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This project is now closed for submissions.

Diversity Showcase


To be considered, you will be required to submit:

1. Self-tape with one of the provided scripts (one take only). Your self test will be loaded via the Showcast self test portal.
2. A headshot 
3. If you do not have an updated Showcast account, please upload a CV of past experience (the type, role, production), and/or training (organisation / director / coach) that you have had. NOTE: Please do not use acronyms, as the selection panel may not have heard of the organisations/community groups/high schools you may have performed or trained with. Please also list whether you are represented by an agent (this is not necessary to be considered). This can be uploaded in the same place you upload the self-test video.
4. Whether you identify as being First Nations, from a culturally and linguistically diverse background, LGBTQI, gender non-binary, Deaf, and/or with a disability. In addition, please let us know if you have any access requirements.
5. On application page  you will be asked to verify your personal details. If you are already a member of Showcast you will be asked to enter your username and we will link your profile to your application.

NOTE: Any gender, age or relationship can be modified for audition purposes, to suit you. i.e.: If the scene is currently written as a male character, you can choose to portray it as a female. If written as a husband, you can portray it as a wife, straight to gay, 20s to 50s, etc

Who are we looking for? 
To be eligible to apply, performers must: 
• Be at least 18 years old.
• Be an Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident
• Be a member of an underrepresented group according to Screen Australia’s 2016 report “Seeing Ourselves: Reflections on diversity in Australian TV drama.’ This includes people who are culturally and linguistically diverse, LQBTQI, gender non-binary, First Nations, Deaf, and/or with a disability.
• Please note: Applicants do not need to be MEAA members to apply, but they must be willing to become members if selected.
The selection process

Twenty finalists will be chosen by a selection panel.  Finalists will be interviewed via teleconference, and a final group of 10 performers will be chosen for the Diversity Showcase. This is a national program, and we welcome applications Australia-wide.Participants will be assisted with flights, accommodation, and per diems.

For information about the Showcase please visit www.equityfoundation.org.au
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