What: Milton Follies Letter to Lindy Auditions
When: Thursday 2nd March 2023, 6.30pm onwards
Where: Milton CWA Hall, 56 Wason Street, Milton NSW 2538
Who: Ages 16+, all abilities welcome
What is the play about?
Our June 2023 production will be Letters to Lindy, a play by Alana Valentine. The play draws from over 20,000 letters written to Lindy Chamberlain over three decades. The play is filled with characters reading their letters – from sympathy to abuse, from coroner’s reports to expert testimony, from children and from stalkers – and traverse the gamut of human response to Lindy’s story.
We are hoping to include performers ages 16+ and of all abilities in this production.
What roles are available?
This play has close to 50 small roles, with performers likely to take on several roles during the play. These roles include campers, lawyers, journalists, prison inmates, children, supporters and detractors.
To audition for an ensemble role, please choose any monologue to memorise and perform.
This play has two main roles
- Past Lindy (female, aged 20-40)
- Current Lindy (female, aged 40+)
To audition for Lindy, please choose Lindy’s monologue to memorise and perform.
The sample monologues are at the end of this document.
Did I need to attend the February workshops if I want to audition?
No, but those who did will have an advantage having workshopped the audition pieces during the workshops. The workshops are Mondays and Thursdays from now until Monday 27th February. It’s not too late to join in!
What will happen at the audition?
Please email us at email@example.com to book an audition time on Thursday 2nd March.
Please complete your audition pack and bring it with you to your audition.
Please come the Milton CWA Hall 10 minutes prior to your audition time to sign in.
Your will need to perform your chosen monologue to the audition panel.
We will also give you a duologue to read through with one of our panel members.
When is Letters to Lindy on?
Rehearsals for Letters to Lindy will be on Mondays and Thursdays 6.30-8.30pm from Monday March 6th, 2023.
Not all cast will be required for each rehearsal through March, April and May, however your availability will be taken into consideration when casting.
Cast members must be available for the following dates –
- All Monday and Thursday Rehearsal from May 22nd
- Sunday 4th June: Full Day Dress Rehearsal
- Monday 5th June: Full Dress Rehearsal
- Thursday 8th June – 7pm – this will be a “preview” show with complimentary drink + nibbles
- Friday 9th June – 7pm
- Saturday 10th June – 2pm
- Sunday 11th June – 2pm
Who’s the director?
Ruth Myers has put her hand up. Now that she’s snapped both ACLs and her netball career is over, she’s looking to fill her days. You may have already seen a lot of her on stage as Cora in the Follies’ production of Calendar Girls. Ruth has previously been Musical Director and Producer for Seussical Jr, Disney’s Little Mermaid Jr, Anything Goes Jr, Monty Python’s Spamalot Young@Part and directed Evie and the Birdman.
Wait! I have more questions!
Send any questions through to our email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’d love to answer them.
Monologue 1: Glendon
Monologue 2: Marilyn Nolan
Monologue 3: Lindy Chamberlain
Monologue 4: Anonymous
Monologue 5: Ian Barker QC