Devising Debut Festival Auditions 2018

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 - Sat, 02 Dec 2017
09:00 - 21:00

Auditions for the Devising Debut Festival shows taking place in February 2018 will run THIS WEEK from Monday - Saturday (27 November - 2 December)

The festival will present six brand new shows, devised alongside the cast by Advanced Devising students of BA Drama Studies. Shows which are holding open auditions are open to all, whether you are a student of Trinity or not!

Week 4:
SEA MONSTER devised by Jack Brophy and Jimmy Kavanagh
MYTH AND MAGIC devised by Cathal Thornton

Week 5:
THE PRECIPICE devised by Lisa Nally with Jennifer Aust
HALLELOO devised by Kerill Kelly and Molly McAvoy

Week 6:
IT'S A PUFFIN CLASSIC devised by Freya Gillespie, Lorna Kettle, Grace Morgan, Laoise Murray and William Dunleavy.
DROWN devised by Paraic McLean

See below for info on shows that will be holding open auditions:


SEA MONSTER (Working Title)
Directed by Jack Brophy and Jimmy Kavanagh

It’s a devised musical about sea monsters. Need we say more?

Performance Dates:
Wednesday 7th - Friday 9th February 2018 (Week 4 of Hilary Term)

Cast specification:
Seeking to cast 4 - 6 performers, of any gender.

Audition Details:
Monday 27th November
14:00 - 16:00, Studio 192, TCD

Tuesday 28th November
10.00 - 13.00, Studio 192, TCD

Thursday 30th November
14.00 - 16.00, Studio 192, TCD

Friday 1st December
12:00 - 14:00, Studio 191, TCD

Auditions will be held in small groups, 20-30 minutes in length and will feature work with text, music and movement. Please wear clothes suitable for movement, unless you own a pirate costume, in which case you MUST wear the pirate costume. Callbacks will be held on Saturday, 2nd December.
If you cannot make these audition times, please contact

We are super excited to meet you!


Directed by Lisa Nally ( with Jennifer Aust (

“Our reason violently deters us from the brink, therefore do we the most impetuously approach it”

When you’re a child someone else will get your monsters out of your wardrobe for you. But now you’re an adult. And the monster is real. It’s dangerous. It’s alluring. It wants to make you do bad things.

Performance Dates:
14-16 February (week 5, Hilary Term)

Cast Specification:
Seeking 4 performers of any gender to work in areas of movement and text

Audition Details:
Tuesday 28th 1-3pm, Studio 191

Wednesday 29th 6-8, Studio 192

Thursday 30th 11-12 & 4-5 Samuel Beckett Dance Studio

Auditions will be 30 min in length in small groups and will feature work with text and some movement. Callbacks will be on Saturday the 2nd of December. Please wear clothes appropriate for movement.


devised by Freya Gillespie, Grace Morgan, Laoise Murray, Lorna Kettle and William Dunleavy.

What if girls grew up without boys?

An extract from our last meeting’s minutes:


Alternate reality
The girls who fell out of prams

Layers of cake
We’re not here to sing happy birthday
shaving legs
Deodorant fight


final party
survivalist training
pure adventure
12 dancing princesses

Performance Dates:
Week 6 Hilary:21st-23rd February

Cast specification:
3 female performers

Audition details:
Tuesday: 10-1, Studio 191
Wednesday: 11-3, Studio 191
Friday: 2-4, Studio 191
Saturday: Callbacks TBC

Auditions will consist of a half hour group workshop, starting on the half hour. No need to prepare anything. Please wear loose clothing. If you cannot attend any of these times please email

We look forward to seeing you!

Viva la vulva x


Directed by Paraic McLean

Drowning itself is quick and silent, although it may be preceded by distress which is more visible. In the early stages of drowning, little water enters the lungs: a small amount of water entering the trachea causes a muscular spasm that seals the airway until unconsciousness occurs. This means a person drowning is unable to shout or call for help, or seek attention, as they cannot obtain enough air.

DROWN follows the story of Achilles and Patroclus, and the women surrounding their life, through LGBT history. It starts at Ancient Greece through through history and ends in the modern day. There will be parties. There will be riots. There will be drowning.

Performance Dates:
21 - 23 February 2018

7-9 Studio 191

1-3 Studio 192

10-1 Studio 192

2-6 Studio 191


Auditions will be 30 minute workshops starting on the hour and at the half hour mark. Please wear clothes that you are comfortable to move in. There is no preparation needed! Bring your best self. If you cannot make any of the above please contact Paraic at


We look forward to seeing you at auditions!
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Last update 03/12/2017

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