The Audition is a multi-authored work that interrogates the protocols and power relationships of the audition process to uncover what it means to seek asylum. The asylum seeker shares something in common with the actor in Australia. They are both outsiders of uncertain status. The asylum seeker just like the actor can become expert at being patient with a force that keeps them waiting without having their hopes dashed. This is the liminal space that we will explore in The Audition. The stage is a country in itself. With its own rules and regulations. Or lack of them.
Director, Concept & Dramaturg Irine Vela
Writers Christos Tsiolkas, Melissa Reeves, Milad Norouzi, Patricia Cornelius, Sahra Davoudi, Tes Lyssiotis & Wahibe Moussa.
Cast Mary Sitarenos, Milad Norouzi, Sahra Davoudi & Tariro Movondo
Dramaturg Maryanne Lynch
Lighting Designer Gina Gascoigne
Developed with support from Australia Council for the Arts, Creative Victoria, City of Melbourne, Lord Mayor Charitable Foundation, Inner North Community Foundation and Outer Urban Projects school and community partners.
Date & Time:
November 13 – 24th 2019
La Mama Theatre - Court House
$20 - $30