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.  They are experts at being patient with a force that keeps them endlessly waiting without having their hopes dashed. The stage is a country in itself. With its own rules and regulations. Or lack of them.

Director & Concept Irine Vela

Writers Christos Tsiolkas, Melissa Reeves, Milad Norouzi, Patricia Cornelius, Sahra Davoudi, Tes Lyssiotis Wahibe Moussa

Cast Mary Sitarenos, Milad Norouzi, Peter Paltos & Sahra Davoudi

Musician Vahideh Eisaei

Dramaturgs Irine Vela Maryanne Lynch

Lighting Designer Gina Gascoigne

Design Adrienne Chisholm

Developed with support from Australia Council for the Arts, Creative Victoria, City of Melbourne, Besen Family Foundation, Lord Mayor Charitable Foundation, Inner North Community Foundation.



Date & Time:

Season 13 – 24 November

Wednesday 13th 1pm (preview)
Thursday 14th 7:30 pm (opening)
Thursday, Friday & Saturdays 7:30pm
Sundays 4pm
Wednesday 20th 11am & 6:30pm


80 minutes


La Mama Theatre - Court House


$20 - $30


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