Back to Back Theatre

60 Little Malop St
Australia 3220

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PO Box 1257
Australia 3220

Tel 61 3 5221 2029
ABN 95 834 484 241

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Back to Back Theatre is seeking a clever and creative Actor to join their ensemble!

Can you work with others to create stories? Do you like to challenge yourself? Do you have curiosity? Are you inspired by contemporary issues? Do you identify as female or non-binary?


Ensemble statement

“We are not afraid to step into the cold, dark side. At first we’re scared, but afterwards we feel good. We are witty, emotional, we go deep into the work, we go places you can’t go in real life.”


Back to Back Theatre

  • Makes new work for theatre
  • Performs shows in Geelong, interstate and overseas
  • Undertakes theatre projects with communities
  • Provides training and professional development for actors
  • Collaborates with other artists
  • Is a registered NDIS provider


Who can audition for the ensemble?

  • You identify as having a perceived intellectual disability or as neurodiverse
  • You identify as female or non-binary
  • You have a passion for theatre, film and TV
  • You are over 18 years old
  • You are able to work 3-5 days a week in a professional environment
  • You are willing to go on tour, work evenings and weekends when needed
  • You can arrange travel to and from work in Geelong


How to Apply?

  • You can register via phone call, email, video or hand written submission.
  • Everyone who registers will be invited to attend an online group workshop.
  • Registrations close on Monday 9th November at 5pm.
  • Group workshops will be morning and afternoon sessions on Thursday 12th, Monday 16th, Tuesday 17th and Thursday 19th
  • The workshops are the first stage of the audition process. After the workshops Back to Back will notify people of the next steps.
  • The recruitment process may involve in-person workshops sometime in December 2020 or January 2021.


You can register with

Hand written and posted to:

Ensemble Auditions, Back to Back Theatre, PO BOX 1257, Geelong VIC 3220.

Record a Video:

Send a video to

Phone Us:

You can call Erin on 0405 619 055 (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm)


This is a permanent part-time position of 3 days per week with the possibility of additional hours.


Let us know if you would like this information in another format.


If you have any questions or want more information give Erin a call on 0405 619 055.



This project is a ‘Special Measure’ under Section 12 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 – meaning it can direct its focus towards a specific group. The position is open to people who identify as female or non-binary in their gender identification.


Back to Back Theatre’s Ensemble is a professional company of actors who achieve outstanding theatre outcomes. The current inequality of gender is a focus of the organisation to ensure the representation of females and/or non-binary gendered people with a disability.


Back to Back Theatre recognises the importance of equality in all areas of operations. Back to Back Theatre is an Australian Disability Enterprise, providing careers in theatre for people with a disability, supported through various state and federal arts and disability government funding bodies.


Back to Back Theatre is a registered NDIS provider.


Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and people who identify as LGBTQI+ will be highly regarded.


Organisational Purpose & Overview

Back to Back Theatre creates new forms of contemporary performance created by artists with disabilities, giving voice to social and political issues which speak to all people.

Based in the regional centre of Geelong, the company is one of Australia’s most globally recognised and respected contemporary theatre companies.

Seeking to make a body of work that exists in repertoire across time, the company tours extensively locally, nationally and internationally. Over the last decade, Back to Back Theatre has presented 40 national and 70 international seasons of its work.

Over the last 30 years the company has nurtured a unique artistic voice with an emphasis on the ensemble’s own commentaries on broad social and cultural dialogue. Created through a process of research, improvisation and scripting, new work is realised across time via collaboration between the ensemble, Artistic Director and guest artists.In addition to its professional practice Back to Back Theatre collaborates intensively with communities around the world, with a focus on artistic excellence and elevated social inclusion for people with disabilities.

Back to Back Theatre has received 17 national and international awards including in recent years a Helpmann Award for Best Australian Work, an Edinburgh International Festival Herald Angel Critics’ Award, a New York Bessie and the Myer Foundation Group Award for longstanding contribution to the development of Australian theatre.