Auditions // Monologues // Screen Tests

As an actor, there is one word you will become very familiar with – AUDITIONS. The skills required to deliver a successful audition are vast and varied, depending on the type of job. Theatre auditions often require preparing a monologue. Screen tests  for commercials differ from feature films and self tests and Drama School auditions are a whole other story. Over 4 days, you will work closely with WAAPA graduate and star of shake & stir’s National Touring production of DRACULA, Adele Querol, and shake & stir favourite Johnny Balbuziente to intimately learn the skills required to prepare for all types of auditions. You will leave the workshop better prepared and ready to start your journey into the creative arts – no matter where your individual path takes you.

Numbers are strictly limited so don’t delay – enrol now.


WHO Ages 13 – 18 WHEN Monday 25 – Thursday 28 September // 10am -3pm WHERE Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts HOW MUCH $380 all inclusive


After graduating as an actor from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA), Adele has worked consistently with some of Australia’s leading theatre companies. Most notably she has worked alongside Tim Minchin and Toby Schmitz in Sydney Theatre Company’s award-winning production of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead and then in a Bell Shakespeare production of Romeo and Juliet, she was cast as Juliet before touring nationally with the company both in the role of actor and arts educator and this year has toured nationally with shake & stir in their acclaimed production of Dracula. Internationally Adele has also performed at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre London. Her passion and hunger for acting and understanding her craft has also led her on an international hunt for acting and voice techniques from outside Australia. Between acting roles Adele has received scholarships to attended Practical Aesthetics training (New York and Los Angeles), Eric Morris Technique (Los Angeles), Ivana Chubbik Technique (Los Angles) and UCB comedy improv. (Los Angeles) to name just a few.


 As an actor for shake & stir: Johnny has been a full-time member of the in-schools touring team for four years and has performed throughout QLD, NSW, VIC and TAS in performances including: Romeo & Juliet, The Macbeths, Hamlet, Lady Macbeth, Shake Up!, Tragic Magic, Statespeare, Chop Logic, Terrortorial, Try Hard, Say it to My Face Book, Tag, and Rewind. Johnny plays the role of Nugget in shake & stir’s critically-acclaimed production George’s Marvellous Medicine and has played to sold-out audiences at the Sydney Opera House, QPAC and Bruce Mason Centre in Auckland. As Director: Johnny is shake & stir’s Resident Director and creates and directs the majority of the company’s in-school primary and secondary touring productions. As a Writer: Troll. Positions: shake & stir’s Touring Company Manager (2014 – present), Two & Co Casting, as the company’s Director Johnny casts major local, state and national film, tv and print projects and campaigns (2016 – present).