Auditions: The Pillowman

Free  82 Phoenix Street North Sunshine
82 Phoenix Street North Sunshine
Sunday, May 30, 2021 at 2 PM UTC+10 – 4 PM UTC+10
Price: Free · Duration: 2 hr
Public Anyone on or off Facebook
Auditions are by appointment only. For a copy of the script or to book an audition please contact the director, Sam Chappel, via email to
A writer in a totalitarian state is interrogated about the gruesome content of his short stories and their similarities to a number of child murders that are happening in his town.
Tupokski: Male or Female 25+. The ‘good cop’. Witty and manipulative, always in control.
Katurian: Male 20-35. An abattoir worker and writer of short stories. Intelligent and earnest, derives his identity from his bleak writing.
Ariel: Male 25+. The ‘bad cop’. Aggressive and intimidating, idealistically driven.
Michal: Male 20-40. Katurian’s elder brother. Has a unique perspective on the world. Reliant on Katurian. Has learning and development difficulties.

This brutal dark comedy from Martin McDonagh, the master of the horror-comedy, poses unanswerable questions: Can stories hold the power to cause atrocities? Where is the line between truth and fairy tale? Is a life of horror worth living at all? Drawing on inspiration as diverse as Grimm’s Fairy Tales, Kafka, and Antonin Artaud, The Pillowman is a dark, twisty, and utterly unforgettable masterpiece from one of Ireland’s most treasured writers.  Directed by Sam Chappel.

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