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Call Out: Audition for a Role in Lights in the Park

A composite image of a teenager boy and teenager girl holding torches with red lights. Photo by Dylan Evans Photography

Q Theatre and Australian Theatre for Young People (ATYP) are currently seeking talented young performers from Western Sydney, the Blue Mountains and beyond to audition for the opportunity to be cast in the World Premiere of their production Lights in the Park, playing at The Joan in April.

Sounds like you or someone you know? Find out more about the production, audition process and how to book your audition, below.

By Alexander Lee-Rekers
Directed by Lucy Clements

One quiet night, the street lights flicker out and plunge the world into darkness. A “lights out” party in Royal Park is announced, and every kid in town makes their way there to celebrate this strange occurrence.

A trio of role-players leave their game and embark on a quest for revenge…two enterprising youngsters sell torches at reasonable prices…the disgraced star of a viral video looks to make her social comeback and the floor-mopper at the local chemist encounters the worst kind of shoplifter. All these stories unfold on the way to the park because everybody’s on their way to the same party. And it is not to be missed.

The Senior ATYP Foundation Commission develops a new play each year that showcases the skills of actors aged 14 – 17. Published by Playlab, this is your chance to see the first production of a show that will be presented in schools around the country for years to come. Lights in the Park is the 2018 Winner of this Award.


Actors from all cultural backgrounds and of all levels of experience and mobility are encouraged to apply to audition for Lights in the Park.

The following roles are currently available:

  • 6 male roles;
  • 6 female roles; and
  • 1 non-binary role (played by a non-binary actor).

Audition Dates

Wednesday 3 February*4pm – 8pm
Thursday 4 February4pm – 8pm
Friday 5 February4pm – 8pm
Saturday 6 February10am – 4pm

*Please Note: Due to unforseen circumstances the auditions on Wednesday 3 February have been cancelled. If you have booked an audition for this date ATYP will be in contact with you soon.

Audition Location
Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre,
597 High Street, Penrith
Click here to view on Google Maps

Audition Requirements

  • Actors must prepare one contemporary monologue of your choosing, no more than 2 minutes in length. We recommend that you select an Australian piece.
  • Actors will read a short scene from Lights in the Park, which will be provided on the day of their audition.

This is an unpaid project. Participation is voluntary.

COVID Safety
Were COVID SafeThe Joan and ATYP have both completed a COVID safety plan and are registered as a COVID safe businesses. Please click the link below to see how we are protecting all workshop participants, families and carers, teaching artists, staff, board and all other stakeholders.

The Joan’s COVID Safety Plan
ATYP’s COVID Safety Plan


Rehearsals will be held at The Joan over the following dates and times:

Thursday 4 March4:30pm – 7:30pm
Thursday 11 March4:30pm – 7:30pm
Friday 12 March4:30pm – 7:30pm
Sunday 14 March1pm – 5pm
Monday 15 March4:30pm – 7:30pm
Thursday 18 March4:30pm – 7:30pm
Sunday 21 March1pm – 5pm
Monday 22 March4:30pm – 7:30pm
Thursday 25 March4:30pm – 7:30pm
Saturday 27 March10am – 4pm
Tuesday 6 April10am – 4pm
Thursday 8 April10am – 4pm
Sunday 11 April10am – 4pm
Monday 12 April10am – 4pm
Thursday 15 April10am – 4pm
Friday 16 April10am – 4pm
Saturday 17 April10am – 4pm


Tech RehearsalSunday 18 – Monday 19 April
Dress RehearsalTuesday 20 April
SeasonWednesday 21 – Saturday 24 April

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Photo by Dylan Evans Photography