Be You Productions is excited to announce our 2023 production of Lucky Stiff to be staged in August at the MC Showroom.
We are now seeking TEN cast members for a paid opportunity through ethical profit share.
A down-on-his-luck English shoe salesman unexpectedly inherits $6 million worth of diamonds from an American uncle. However, getting the money won’t be easy. He’ll have to deal with his uncle’s unusual will terms and all the other people after his money.
While this show is very melodramatic and leans into a lot of tropes, we don't want it to feel fake or cheesy. We want our actors to lean in to the truth of their characters, the heightened nature of the story, as after all the truth is funny. Honest discovery, observation, and reaction is better than contrived invention.
Real humour does not come from sacrificing the reality of a moment in order to crack a cheap joke, but in finding the joke in the reality of the moment.
Continuing with our traditions of open casting, each actor will be chosen for their personal abilities rather than them being the 'perfect fit' for the role. Every role is open to every performer. We are limited by the rights by the gender expressions of each character, though this will not limit our imagination as to who is able to play each role. If you are passionate about a character but unsure if you fit as an actor, we encourage you to give it a shot!
Be You Productions is a Melbourne based independent theatre company that strives to create sustainable theatre using an ethical profit share model. We're an established production company that seeks to disrupt the powerful people in the industry.
As we are in the business of empowerment, providing support, and opportunities for growth and development, we are seeking multi-disciplinary and resourceful performers who can be an equal part of our team and bring their own ideas and expertise to staging this show.
These positions are part of our ethical profit share model and we use contracts approved by MEAA.
We actively encourage submissions from creatives who identify as IBPOC, culturally, gender and body diverse and/or those living with disabilities (visible or nonvisible).
We are proud of our diverse community and want to ensure people feel welcome to be considered for any of the positions available.
Evening of 7 & Arvo of 11 June
Mon (evening), Wed (evening), Sun (1-5pm)
9 July - 20 August
21 - 27 August 2023
Bradley Dylan (he/they)
Weng Yi Wong (she/her)
Daniele Buatti (he/him)
John Mondelo (he/him)