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A Series Of Public Apologies - Audition 2020

Open Audition Notice

Sunday 10th January 2021 – St Edwards School, Tilehurst Road.
12.45pm – 4.30pm age 13+

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

A series of public apologies (in response to an unfortunate incident in the school lavatories)

By John Donnelly

Cast size: 8 - 100, any gender.
Recommended for ages 13+.

This satirical play is heightened in its naturalism, in its seriousness, in its parody and piercing in its interrogation of how our attempts to define ourselves in public are shaped by the fear of saying the wrong thing. Presented quite literally as a series of public apologies this play is spacious, flexible and welcoming of inventive and imaginative interpretation as each iteration spirals inevitably to its absurdist core. This is a play on words, on convention, on manners, on institutions, on order, online and on point.

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.
— Guardian

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

Please complete the form before 20thDecember 2020 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 £250.00 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 Production week dates are booked for Monday 22nd February to Friday 26th (Monday to Friday) at The Oakwood Centre Woodley. (May be filmed if we are still under restrictions). The intensive rehearsals will be Sundays (January and February) 1pm – 4:30pm at St Edwards School and Half term week at St. Joseph's Hall, Tilehurst 15th – 19th 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 North Wall, Oxford 7th - 9th May (bank holiday) and the National Theatre in June 2021.

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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