EIGHT SHORT COMEDIC CHRISTMAS PLAYS / SKETCHES
WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY KIRSTY BUDDING
REHEARSALS NEG. ~ OUTSIDE BUSINESS HOURS
SHOWS: 8PM FRIDAY 14 & SAT 15 DEC COURTYARD, CANBERRA THEATRE
OPEN AUDITIONS: MONDAY 12 NOVEMBER 5-8 PM*
* If you have acted with the company before,
no need to attend open auditions; email an EOI directly to email@example.com
8 PLAYS / SKETCHES (Time varies from 4 minutes to 10 minutes each)
Roger and Martha have been feeling uninspired lately so they decide to spice things up with Christmas-themed roleplay. Prepare for the most awkward ten minutes of your life.
Man and woman of similar age. Age range for couple: 50-70.
Jingle Bell Rock
Remember that scene from Mean Girls? Yeah. This is basically that.
Age range for 4 young women: 18-22 (16-17 with parental permission).
No Room at the Inn
James’ Dad doesn’t want his son’s boyfriend Lucas staying in the house, but he’s willing to make a compromise – Lucas can sleep in the stables. Also featuring Gollum from Lord of the Rings.
Casting: 2 men 20s/30 leads, 1 woman lead 20s/30s, 1 man any age who can play Gollum, and three men who don’t speak but will make a very noticeable appearance.
Reindeer in Red
Three nasty reindeer are running their annual Reindeer catwalk and bullying Rudolph for her total lack of style… only Santa and a bit of Chris de Bourgh’s Lady in Red can save her…
4 women, 1 man – any ages
The Prodigal Kids
When mum and dad threaten to leave their inheritance to the cat, their three adult children decide desperate action must be taken: they’re going home for Christmas.
3 adults 20s/30s, 2 parents 50s/60s
Bad Gift Ideas
A satirical send up of advertising designed to make people feel so awful about themselves that they buy things.
3 women, 20-50
Frank and Linda are spending their first Christmas in Australia doing what they love best: complaining about Australia.
1 male, 1 female, 40-60. British accents required.
The Full Package
A crazy, comedic song-dance-sketch-full-monty… this will be a showstopper.
1 man, 25-35, must be comfortable with nudity.
Note: an actor may perform in more than one play.
OPEN AUDITIONS: BOOKING FORM
Auditions: Monday 12 November between 5pm - 8pm.
Prepare: a monologue of 2-4 minutes in length. Any monologue is fine. Kirsty Budding’s collection PAPER CUTS is available via Blemish Books or borrow at local libraries.