October 18, 2016

THE DUFFY SHOW Touring Opportunity in 2017 

Audition Info:

Christchurch Auditions will be held on Saturday 12th November, venue and time TBC

Wellington auditions will be held on Saturday 12th November, venue and time TBC

Auckland auditions will be held on Sunday 13th November, venue and time TBC.

If you can’t make one of the above dates, please still apply and we will attempt to arrange an alternative audition option.

Tour Information 

‘The Duffy Show’ consists of two Auckland based teams (three actors in each team) to tour for a period of approximately ten months travelling from the top of the North Island to the bottom of the South Island. Performing in Duffy schools with audience sizes ranging from 10 to 400, this is a great way to see the country while practicing your craft and getting paid. This established tour has been around for nearly 20 years and is an amazing experience for those involved. 

The show will be directed by Jeff Szusterman and written by Lauren Jackson.

Each team performs The Duffy Show twice a day, five days a week, making this a great way to develop your craft and gain confidence as an actor. Actors are paid a wage with the addition of per diems and accommodation allowances when away from Auckland. Teams are provided with a touring vehicle and trailer while fuel and any other tour-related travel costs (e.g. ferries) are also covered.

The tour begins February 7th and runs through to late October/early November 2016 (date tbc) with rehearsals consisting of a script workshop in December 2016 and a four week long rehearsal block starting January 9th 2017.

For more information on the Duffy Books in Homes programme check out: www.booksinhomes.org.nz and www.facebook.com/DuffyTheatre

What are we looking for?

Actors who are looking for a more long term opportunity than most acting gigs.

Actors willing to perform generously with a youthful audience.

Actors with basic abilities to sing and play musical instruments will be a plus.

Actors with full driver’s license.

Please note: This is an Auckland based opportunity. Duffy Books in Homes cannot assist with accommodation etc for those not Auckland based.


To register for an audition please send your CV and a recent headshot to David – david.rumney@booksinhomes.org.nz – by 11 November 2016.

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