Actor Registration: 24 Hour Theatre


BRIEFING | 7pm Friday 10th May
REHEARSAL | 9am – 6pm  Saturday 11th May
PERFORMANCE | 7:30pm Saturday 11th May

Actors must be available for all the times listed above. By registering as an actor, you agree that you are willing to commit to the project timeline. If there are any changes to your availability you must contact the producer immediately:


To register your interested to be one of our actors for 24 Hour Theatre Illawarra 2019, please complete the following form.

If you are selected, you will need to be available for the briefing 7pm on Friday 10th May 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 will have the 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 10th May 2019
WRITING – 10:30pm Friday to 5am Saturday
REHEARSALS – 9am to 5:30pm Saturday
PERFORMANCE 7:30pm Saturday 11th May

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. 

Please note, your answers to these questions are used in a variety of ways, including allowing the producer to place you in a team which is well-balanced, promotional material and program information. It will save time and effort if we can wherever possible copy-paste your information into our production systems.

We encourage fun, witty answers, but please remember this information will be used to promote your involvement in the project, so please make sure there is something we could use for publicity. Particularly 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, this information should be targeted to attracting audience and media interest.