The Worst Auditioner in the World

Comedy • Running Time: 45 mins
Written and performed by Nicola Date | Directed by Megan Furniss | Original score by Ashley Glass
 Join Michaela Harris, a young actress armed with a master’s degree in dramatic arts, a top notch agent and a big dream, on her hilarious journey as she navigates the daunting world of theatre and film auditions, all in the attempt to land her dream role. Actually, she’ll take any role at all. 
Nicola Date is a Cape Town based Actress, Designer and Arts Manager. Hailing from Johannesburg, Nicola studied BA Dramatic Arts (Hons) at Wits University and majored in Arts Management and Production Design. During her time at Wits, Nicola was one of 12 students selected to be a member of the Musical theatre program where she had the privilege to be trained by Adele Strombeck and Gina Shmukler. Focusing predominantly on wardrobe and prop design, Nicola has worked in a range of positions, in multiple creative fields, including events, theatre and screen. Some of the highlights of her career include wardrobe for Tastescape at Design Indaba (2014), Wardrobe Assistant for the Madame Zingara Celebration Tour - Cape Town (2015) and being a member of the Bon-fire Theatre Company (2013 – 2015).  Nicola has recently been appointment as manager of the Masque Theatre in Muizenberg. 

Megan Furniss is a South African born playwright, actor, writer, director and improviser. She has spent all of her life involved in theatre and make-believe. Clouds Like Waves is her latest play. So far, it is the one she likes best.  Megan graduated from the University of Cape Town in 1986 and worked as an actress before starting her own improvisation troupe in Cape Town. She has written and co-written numerous plays and musicals, performed and directed theatre and she improvises and teaches improv. She has self published a novel, and writes short stories for competitions. The Tent, written in 2009, was published in an anthology of South African and Argentinian plays by Projecto 34? South, and was chosen as one of six African plays to be workshopped and showcased at the National Theatre Studio in London in 2011. Drive with Me, a one-woman show written and performed by Megan Furniss, won a Standard Bank Ovation Award at the prestigious Grahamstown National Arts festival in 2013. Megan has also won a Fleur du Cap award for Innovation in Theatre. 

Ashley Glass is currently employed at the Masque Theatre as the Bookings Administrator. In his spare time he is a composer and performer of alternative and experimental electronic music inspired by electronic music of the 1970's and 1980's. He is currently working on a series of electronic soundscapes and albums under the name ' Sea Of Poison', using vintage equipment.



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