Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company are seeking 2 female presenting actors, one Aboriginal and one non- Aboriginal, with stage age ranges from 20 – 30, to perform in our 2024 Secondary School tour of Sista Girl written by Elena Carapetis and Alexis West.
Sista Girl an exploration of the relationship between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australians, via the story of two women who share a white father.
Two young women meet face to face for the first time across the bed of a dying man. Strangers to each other but bonded by blood and grief. Sisters. They break the cold silence of the hospital room to start a difficult conversation. About the past and secrets. About the women who were their mothers. And about why this man, their father, abandoned one family to make another. When the past is dying and can’t say sorry, how do you move on?
Nakisha: First Nations Australian woman aged 24-27. Sharp, sexy, perfectly groomed (This role must be played by a First Nations Australian actor)
Georgie: Australian of European heritage aged 27-30 – Street smart, witty and down to earth. preferably of Greek or Italian descent.
Here we meet two women caught up in the sins of their father and how they navigate these discoveries with inner strength and resilience.
Auditionees will be required to engage in physical movement work for this show.
If you are successful in being offered a role, you must be based in Perth, Western Australia for the duration of the rehearsal and production period. You will also be required to provide Yirra Yaakin with a current Working with Children’s check.
Auditions will be held on Tuesday 21st November 2023 with call-backs on the afternoon of the 22nd November 2023.
Rehearsals commence on Monday 20th May 2024.
The season will run from Monday 10th June 2024.
For more information and to book an audition, please send through your CV and the name of the character you’re auditioning for to Skye Lockyer:
M: 0421 676 026
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