So, you’re a doctor, an accountant, a lawyer or a nurse. But really you’ve always wanted to know what it’s like to be an actor, a director’s assistant or a stage costume designer.

Here’s your chance to make your dreams come true in an OPEN AUDITION for an upcoming Rizal play in Sydney. No stage experience necessary.

This year a group of passionate theatre buffs, all of whom are talented artisans in their respective fields, have decided to collaborate and form a new theatre company, the Fine Artist Collaboration (FAC).

FAC’s maiden project is theatre production titled MY SON, JOSE, which revolves around the life of the Philippines’ beloved national hero at the time he was awaiting execution.

A bust of Jose Rizal stands proudly near Central Station in Sydney, NSW

A bust of Jose Rizal stands proudly near Central Station in Sydney, NSW

A bust of Jose Rizal stands proudly near Central Station in Sydney, NSW.

The play is adapted from HER SON, JOSE RIZAL, written by the late Philippine National Artist Leonor Orosa-Goquingco, a trailblazer in dance and the written word. Here is a verse from the play:

Mother, do you remember
the tale of the moth you told me
when I was a child on your knee?
You told me not to be like the young moth
and I answered you, the flame was so beautiful
it was worth dying for…

Armando Reyes, one of FAC’s founding artistic directors, will be directing the play. He said they are still looking for actors to play the following roles:

Jose Rizal – age of 10, age of 21, age of 35
Dona Theodora
Soledad (Rizal’s sister) – ages of 7, 9, 17 and 29
Paciano (Rizal’s brother) – age 21
Governor-General Rafael Izquierdo – (must be mestizo looking) – age 50 to 60

Reyes said they also need people to help behind the scenes including:

Lighting technician
Costume director assistant
Backstage hands
Stage assistants

For all enquiries, call Albert Dimarucut (0401467000), Brian Lorenz (0437476651) or Armando Reyes (0466156639, 97541573).

Anyone interested must be able to commit to weekend rehearsals from April this year.

Who is FAC?

The FINE ARTIST COLLABORATION (FAC) is a dedicated group of professional Filipino artists in Sydney who have banded together to help preserve, promote and develop Philippine arts and culture through theatre, music and dance collaborations.

The FAC Production and Artistic Team are: Alberto Dimarucut and Armando Reyes , founding artistic directors; Brian Lorenz Babon, Company Manager; Albert Prias, Production Designer; Neria Soliman, Marketing Director; Evelyn Zaragosa, Publicity and Promotions Director and Dr. Mars Cavestany-Singh, Artistic Consultant.

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