Actor Registration: 24 Hour Theatre


BRIEFING | 7pm Friday 23rd March
PERFORMANCE | 7:30pm Saturday 24th March


To register your interested to be one of our actors for 24 Hour Theatre Illawarra 2018, please complete the following form.

If you are selected, you will need to be available for the briefing 7pm on Friday 23rd March where you will find out which team of actors you will be performing with, and which writer you have been assigned.

The next morning, you and your fellow cast members will start to rehearse your play. You will have just one day to learn your lines, block your short play then you will perform in front of a live audience at 7:30pm.

Some teams may also be appointed a director, if no director is assigned, a team leader will be allocated by the producer who will act as director (decision maker). The team leader will liaise with the producer and have final word on any creative decisions made by the team.

Some plays may be chosen to be adapted to be performed in other theatre festivals, most notably Short+Sweet Sydney and Short+Sweet Illawarra.

The main priority for actors and directors is to carry out the vision of the writer, however some minor script changes are allowed in order to ensure the play is learned and blocked in time for the scripts-down performance. Any notable changes to script or blocking must be cleared with the Producer who will liaise with the writer, or will make an on-the-spot decision.

There is no submission fee for actors, and your involvement will be on a voluntary basis.

BRIEFING – 7pm Friday 23rd March
WRITING – 10:30pm Friday to 5am Saturday
REHEARSALS – 9am to 5:30pm Saturday
PERFORMANCE 7:30pm Saturday 24th March

To apply to be one of our actors, please complete the form below. Please answer honestly, the information is used to assign you a suitable team with the right balance of actors. 

We encourage fun, witty answers, but please remember this information will be used to promote your involvelment in the project, so please make sure there is something we could use for publicity. Particulary with the BIO question – keep this one professional and preferably written in 3rd person. It saves us a lot of time editing information provided by actors.

Try to avoid in-jokes/references, this information should be targeted to attracting audience and media interest.