casting for HOLDING THE MAN. Above The Stag Theatre

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Auditions : Tuesday 25th & Wednesday 26th July

Rehearsals : 28th August – 11th September

Performances : 12th September – 21st October

Recalls: Thursday 3rd August

Holding the Man is a stage adaptation by Tommy Murphy of Tim Conigrave’s memoir of the same title. It is one of the most successful Australian plays of recent times and the winner of multiple awards and been produced across Australia as well as on London’s West End and in Los Angeles.

Based on Timothy Conigrave’s celebrated memoir of the same name which won the 1995 UN Human Rights Award for Non-Fiction and was voted one of Australia’s top 100 most favourite books. Tommy Murphy’s stage adaptation faithfully captures the book’s heart-wrenchingly honest portrayal of a fifteen-year relationship, but also succeeds in transforming it into a unique theatrical experience that is wholly his own.

Suggestions please for:

TIM CONIGRAVE: Male. Early 20s. Australian. Good looking. Actor, writer, politically green but active, and romantic at heart, though never shy to say what’s on his mind. Subtlety is a stranger to him.

JOHN CALIO:  Male. Early 20s. Australian: Italian / Mediterranean decent. Dark hair and beautiful eyelashes! Handsome / Cute. Rugby player. Very gentle. Loyal and  easily hurt.

Ensemble / Multi Role

MALE / FEMALE:  20-40 A varied group of actors, playing around ten parts each. Must be versatile,  playing male and female roles, ages, styles and types. One older male and  one older female required 40+years old. Other ensemble members early to late 20s.

NB: All parts are Australian. Only Australian actors or actors with an excellent Australian accent will be considered.

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