Auditions: Sunday 24 April & Monday 25 April
Season: 30 June - 16 July
The play is set in the early 2000â€™s in a back yard in suburban Melbourne.
The Anderson family faces an uncertain future. Gillie, a woman with a lifelong intellectual disability, her sister Isabelle and their mother Joan have lived within the boundaries defined by Gillieâ€™s childlike need for routine and ritual. Having cared for Gillie since her birth, Joan now faces the end of her own life and must decide her elder daughterâ€™s future when she is no longer capable of being Gillieâ€™s primary carer. As with every family, critical decisions must be made in the midst of unspoken tensions, unconditional love and a great deal of humour.
This play has not been performed by amateurs and is WLTâ€™s entry in the VDL Awards.
Joan Anderson â€“ mid 60â€™s
Mother to Gillian and Isabelle, her husband Tom is dead. She has terminal cancer and is in a dilemma about what to do about Gillie who is totally dependent on Joan and has been her entire life.
Note: The actor playing the role of Joan is required to 'smoke' : however, this will be a simulation using a special prop cigarette WLT has acquired.
Gillian Anderson â€“ late 30â€™s
Gillian has an intellectual disability with traits of autism. She has an intellectual age of about 7 or 8.
Isabelle Anderson â€“ early 30â€™s
Isabelle is married to Robert and lives close by, however, she is still very much involved with the family. She has no children.
Auditions by appointment only.
Appointments and enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
â€¢ Audition scenes from the play will be available at the theatre on the day. Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your audition time to enable you to look at the audition pieces.
â€¢ Please bring with you a completed audition form CLICK HERE - download here, along with a non returnable head shot with your name written on the back in case it gets separated from the form.
â€¢ Rehearsals will be on a Sunday from 1.00pm till 6.00pm and Mondays 7.30pm till 10.30pm.
Production Coordinator: Bernadette Wheatley
Set Design : David Dare
Lighting Design : Craig Pearcey
Sound Design : Neil Williamson & Ellis Ebell