Audition Information

Three Short One-Act Plays

An evening of three one-act plays in November 2021, production and performances dates from October 29th to November 21st.


A Bird in the Pocket (August 18th online, August 19th in-person)

Impromptu (August 18th online, August 19th in-person)

Earwig (August 18th online only)

Click the buttons below to see the audition pieces, character information, and other details. Audition forms are available either at the bottom of this page or at the bottom of any of the three plays' pages.

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We hold open auditions for all of our productions and announce auditions dates usually two weeks in advance.

  • Auditions are generally announced at Monday Evening Readings and via our club mailing list.

  • Auditions are given in front of a casting panel consisting of at least the director and one member of the committee.  The exact format of the auditions is the decision of the director.

  • The casting panel's decision is final and while the best candidate may not always be chosen, decisions are made for more reasons than just the audition performance.  For example, there are questions of how each candidate will fit into the whole cast.

  • Candidates are normally informed of the results within two days of auditions.

  • Auditions are open to non-members, however please be aware that due to their previous experience, existing members may have priority.  All members of a cast are expected to become members if they are not already.

  • Audition pieces are usually available one week in advance at Monday Evening Readings and on the play's audition page.

  • Candidates are not expected to learn the audition pieces, but they should be familiar with them.

  • ZEST is an amateur group and no-one is paid for their participation in the production.

  • If cast, you are expected to commit to attending most rehearsals and all performances.

  • Candidates should complete an audition application form either online or printed and scanned, which is available below.

  • Candidates should advise their intention to audition by any of the channels listed at the foot of the application form or by submitting a digital audition form.

  • Policy for actors stage combat and intimacy:

    • All physical contact between actors must be blocked by a member of the creative team (director, fight -choreographer, AD etc.)

    • No scene involving physical contact can be rehearsed without the presence of a member of the creative team

    • Changes to those scenes without express permission from a member of the creative team are grounds for immediate disciplinary action, such as exclusion from further productions.

    • If anyone has any concerns they can be expressed in strictest confidence to any committee member anonymously and will be fully supported and acted upon.

  • You confirm that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or will complete your vaccination programme within the next month.

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