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A theatre group involved in Tastings 2020 is looking for actors to audition for their upcoming show!

Auditions – Fake Newspaper Theatre Company

Can you cast a fireball over Zoom? Have I chosen the right career? Why does my toe feel weird? Is there a way to summon the snack I’m craving?

These are just a few dilemmas facing mortals every day in our increasingly digital world. After centuries of spooky forests, misty coves, and mysterious towers, a few enterprising spellcasters have decided to modernise their age-old magical business by moving it online. They will be available for one hour to, with the help of their demons, match mortal problems with magical solutions, and perhaps recruit some for the prestigious magical academies. If they can just figure out where the unmute button is.

The cast will play spellcasters and demons, while the audience will be the mortals coming to the consultation for help with their problems. There will be a written lesson plan/schedule, with details about characters, motivation, and what should happen next, rather than a full script. There will be a lot of audience interaction and structured improv. No experience (in improv or otherwise) is required.

Application deadline: Monday 31st August, 11:59pm
Audition period: 2nd-6th September

Audition times:
Wednesday, September 2 – 5:30-6:30pm, 6:30-7:30pm
Saturday, September 4 – 2-3pm, 3-4pm, 4-5pm
Sunday, September 5 – 3-4pm, 4-5pm

Sign up for auditions through this FORM
For more information, see the audition pack HERE.

Production period will be across September (rehearsals) and in October, before the Tastings showcase in mid October, around Week 10 of the semester.

If you want to know more about us or ask any further questions, feel free to message us on our Facebook, send us an email at fakenewspapertheatre@gmail.com or join our discord server.