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Time to take the stage.
Auditions now open.

Blackrock is a play by Australian playwright Nick Enright that was first performed in 1995.  Inspired by the real-life events surrounding the rape and murder of a teenager at a party in 1989, the play explores the aftermath of the tragic incident in the fictional town of Blackrock. Enright skillfully examines the impact of toxic masculinity, peer pressure, and the bystander effect on the characters, particularly focusing on the emotional turmoil of the victim's family and friends.

Directed by Will Hutchins (CGS Alumnus)

Will Hutchins is an actor and director based in Melbourne, Australia.

 

From a young age, Will has been an active participant in the arts industry, appearing in many projects across stage and screen.

 

Beginning his journey in school plays and musicals, Will sought additional training at NIDA, YABC and ACDA for several years before joining 16th Streets 2022 Full-Time Ensemble, where he continues to train.

 

Some of his credits include, ‘Single, Out’ (2021-Present) (a multi-seasoned and internationally streamed TV series), ‘Sparks Underwater’ (2021) (Will's writing/directorial debut under his production company Novober Pictures/winner of the Toronto Independent Film Festival Directors Award), and ‘Static’ (2022) (2023 St Kilda Film Festival official selection).

 

Recently, Will made the top 20 for AAFTAs Carmen Duncan Scholarship, wrote and directed his second short film ‘As Far as Cruel Men Go’ (2023) (Close Company), and worked with Simon Gleeson in Michael Gracey’s pre-vis workshop for the upcoming Feature Film ‘Better Man’.

View Will's introductory video:

Audition Info

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DATES & LOCATION

Audition dates: 22nd, 23rd & 24th of January

Callback date: Saturday 3rd February, 5pm-8pm

Audition location: Caulfield Grammar School, Glen Eira Road, St Kilda East. VIC 3183

Performance season: 17th-27th April 2024

CONTENT WARNING

Blackrock is a powerful and confronting drama that contains references to murder, sexual assault, suicide, cancer and physical violence. We acknowledge these subjects may be triggering for some people. 

If this raises feelings of distress or anxiety for you please contact:

 

Lifeline: 13 11 14 

1800 RESPECT 

Headspace: 1800 650 890

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