Upcoming Theatre Auditions Hervey Bay

Children of the Black Skirt (a teen production) performances over 3 weekends from 9-25 August 2024

AUDITIONS will be held on Sunday 5 May from 10am -2pm

More information to come soon…

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Children of the Black Skirt

Written by Angela Belzien, directed by Katanee Draheim

This story takes place in a mythical, timeless Australian orphanage.​

Two orphan children, Old One and New One, are always wary of The Black Skirt (the cruel Governess who floats up and down the dormitory corridors, dangerously wielding her enormous scissors), and tell terrible tales of other poor lost children to escape the reality of their own lives.​

The play delves into the history of Australia through the eyes of children, from convict times to early white occupation, to the vast era of the Stolen Generation to World War Two and beyond. These actors create a highly theatrical, physical and visually spectacular gothic fairytale, as they slip in and out of the perspectives of different characters to tell us the tales of children from Australia’s past.​

Auditions: Sunday 5 May from 10am – 2pm

Thank you for your interest in auditioning for Children of the Black Skirt.

More information on the roles, rehearsal schedule and what to expect will be available soon. Come back soon to download an Audition Pack.

If you are interested in auditioning for a production, please have a look at the individual audition event for further details (roles, audition pieces, etc).

When auditioning for a production, please check the calendar to ensure you are available, not only for the show dates but also for the rehearsal dates.

By auditioning you are agreeing:


That you have read the Rehearsal Schedule and you have no current commitments which would cause you to miss rehearsals and are able to attend ALL performances


Anyone under the age of 16 has their Parent/guardian permission to be fully involved in the production


If successful, you will give full attention to the production and will accept the directions of the Direction team.


You are, or agree to becoming, a financial member of Z-PAC Theatre.


For productions with children in the cast, all cast members will be required to submit an application for a Blue Card (Note: There is no charge for this application)

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To submit a proposal for consideration for the following calendar year, simply: Download the form and return to Z-PAC with details of your idea.

Directors will be notified about submissions prior to the Season Launch Evening.