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The Duffy Show - Nationwide Tour 2021

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Job details

Duffy Books in Homes
14 Nov 2020
Work type
Full time employment, Fixed Term, Auditions
Work classification
Performing Arts


Audition Info

Wellington – Thursday 12 November 2020
Auckland – Saturday 14 November 2020
Self-taping will be an option if the above dates don’t work but please come along to the audition if at all possible.

Tour Information

'The Duffy Show' consists of two Auckland based teams (three actors in each team) that 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 developing your craft and getting paid. In 2019, Duffy Books in Homes celebrated 25 years as one of the most valued charities in Aotearoa and gifted it’s 13 millionth book.

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 when away from Auckland. Accommodation outside of Auckland is covered and teams are provided with a touring vehicle and trailer while fuel and any other tour-related travel costs (e.g. ferries) are also covered.
Jeff Szusterman will once again direct the show, Lauren Jackson is our writer.

Rehearsals will take place in Auckland from Monday, January 11, 2021 with tour kicking off on February 9. The tour will conclude in mid-November 2021 (exact date TBC).
For more information on the Duffy Books in Homes programme check out: and

What are we looking for?

  • Actors who are looking for nearly 11 months of full-time employment.
  • Actors willing to perform generously with a youthful and diverse audience. (Age 5 - 12)
  • Actors with full driver’s license. (Non-essential but will help your chances).
  • Actors that have the stamina to work every day for an extended period of time
  • Actors who work well in a small team.
  • Actors with a passion for books and literacy.

Please note: This is an Auckland based opportunity. Duffy Books in Homes cannot assist with accommodation etc. for those not Auckland based.
Actors will need to complete a police check to comply with the Vulnerable Children’s Act.

How to apply

To register for an audition please send your CV and a recent headshot to David:

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Duffy Books in Homes

8 Oct 2020