Sunderella

A queer Bollywood adaptation of Cinderella, coming to ARA Darling Quarter Theatre in March 2023, as part of the Sydney WorldPride festival
What could be more entertaining than Cinderella on stage? A queer Bollywood adaptation of the classic fairytale, of course!

Trikone Australia and Bali Padda, in association with Sydney WorldPride, are presenting Sunderella — an all-singing, all-dancing stage adaptation of Cinderella.

The gender-bending play with an LGBTIQ+ story at its heart will be staged in Sydney in March 2023 as part of the Sydney WorldPride festival.

Heavily inspired by Bollywood movies, music and dances, the play was first staged in Sydney in 2017 as part of the 2017 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival.

The 2017 show was a sell-out success, and it’s returning for a second season — bigger, better and more entertaining than ever — as part of the upcoming Sydney WorldPride festival.

THE PRODUCERS OF THE SHOW ARE LOOKING FOR THEATRE PERFORMERS TO FILL A NUMBER OF ROLES.

The play features a number of male and female characters. But this is a gender-bending play with an LGBTIQ+ story at its heart, so we encourage people of all genders and sexual orientations to register their interest.

Experience in theatre is desired but not necessary.

Some of the roles in the play will also have an element of dance. But fret not! All training as far as acting and dance performances are concerned will be provided.

Trikone Australia is a non-profit, volunteer-led social-support organisation for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ+) people of South Asian descent living in Australia.

We are aiming to make this event our most diverse and inclusive one yet. So we encourage folks from all backgrounds, sexual orientations and gender identities to register.

Performers will be engaged as volunteers and will receive an honorarium payment from profit share.

KEY DATES

AUDITION:
Saturday 15 October, from 1:30pm-4pm
Venue: East Sydney Community and Arts Centre; 34-40 Burton St Darlinghurst

PHOTOSHOOT:
Saturday 19 November, from 10am to 5pm
Venue: TBC

SCENE REHEARSALS:
Wednesdays | 7pm-10pm | January 18 and 25; February 1, 8 and 15
Saturdays | 10am-2pm | January 14, 21 and 28; February 4, 11 and 25
Sundays | 10am-2pm | February 19 and 26
Venue: TBC but most likely Inner West or Inner Sydney

COSTUME FITTING:
Sunday 12 February, from 10am-2pm
Venue: TBC

TECH & DRESS REHEARSALS:
Monday 27 February | 7pm-11pm
Tuesday 28 February | 2pm-11pm
Wednesday 1 March | 2pm-5.30pm
Venue: ARA Darling Quarter Theatre, Sydney

PERFORMANCES:
From Wednesday 1 March to Saturday 4 March, from 7.30pm-9.30pm (performers called at 6pm)
Venue: ARA Darling Quarter Theatre, Sydney

Register to Audition