Australia Now Casting: Join an Untitled Feature Film + More Great Gigs

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Don’t miss any of the great gigs seeking talent in Australia! An untitled feature film is casting Turkish and Middle Eastern talent for background roles. Plus, a play examining injustice in the LGBTQ community, a series of corporate product videos, and more projects are casting throughout Australia.

Turkish and Middle Eastern talent, aged 18–70, is wanted for background roles in an untitled feature film. Filming will take place in May 2020 in Australia. Pay is TBD. Apply here!

Complete Works Theatre Company, a touring company that produces classic and contemporary work for secondary schools and theaters, is casting company members. Talent, aged 18 and older, with a knowledge and passion for the classics is wanted. There will be auditions by appointment from Oct. 29–31 in Abbotsford, Victoria. Performances begin in January. Talent will be paid under an MEAA Award. Apply here!

Female actors, aged 20–30, who are native speakers of German, Arabic, French, Dutch, Turkish, Bahasa, or American English, are wanted for a series of corporate product videos. Filming will take place in Sydney on dates TBD. Pay is also TBD. Apply here!

“The Untouched Remains,” a play that will examine injustice throughout Sydney’s LGBTQ history and will investigate how prejudice and bias played a role in violent crimes against gay and transgender people in Sydney in recent decades. Talent, aged 18 and older, is wanted for a variety of roles in the show based on interviews conducted with the community. Rehearsals will take place in December and January at NIDI in Sydney. Performances run March 19–21 at The Old Fitz Theatre. Actors will be paid a profit share with a minimum guarantee of $500. Apply here!

Free-Rain Theatre is casting its upcoming production of the hit jukebox musical “Mamma Mia!” Actors, aged 18–50, are wanted for principal and ensemble roles in the show, including the roles of Sophie, Donna, Sam, Bill, and more. There will be auditions by appointment on Nov. 16–18 in Canberra. Performances will take place from April 20–May 17 or 24 in Canberra. This is an unpaid gig. Apply here!

Cantabile Choir, a professional vocal group, is seeking highly-trained male singers, aged 18 and older, to join the upcoming holiday season. There will be a mandatory rehearsal on Oct. 20 in Engadine, Sydney, with performances ongoing through November and December in Sydney. Pay is $61–$73.50 per hour. Apply here!

Brainstorm Productions, one of Australia’s largest and most respected in-school theater companies, is casting actors for its 2020 season. Thirteen actors, aged 19 and older, are wanted. A current driver’s license and good driving record are required. Auditions will take place on Nov. 11, 15, or 16 with callbacks to follow. The seven-to-nine month contract offers full-time employment, holiday pay, leave loading, 10 percent contributions, and tax-free living allowance. Apply here!

Casting is underway for a TV and social content campaign that will feature families spending time with one another in Canberra. Talent, aged 25–65, is wanted. Filming will take place on Nov. 6–11 in Canberra. Pay is TBD. Apply here!

Echo Theatre is casting its production of the play “Wolf Lullaby.” A female actor, aged 18–25, and a male actor, aged 30–60, are wanted to play principal roles. Rehearsals will take place in July 2020 in Canberra. Performances will run through August. Pay is TBD. Apply here!

Join the cast of “Faulty Towers: The Dining Experience,” an internationally acclaimed tribute to the BBC TV series “Fawlty Towers.” A white male actor, aged 30–50, is wanted to play the lead role of Basil Faulty, based on the character played by John Cleese. Talent must have excellent physical comedy and improvisation skills as well as knowledge of stage combat. Rehearsals and shadowing will take place in November and December followed by performances beginning in February. Pay will be based on Live Performance Award Performer Category 1 Grade 1 rates with allowances for touring and travel provided. Apply here!

Carousel Theatre is seeking a puppeteer for multiple characters in its upcoming production of “The Jungle Book.” Asian talent, aged 27–47, is wanted. The performer must be fluent in Japanese or Mandarin, have a valid driver’s license, and be capable of assisting with the setup and dismantling of the theater. Rehearsals will take place in October in Melbourne and the show run will start in March 2020 in Kensington. Pay is $250 for the first show of the day and $200 per additional show with a maximum of three shows per day. Apply here!

Check out Backstage’s Australia audition listings!