NEXT MTG Production (April-May) – Auditions Now Open
When: Tuesday, 15 January & Thursday, 17 January 2019
Time: 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm
Where: Birkdale School of Arts Hall, 101 Birkdale Road, Birkdale
To book an audition spot, please contact director Jan Nary on 0429 898 328 or email email@example.com
– Alf, the father (50s) is a fiercely patriotic, working-class battler. He is a returned soldier, frustrated in his job, who clings to the ANZAC tradition and its belief system as almost a sacred right.
– Mum (50s) is the classic, conservative stay-at-home wife and mother of the era, committed to its patterns and attitudes but shrewdly observant. She is no-one’s fool.
– Hughie (20s) is caught between affection, embarrassment and pride for his very working-class family and the challenges of progressive ideas that he has come up against at university, a conflict that is encapsulated by a relationship with fellow student Jan.
– Jan (20s) from a well-to-do family, she is intelligent, progressive, and inadvertently insensitive and patronising to Hughie and his family. She is a catalyst.
– Wacka (60s) is Alf’s ex-military friend of many years standing. Wacka says very little and rarely talks about either of the two World Wars he fought in and perhaps this is the key to his character.
Cast of The One Day of the Year will have the added advantage of working with highly-esteemed professional stage and screen actor Penny Everingham on character development. A rare opportunity to polish your thespian skills!
Performances of The One Day of the Year will run from late April to mid-May.
MTG – StageworX
MTG invites you to StageworX – Script Reading Group,
doors open 7pm for a 7.30pm start,
downstairs at the Birkdale School of Arts Hall
on the second and fourth Wednesday nights of each month.
Plays read are from all Genres, from the Classics of Shakespeare,
Ibsen and Hemingway,
Australian playwrights such as David Williamson and Thomas Keneally and
up and coming like Kellie Silver from the Gold Coast.
This is a free event and all are welcome. A light supper is provided.