We are accepting submissions from trans and non-binary performers with a playing age of 25-40 years for this role, of any ethnicity.
Performer must be comfortable performing as both masculine and feminine on stage. For 95% of the play, the role is performed as masculine.
This is a full-time, professional, paid opportunity in a text-based play rehearsing in Christchurch followed by a season in Wellington.
Auditions will be held between 3-6 April in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.
The chosen performer will be integrated into an existing production with the full commitment, engagement and aroha of the existing cast and outgoing performer.
Please detail any performing experience by Wednesday 31 March.
The play features a coming out scene with dialogue which may be triggering for some people. The Court Theatre and Circa Theatre will put in place safety mechanisms for the chosen performer, including access to a confidential counselling service. Additional support will be available in the rehearsal room for the performer.
Audition / Rehearsal / Production datesCirca Theatre Season, Wellington
Production week: from Monday 26 April
Opens: Friday 30 April
Closes: Saturday 29 May
Performances: Tuesday to Sunday
Payment TBC - Weekly wage to be negotiated
Transfeminine, aged 32. Mia is introduced and seen for the majority of the play as Mark and begins the process of transitioning to female toward the end of the play. They are the second child born and an I.T. Specialist. In most people’s eyes, Mia is the no-drama child, leading a stable, relatively uncomplicated life. But when they share their true identity with their family, the family’s support and understanding are put to the test.
Anyone, aged 25 to 40
Applications closed 1 April 2021.