Audition – Season 1 2012, Summer of the Aliens

This is a Blak Yak production in association with KADS. Auditions, rehearsals and performances will take place at KADS theatre. Auditions will be held from 6:00pm to 9:00pm on 6, 7 and 8 December. It is 1962 and the world is worrying about the Cuban missile crisis. Meanwhile Lewis, a youth on the cusp of manhood living in a Melbourne housing commission, is preoccupied by flying saucers. His best friend Brian is obsessed with losing his virginity and local tomboy Dulcie is confused about approaching womanhood. From the writer of Cosi, Radiance and The Golden Age, Summer of the Aliens is a coming-of-age story that explores the heartbreaking discovery of an imperfect world. This is a vivid, amusing and evocative play.

Venue: Kalamanda Dramatic Society

Louis Nowra
Sinéad Bevan



Narrator – the older Lewis

Lewis – 14 years old

Dulcie – Lewis’ best friend, 14 years old

Norma – Lewis’ mother

Eric – Lewis’ father

Uncle Richard – Lewis’ uncle

Bev – Lewis’ sister

Grandma – Lewis’ grandmother

Mr Irvin – Dulcie’s stepfather

Mrs Irvin – Dulcie’s mother

Beatrice – a Dutch girl

Mr Pisano – the postman

Brian – Lewis’ friend

Japanese woman


Due to the nature and content of the play, we are primarily interested in casting actors in their late teens/early 20s to play the parts of the young teenagers. Successful actors may be asked to play multiple characters.

Auditioning actors are required to prepare a short monologue (comedy or drama) and cold read from the script.

Performance dates are: 22, 24, 25, 29 February and 2, 3, 7, 9, 10, 14, 16, 17 March 2012.


Sinéad Bevan

0430 245 113