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Open Auditions for The Big reTHiNK at Q Theatre 26 August 2012

The Big reTHiNK at Q Theatre, Auckland (1st – 6th October) is being promoted as a “Mind-altering event” and will launch Mental Health Awareness week this year by putting on a professional stage production showcasing  multi-genres including multimedia, comedy, theatre and music.

The aim is to to use reTHiNK as a vehicle to get audiences and mainstream media to think about mental health issues, challenges and experiences differently through the avenue of entertainment.  

Twelve short plays with individual Directors will be woven with a live session band, well-known stand-up comedians, other performance arts, film and motion graphics to tell a story of the journey through madness and recovery, and they are looking to cast these plays through an open casting session next Sunday the 26th of August 2012.

What do you need to do?

Please prepare a 1-2 minute monologue of your choice that shows of your skills and talent to the best of your ability and register by emailing taimi@mindandbody.co.nz to confirm that you are available for the time commitments and indicate your preference for one of 2 sessions. Session 1,  10am – 12pm or Session 2,  1pm – 3pm. The team will do their best to accommodate your request however they cannot guarantee your chosen time.

You will be emailed back with a form you need to attach a small headshot to, fill in, and bring along with you to the audition. You will also be advised of your allocated session time, the location of the Audition (Central Auckland) and car parking. Keep your car parking receipt in case your audition is successful, in which case you will be reimbursed.

Be prepared to stay for the whole 2 hours of your session. This is a general casting call, so you will be performing in front of other actors and as such will be expected to stay after your audition is complete to support everyone equally.

The team will make the process as informal and comfortable as possible, so do not be afraid.

They are seeking both experienced actors and new emerging talent for the show and openly encourage those with personal experience of mental health challenges to audition.

You may wish to look at the roles they are casting in case you would like to tailor your audition

The Big reTHiNK is produced by Mind and Body Consultants as part of the Like Minds, Like Mine Campaign to reduce stigma and discrimination associated with mental ill health and is supported by Mindfood Magazine andThe Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand.

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