Auditions: The Hotel Hibiscus

Audition Information

The Hotel Hibiscus
By Robert Cockburn

Directed by Greg Friend

Season: October 19 – 27 at the Zenith Theatre, Chatswood

SYNOPSIS

A brutal new political thriller set not far from the Australian shoreline…and its politicians. Hibiscus Island, PNG, on the eve of a ceasefire in a bloody internal war. There is much work to be done and no more room in the morgue. Australian diplomat Baulkham must clean up the mess, cover his tracks and get off the island before the last plane leaves.

Inspired by his experience covering the war in Bougainville for The Times and BBC, Robert Cockburn’s play, first workshopped at NIDA, has been crafted into an extraordinary fictional tale…just a stone’s throw away from reality.

AUDITIONS: SATURDAY 4th of August

AUDITION TIME: 9AM – 5PM

CALL BACKS: WEDNESDAY 8th August

CALL BACK TIME: 6:30PM – 9:30PM

LOCATION: Croydon – More details provided to people auditioning

MORE INFO

To book an audition or make an enquiry please contact Greg Friend at auditions@epicentretheatre.org.au. (If possible, please include a headshot and CV).
You will be required to prepare a two minute monologue and cold read from the play. Monologue should be dramatic and contemporary
Rehearsals will commence on August 14th and be every Tuesday and Thursday night from 6:30pm – 9:30pm in Croydon. There will be some Sunday rehearsals if required.
All cast are required to assist with bump in / out and work front of house for the theatre company’s next production in March 2013

CHARACTERS

Samson (early 20’s / male) – a local bus driver for Baulkham

Dr Tome (30 – 60 / male) – a local doctor in the mortuary

Colonel Chris Baulkham (35 – 50 / male) – Australian Foreign Minister’s Aide brokering the ceasefire

Benedict (65+ / male) – a local who works at the Hotel Hibiscus

Patty (28 – 35 / female) – Australian National and owner of the Hotel Hibiscus

General Ramara (40 – 55 / male) Leader of the PNG army in Hibiscus

Liz (20’s / female) – Australian reporter

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