Audition Notice

Brave New Word and The Old 505 Theatre Present

Lie With Me - By Liz Hobart

Directed by Warwick Doddrell
Set & Costume Designed by Isabella Andronos
Lighting Design by Sophie Pekbilimli

Sound Design by Ben Hinchley


“Will I be forgiven for the sins I didn’t commit, but created?”
Mrs Dahmer, a poem by Sierra Demulder

A mother watches on TV as her son is arrested for murder. Her friends text their support but always had their doubts, while her weatherman ex-husband becomes a media sensation in the aftermath of the televised tragedy. What follows is a kaleidoscopic journey of investigation into a mother’s past and future.
Imagined as a theatrical thriller inspired by the work of Complicite and Robert Lepage, LIE WITH ME combines dynamic physical and visual storytelling, creating an intimate portrait of a woman facing the greatest crisis a mother can face.

We’re looking for strong physical performers who are excited to contribute to a semi-devised development process integrating design, lighting and sound with text based storytelling. Viewpoints and physical theatre experience is a bonus. Actors from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

MUM, 45 – 60

A baby boomer, former housewife, now independent single woman rebuilding her life. Small but close (or so she thinks) circle of friends. Has a sense of humour. We want to see a woman at her most fulfilled, and facing her darkest challenges.

FEMALE ENSEMBLE (2 roles), 25 – 60

Challenging ensemble roles, creating the myriad of other characters on and off stage. TV show hosts, other mothers, her ex-husband, among others. They will also be physically manipulating the space around us.

14 – 31 May; Creative Development, approx 4 evening sessions a week.
September; 3 week fulltime rehearsal period (schedule flexible around availability)
2 – 14 October; The Season

Payment with be a small set fee and box office split.


For the audition, we’ll ask you to bring a monologue of contemporary writing of your choice (comedy is a winner). During the session we will be asking you to explore design elements, which we will provide, to extend the text. We’re looking for authentic, and humorous portrayals of contemporary australian character types, performers with great vocal attack and diverse range. There are alot of characters in this piece!

The auditions will be held the evening of Friday 27th April, and day of Saturday 28th April.

Send your expressions of interest with;

  • Your availability May/June, September
  • A headshot and cv
  • Your preferred day

to the producer, Luke Holmes, by Tuesday 24th April to be considered.

Brave New Word Theatre Company Inc.