Ensemble Showcase

Stepping into the Industry!

The Ensemble Showcase is a step into the world of a professional theatre company! Experience a full, rigorous and exciting casting workshop and rehearsal process where you will delve into the intricacies of promoting yourself as an actor and marketing your show. The skills you develop will give you the edge to confidently put yourself and your work “out there” in the festival and “Indy” theatre scene. When the ensemble is formed your director Amanda Stephens-Lee will guide you through the process in a challenging discovery of a high quality contemporary play.

We will examine at depth, motivations of character, personalizing your work, embodying themes, finding truth, creating impacting choices and sharing and connecting with your fellow actors and the reality of the world of the play. It is then, that our work is brought into the theatre and our vision realised as we experience a three night season..

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OUTCOME

Three Performances of the play to family, friends and invited Industry guests at the Old 505 Theatre.

DIRECTOR

Glen Hamilton

SCRIPT

'When the Rain Stops Falling' by Andrew Bovell

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2017 Start Dates

WHEN THE RAIN STOPS FALLING by ANDREW BOVELL
AUDITIONS: Saturday 8th July 10am-5pm & Wednesday 12th July 630-930pm
REHEARSALS START: Thursday 27th of July then Saturdays 10am-5pm and Thursday Evenings 630-930pm
BUMP IN: Monday 4th September 6pm
TECH REHEARSAL: Wednesday 6th September 6pm
PERFORMANCES: Friday 8th September 630pm (Open Dress Rehearsal), Saturday 9th September 4pm & Sunday 10th September 630pm
DIRECTOR: GLEN HAMILTON

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Alice Springs in the year 2039. A fish falls from the sky and lands at the feet of Gabriel York. It still smells of the sea. It's been raining for days and Gabriel knows something is wrong. Eighty years earlier, his grandfather, Henry Law predicted that, in 2039, fish would fall from the sky heralding a great flood that would overcome the human race.

When The Rain Stops Falling takes place between the worlds of these two men – between a prediction in 1959 and its outcome eighty years later. Through four generations of interconnected stories, from the claustrophobia of a small 1950s London flat to the windswept coast of South Australia and into the heart of the Australian desert, When The Rain Stops Falling follows the central journey of Gabriel Law as he retraces his father Henry's footsteps in an attempt to solve the mystery of his disappearance.

At a roadhouse in the Coorong he meets a young woman named Gabrielle. Two wounded souls in a wild landscape, their connection is instant and powerful. As the young lovers' story unfolds amidst the interweaving narratives of their ancestors and descendants we are led back to 2039... to Gabriel York as he arrives home with the fish to await the arrival of his own estranged son. A son he knows will come seeking answers. A son he knows will want to understand the past. But for Gabriel York the past is as mysterious as the fish.

In an intricate, multi-layered story that spans four generations and two continents, When the Rain Stops Falling explores patterns of betrayal, abandonment, destruction, forgiveness and love. This powerful drama unfolds with humanity, surprising humour and hope, as the past plays out into the future.

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CHARACTER LIST - 5 MALE & 4 FEMALE

Henry Law (40’S) - Takes advantage of his family to hide his inner demons and begins to lose those he cares about and himself.
Elizabeth Law (Younger 30’s) - Complicated relationship with motherhood doesn’t fit under the expectations of what a woman was in the late 50s and early 60s.
Elizabeth Law (Older 50’s) - Miscommunication becomes a defining characteristic. She has a secret. It’s a dark secret.
Gabriel Law (30’s) - Seeking answers that he has had questions about all his life. No memories of his father.
Gabrielle York (Younger 20’s) - Feels trapped and stuck and she’s looking for an opportunity to get out of it. And she finds that with Gabriel.
Gabrielle York (Older 50’s) - Haunted by her past and suffers from dementia later in her life. Tries to figure out where she went wrong.
Joe Ryan (50’s) - A simple man whose life becomes diverted by the love of his wife and adapts naturally to the father figure role in his step-son Gabriel York’s life.
Gabriel York (50’s) - Ponders what he wants to share about his past with his son. The whole play is essentially his back story.
Andrew Price (20’s) - The son of Gabriel York who meets his father for the first time and rebuilds his whole belief about family.

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COURSE FEE

$1,200 + GST - PRE-PAID - TOTAL FEE $1,320

OR

6 X $220 + GST - WEEKLY PAYMENTS - TOTAL $242*
*First Payment Pre-Paid Deposit then 5 x Weekly Payments

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