AUDITIONS

PEP Productions presents:
The Breakfast Club
By John Hughes
Director: Jennifer Pacey
Assistant Director: Tom Fitzgerald


Season: 24th October to 2nd November 2019
To be performed at the Doncaster Playhouse.

Audition by Appointment only
Tuesday 30th July & Thursday 1st August

Auditions held at: Boronia West Primary School, Tormore Rd, Boronia

Call Backs – Sunday 4th August at 7:30pm

Rehearsals will also be held at this venue on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday evenings.

Audition requirements:

During audition: You will be asked to read scenes from the script. Some scenes will be available to view prior to the audition. Please familiarise yourself with the scene(s) for the character(s) you are interested in. Note that you are not required to learn them by heart. Other scenes will be a cold read.

Scenes can be found at here

Please also bring a photo that we can keep. It is requested that you arrive 15 minutes prior to audition time to fill in forms.

Auditions will be organised in 30 minutes blocks. The individual audition will take approximately 10 minutes.

Call backs: You will be notified by email if you are required to attend the call back. This will be a group audition held on Sunday 4th August from 7:30pm.

Play Synopsis:
They were five students with nothing in common, faced with spending a Saturday detention together in their high school library. At 7 a.m., they had nothing to say, but by 4 p.m., they had bared their souls to each other and become good friends. To the outside world they were simply a Brain, an Athlete, a Basket Case, a Princess, and a Criminal, but to each other, they would always be the Breakfast Club.

Roles Required:

JOHN BENDER (the “criminal”): Age – must pass for late teens. John comes from a troubled home life and likes to cause trouble. He is more intelligent and observant than the others initially give him credit for. 

ANDREW “ANDY” CLARK (the “jock”): Age – must pass for late teens. Andrew is athletic, on the wrestling team, and popular in school. He projects an aura of confidence, being a winner, having everything together. But as we get to know him, we learn he doesn’t have it as figured out as he pretends.

BRIAN JOHNSON (the “brain”): Age – must pass for mid-teens. Brian is the most book smart of the group and belongs to the sub-cultural group of what his peers call “geeks”. He strives for perfection, is always getting the best grades, and is ignored by the “popular” kids in school.

CLAIRE STANDISH (the “princess”): Age – must pass for mid to late teens. Claire is the popular girl who comes from a family with money. Image, make up, clothes and social status appear to be the most important things in her world.

ALLISON REYNOLDS (the “basket case”): Age – must pass for mid-teens. A lonely introvert, who doesn’t know where she fits in. She’s very reserved and only after some prodding from the others does she come out of her shell.

RICHARD “DICK” VERNON (the teacher): Age – early 40s to early 50s. Vernon is a man who has been beaten down from years of being underpaid and disrespected by high school students. Although he initially would have had good intentions towards the students, he now considers them the enemy. Especially those like Bender.

CARL REED (the janitor): Age – 30s to 40s. Carl’s not afraid to tell the other characters off, whether it’s the students or his boss. Carl knows the dirty laundry of most of the people in the school.


Please note that this production will only be taking auditionees who are 18 years or older at the time of auditions.

Audition bookings will be taken online at https://www.trybooking.com/BEAZK

If you have any questions please email us at contact@pepproductions.org.au