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Two male actors for Genesian Theatre Production of Northanger Abbey

Two male actors for Genesian Theatre Production of Northanger Abbey

New South Wales, Australia
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The Genesian theatre , Kent Street Sydney is a vibrant city non-professional theatre company which produces 7 plays a year. Northanger Abbey is an adaptation of Jane Austen's famous novel. The company needs to young male actors to fill the leading male and a minor part. The smaller part will also be required to play the part of other masked characters on stage. rehearsals are 3 times a week for two months and the shows is 21 performances on Fri, Sat nights 8pm and Sun matinees at 4.30pm.

The actors must have performed on the stage in other major theatrical productions. The leading male has extensive dialogue to learn. Both will be required to use English accents and be well coordinated to learn Regency style dancing.

Job payment

Unpaid – this is a collaboration opportunity

Collaborations should create mutual benefit and are usually amateur, student or 'Time for Print' projects.


character of Tilney

Typical Jane Austen hero: tall, dark and handsome, charming, friendly, suave, not at all self important or proud. Needs to be articulate, have English accent and warm kind sounding voice

Male, aged 21 to 26

  • Height: 180 cm / 5ft 11in - Any
  • Acting experience: Previous paid speaking roles - Any
  • Ethnicity: White / Caucasian
  • Skin color: White

Applications closed 10 May 2011.

minor lead character of james (heroine's brother)

james is a quieter character. he is sincere and gentle and easily pushed around and dominated by his 'fiance'. he gets emotionally wounded when he is cast aside for by another man. hAppearance is in keeping with a jane Austen Regency style of play. James does not need to be handsome, but still tall and well groomed. English accent is required and actor will have to be able to learn regency dancing.

Male, aged 20 to 26

  • Height: 177 cm / 5ft 10in - Any
  • Acting experience: Previous unpaid speaking roles - Any
  • Ethnicity: White / Caucasian
  • Skin color: White

Applications closed 10 May 2011.

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Listing created: 24 April 2011
Applications closed: 10 May 2011
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