18 Cast Members
60 hours of multi-disciplinary training
Yes, the theme of the showcase is empowerment,
though it's also our goal for the whole process.
To empower our cast.
We're basically going to stage a bigger Broadway Unplugged,
How will we achieve this?
Daniele Buatti and Bradley Dylan have years of experience running Broadway Unplugged and in the professional industry and have noticed that while rehearsals always have the goal of staging the show at the end, this is a finite goal.
Your journey within this industry is infinite.
We want to empower and prepare you for this showcase and for your career in the industry by teaching you sustainable skills in:
Wellbeing for Performers
Including mindfulness, meditation, managing your emotions, emotional intelligence, and dealing with anxiety.
Developing your personal brand, how you represent and market yourself, and showing professionalism while being true to you
Including audition prep, what's expected from you in rehearsal, and organising your life as a performer, and also how to show up to rehearsals with confidence
All while creating an empowering showcase.
We will consult with our successful applicants to tailor our curriculum to your personal needs, get mentors on board that you'd like to learn from, and provide a person-centred approach to your journey with us.
What will I gain?
By the end of the rehearsal period, you will have:
Learned techniques in personal wellbeing and mindfulness
Extended your skills in ensemble singing, dancing and acting
Learned how to adequately prepare for auditions and rehearsals
Gained insight into developing your personal brand
Skills in creating a professional showreel
Put on a fantastic showcase for agents and your showreel
Who are we looking for?
If you're looking to make it in the music theatre industry, have been trying hard to up-skill, have been facing many setbacks, haven't been successful getting into a tertiary course - we want to help YOU!
We're looking for passionate performers who just need a break.
People who put the story first when they perform,
or want to learn how to!
More information / FAQs
WHO ARE WE?
Be You is a person-centred organisation,
with it’s only mandate being to empower performers.
We believe empowerment is the process of becoming stronger and more confident through developing a positive sense of self and being provided with the resources required to succeed.
WHY ARE WE DOING THIS?
We see so many talented people out there in the industry who are just waiting to catch a break. We’ve seen how those with degrees from certain schools are more likely to get in the room, and we spent a while looking in to the reasons this happens by interviewing people from all levels of the industry. One thing consistently came up: talent is not really that important, what IS important is the skills that lie in between.
Preparation, Communication, Wellbeing.
These three skills aren’t being taught outside of the schools (often not even within) and without these skills, it’s hard for casting agents to assess you from an application to audition, let alone to then successfully audition and hit rehearsals with a professional attitude, self-awareness, and self-confidence.
We decided to put on a showcase that may be presented to casting directors and provide footage for show reels and use the rehearsal period for the showcase to prepare our cast for their next project.
Your journey is infinite, and we wish to use our resources to instil this infinite mindset in our cast.
You can go many places to learn how to sing, dance, and act – we’re interested in developing the spaces in between.
HOW WILL AUDITIONS WORK?
To align with our values, we will be running a person-centred casting process.
This may feel odd, as we’re basing our audition approach on finding out who you are, where you need to go, if we’re able to help you get there, and the non-talent-related outcomes that you would benefit from.
The first step is to fill out our application form which we’re using to learn about you while we see you for an audition. We’ll use your response to understand what’s important to you from the moment you apply, and what you feel you need to be provided to be empowered.
Our curriculum is being provided with our application form. We’ll use these responses to begin prioritising the parts of each pillar, Preparation, Communication, and Wellbeing, to home in on exactly what you’re interested in pursuing.
If you meet our criteria of being someone we feel will benefit from being cast in the showcase, we’ll invite you to an interview.
The interview will be an informal chat about your application and your desired within the industry. We’ll ask you to prepare two 45 second excerpts of songs that inspire you,
cut to the parts that you wish to express the most – we don’t care as much about your ability to hit high notes, we want to hear the narrative and your interpretation.
After this, the panel will discuss what we’ve seen throughout the process from everyone and decide on who we would like to offer an opportunity to within the cast.
HOW WILL WE DECIDE THE STRUCTURE?
Once we have a cast, Brad will meet with everyone to talk about your needs and goals and ideas, take that away and develop a plan of action based on everyone’s needs.
This process allows us to be focused on the needs of the group we have. We believe the best way to empower people is to meet them where they are and foster growth from there, rather than telling you what you all need and trying to make you fit our mould. You have your own story, and that story is the one we’re most passionate about telling.
We’re not asking for specific mentors before we cast as this group may not require the skills that a mentor is there to teach. We don’t want to waste anyone’s time in providing you with anything you won’t benefit from. We’ll use our connections through Broadway Unplugged to find mentors that suit the needs of our cohort.
In our initial introductory rehearsal, we'll roll out your specialised curriculum, talk about the mentors we've asked to come and help and have a plan for how the whole process will run.
Where will rehearsals take place?
318 Chapel St, Prahran
The final show will look something like:
one solo each,
2 full cast stand & sing (possible movement!)
This is a rough template and subject to change once we have a cast.