What do we do?
Wings2Fly is all about fostering young actors across Adelaide - so we focus on straight plays, not musical theatre. We choose scripts that stretch and teach our actors - encouraging them to take risks and make strong choices - but also entertain our audiences. It's fabulous to see friends and families supporting their loved ones, but equally exciting when people attend our shows simply because they know it will be good value as a stand alone production.
So what is our process? We currently have three productions per year - in April, July & October school holidays and hold auditions around six weeks prior. These productions consist of 2 one-act plays, and are open to anyone within the appropriate age range (differs as per the production). We then cast up to 16 actors per play, based on suitability and potential. We have worked with actors with loads of stage experience and very little. We keep the numbers low so we can get to know each participant and work individually with them to ensure they get the most out of the experience.
Two weeks prior to the rehearsal period commencing we have a read through and welcome lunch. We work very much as team and our cast must get to know other and feel comfortable so we can develop our production in such a short space of time.
Then, we start work - Monday to Friday we rehearse and develop our production. Long days and dedication are required from our cast. We always have a guest speaker (professional actors, voice coach, director and playwright so far) during the week and a special invited guest-run workshop to enhance the experience. Friday afternoon we run tech. Saturday we have final dress rehearsal, followed by two fully staged performances (open to the public) at 4pm and 8pm, with two final performances on Sunday at 2pm and 6pm.
We expect complete commitment and dedication from our cast, and in return give them an intense week of a professional theatre experience.
If you would like to join us, either as cast or audience, please email to be added to the mailing list.