Theater Auditions in Sydney Australia for Gerald Durrell’s My Family and Other Animals

By | June 27, 2022

Location: Sydney, Australia

Type: Theater

Gerald Durrell’s
My Family and Other Animals
(aka The Durrells – as seen on TV)
Adapted for the stage by Janys Chambers

Directors: Liz Munro & Mark G. Nagle
Lighting & Sound Designer: Michael Schell
Production Designer : Ella Monti
Set Designer: Mitch Latham

09 September – 15 October 2022

Preview : 9 September 7:30pm
Opening : 10 September 7:30pm
Fri & Sat 7:30pm, Sun 4.30 pm

REHEARSALS (in Marrickville)
TBA subject to cast availability, commencing early July 2022

From Monday 27 12-2pm
Then by appointment
Tues 28 – Thus 30 June day or eve
Fri July 1st (morning) 10-12
Sun July 3rd daytime only

A short comedic piece of your choosing.
A monologue from the play relating to each character has been selected and will be sent to you.

It is essential that you read the play before submitting an Audition Form
To request a copy of the Script and Audition Form please email: Auditions are to be held at 420 Kent St 2001 near Sydney Town Hall.

Genesian Theatre Company(GTC) is a volunteer-based organisation and there is no payment for this production.


Liz Munro studied Directing for the Stage at NIDA Open (2019 and 2020). Stage Manager for many productions. Assistant Director: A Room with a View, Ladies in Black (musical), Director: The Sure Thing, Salsa Dancing, Murdered to Death.

Mark Nagle studied Directing at Theatre Nepean NIDA Open (2012 & 2017).
Directing:- GTC: Simpson, J. 202, A Room With A View, A Passage To India,
New Theatre: Young Pretender, Angry Fags, Beautiful Thing & F*#king Men.

ROGER (the dog) – physical, non-speaking role, any age/gender. Lead Role
SPIRO – (male) 20s-50s, some dialogue in Greek
GEORGE – (male) Gerry’s tutor – this actor can also play multiple roles

The Durrells :
MOTHER – (female)
LARRY – (male) early/mid 20s
LESLIE – (male) late teens/early 20s
MARGO – (female) late teens/early 20s
GERRY/GERALD mid/late teens (any gender) Please note: The auditioning actor must be 18+ and / or with a young playing range GERRY/GERALD are merged roles for an actor conveying the child Gerry and the dialogue of the mature Gerald. They are not separate roles in this production.

SOPHIA – (female) Village woman
MR KRALEVSKY – (male) an aviculturist
MRS KRALEVSKY – (his mother)
JONQUIL – any age/gender. Artist friend of Larry’s
DURANT – any age/gender. Artist friend of Larry’s
MICHAEL – (male) Artist friend of Larry’s
CUSTOMS OFFICER – any age/gender.
HOTEL MANAGER – any age/gender.
DOCTOR ANDROUCHELLI — any age/gender.
TARKAN – (male) some dialogue / singing in Turkish – a suiter for Margo
PETER – (male) another suitor for Margo
GEORGE – (male) Gerry’s tutor
KOSTI – (male) Island prisoner / keeper of Alecko the Gull

Other characters and various animals are played by the cast.
There is some dialogue singing in Greek for all actors.
We are actively seeking Greek speaking actors to play a number of roles.
We also welcome applications from performers / dancers with differing
levels of experience and training. We encourage submissions from those identifying as First Nations, PoC, CaLD, queer and/or gender diverse.

Payment: Non Paid

City or Location of call: Sydney, Australia
Please submit to: by 2022-07-11
See audition notice below

This casting notice was posted by: Genesian Theatre

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