Ninefold Ensemble Workshop Audition

Ninefold is seeking actors to join our ensemble for the remainder of 2017 through to 2018 for our special long term theatre project, Wyrd. This project includes creative development and rehearsal periods throughout 2017 and 2018 in the lead up to 2 performance seasons in June and Oct/Nov 2018. About the Project Wyrd is Ninefold’s own deranged horror-thriller version of Macbeth drawing entirely on the supernatural aspects of the original story. The two main roles of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth have been merged into one. This hybrid central character is a noble warrior woman who is raised to prominence on the battlefield. But her success is short-lived, plagued by the witches who orchestrate her descent into guilt and despair. Physical rigour and discipline is this company’s signature performance style. Using choral work and striking contemporary visuals that draw on timeless archetypes, Ninefold carves up and twists Shakespeare’s tragedy into a Lynch-esque nightmare that conjures the fantastical and the malevolent. About Ninefold Ninefold is a Sydney-based theatre ensemble. Founded by Shy Magsalin, the ensemble was formed to investigate highly rigorous and disciplined ensemble performance-making. Ninefold is Sydney’s only contemporary theatre ensemble that works exclusively with the Suzuki Method of Actor Training alongside development and rehearsal processes. The training, developed by renowned theatre director Tadashi Suzuki, results in performances that are unlike anything else on the contemporary stage. Ninefold continues to investigate the application of this training in an Australian context by making work that is unrelentingly intense, physically precise and imaginatively rich. Desirable Skills and Interests

  • Experience in or an interest to learn the Suzuki Method of Actor Training. The Suzuki Method forms the basic training language for our ensemble.

  • Experience or an interest in process-based theatre-making.

  • Experience in physical performance.

  • Experience or interest in ensemble-based work.

Workshop Audition

Our workshop audition will run from 10am-4pm on 8 July 2017. Those auditioning must be available for the whole day. The day will involve working in large and small groups. You will be led through basic Suzuki training exercises, movement exercises and small devising exercises involving material from Wyrd.

Payment Wyrd is a box office profit share production. Important Dates

  • Creative Development: Saturday afternoons, 16 Sep – 4 Nov 2017, plus a 3-day intensive 11-13 Oct

  • Creative Development: Saturday afternoons, 3 – 24 Feb 2018

  • Rehearsal Period: Saturday afternoons from 21 Apr – 16 Jun 2018 + a couple of weeknights per week (weeknight schedule TBC)

  • Production Season: 18 Jun – 1 Jul 2018

  • Rehearsal Period: Sep/Oct 2018, dates TBC

  • Production Season: 29 Oct – 4 Nov 2018

To Apply Please email the following to by Friday, 23 June 2017:

  • your CV

  • your headshot

  • 1 or 2 photos that show you onstage in performance

Actors shortlisted for the workshop audition will be notified via email by Monday, 26 June 2017 along with details of what to prepare for the day.

Any queries? Email