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Cast sought for Queen

Queen is a scream, enthused Sharu Delilkan in her review of New Zealand playwright Sam Brooks’ award-winning play.

“Queen is a sass. Queen is a laugh. Queen is a cry. Queen is a voice!”

And now, Evolution Theatre Company is seeking five gay male actors and one lesbian actress to perform in a production of the play described as exploring the contradictions, difficulties and joys of being a young gay man today.

The play is described as a series of scenes and monologues for an ensemble cast that presents gay culture in modern New Zealand through the lens of the people living and loving in it.

“Filled with truth, humour, intensity, and sass, this is something fresh and lively that Gisborne audiences will relish,” says director Dinna Myers on her Facebook page.

Auditions are by appointment only. Send an email to info@evolutiontheatre.org.nz to state your interest and available times to read to Myers.

Rehearsals begin in early December and the show will be staged February 25-27 at Evolution Theatre.

Brooks’ works have appeared on stage in Auckland and throughout New Zealand, often produced through his company, Smoke Labours Productions.

His work has twice earned him the Playmarket B4 25 New Zealand Young Playwright award. He has also been nominated for the Chapman Tripp award for Outstanding New Playwright and was highly commended for the Adam New Zealand New Play of the year award.

In 2014, Metro Magazine named Brooks Auckland’s Most Exciting Playwright. He won the Bruce Mason Playwriting Award in 2016.

OUT THERE: Evolution Theatre is seeking actors for New Zealand playwright Sam Brooks’ award-winning play, Queen. Picture supplied