AUDITIONS

FUCKING MEN

BY JOE DIPIETRO

 

A Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival Premier Event

 

“Why does any guy have sex with strangers? Cause it feels fan-fuckin’-tastic. That’s it. End of story.”

The Australian premiere of a sharp, provocative and very funny play dealing with a chain of hook-ups amongst a group of gay men.

American writer Joe DiPietro has loosely adapted La Ronde, Arthur Schnitzler’s notorious 19th century satire about sexual adventuring, and turned it into a revealing panorama of contemporary gay life.

Take ten guys: The Escort, The Soldier, The Tutor, The Uni Student, The Married Guy (and his partner), The Porn Star, The Playwright, The Actor and The Journalist, put them into a series of one-on-one encounters, and the result is a very sexy, confronting and thought-provoking comedy of gay sexual manners.

Like good sex, each moment leaves you wanting more.  But underneath the hot man-on-man action is an ironic and truthful look at the conflict many gay men experience between the desire for monogamous love and the thrill of sexual freedom.

“Brings Grindr to life” British Theatre Guide
★★★★ The Times

CREATIVE TEAM
Director & Set Designer Mark G. Nagle
Lighting Designer Louise Mason
Costume Designer Krystal Dee
Sound Designer Anthea Pelino
Assistant Director Neil Khare

SEASON
6 February – 10 March 2018 

PERFORMANCES
Previews Tue 6 and Wed 7 Feb 7:30pm
Thu – Sat 7:30pm, Sun 5pm
Sat 4 and Sat 10 Mar 2pm only

REHEARSALS
TBA subject to cast availability, commencing in December 2017

ROLES AVAILABLE

M 18 – late 20s
John (The Escort)
Steve (The Soldier)
Marc (The Tutor)
Kyle (The Uni Student)
Ryan (The Porn Star)
Brandon (The Actor)

M 30s – 50s
Leo (The Married Guy)
Jack (The Other Married Guy)
Sammy (The Playwright)
Donald (The Journalist)

Please note that some roles may require (partial) nudity and simulated sex acts.

Please note that the ethnicities of the characters are not specified by the playwright and actors from all cultural and ethnic backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

AUDITION DATES
Saturday 2 December 10am – 4pm
Sunday 3 December 10am – 2pm

Callbacks Monday 4 or Tuesday 5 December

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS
Monologues from the play relating to each character have been selected and will be sent to you.
A two-minute contemporary monologue of your own choice is also required.
Actors who sing, dance or play a musical instrument are particularly encouraged to audition.

TO BOOK AN AUDITION
It is essential that you read the play before submitting an Expression of Interest.
To request a perusal copy of the script, please contact manager@newtheatre.org.au

Email your EOI to fkingmen2018@gmail.com  with AUDITION in the subject line

Please include:

  • a current headshot and resume
  • the role/s you are interested in
  • your preferred audition date/time (no guarantees, but we will try to accommodate you)
  • state if you are a current New Theatre member

PLEASE NOTE
New Theatre is a volunteer-based organisation and there is no payment for this production.

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
Mark studied performance & directing at Theatre Nepean and through NIDA Open (2012 & 2017). He has travelled extensively, working on shows in London, Barcelona and Mexico City. Recent Sydney based directing projects include: Simpson, J. 202 (GTC 2015), and advising on its relaunch at Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre (LPAE 2017), Young Pretender (New Theatre for Sydney Fringe Festival 2016) and Short & Sweet Festival (2014 & 2015). Also for New Theatre: Stage Manager on Britannia Waves the Rules (Fringe 2015), Production Manager on The Cherry Orchard (2016), Production Manager and Assistant Director on Dinkum Assorted (2015) and After The Dance (2017). For Genesian Theatre: Production Manager/Assistant Director on Amadeus (2014) and Much Ado About Nothing (2017). Mark was a Theatre History tutor at Wesley College (2014).