The Becoming

by Katie Pollock


Greta Samsa awakes from uneasy dreams to find herself changed. She in turn decides to change the world, starting with her family.

Only trouble is her brother is refusing to emerge from his room and Mum and Dad are too busy to notice. An unexpected visitor arrives and things take a surreal turn.

But when her brother finally decides to show his face, Greta discovers the world has radically transformed around her and she now holds all their futures in her hands.

A black comedy, with punch, from award-winning Sydney-based writer Katie Pollock.

Produced by New Theatre as part of the 2019 Sydney Fringe Festival

Director Brett Heath

15 – 20 September 2019

TBA subject to cast availability, from Monday 12 August
Saturday 20 July June 10am – 5pm
Sunday 21 July 10am – 3pm
GRETA 17-22  A feisty yet caring schoolgirl with a mantra of change for the better.
GREGOR 20-25 Greta’s older brother, a young man who’s mantra is change via destruction
MUM 45-50 The children’s mother who’s mantra was lost along the way
FATHER 45-50 Father of the children whose mantra is found on the golf course

We very much encourage and welcome submissions from people who are First Nations, PoC, CaLD, queer and/or gender diverse.

It is essential that you read the script before submitting an Expression of Interest.

To request a copy of the script, please contact Please note that the script is currently being revised by the writer.

To book an audition, email your EOI to with AUDITION in the subject line. EOIs close Sunday 14 July at 5pm.

Please include:
• an up-to-date headshot and cv
• what role/s you are interested in
• preferred audition time (we will do our best to accommodate you)
• if you are currently a New Theatre member


  • A short (2-3 min) monologue that shows your skills with black comedy or playing from the front foot
  • A self-created yet simple movement piece of 30 seconds that must involve the action of walking. Anything else is a bonus. 

New Theatre is a volunteer-based organisation and there is no payment for this production.
Brett Heath trained at the Roy Hart Theatre, France, and was mentored by Robert Lepage and has worked in theatre, television and film for a number of years.
For New Theatre, he has appeared in August: Osage County, The Chapel Perilous, Mauritius (Sure Foot Productions), The Cherry Orchard, Privates on Parade, The Quartered Man and Sink The Belgrano.
For other companies: Glengarry Glen Ross (Darlinghurst Theatre Co), Hamlet (Emu Heights), the self-penned Abacus (Stables Theartre, Adelaide, Sydney and Melbourne Fringe Festivals), Dangerous Liaisons, and twice a finalist at Short & Sweet.
Other venues include directing Home and Away, photographic exhibitions, producing theatre in New York, and sound recordist on Happy Feet.
Brett is currently Assistant Director on New Theatre’s upcoming production of The Grapes of Wrath.