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Actors: Auditions Y&H Tours 2020

Job details

Young and Hungry Arts Trust
26 Feb 2020
National, Auckland, Wellington
Work type
Contract, Auditions
Work classification
Performing Arts


Young & Hungry is looking for four early-career actors for the 2020 Y&H Tour to secondary schools, WHADDARYA?

Directed by Shane Bosher, WHADDARYA? will feature extracts from Kiwi plays depicting the common theme of ‘NZ identity’ and what it means to be a New Zealander.

Plays featured include Foreskin’s Lament by Greg McGee, Dawn Raids by Oscar Kightley, Te Karakia by Albert Belz and more! 

The tour stretches over 12 weeks, with 3 weeks’ rehearsals in Wellington and 9 weeks on the road going as far south as Balcultha and as far north as Kaitaia.

It is a hugely rewarding opportunity and a chance to take quality New Zealand theatre to rangatahi across the country. To find out more, visit our website.

Rehearsals: 17 April – 4 May, 2020 – in Wellington

Tour dates: 5 May – 5 July, 2020


Audition Information:


Wellington: Saturday 29 February, 2019              

Auckland: Saturday 7 March, 2019         

Available roles: Four roles playing multiple characters and reflect NZ’s diversity

These will be group auditions. Once registered, you will be sent the plays you will need to be familiar with.


We are looking for:

  • Someone who is hard working, focused and committed
  • Able to do their own research on scripts and character building, and is generous and willing to play
  • It will be an intensive 45 minutes of performance and in some cases two or three performances in a day so a high level of stamina will be required to maintain energy levels during the tour
  • A willingness to muck in and get along are essential
  • Full drivers licence desired - the cast tour by themselves with the support of head office and a minimum of two full licences required for health and safety


How to apply

To book your audition: please send your acting C.V. and a headshot to Natasha Thyne – production@youngandhungry.org.nz

Let us know which audition centre you’d like to audition in and your preferred time

Applications for an audition by Wednesday 26 February, 2020 please.  For any queries please contact Natasha at the email address above or call 04 385 8227

Written by

Young And Hungry Charitable Arts Trust

9 Dec 2019