January 10, 2017

CALL FOR AUDITIONS – Hens’ Teeth 2017

Kia Ora Hens and potential Hens,

After several years of hibernation, Hens’ Teeth Women’s Comedy Company will burst back onto the Wellington stage of as part of the aptly named WTF! (Women’s Theatre Festival!) in March. This festival surrounds the second Hui on Women in Theatre on March 11th, and Hens’ Teeth perform in Circa One March 14th -25th. http://www.circa.co.nz/package/hens-teeth/

For those of you who don’t know – the Hens’ Teeth format is of a comic line-up which changes nightly, with some regulars and some “tryouts”. It is held together by an M.C. who this year will be Pinky Agnew. Typically there are 8-12 performers each night, who will do one or 2 slots each. These pieces are typically 5 minutes long, with some running at 12 minutes. These are mostly sketch-based comedy, but any comedy form is possible – from stand-up, to music, to mime.

We have some of the stalwarts of the old guard: such as Kate Harcourt, Prue Langbein, Helen Moulder, Rose Beauchamp, Darian Takle, who will be performing a mixture of old favorites and new. To add to this fine mix we’re looking for fresh blood (or fresh fodder) who can contribute to the laughter index.

The success of Hens’ Teeth has been attributed to the comedy being about things that are part of the fabric of most women’s lives: sex, politics, aging, cooking, ambition, breastfeeding, men, opera, housework, dieting, childcare, self-defence, love, money, contraception, creativity, etc, etc. The only rule for the content of Hens’ Teeth is that we don’t laugh at the expense of men, or of any other minorities.

If you have a piece you’d like to offer, email me before the end of January.

On February 26th we will run an audition workshop, and choose the line-ups for the season. Can’t wait!

P.S. Please pass this on….

Kate JasonSmith
Creator & Producer, Hens’ Teeth.

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