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Director: Deborah Fabbro
Season dates: 8-24 February 2018
AUDITION DATES: Sunday 19 November 2017 from 1pm
Monday 20 November 2017 from 7.30pm
Auditions by appointment only. To make an appointment or enquiry, please contact Deborah: firstname.lastname@example.org 0416 141 838
Those attending an audition are requested to bring an audition form downloaded from http://www.wlt.org.au/auditions, together with a non returnable headshot (need not be a studio shot).
Audition venue: Williamstown Little Theatre, 2 Albert St, Williamstown VIC 3016
“Leo paints ordinary stuff and ordinary people but his picture’ll make them look special – make them beautiful and glowing and – But it’s not tizzying things up. It’s like Leo can see the specialness inside a thing so when a person looks at the painting they can see it too.”
Abusive, cantankerous and burned out by booze, Leo Bailey is one of Australia’s national treasures. A gifted painter and chronic alcoholic, he can no longer take care of himself. His resentful daughter has been through a succession of minders, until Therese comes along, fresh out of jail and determined to make a go of her limited options.
MR BAILEY’S MINDER is a tough, funny and big-hearted play. It’s about shame and judgment, about who deserves to be loved and forgiven. It looks at how people exploit each other and where they find the beauty; and the qualities of transcendence, letting go and forgiveness.
Therese – mid 20s streetwise, boisterous, defensive, volatile
Margo – late 30s executive businesswoman – brittle
Leo – late 60s artist – volatile, shows signs of years of boozing
*Gavin – 30s con man – suave, smooth
*Karl – about 30 tradesman – gentle, polite
*Note – same actor to play both Gavin and Karl
Williamstown Little Theatre is a community theatre in Melbourne’s west; actors are not paid.