Here’s a quick rundown of what actors can expect the CASTING PROCESS to be like at CTDM on Sunday 26th Feb.
3.30pm - We have some special CTDM meal specials being put on at Dog’s Bar so if you want to have a delicious meal to power you through your day we highly recommend coming along…so, you show up, you eat, you chat to your fellow actors/writers/directors and friends and we all have a drink in the ‘gorgeous sunshine’ together…then
4.30pm - We make our way into the dining room at Dog’s Bar. (54 Acland St)
You will pay your $10 here and receive a raffle ticket. You’ll want to HOLD ON TO THIS, for our door prizes later.
When inside you’ll pick a line from a hat.
You have a few minutes to think about how you want to present your line while everyone is entering and finding seats etc.
We will then get you up front on a little stage in groups of 4 or 5 and you introduce yourself and say your line…quick and painless, promise ;)
That groups then sits back down, next group up and so on.
We hope this doesn’t take much more than 30mins.
The writers and directors will be at the back of the room, remember they have in mind how they see their characters and it’s a general casting, you’ll most often be picked by your type and personality.
The writers will one by one begin calling the names of the actors they would like for their plays while we are all still together in the room. The selected writers exit and wait for their writer to join them.
It’s even across the board, no matter how much or how little work you have done.
This is an opportunity for everyone who wants to perform.
Obviously the more often you come to CTDM events, the more likely the writers are to get to you know you, so it’s worth being a regular and getting involved in our community.
Remember if you are not cast, there is always next month and you can still have the opportunity to workshop with some of our other amazing writers and you will still be in the running for great industry prizes and special offers.
After this we all go out to enjoy a bit more of a sunny Sunday afternoon.
6.00pm we will all head into MeMo hall (88 Acland St) to see what our friends and peers have managed to create for us!
We hope this has made things a little clearer for you.
We do everything we can to make the day as fun and enjoyable as possible but if you do have any feedback please feel free to approach any of us at the end of the event.
We all look forward to seeing you then!
Emma Walmsley, Pennie Brown, Rain Fuller and Wallis Murphy-Munn