Female that can play 20s to 40s.

The actor will be playing multiple roles aged from early 20s to late 40s.

Sunday 7 August
Peacock Theatre

Please email a headshot, full-length photo and a CV listing your acting experience by 3 August the Performing Arts Program Manager, Lucien Simon performingarts@sac.org.au

This is a paid opportunity.

Key Dates

  • – Attend two days of the creative development between 8 – 11 August 2022
  • – Attend rehearsals (Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm) 13 November – 3 December 2022
  • – Attend Production week 5 – 8 December 2022
  • – Attend dress rehearsal, 8 December 2022
  • – Perform at the Peacock Theatre, Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart on Opening Night (9 December 2022) and for performances on the 10, 11, 15, 16, 17 and 18 December 2022 and a matinee performance on the 10 December 2022.

Be available for re-staging and tour of Jumpcut in 2023.

About Jumpcut

At the beginning of 2022 Chris Mead (Melbourne Theatre Company, Head of theatre at the VCA) and Tasmanian writers, Mathew Cooke, Hera Fox, Stepnanie Jack, Carrie McLean and Andy Vagg, took part in the first stage of development of a new full length play titled Jumpcut (working title).

They are working together to create a full-length play with the underlying theme, ‘Crisis, what crisis?’. Structurally the play is being created by using the Arthur Schnitzler play Reigen/LaRonde (1900) as a structural template. It consists of 10 ‘love’ scenes between pairs of people up and down society’s then class structure. The 10 characters each play in two adjacent scenes, each with two discrete lovers.

Chris has created a play using this format before. In 2001-2 Chris worked with five writers—Ben Ellis, Veronica Gleeson, Nick Marchand, Tommy Murphy and Emma Vuletic—to create 360 positions in a one-night stand for the 2002 Festival of Sydney. The play was incredibly well accepted and fast tracked the careers of the writers involved. The collective quality of the work benefited everyone involved.

About the Director
Chris Mead

This year Chris was appointed the Head of Theatre at the Victorian College of the Arts, prior to this he was the Literary Director of Melbourne Theatre Company. Previous positions have included: inaugural Artistic Director of PlayWriting Australia; Literary Manager, Sydney Theatre Company; Literary Manager, Belvoir; curator, Australian National Playwrights’ Conference; and Festival Director, Interplay, the International Festival for Young Playwrights. Recent directing credits include Ross Mueller’s A Strategic Plan (Griffin 2016), Richard Frankland’s Walking into the Bigness (co-directed by Wayne Blair, Malthouse 2014), Ian Wilding’s Rare Earth (NIDA 2011) and Quack (Griffin 2010), and Damien Millar’s The Modern International Dead (Griffin 2008) which won Best New Play (Sydney Theatre Critics’ Awards) and the WA Premier’s Literary Award. He has a PhD from Sydney University. His Platform Paper on institutional racism and outreach strategies was published in 2008. In the past three years he has worked closely with writers such as Joanna Murray-Smith, David Williamson, Eddie Perfect, Lally Katz, Aidan Fennessy, Brendan Cowell, Hannie Rayson, Tom Holloway, Angela Betzien, Rob Sitch, Santo Cilauro and Tom Gleisner, and Steve Vizard, as well as emerging writers such as S. Shakthidharan, Anchuli Felicia King and Jean Tong.

  • Supporters

    Salamanca Art Centre’s 2022 programs are supported by the Commonwealth Government’s Office of the Arts via the RISE Fund.

Salamanca Arts Centre, Bett Gallery and Contemporary Arts Tasmania

Free but registration essential
This event is for current TATA members only

11am – 12pm
Curator + Artist Floor Talk
Long Gallery
Salamanca Arts Centre
The panel will consist of artists Kate Tucker, Eloise Kirk, Grant Nimmo and curator, Daine Singer discussing their work in the exhibition, O Horizon

12.15pm -1.15pm
Break for lunch
Grab a bite to eat at the Salamanca Markets or bring along your packed lunch to relax nearby.

1.30pm – 2.30pm
Artist Talk with Meg Walch
Bett Gallery
Join artist Dr Meg Walch as she discusses her new exhibition, Uncanny.

2.45pm – 3:45pm
Curator talk with Lisa Campbell-Smith
Contemporary Arts Tasmania
BioGym by Mary Maggic and Grace Gamage
Presented by Contemporary Art Tasmania and Dark Mofo 2022
Explore the boundaries between biology and culture, with an introduction from Curator, Lisa Campbell-Smith

Transport Available
While registered guests may choose to drive for the gallery hop, TATA have booked a bus for those registered, although this has limited capacity of up to 40 passengers. First in, best dressed. This is a complimentary offering. For those taking the bus, passengers are asked to wear a face mask throughout.

Departure, Salamanca
The bus will depart from Salamanca, out the front of IMAS, 20 Castray Esplanade, after the allocated lunch break. We ask passengers to please be mindful of time and not to be late.

3:35pm Return
Contemporary Art Tasmania-Salamanca precinct
The bus will depart CAT after the final session and return to Salamanca for a final drop off.

Glee Club’s Singalong Trivia comes to the festival

This is a trivia night where some of the questions are asked and some of the questions are sung!

Your host, Vicky Jacobs is not just a gameshow fanatic, she comes equipped with her very own live choir to sing and sometimes even sing along with!

But don’t worry, this isn’t just a music-centric trivia night, it’s more! You won’t need to know what Paul McCartney’s favourite food is (it’s chip butties).

There will be questions on science, history, travel and culture and we guarantee you’ll know at least one of the answers and probably a whole lot more!  

Get a table together and come along to play for some fabulous prizes and be part of a trivia night you’ll be telling people about for years! 

The Singers Lounge is the place for after-hours singalongs, open mic performances and general Festival buzz. 

Our festival lounge is open to patrons, performers and participants.  Since we began, the festival transforms Salamanca Arts Centre’s Long Gallery to become the heart and soul of the festival, where friends – old and new – enjoy scheduled and impromptu performances. It’s inclusive, informal and free of judgement – a welcoming space to sing or sit back in our laid-back lounge. 

Hosted by a variety of special guest MC’s, our licensed bar will be serving wines, spirits and beers, with refreshments and snacks. Doors open at 7.30pm with limited tickets on the door, subject to availability. 

A live, prologue performance by Justy Phillips and Maria Lurighi towards Ringed by Language. And Yet., a book by Justy Phillips. Published by Upswell.

Ringed by Language. And Yet., is a new book by Justy Phillips and Upswell Publishing. This event is a live, prologue performance by Justy Phillips and Maria Lurighi with visuals by James Newitt.

Prose. Memoir. Essay. Other. For so many years, I did not know how to say what is now, carefully held in this book. Then my heart began to fail. And when I finally sat down to write about the precarious experience of one thing, the other just tumbled out.

No doubt my whole life, my work as an artist, has been its own process of recovery. And now, through this body, a book—part creature, part ocean, part mouthfuls of air—I have been able to surface an unlikely chronicle of heart failure.

Where do failures of the heart begin? How do they move? Accumulate, mutate, oscillate back and forth between us? These faltering organs. It is terrifying. And yet so important to bring into language such things.