2017 Major Production Auditions
2017 WAYTCO Major Production - Away by Michael Gow, Directed by Stuart Halusz
Saturday 20th May 2017,
Audition Session One 10am - 12noon
Audition Session Two 1pm - 3pm
Call Back Auditions will take place on Tuesday 23rd May, 6pm-8pm for actors requested
Large Rehearsal Room, Level 1, King St Arts Centre, 357 Murray St Perth.
To Register for an audition spot, click here
Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a bottle of water.
Please make yourself familiar with the play, have an idea of the role/s you are interested in playing and prepare one short,1 minute contemporary monologue to be workshopped during the auditions.
Performance season 1 - 8th October 2017, Subiaco Arts Centre
Actors must be available for one call back during the week of the 23rd May
If successful, actors must be willing to commit to 2-3 rehearsals per week, with additional rehearsals leading up to production week.
Actors must be WAYTCO members in order to audition for this production.
Stuart Halusz - Director
Stuart has appeared in over 60 plays in Perth, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and regional tours to country WA, VIC, NSW and QLD, including ANGELS IN AMERICA, SHAKESPEARE SHENANIGANS, DINNER, LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR, THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, NATIONAL INTEREST, THE WHITE DIVERS OF BROOME, RISING WATER, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, TWELFTH NIGHT, MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, THE MEMORY OF WATER, FAR AWAY, WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? (Black Swan State Theatre Company), TAKING LIBERTY, MARMALADE & EGG, SKIN TIGHT (PTC - nominated for Best Actor and awarded Best Production at the 2003 Equity Guild Awards), THE BIG PICTURE, DEAR HEART (Agelink Theatre), THE MODERN INTERNATIONAL DEAD, TAKING LIBERTY (Deckchair Theatre), PINTER’S PEOPLE (Downstairs @ The Maj), LOVEPLAY (Red Ryder), KING LEAR (Shakespeare Globe Centre), HOMME FATALE, (Performing Arts Productions), ESSINGTON LEWIS (Belvoir St) and DAGS (Ensemble).
Stuart has appeared in numerous outdoor productions including A COMEDY OF ERRORS, AS YOU LIKE IT (Deckchair), LADY CHATTERLEY'S LOVER (EHJ Productions), ANNE OF GREEN GABLES (PAP) and A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM (Australian Shakespeare Company).
Stuart has also recorded a number of radio plays and poetry for ABC Radio Drama, as well as over 50 audio books for Vision Australia including THE IVORY TRAIL for which he received the Sanderson Young Adult Narrator of the Year Award in 2000.
Film/TV credits include: THE RECKONING, CLOUDSTREET, THE GREAT MINT SWINDLE, THE GREAT ESCAPE, THUNDERSTONE, BLUE HEELERS, BLONDE, SECRET LIFE OF US, AIR AUSTRALIA, CNNNN, INCREDIBLE TALES, BIG SKY, VICTIM and FALLEN ANGELS.
As director: THE LIGHTHOUSE GIRL, A PERFECT SPECIMEN, EXTINCTION, THE HOUSE ON THE LAKE (BSSTC), SHAKESPEARE SHENANIGANS (with Andy Fraser – BSSTC/Big Sky Entertainment), THE TEMPEST (WAAPA), ROMEO AND JULIET (WA Youth Theatre Company), TROILUS AND CRESSIDA (Midnite Youth Theatre Company), ON A DAY IN SUMMER IN A GARDEN (Maelstrom Productions).
Training: Stuart trained at WAAPA. He also trained as a gymnast and in Taekwondo, and holds an Intermediate Stage Combat certificate from SAFDi. In 1995 he took part in the inaugural season of workshops at Shakespeare’s Globe, London in TO BLOODY BATTLES AND BRUISING ARMS with renowned fight director Phillip Stafford. Stuart represented Australia at the inaugural International Artistic Fellowship, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, London, in 2001, and is currently an Associate Director at Black Swan State Theatre Company.
As educator: Drawing from 23 years as a professional actor Stuart has conducted workshops in Shakespeare, voice, acting, movement and stage combat for the Shakespeare Globe Centre Australia, WA Youth Theatre Company, Midnite Youth Theatre, Notre Dame University, John Curtin School for Performing Arts, the Independent Theatre Association and many other schools and colleges in WA, VIC and NSW.
With student ages ranging from 9-adult, and from private coaching to groups of 40, he has taught and lectured on the history of the Globe and how Elizabethan practice feeds in to today's interpretation of Shakespeare's work, the specific rehearsal techniques used at the Globe in direct relation to the layout of the theatre, Shakespeare’s Sonnets, audition techniques, the differences between verse and prose speaking, monologues, duologues, and acting for the camera.
A proud member of Equity since 1995, he is currently President of Equity Section (WA) and has sat on the National Performers Committee since 2006.