Four Experienced Female Actors Required for a Comedy/Thriller Play
The Shutdown is a play that follows a newly appointment undercover police agent that attempts to infiltrate a grassroots rebel/ revolutionary group lead by a charismatic female leader (Tali). This group prepares for a social uprising in the form of a massive online banking shutdown, to wipe all public debt from citizens. Roger is handed over the investigation from the previous detective (Akida) whom was working undercover within the group, as the group presents national security concerns. Roger is coached by Akida in how to swoon the groups leader. As Roger and Akida are placed to work closely together a chemistry appears between them both. As time ticks away Erin, a member of the group becomes increasingly unsure if the plan has already been compromised as she finds bugs in her apartment, Tali must re-assure Erin, herself and the group as a whole that the plan will work. They just have to manage the increasing pressure/ fear and uncertainty until execution day.
The production explores the concept of freedom in a 21st Century Capitalist economy and why organisation at a grass roots level is the only effective way to bring real change to society. The play examines and unpacks the recent financial crisis, are we citizens or consumers in this society?, modern day Capitalisms inherent contradictions, social uprisings in history, sustainability, gender roles and of course adds in some good old fashion romance and comedy. Will feature a predominantly female cast with a few changes in scenes to represent the different settings ie: Inside a police office/ an apartment/ a bar and a park.
Audition / Rehearsal / Production datesMonday 22nd, Tuesday 23rd and Wednesday the 24 of April
This job is unpaid
Auditions will continue over the weekend of the 26/04 as we still need to fill pivotal roles.
Edited 25 April 2019
Tali (movements leader)
Tali is the leader of the group. A revolutionary, anti capitalist and progressive radical whom is also looking for love. Tali began this movement to free society and people from what she calls '21st century slavery, Debt'. Tali is unwavering in her views that society cannot improve from 'within the system, the system must be overthown for more prosperous/ equitable society to emerge'
Tali is considered and viewed as a very grounded, 'cool' and collected person. Tali handles stress and must
Females, aged 24 to 34 from Victoria, Australia
Detective Amsburry is an astute and reliable asset with historical knowledge of working undercover previously with the movement. She has built a good relationship with the movements leader Tali but had to be pulled from the case. Detective Amsburry now works closely with Roger to swoon and infiltrate Tali and the movement. She upholds a professional/ clean cut manner but has a sexy/ sassy side that she lets slips while developing a 'plutonic' rapport with Roger.
Females, aged 25 to 34 from Victoria, Australia
Sergent Hammersmith is very direct and assertive in her position in overseeing this investigation into the movement. As tension mounts pressure from atop threatens to see her department incompetent. Sergent Hammersmith must make any attempt into infiltrating the movement airtight.
Females, aged 25 to 40 from Victoria, Australia
- Located in Victoria, Australia
- Joined September, 2010