Lead and Supporting Roles in New Funded Webseries
About the advertiser

  • Located in Auckland, NZ
  • Joined January, 2011
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‘Bright Summer Night’ by The Candle Wasters is a new 10 episode webseries from the makers of web hits ‘Nothing Much To Do’ and ‘Lovely Little Losers’.

Funding has been provided by NZ On Air’s digital production webseries fund.

Filming will be in Wellington over an approx 4 week period in April 2016 – which coincides with high school holidays (2 weeks) and Victoria University break (1 week). People need to be generally available over that period and are required to make themselves Wellington based.

We’re looking for actors to play roles aged between 13 and early 20s. We’re after a diverse cast. These auditions are open to everyone of any gender, ethnicity, and sexuality.

AUDITION DATES:
Wellington:
14, 15, 16 February (Sunday, Monday, Tuesday)

Auckland – N.B. We’re only auditioning people aged 18 and over in Auckland:
18 & 20 February

Please apply below for audition scripts and instructions on booking an audition time.

All minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Payment:
TBD with successful applicants

PUCK

Agender, androphile. A wild, nihilistic, cheeky, clever, malicious trickster. Puck is in the center of an existential crisis; worrying about the future, their place in it, the effects humans have on the environment, the significance of relationships, the prospect of love, the fear of losing themself, the concern of not caring. Puck tries to shrug this off, covering it up by being seemingly carefree.

Any gender, aged 16 to 20 from New Zealand

  • Minimum Acting experience:
    No previous acting experience


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TITANIA

A leader, inspiring, confident, passionate, caring, intense. Having recently completed her first year of uni, she is solidifying her place in the world as a new establishment environmentalist. She serves as an enabler in her romantic relationship with Oberon. She sees the party as just another party.

Females, aged 18 to 24 from New Zealand

  • Minimum Acting experience:
    No previous acting experience


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OBERON

Charismatic, extroverted, self-conscious, and clever. Life has been easy for Oberon. A privileged home life and supportive school system left him as a jack-of-all-trades who feels like he always has to be the hero. He is attentive to those around him, determined to always seem strong and likeable. He uses people, like Titania and Puck, to validate himself. To Oberon, the party is a chance to play to his strengths – being charming and entertaining in short bursts.

Males, aged 18 to 24 from New Zealand

  • Minimum Acting experience:
    No previous acting experience


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PEASEBLOSSOM

A good friend of Titania’s and part of the environmental group. Peaseblossom is in a relationship with Cobweb. She has some concern about Titania and Oberon’s relationship. The party is a cause for celebration; she is reunited with her girlfriend after a year of university.

Females, aged 18 to 24 from New Zealand

  • Minimum Acting experience:
    No previous acting experience


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COBWEB

Cobweb loves her younger sister Peter, though they often have disputes – the latest of which is a debate over the appropriateness of younger siblings displaying political-musical-performance art at a house party. She inherited her adoration of politics from her parents. Cobweb is in a relationship with Peaseblossom, and the party is an opportunity to celebrate their reunion and catch up with long time friend, Titania.

Females, aged 18 to 24 from New Zealand

  • Minimum Acting experience:
    No previous acting experience


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DEMETRIUS

Genderfluid. Confident, loquacious, funny, and strong-willed. People should not pander to Demetrius as they value those who are upfront and honest. They dismiss Helena’s romantic interest in them; Helena is a push-over, though a decent friend. Demetrius has an unrealistic infatuation with Hermia whom they constantly flirt; albeit tongue-in-cheek. They have a lively on-going spat with Lysander. The party is an opportunity for them to have fun, take drugs, meet new people, and make others laugh.

Any gender, aged 16 to 20 from New Zealand

  • Minimum Acting experience:
    No previous acting experience


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HELENA

Female. Introverted, awkward, romantic, over-thinker, who likes to laugh. Helena does not like parties; she is only there to be with her friends. Especially Demetrius whom she has a crush on. She enjoys spending time with her BFF Hermia, and she respects Lysander though they do not spend time together away from the group. She considers herself an outsider.

Females, aged 16 to 20 from New Zealand

  • Minimum Acting experience:
    No previous acting experience


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HERMIA

Popular, extroverted, friendly, genuine, and confident. Hermia is rebelling against her father’s overprotective nature, significantly by spending time with her boyfriend Lysander and going to parties. She looks after her shy friend Helena. Hermia revels in attention; she enjoys what Demetrius gives her. Hermia is friends with everyone she meets. Tonight, she wants to make love to her boyfriend, meet new people, and show Helena how to party.

Females, aged 16 to 20 from New Zealand

  • Minimum Acting experience:
    No previous acting experience


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LYSANDER

A jock, genuine, protective, nervous, and staunch. Lysander is in a relationship with Hermia and together they are the perfect high school couple. People at school perceive him as one of the boys, cool and aloof; but with Hermia – and his friends Demetrius and Helena – he is sincere and considered with his actions. People who know him do not take him seriously. He is at the party for Hermia, and to branch out of his comfort zone; taking risks, drugs, and sex in uncomfortable pla

Males, aged 16 to 20 from New Zealand

  • Minimum Acting experience:
    No previous acting experience


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NICK BOTTOM

Actor can preferably play drums. Enthusiastic, ignorant, ridiculous, and full of ideas. Nick does not enjoy silence and hates being alone. She will put on an act to gain the attention and love of a crowd. As far as Nick is concerned, Peter Quince is her only equal. She loves writing poetry and playing the drums. The party is a perfect opportunity for her to perform in front of a crowd.

Females, aged 13 to 16 from New Zealand

  • Minimum Acting experience:
    No previous acting experience


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PETER QUINCE

Actor can preferably play guitar. Wired, determined, self-doubting, dominant, and uninformed. Peter knows what she wants to do in life: create political-musical- performance-art. She is part of ‘The Revolution’, although she’s vague on what that means. With the skittish energy of a director many times her age, she is not good at what she does – but she will be. To Peter Quince, Nick is a frustrating inspiration and the party is a serious inconvenience.

Females, aged 13 to 16 from New Zealand

  • Minimum Acting experience:
    No previous acting experience


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FRANCIS FLUTE

Any gender. Francis believes in punk. Anti-establishment, scatter-brained, rebellious, and artistic, they do not care for organisation. They are hesitant to embrace people – but once they do (e.g., The Dead Kennedys, Peter Quince) they become fiercely loyal. Francis Flute is a left-wing anarchist, a neo-marxist libertarian, and enjoys playing rhythm guitar. Francis thinks the party is an exciting, dangerous world of potential recklessness and bad decisions.

Any gender, aged 13 to 16 from New Zealand

  • Minimum Acting experience:
    No previous acting experience


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ROBIN STARVELING

Any gender. Small, frightened, hesitant, diligent, loyal. Robin is a cautious individual who is beyond thrilled to have found a group of confident, determined artists who accept and encourage them. They like being told what to do so that they can just do it. They’re a talented craftsperson – being able to build art installations and contraptions. Robin finds the party totally overwhelming.

Any gender, aged 13 to 14 from New Zealand

  • Minimum Acting experience:
    No previous acting experience


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