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Profit-share Auditions - Cristina in the Cupboard

at The Depot Theatre Incorporated - Sydney

The Depot Theatre presents
A spellbinding experiment in comic magical realism.

Directed by Julie Baz Designed by David Jeffrey

"The Depot Theatre punches well above its weight, presenting well-produced, confidently performed shows that both entertain and inspire." WEEKEND NOTES

Originally produced by subtlenuance at downstairs Tap Gallery in 2013, CRISTINA IN THE CUPBOARD by critically acclaimed writer director Paul Gilchrist is the story of an unusual retreat, and a remarkable victory. Playful and provocative, CRISTINA IN THE CUPBOARD tells of one woman’s quest to live life entirely on her own terms. Join Cristina on a breathtaking inner journey, as she navigates illusion, weathers dismay, and discovers wonder.

Paul Gilchrist is a writer and director, and is the artistic director of subtlenuance, a Sydney based independent theatre company solely dedicated to the creation of original Australian work which focuses on the exploration of political and philosophical ideas. Paul's work has been produced in Sydney, interstate and overseas.

"The script is poignant and beautiful....Cristina in the Cupboard is a timeless work that speaks with intellectual and emotional clarity, and should be staged every place there is a thinking audience." SUZY GOES SEE

"Gilchrist’s text is a rich and frequently humorous one...." JASON BLAKE (from the SMH)

"A surprise joy...As an audience member I entered a little theatrical cupboard, and left with a feeling of being part of the grand magic of theatre." SYDNEY ARTS GUIDE

"Insightful and evocative writing; is often side-splittingly funny." SOUTH SYDNEY HERALD

"Gilchrist has done a deft job...As an experiment in comic magic realism it certainly serves its purpose." DINNER AND A SHOW

“Both deeply fascinating and profoundly troubling. For the eighty five minutes of the show, I found myself mesmerised.” THEATRE FROM THE BACK SEAT

NB. All the roles are currently open for audition and we encourage actors from a diverse range of ethnic and cultural backgrounds to apply.

CRISTINA, a woman in her mid to late twenties
ANNA, her sister
GWEN, her mother
ROBERT, her father
ERICA, a friend
BELINDA, a friend
LUCINDA, an acquaintance
GABRIEL, an ex-lover

1. Prepare a maximum 3 minute monologue from any play of your choice to perform at the audition.
2. Read CRISTINA IN THE CUPBOARD prior to the audition – a PDF copy of the script will be provided once your audition is confirmed.

Please check your availability against ALL the dates below BEFORE applying to audition.

First auditions – Saturday 14 May - by appointment - 15 min – between 12pm -10pm
Call backs – Sunday 15 May 2016 - 45 min – between 12pm-10pm

28 May – 12 July 2016 - scheduled according to the cast and crew availability

NB. All the cast will not be required at every rehearsal, however, ALL the cast may be required at ALL scheduled rehearsals from 2 July 2016 onwards.

8pm Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 5pm Sunday (14 performances)
13 – 30 July 2016 (previews 13 and 14 July)

NB. Cast call time is one hour prior to each performance.

The Depot Theatre, 142 Addison Road, Marrickville

The producers, performers and the creative and technical team are participating in the production on a profit share basis and will receive an equal share in any profit made from ticket sales.

Email a maximum ONE page CV and low res headshot to

We aim to entertain, challenge and inspire audiences with performances that are accessible, affordable and – most importantly – a really fun night out. CRISTINA IN THE CUPBOARD is part of our 2016 Season line-up which features an array of new Australian works, some Sydney premieres and a couple of classics.

Located in Sydney's inner west suburb of Marrickville, known for its vibrant street culture, multicultural influences, and buzzing music and arts scene, The Depot Theatre is situated within and proudly supported by the historic Addison Road Centre, Sydney’s largest and oldest community centre, and a thriving hub for culture, arts and the environment visited by over 200,000 people annually.


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Published 03-05-2016