Want to direct Uni Revue? We’re looking!

Want to direct Uni Revue? We’re looking!

Uni Revue 2019 – Submissions due by Sunday August 19th

The Uni Revue is Old Nick’s staple show, and the bread and butter that enables us to do everything else we do. The Uni Revue is more or less what it says on the tin – a comedy revue that tries to push the envelope, as well as covering state, national and international politics and news in parody and satire.

Every year the Old Nick Company appoints a director – but directing a Revue is a very broad role. You’re essentially doing a show from scratch – you need to organise writing, form a production team, oversee budgeting, and craft the show itself. That said – you’re not on your own, and Old Nick’s committee and membership have a broad experience and can help with many aspects of production. We can help you form a production team, connect you with writers, and assist with our established marketing and casting practices.

An application for Revue should outline who you are, what you intend to do (or what your guiding principles are), and what experience you have. Better yet, if you have an idea of who might be involved in your production team, writing team, etc, or you have an idea for the show, include it. Anything submitted to committee will be kept from any other potential applicants — even ones who are members of the committee, so there should be no fears about having ideas stolen or recycled.

Applicants will have to attend an interview with committee, and will be notified before the AGM later in the year when they are officially announced. Any questions you have can be included, or wait until your interview. We will contact you if you have further questions. Your applications should be emailed to productions@oldnick.org.au

It is important that applicants keep in mind that for the 2019 season the Theatre Royal will be undergoing renovations. It does not appear that this will currently impact the Uni Revue season however it is an important aspect to consider when applying to direct the show in 2019.

Finally, it is a requirement that all our applicants read, sign and include in their application the attached code of conduct document.

We look forward to reading your ideas!