"I said he couldn’t have an extension on his assignment without medical documentation, so he jumped off the roof..."
"The Art of Teaching Nothing" is a dark comedy that had audiences in fits of laughter when it premiered with Free-Rain Theatre Company in 2015. Set in a local government high school, it follows a hilarious cast of teachers and school leaders as they navigate the highs and lows of teaching. The play returns in 2018 with an updated script and will be staged at the Courtyard, Canberra Theatre Centre.
CAST OF CHARACTERS
JULIAN: Male, 40-60, Principal; corrupt man who looks out for number one.
GEORGE: Male, 40-60, Deputy, a sidekick who always says the wrong thing.
BRONWYN: Female, 40-50, pedantic and anal; literally everyone hates her.
CLARA: Female, 35-45, Head of Faculty, quite dim; having an affair with the Principal.
MARY: Female, 60-70, doesn’t care about teaching; just wants to go on cruises.
STEPH: Female, 30-40, a woman who never really grew up. Loves Pokemon.
RAY: Male, 30-50, Mandarin teacher who is forced to teach PE.
PAUL: Male, early 20s, Art Teacher, cool guy with a dark secret.
LUCY: Female, early 20s, new teacher, well-meaning but not a pushover.
BETH: Female, 17-18, gorgeous student.
8pm Wednesday 26 September
8pm Friday 28 September
8pm Saturday 29 September
Courtyard Theatre @ Canberra Theatre Centre
Rehearsal schedule negotiable; most likely Sunday evenings
If interested, please email a headshot and EOI to Kirsty at firstname.lastname@example.org by July 30. Performers will be given an opportunity to read a sample of the script (featuring the character they would fit) and if the role and rehearsal schedule are a good fit, then a one-on-one audition will be arranged.