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 Current Season

Blak Yak are currently accepting one act and full length submissions from prospective playwrights and directors for shows for the end of 2013 and 2014.

If you have an expression of interest  or require further information please contact us with a copy of the play via http://www.blakyak.com.au/201314-season-submissions/

 

Blak Yak like to provide a chance for both experienced and first time writers & directors to stage their performances. It’s an opportunity to propose contemporary shows or alternative works on stage. Submissions close on the 9th of August.

 Current Season

We are seeking a number of actors to participate in two shows to be staged in mid April 2014 – “Travel Related”, a dramatic comedy, and “The Criminal Went That Way”, a musical satire. They will be performed back to back over a full season. “Criminal” will also be entered into the state One Act Festival competitions in September.

Marina del Borrello will be directing “Travel Related”, whilst Peter Chikritzhs will be directing “Criminal”. Both shows were written by Chikritzhs, and will be staged in collaboration with Blak Yak Theatre, Silver Lining and Lunchworld.

Auditions will be held;
Monday 20th January, 2014
Tuesday 21st January, 2014
6pm to 8pm, Blue Room Theatre, 53 James Street, Northbridge

Travel Related written by Peter Chikritzhs

The roles available are as follows:

Younger man, 24yo, dresses in the fashion of his age. He is a poet of sorts with a callous nature. He is boastful of his work, but in terms of the real world he is naive and lazy. However, he is patient about challenges and thoughtful enough to avoid hurting others directly. He is prone to the occasional tactless remark.

Older man, 20 years older than the Younger Man, casual business suit of a bank manager, there is major physical difference between he and Younger Man (taller/shorter, brunette/blonde etc). This middle aged man is confident, haughty and brash. He is a loving family man but also a cunning businessman. He believes in family, hard work and wealth.

Waitress, similar age to the Younger Man. A young woman with a strong personal nature, tolerant of others but carrying her own burdens with dignity. This young woman is a lover of Life’s challenges, finding comfort in responsibility. She is, however, foolhardy in terms of the trials she is prepared to tackle.

The Criminal Went That Way written by Peter Chikritzhs

This is an 8 actor script requiring men and women confident with their own singing voice and comfortable with political satire. Criminal is a musical comedy with no set gender or age requirements.

Captain: Tough, disillusioned, grandiose. A fool surrounded by fools.

Sergeant: Devoted (to the Captain), corrupt, dim. A servant un-phased by doing anything wrong.

Radio Announcer: Charming, cunning, sly. A convincing shock-jock.

Citizen 1: Worldly, cynical. Biased to personal ideals.

Citizen 2: Whimsical, reactionary. A wide-eyed and naive youth .

The Rapper: Visionary, duplicitous. Both high-brow and a gangster.

The Patsy: Forlorn, desperate, hungry. Demanding sympathy for being a reprobate.

Judge: Bored, fickle. A ridiculous justice.

These characters are all caricatures, doing and saying outlandish things. We seek to lampoon and not to deride or insult those they represent.

We will be inviting more than the scripted cast members. There is a requirement for tentative understudies, and the possibility of extra on-stage devised work.

Please send your expression of interest to the following contact:

Peter Chikritzhs
Silver Lining Theatre
Email: Silver_Lining_Theatre@hotmail.com
Mobile: 0406 107 255

  • Blak Yak 2013/14 Seasons

    Blak Yak are currently accepting one act and full length submissions from prospective playwrights and directors for shows for the end of 2013 and 2014.

    If you have an expression of interest  or require further information please contact us with a copy of the play via http://www.blakyak.com.au/201314-season-submissions/

     

    Blak Yak like to provide a chance for both experienced and first time writers & directors to stage their performances. It’s an opportunity to propose contemporary shows or alternative works on stage. Submissions close on the 9th of August.

    Blak Yak 2013/14 Seasons
  • Auditions for “Travel Related” and “The Criminal Went That Way”

    We are seeking a number of actors to participate in two shows to be staged in mid April 2014 – “Travel Related”, a dramatic comedy, and “The Criminal Went That Way”, a musical satire. They will be performed back to back over a full season. “Criminal” will also be entered into the state One Act Festival competitions in September.

    Marina del Borrello will be directing “Travel Related”, whilst Peter Chikritzhs will be directing “Criminal”. Both shows were written by Chikritzhs, and will be staged in collaboration with Blak Yak Theatre, Silver Lining and Lunchworld.

    Auditions will be held;
    Monday 20th January, 2014
    Tuesday 21st January, 2014
    6pm to 8pm, Blue Room Theatre, 53 James Street, Northbridge

    Travel Related written by Peter Chikritzhs

    The roles available are as follows:

    Younger man, 24yo, dresses in the fashion of his age. He is a poet of sorts with a callous nature. He is boastful of his work, but in terms of the real world he is naive and lazy. However, he is patient about challenges and thoughtful enough to avoid hurting others directly. He is prone to the occasional tactless remark.

    Older man, 20 years older than the Younger Man, casual business suit of a bank manager, there is major physical difference between he and Younger Man (taller/shorter, brunette/blonde etc). This middle aged man is confident, haughty and brash. He is a loving family man but also a cunning businessman. He believes in family, hard work and wealth.

    Waitress, similar age to the Younger Man. A young woman with a strong personal nature, tolerant of others but carrying her own burdens with dignity. This young woman is a lover of Life’s challenges, finding comfort in responsibility. She is, however, foolhardy in terms of the trials she is prepared to tackle.

    The Criminal Went That Way written by Peter Chikritzhs

    This is an 8 actor script requiring men and women confident with their own singing voice and comfortable with political satire. Criminal is a musical comedy with no set gender or age requirements.

    Captain: Tough, disillusioned, grandiose. A fool surrounded by fools.

    Sergeant: Devoted (to the Captain), corrupt, dim. A servant un-phased by doing anything wrong.

    Radio Announcer: Charming, cunning, sly. A convincing shock-jock.

    Citizen 1: Worldly, cynical. Biased to personal ideals.

    Citizen 2: Whimsical, reactionary. A wide-eyed and naive youth .

    The Rapper: Visionary, duplicitous. Both high-brow and a gangster.

    The Patsy: Forlorn, desperate, hungry. Demanding sympathy for being a reprobate.

    Judge: Bored, fickle. A ridiculous justice.

    These characters are all caricatures, doing and saying outlandish things. We seek to lampoon and not to deride or insult those they represent.

    We will be inviting more than the scripted cast members. There is a requirement for tentative understudies, and the possibility of extra on-stage devised work.

    Please send your expression of interest to the following contact:

    Peter Chikritzhs
    Silver Lining Theatre
    Email: Silver_Lining_Theatre@hotmail.com
    Mobile: 0406 107 255

    Auditions for "Travel Related" and "The Criminal Went That Way"

 

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