We are excited to invite you to audition for the first production of our 2019 season!

Melancholy Play

Written by Sarah Ruhl
Directed by Helen Mackenzie
Auditions: Sunday 2 December 2018
Callbacks: 3-4 December 2018

Production Dates: 27 February - 9 March 2019
About the Production

Tilly’s melancholy is of an exquisite quality. It is a beautiful and sexy thing, and every stranger she meets falls in love with her. One day, inexplicably, Tilly becomes happy, and things get very strange...   

This contemporary farce by Sarah Ruhl (The Clean House, In the Room Next Door (or the Vibrator Play), Stage Kiss) is a fast paced, melancholic action-packed journey of five characters in search of an almond. 

Character Summary

We're looking for five dynamic and enchanting actors to bring this contemporary farce to life. Musical ability would be delightful but not a must.
  • Frank: a tailor (male, 18-50)
  • Tilly: a bank teller (female, 18-50)
  • Frances: a hairdresser (female, 18-50)
  • Joan: a British nurse (female, 20-50)  
  • Lorenzo the Unfeeling: a psychiatrist (male, 25-50)
To find out more or to book an audition slot email auditions@stagecraft.co.nz