Auditions for Fringe Play

Job details

windy performing arts ensemble
3 Dec 2012
Work type
Casual employment
Work classification
Performing Arts


Looking for 10 actors to be part of “Wheels of Justice”, a site-specific murder mystery play that the audience will watch (and sometimes participate in) as they bicycle around the city. "Wheels of Justice" is a co-op production created by windyPAE (windy Performing Arts Ensemble, a new company in Wellington) for the Fringe Festival. The roles are partly scripted and partly improvised; three of the actors need to own and be able to ride a bike. Bikes for other roles will help (scenes play out at various sites around town), but are not a requirement. Because this is a devised work, actors will be encouraged to offer input into their characters' lives, which will be further developed during rehearsals.


3 Detectives: (any age and gender) bike riding and improvisation skills are key! Each detective must be comfortable leading and managing an audience of 25 about the city, solving the murder mystery.

Freddie: (any age or gender) drugged-out homeless person seen in beginning of show. Small, very fun, pivotal role.

Cassie/Chaz Champion: (any age or gender) head of Champion Parking, highly strung business leader, wants money and prestige more than love.

John Winslow: head of Winslow Parking, a smarmy guy able to cover up his devious deeds with the wink of an eye.

Indigo: angry street artist, lesbian who has lost her lover in supposed overdose.

Snitch: (any age or gender) drug dealer who runs from the cops and talks back to everyone.

Polly Overton: politician and nervous assistant to Frank Middleman (murdered councilman), surrounded by corruption but tries to do good.

Spike: (any age or gender) biker whose brother was recently killed while biking in Wellington's Critical Mass. Smart-ass bully who is a raw nerve waiting for a fight.

Auditions: Toi Poneke Upper Chamber - 1 December, noon to 3:00  /  2 December, 10:00 to 1:00 and 3 December, 6:00 to 9:00 PM in the Dance Studio at Toi Poneke.

Rehearsals: Jan 8 through Feb 14 and scheduled according to cast availability. No more than 3 times a week.

Performances: 2:00pm Feb 16 - March 9 on Saturdays and Sundays only, plus March 16 & 17 (walk-date and rain-date)

Audition will consist of script sections and improvisation. Please email Tommy at to schedule an audition.

Key skills

improvisors, actors, bikers

How to apply

tommy truss at

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15 Nov 2012