.00 audition fee to be bought on the day.

Berzerk Productions is a training programme and a non returnable show fee of £175.00 will be payable for this project. This covers all production costs for those involved and taking the show on tour to London and beyond. Scholarships and bursaries available. Please email to request details.

The show dates are booked for week commencing February 25th – 1st March (Monday to Friday) at The Oakwood Centre Woodley. The intensive rehearsals will be Sundays (January and February) 1pm – 4pm at St Edwards School and Half term week at St. Joseph's Hall, Tilehurst 18th – 22nd February. 10am - 3pm (Some schools will have different half term dates and you may not be able to audition). All these dates must be attended.

The cast will be required, if successful, to perform at The Albany, London on the 11th May 2019 and the National Theatre in July 2019.

Parents need to be aware that children will need to be taken and returned from Oxford and London should we successfully reach the later stages of the programme. I will make email lists available to lift share etc.

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