THE PLATFORM EVENT


Open to the public, The Platform Event will provide an eclectic experience of entertainment, opportunity and a wonderful celebration of Tasmania's Elite performers who have auditioned to perform in front of industry professionals.

Creating an undivided ‘Platform’ for performers to have access to resources and connections for their next steps when embarking on their future career direction. 
‘The Platform’ is strongly focused on bridging the gap from pre-professional to professional in the performing arts industry; creating employment and career ‘Next Step’ opportunities within Tasmania.

AUDITION INFO

Welcome to The Platform 2019.
We invite you to audition for the chance to perform at The Platform Event, hosted in Hobart on Sunday 10th November 2019.
If selected, you will perform in-front of a panel of industry professionals who are specifically looking to provide employment and/or guidance and connections for performers.
The audition process is made up of masterclasses and solo auditions where selections will take place.
Throughout the audition process, you will find yourself in the presence of professionals with extensive backgrounds and expertise in their field who will not only offer exceptional masterclasses, but also be seeking talent in Tasmania for additional employment opportunities coming up.
 
 

AUDITION OPPORTUNITIES FOR 2019

The Platform is all about creating diverse ways to celebrate a variety of artistic genres on a parallel to the professional world.

The audition opportunities for 2019 extends the invitation to audition for performers within the dance, musical theatre, acting and modelling industries.

2019 Audition Sections;
1. Masterclasses
2. Commercial Casting
3. Solo - Dance

MASTERCLASSES
AUG 24th/25th & SEPT 7th/8th

Open to trained dancers/models/live/screen actors and musical theatre singers. (ages specified in masterclass descriptions below) *Auditionees will participate in valuable workshops with professionals in their field.  If selected, performers will be called back for rehearsals to finalise a piece to perform in front of industry professionals at the Platform Event 2019 as well as be considered for professional experiences, employment and cash incentives for their efforts.

COMMERCIAL CASTING
AUG 25th

Open to Professional Tasmanian acts of any genre who may be emerging or already somewhat established in their field.  Individual, Duet or Groups can apply and will audition for a paid position to perform in front of industry professionals and will also be considered for employment opportunities derived from the Platform Event 2019: the selected acts will be entertaining, charismatic, family friendly and have an eclectic vibe!

SOLO - DANCE
SEPT 7th

Open to trained dancers of all ages who will audition in front of Tasmania’s leading dance Principals and Teachers from across Tasmania. *Auditionees will perform to be selected for a paid position to perform in front of industry professionals at the Platform Event 2019; the selected soloist/s will be entertaining, charismatic and family friendly.

ELIGIBILITY

To be eligible to audition you must:
- Be a resident of Tasmania at the time of application for a period of at least 12months or more.
- Be aged 11 and over (from August 24, 2019)
- Applicable to Masterclasses and Solo Dance auditions only: you must have trained in your genre at a dance/musical theatre/vocal/acting/professional performance or modelling establishment (this is not specific to Tasmania).
- Be available to attend audition time slots specific to your genre specified below.
- Please note: rehearsals for masterclass candidates will be negotiable depending on the successful candidates availabilities.
- Be available to attend and perform at the Platform event on November 10, 2019 at times specified below.
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AUDITION DATES & TIMES

MASTERCLASS AUDITIONS: AUGUST 2019
WEEKEND #1

Genres for 2019 (Saturday 24th Masterclasses - Sunday 25th call-backs of selected)
*see info on audition fee details below

Contemporary ages 11+ (with Josef Brown)
When: Saturday August 24th
Time: 9am - 10:30am
Successful candidates call back Sunday August 25th, time TBA

Musical Theatre ages 11+ (with Mark Richardson)
When: Saturday August 24th
Time: 11am - 12:20pm
Successful candidates call back Sunday August 25th, time TBA

Ballet ages 11+ (with Jason Duff)
When: Saturday August 24th
Time: 1:30pm - 3pm
Successful candidates call back Sunday August 25th, time TBA
Commercial Jazz ages 11+ (with Sydney Atherton)
When: Saturday August 24th
Time: 3:30pm - 5pm
Successful candidates call back Sunday August 25th, time TBA

MASTERCLASS AUDITIONS: SEPTEMBER 2019
WEEKEND #2

Genres for 2019 (Saturday 7th - Sunday 8th)
*see info on audition fee details below
Modelling/Runway ages 13+ (with Miranda Louey)
When: Saturday September 7th
Time: 9am - 10:30am
Successful candidates call back time 2pm - 3:30pm
Live Theatre ages 15+ (with Lisa Gormley)
(Auditionees will need to prepare: a 2min max monologue suitable to your age. Lisa will be looking for people who can take direction and apply that direction throughout the audition process)
When: Saturday September 7th
Time: 11am - 2pm
Successful candidates call back time 3:30pm - 5pm
Screen for children ages 11-15yrs (with Sara Cooper)
When: Saturday September 7th
Time: 11am - 1pm
Successful candidates call back time 2pm - 4pm
Live Theatre for children ages 11-15yrs (with Lisa Gormley)
(Auditionees will need to prepare: a 2min max monologue suitable to your age. Lisa will be looking for people who can take direction and apply that direction throughout the audition process)
When: Sunday September 8th
Time: 11:30am - 2:30pm
Successful candidates call back time 3:30pm - 5pm
Screen for ages 15+ (with Sara Cooper)
When: Sunday September 8th
Time: 9am - 11am
Successful candidates call back time 12pm - 2pm

A BIT ABOUT THE PROCESS

 Each industry professional of each genre will select their pick of dancers/actors/models to ‘call back’ to work with them on a fully choreographed piece to showcase at The Platform Event 2019!

Remember, The Platform is about “being seen” in front of Industry Professionals and Tasmanian Talent Agency clients so the more masterclasses/auditions you do, the higher the likelihood of being selected for opportunities, scholarships and employment.
 

COMMERCIAL CASTING AUDITION
SUNDAY AUGUST 25th, 2019

Commercial Casting audition for all ages
When: Saturday August 25th
Time: From 1:30pm
(Notification of your time slot on this day will be sent 1 week prior to audition day. Please specify if you have any restrictions within the audition time frame advertised)
Prepare: A piece to show in front of the Platform Producers and Selected Industry Professionals.
Live Theatre (monologue) Time limit 2 mins.
Tips: We are looking for performances to blow our minds. Performances that are skilled, entertaining and family friendly. Something we have not seen in Tasmania much or at all yet and something we want to showcase to our clients for ideas at their next events or perhaps their next advertising pitches and campaigns. These acts may be focused around but are not limited to, circus, magic, musicians and vocalists, comedians, dance groups, fire twirlers, emerging choreographers and acrobats. Surprise us!
Opportunity: Selected performer/s will be paid for their time to perform on the night and will be considered for professional opportunities ongoing.

DANCE SOLO AUDITION
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 7th, 2019

Dance Solo audition for ages 11+
When: Saturday September 7th
Time: From 1:30pm
(Notification of your time slot on this day will be sent 1 week prior to audition day. Please specify if you have any restrictions within the audition time frame advertised)
Where: Hobart location to be advised shortly after registration.
Prepare: A piece to show in front of Tasmania’s panel of dance Principals and teaching professionals from dance establishments across Tasmania. Time limit 2 mins.
Entrants can register up to two solo’s in different dance genres.
Tips: We are looking for an exciting, entertaining and family friendly solo and possibly multiple; to make up part of our running order for the Platform Event 2019.
Opportunity: Selected performer/s will be paid for their time to perform on the night and will be considered for professional opportunities ongoing.
Note: If you are unable to make this audition date, you are eligible to enter your solo into the commercial casting audition day. Please note however, the selection panels for these auditions are different.
Registrations close Monday August 5th at Midnight

AUDITION NOW 

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THE BIG DAY

You must be available to attend and perform at The Platform event and technical rehearsals on:
Saturday 9th ALL DAY & Sunday 10th ALL DAY, 2019
Tech Rehearsal: Saturday 9am - 4pm & Sunday 9am - 1pm
Show Time: Sunday 2:30pm - 5pm
Hobart, Tasmania
*You will not be required for the entire time. Depending on what genre you have been selected to perform in, you will be allocated a rehearsal time within this time frame.
AUDITION APPLICATIONS CLOSE MONDAY JULY 29TH
*No late entries will be accepted*

NEXT STEP (FOR ALL AUDITIONEES)

Register your audition place by submitting your Audition Application Form below before the 29th July 2019

TIP: we are looking for performers who can present a piece confidently, pick up choreography where required and present with a professional attitude to which we feel confident we can present to our talent agency clients and professional panel at The Platform.

Registrations close Monday August 5th at Midnight

AUDITION NOW 

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INTERESTING FACTS FOR AUDITIONEES

Time Limit: 2 mins (applicable to Commercial Casting & Dance Soloists only)
Criteria: Entertainment value, skill set & family friendly.
If you are selected to perform at the event, there may be an opportunity to extend the time of your piece if suitable.

TIPS

- Ensure your overall presentation i.e. costuming & make-up suits your performance.
- Ensure your performance represents your best skill set i.e. if you are a great singer, don’t forget to show us your full range.
- Solo pieces prepared for other competitions are eligible.

Once your registration has been submitted, you will receive a confirmation email with a receipt number which you need to print or provide an electronic copy to present on arrival at your audition (solo & or masterclass) as your entry form.

Video entries will not be accepted this year for solo auditions.
 
Registrations close Monday August 5th at Midnight

AUDITION NOW 

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AUDITION FEES

Masterclass per class & bundle
Masterclass x 1 - $55 (GST Inclusive)
Masterclass x 2 - $99 (GST Inclusive)
Masterclass x 3 - $143 (GST Inclusive)
Masterclass x 4 - $176 (GST Inclusive)
Masterclass x 5 - $209 (GST Inclusive)
Masterclass x 6 - $231 (GST Inclusive)
 
Commercial Casting Audition
1 x Item - $33 + (GST Inclusive)
2 x Items - $55 + (GST Inclusive)
 
Dance Solo Audition
1 x Solo - $33 + (GST Inclusive)
2 x Solos - $55 + (GST Inclusive)

Bundle
Full Masterclass Pass for both weekends - $242 (GST Inclusive)
*Commercial Casting and Dance Solo not included in bundle
Exact location to be advised shortly after registration.
 
Registrations close Monday August 5th at Midnight