Blow The Men Down

Written by Julia Cox

Produced by Flaming Carnations and Anywhere Festival

Director:

Julia Cox.


Synopsis:

Cross-dressing pirates and comedic capers - what more could you ask for? Blow The Men Down is a daring and dashing tale of a group of manly and masculine pirates ridding the Seven Seas of women's recent feminine influence on the art of piracy. Or, at least, that's what Captain Marco Polo believes. 

The truth? Well, that's something you'll have to find out for yourself. It's there somewhere amongst all the dick jokes and pirate puns. So strap in, and strap on, for a show that's just how I like my women - funny, hot, and weirdly emotional.


Characters:

Note: Genders specified are for the characters, not for actors - actors of all gender identities and presentations are encouraged to audition for any roles they would be comfortable performing. Upon application, you will also be able to specify any roles you would not be comfortable portraying. 

Captain Marko Polo (Masc Presenting) - Captain of the ship, unwarranted ego, & a flaming misogynist. Not the sharpest tool in the shed, relies heavily on his second in command.

First Mate Decan Lee-Amann (Femme Presenting) - First Mate of the ship, smart and likeable. The straight man in a cast of wild chracters. 

Guy O'Viously (Femme Presenting) - Is along for the ride. A little confused, but they've got the spirit. Loves a fun fact sign. 

Dick Dodger (Femme Presenting, kissing scene with Robin Heartz) - Confident, headstrong, & knows what she wants. Will fight someone just for the adrenaline rush.

Amanda (Femme Presenting) - Not really sure where she is. The wild card of the group, she just wants to go home.

Hugh Daman (Femme Presenting) - Strong man, favourite superhero is Captain America. Patriotic to pussy.

Muz, Borris Dimitri Igor Communism the 3rd (Femme Presenting) - Russian. 

Phil Din (Masc Presenting) - Asshole. Hates woman on a person level. Says the wrong thing at the wrong time. Uses Reddit too much.

Robin Heartz (Masc Presenting, kissing scene with Dick Dodger) - Himbo, the walking embodiment of a Ken doll. Wants to marry a pretty girl and then just look at her for the rest of his life.



Please prepare:

A 1 minute comedic monologue of your choice. You will also be participating in improv & theatresports-based exercises during the second half of your audition.


Auditions will be held at Visible Ink Youth Hub, 5 Green Square Place, Fortitude Valley on Sunday 16th June, in a group format. Please note your preferred audition times on application. Callbacks, if required, will be held on Thursday 20th June, also at Visible Ink.


This is a profit-share opportunity and we are actively seeking and encouraging actors who identify as BIPOC, especially those of the Indigenous and First Nations communities.



Performance Venue & Dates:

Blow The Men Down will be performed at The Paint Factory - 115 Hyde Road, Yeronga, QLD 4104.


Important Dates:

Auditions: Sunday, 16th June

Callbacks (if required): Thursday, 20th June 

Rehearsals Commence: TBA


Opening Night: Friday, 2nd August, 7:00-8:30pm

Show 2: Saturday, 3rd August, 2:00-3:30pm

Show 3: Saturday, 3rd August, 7:00-8:30pm

Closing Night: Sunday, 4th August, 6:00-7:30pm